Mammals

Could Protecting Mammoths Save Elephant Populations?

Mammoths look likely to become the first long-extinct species to gain protection under wildlife and conservation trading laws later this month. The species which haven’t walked the Earth for some 4,000 years but could provide essential help in the battle…
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Hope Found For Tasmanian Devils

In 1996 the first case of devil facial tumor disease (DFTD) was spotted in the North-East of Tasmania. What followed was a relentless onslaught upon Tasmanian Devils as their population decreased as quickly as the disease spread. The worst was feared…
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Saiga Antelope Bounce Back

2015 was a bad year for the critically endangered Saiga Antelope in Kazakhstan. Over 200,000 individuals were estimated to have died suddenly and unexpectedly, causing panic amongst conservationists. We now believe it was a bacterial infection which caused the catastrophic…
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Kenya Stages Largest Ivory Burn Ever – But Will It Work?

As elephants and rhinos find themselves further embedded as the innocent victims of a phenomenal poaching crisis, Kenya has stepped forward to give out a strong message to anyone involved in the ivory trade (illegal or legal). Over 100 tonnes…
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Take A Selfie And Support Hedgehog Awareness Week!

The 1st of May might mark Mayday, morris dancing and maypoles but it also marks the start of hedgehog awareness week. Running until the 7th May and organised by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society, this week aims to highlight the problems…
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Genetic Profiling Reveals 3 New Species Of Mouse Lemur

Researchers with the German Primate Center (DPZ), the University of Kentucky, the American Duke Lemur Center, and Madagascar’s Université d’Antananarivo have discovered three new species of mouse lemur in the Southern and Eastern regions of Madagascar. This takes the total number…
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Can We Save Tigers From The Brink Of Extinction?

Tigers are a symbol of an ever-present extinction crisis. They have disappeared from 90% of their historical range and had a global population of just 2,200 in 2010. The figures are pretty dire reading however we have been hearing some really…
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Sumatran Rhino Rediscovered In Kalimantan

It has long been thought that the Sumatran rhino had disappeared into extinction in Indonesian Borneo (Kalimantan). Resembling a small woolly mammoth, the Sumatran Rhino is Critically Endangered with only a few hundred individuals left after the population crashed towards…
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