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IUCN Species of the Day: Atlantic Sturgeon

Posted in IUCN Species of the Day, Oceans, Europe with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 15, 2011 by Bush Warriors

 

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Atlantic Sturgeon photo credit Jean-Franciios Hellio and Nicholas Van Ingen

Photo credit: Jean-Francois Hellio and Nicholas Van Ingen

 

The Atlantic Sturgeon, Acipenser sturio, is listed as ‘CRITICALLY ENDANGERED‘ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Continue reading

IUCN Species of the Day: Tahiti Monarch

Posted in IUCN Species of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 11, 2011 by Bush Warriors

 

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Photo credit: Ron Hoff

 

The Tahiti Monarch, Pomarea nigra, is listed as ‘CRITICALLY ENDANGERED’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Restricted to the west coast of Tahiti, this small flycatcher numbers fewer than 50 individuals – just 23 were counted in 2009. Continue reading

IUCN Species of the Day: Pinta Island Tortoise

Posted in IUCN Species of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 30, 2011 by Bush Warriors

 

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Photo credit: Patrick J. Endres

 

The Pinta Island Tortoise, Chelonoidis (nigra) abingdonii, is listed as ‘EXTINCT IN THE WILD’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM. While there is some scientific disagreement as to whether the various Galapagos tortoises represent separate species or subspecies, all agree that Lonesome George is the last surviving individual of his kind.
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