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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: Giant Armadillo

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

 

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The Giant Armadillo, Priodontes maximus, is listed as ‘VULNERABLE’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Continue reading

IUCN Species of the Day: Social Wrasse

Posted in IUCN Species of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 6, 2011 by Bush Warriors

 

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The Social Wrasse, Halichoeres socialis, is listed as ‘CRITICALLY ENDANGERED‘ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Continue reading

IUCN Species of the Day: Crau Plain Grasshopper

Posted in IUCN Species of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 5, 2011 by Bush Warriors

 

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sotdfiles prionotropis hystrix rhodanica

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The Crau Plain Grasshopper, Prionotropis hystrix rhodanica, has not yet been evaluated for the IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM. However, it has a provisional assessment of ‘CRITICALLY ENDANGERED’. Continue reading

IUCN Species of the Day: Cave Catfish

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

 

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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: Jamaican Iguana

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

 

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Jamacian Iguana

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The Jamaican Iguana, Cyclura collei, is listed as ‘CRITICALLY ENDANGERED’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Continue reading

Bush Warriors Founder, Dori Gurwitz, Remembers the First Burning of Kenya’s Ivory Stockpiles 22 Years Ago

Posted in Africa: Elephants with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 21, 2011 by Dori G

 

Bush Warriors Founder, Dori Gurwitz, was only a teenager when he personally witnessed Kenya’s first burning of ivory stockpiles 22 years ago–an experience he will never forget.

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In 1989, African wildlife conservation saw a historical event–one that many people did not think would happen. The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) lit aflame a massive ivory stockpile, underscoring their zero tolerance for the illegal ivory trade. No matter what political thoughts people and governments around the world had about Kenya at that time, one thing was very clear: the government was seriously committed to the preservation of its wildlife, at all costs. It got to a point that game wardens were given permission to kill, should they confront a poacher. This zero tolerance policy worked and, despite all of the challenges associated with being a new and developing nation, Kenya rose as a leader in wildlife conservation. The eco-tourism industry exploded!
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