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Video of the day: Vulture Whisperer….Today only 2900 breeding pairs of the Cape Vulture remain worldwide
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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pU6Su6Aq0_w] Meet an extraordinary lady, Kerri Wolters, somewhat of a “vulture whisperer” is a determined presence in the conservation world. Her ability to connect with and handle these birds as well as, to conduct wild captures, puts Kerri among the very few who recognize and advocate the vital role vultures play within society. Kerri takes us on a Path into the Future exploring not...

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IUCN Species of the Day: Seychelles Paradise-flycatcher
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  Photo credit: Jason Houston   The Seychelles Paradise-flycatcher Terpsiphone corvina, is listed as ‘CRITICALLY ENDANGERED‘ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. This elegant flycatcher is endemic to the Seychelles, where it is known in Creole as ‘Veuve’, from the French for ‘widow’, owing to its all black plumage. The only viable population of the Seychelles Paradise-flycatcher is now restricted to La...

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IUCN Species of the Day: Marbled Cat
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  Photo credit: Terry Whittaker   The Marbled Cat, Pardofelis marmorata, is listed as ‘Vulnerable’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. This enigmatic predator is found from northern India and Nepal, through south-eastern Asia to Borneo and Sumatra. The Marbled Cat is primarily diurnal, although it is also active at night. It is thought to be rare throughout its range, although infrequent...

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IUCN Species of the Day: Sahara Aphanius
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  Photo credit: Heiko Kaerst   The Sahara Aphanius, Aphanius saourensis, is listed as ‘CRITICALLY ENDANGERED’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. This small freshwater fish is endemic to the Oued Saoura basin in Algeria. It is now only known from one remnant population, near Mazzer, in the Sahara Desert, having disappeared from numerous other localities within this same spring system. The...

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IUCN Species of the Day: Blue River Crab
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  Photo credit: Neil Cumberidge   The Blue River Crab, Potamonautes lividus, is listed as ‘VULNERABLE’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. This medium-sized crab is endemic to swamp forests in northeastern Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. Individuals inhabit u-shaped burrows which they dig among vegetation in the spongy peat soil. It is terrestrial at night and during rainstorms, when it leaves its...

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