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IUCN Species of the Day: Cave Catfish

Posted in IUCN Species of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 28, 2011 by Bush Warriors

 

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(tm)

Photo credit: Charles Maxwell/Underwater Video Services

 

The Cave Catfish, Clarias cavernicola,, is listed as ‘CRITICALLY ENDANGERED‘ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Continue reading

IUCN Species of the Day: Hirola

Posted in IUCN Species of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 12, 2011 by Bush Warriors

 

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(tm)
Hirola

Photo credit: Tim Wacher

 

The Hirola, Beatragus hunteri, is listed as ‘CRITICALLY ENDANGERED’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species TM. Continue reading

Lion Speared by Masai Warriors

Posted in Africa: Lions with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 28, 2010 by kendickjerkins

Last week we wrote to you about the threat faced by the predators of the Amboseli-Tsavo ecosystem and how MPT is working to alleviate this danger.  The problem in short is that the dramatic falloff in the numbers of prey species — created by the recent severe drought — has led predators to target livestock more than ever, thereby increasing tensions within the community and fueling a heightened threat of retaliatory lion killing.  However, thanks to the success of MPT’s Predator Compensation Fund and other Trust initiatives, we are happy to report a major positive shift towards conservation and tolerance within the communities covered . . . even in the face of this crisis.

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Native Maasai peoples cutting up bushmeat

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