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IUCN Species of the Day: Kaempfer’s Woodpecker

Posted in IUCN Species of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 1, 2011 by Bush Warriors

 

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Kaemphers woodpecker

Photo credit: Ciro Albano

 

Kaempfer’s Woodpecker, Celeus obrien, is listed as ‘CRITICALLY ENDANGERED’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Continue reading

IUCN Species of the Day: Aquatic Tenrec

Posted in IUCN Species of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 26, 2011 by Bush Warriors

 

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Aquatic tenerec credit Kevin H Barnes

Photo credit: Kevin H. Barnes

 

The Aquatic Tenre, Limnogale mergulus, is listed as ‘VULNERABLE’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Continue reading

IUCN Species of the Day: Tulotoma Snail

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Tutotoma Magnifica

Photo credit: T.A. Conrad

 

The Tulotoma Snail, Tulotoma magnifica, is listed as ‘Endangered’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Continue reading

Video of the day: Vulture Whisperer….Today only 2900 breeding pairs of the Cape Vulture remain worldwide

Posted in African Wildlife, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 23, 2011 by Dori G

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 only threats on vulture survival, such as the muti trade and urbanization but the wealth of knowledge and freedom that these birds can pass on to the human race. Taking a unique opportunity to para-glide, Kerri goes beyond the confines of the vulture enclosure and gains a perspective of life through the eyes and wings of the birds. Gliding with these misunderstood creatures Kerri’s eyes are further opened to the amount of beauty and wonder the modern world misses out on, she invites us as individuals to experience nature and thus gain an understanding of why this planet so deserves our protection. Today only 2900 breeding pairs of the Cape Vulture remain worldwide. To learn more about this extraordinary bird and the efforts to keep these pairs alive pls visit www.vultureconservation.co.za Path into the Future is produced by Green Renaissance Productions. For more info go to – www.greenrenaissance.co.za

IUCN Species of the Day: Seychelles Paradise-flycatcher

Posted in IUCN Species of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 16, 2011 by Bush Warriors

 

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SeychellesFlycatcher credit: Jason Houston

Photo credit: Jason Houston

 

The Seychelles Paradise-flycatcher Terpsiphone corvina, is listed as ‘CRITICALLY ENDANGERED‘ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Continue reading

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™. Continue reading

IUCN Species of the Day: Blue River Crab

Posted in IUCN Species of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 4, 2011 by Bush Warriors

 

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Blue River Crab

Photo credit: Neil Cumberidge

 

The Blue River Crab, Potamonautes lividus, is listed as ‘VULNERABLE’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Continue reading