IUCN Species of the Day: Laotian Rock Rat

  Photo credit: Uthai Treesucon   The Laotian Rock Rat, Laonastes aenigmamus, is listed as ‘ENDANGERED’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. This recently described species is the sole surviving member of the Diatomyidae family, an ancient group Continue Reading

IUCN Species of the Day: Floreana Mockingbird

  Photo credit: Michale Dvorak   The Floreana Mockingbird, Mimus trifasciatus, is classified as ‘CRITICALLY ENDANGERED’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. It survives today only on two tiny islets off the coast of Floreana Island in the Continue Reading

IUCN Species of the Day: White-Shouldered Ibis

  Photo credit: Jonathon C. Eames   The White-shouldered Ibis, Pseudibis davisoni, is listed as ‘CRITICALLY ENDANGERED’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM. Having suffered dramatic declines over much of its former range during the course of the Continue Reading

IUCN Species of the Day: Saiga Antelope

  Photo credit: N. J. Singh   The Saiga Antelope, Saiga tatarica, is listed as ‘CRITICALLY ENDANGERED’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Saigas have a distinctive appearance, with an unusual swollen nose that filters out airborne dust Continue Reading

IUCN Species of the Day: Philippine Eagle

  Photo credit: Neon Tomas Buenaflor Russell, II   The Philippine Eagle, Pithecophaga jefferyi, is listed as ‘CRITICALLY ENDANGERED’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM. It is found in the Philippines on the larger islands of Luzon, Samar, Continue Reading