Today is Endangered Species Day
Today is Endangered Species Day. Take a moment today to enjoy the spectacular endangered pandas and polar bears on live cams. Learn more about elephants, tigers, and gorillas. And celebrate the triumph of the ospreys with Rachel and Steve - once endangered, the osprey has made a steady comeback.
Never stop learning,
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BCR Today 2013 May 15 Kansas Rescue Cats
BCR Today 2013 May 15 includes footage of the Kansas Rescue Read More
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The Indochinese tiger is a tiger subspecies found in Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam Read More
2012 was a Bad Year for Tigers
New Delhi: Even as India is striving hard to save big cats, a total of 78 tigers have died so far this year with over half of them victims to poaching, parliament was informed Tuesday.
Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan told the Lok Sabha that of the 78 tigers, 50 were poached and 28 had died natural deaths.
The number of tiger deaths was highest in the last three years with 56 dying in 2011 followed by 53 and 66 tiger deaths in 2010 and 2009 respectively.
According to the 2010 tiger census, there are Read More
New Delhi, Sep 30 — Tigers, lions and elephants in India get all the attention when it comes to protection. But all this may soon change as experts and environment ministry officials feel that other critically endangered animals require equal if not more focus.
This was proposed at a meeting of the National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh earlier this month.
"One board member pointed out that not much attention is given to the other critically endangered species, including Read More
Extinction Rates Are Biased And Much Worse Than You Thought
Today, passenger pigeons’ habitat consists of a few museum display cases around the U.S. Photo: edenpictures
Human activity—mostly habitat destruction and overhunting—has obliterated nearly 900 species over the past 500 years. Around 17,000 plants and animals are listed today on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of endangered species. According to the IUCN, one in eight birds, one in four mammals, one in five invertebrates, one in three Read More