IUCN Species of the Day: Grandidier’s Baobab

  Photo credit: Frans Lanting   Grandidier’s Baobab, Adansonia grandidieri, is listed as ‘ENDANGERED’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. This large and distinctive tree is found only on Madagascar, where it occurs in scattered locations in the Continue Reading

Feathered Extinction: Habitat Loss and Illegal Trade Threaten Doom for Africa's Parrots, World Parrot Trust Africa to the Rescue!

Parrots have the largest number of threatened species of all bird families.  Over 100 of the 332 known parrot species are threatened with extinction in the wild, and the declines of about 78 of these are being fueled by habitat Continue Reading

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 Continue Reading