IUCN Species of the Day: Hooded Seal

  Photo credit: Sea Mammal Research Unit   The Hooded Seal, Cystophora cristata, is listed as ‘VULNERABLE’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM. This species gets its name from the striking nasal appendage found on adult males. Hooded Seals live at high latitudes in the North Atlantic, where they breed on drifting pack […]

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Tattoo of the Day

  Tattoo by Hayley Lakeman.

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Video of the Day: Hundreds of Dead Sharks on Hong Kong Sidewalk!

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6Lm89uuCs0] About this video, Alex Hofford says: “Hong Kong shark fin traders regularly block the city’s sidewalks with stinky shark fins, causing not only an obstruction to pedestrians, but also a deep inconvenience to our oceans.” Photo credit: Alex Hofford At his website, he writes: “Imagine what this scene would look like if the bodies […]

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Photo of the Day

  “Cheeeeeeeeeese!” Photo credit: Antoni Emchowicz

IUCN Species of the Day: Karkloof Blue Butterfly

  Photo credit: Sheng-Shan Lu   The Karkloof Blue, Orachrysops ariadne, is classified as ‘VULNERABLE’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM. It is confined to a very special type of habitat, wood’s indigo, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. While it lays its eggs on the host plant, the larva grows up in association with […]

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Tattoo of the Day

  Tattoo by Boris.

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Video of the Day: Tiger Hunts Crocodile

  [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7dazPp20d8]

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Tattoo of the Day

  Tattoo by Phil Garcia.

IUCN Species of the Day: Grey-Faced Sengi

  Photo credit: Francesco Rovero   The Grey-faced Sengi (also called Grey-faced Elephant Shrew), Rhynchocyon udzungwensis, is listed as ‘VULNERABLE’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. This unusual mammal is endemic to the Udzungwa Mountains of Tanzania, where it was discovered in 2005 and described in 2008. Currently, the most significant threat to the […]

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Video of the Day: The Fight to End Rare Animal Trafficking in Brazil

  [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDcaoTVy4fA]

Organization of the Day: Bonobo Conservation Initiative

Due to the hostile nature of Congo’s war-ravaged lands, the number of remaining Bonobos apes is one that is hard to pinpoint, and as a result there is no true approximation of their population size today. We are aware of one major fact, however.  These creatures are endangered and their numbers are only decreasing. Multiple threats […]

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Photo of the Day

  “The Lion and the Thorn” Photo credit: Karin Vermaak Heroux

IUCN Species of the Day: Scimitar-Horned Oryx

  Photo credit: Fondation IGF/G, Roques Rogery   The Scimitar-horned Oryx, Oryx dammah, is listed as ‘EXTINCT IN THE WILD’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Named for its magnificently curved horns, it was once widespread all around the Sahara desert, on the northern fringe, and in the Sahel zone from the Atlantic […]

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Tattoo of the Day

  Tattoo by Don (owner) at Art in Motion.