Sad end for amazing animals - giant tortoise deaths on NT land near Exeter UK
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by Lafone
2w ago
A very sad end for some giant tortoises - a total of seven found dead since first discoveries on 8th Jan with two just this week. Appears they may have been abandoned in a national trust wood. Two more giant tortoises found dead in woodland near Exeter Two more giant tortoises found dead in woodland near Exeter I have to say I was surprised you could keep these animals (and so saddened someone seems to have abandoned them... Sad end for amazing animals - giant tortoise deaths on NT land near Exeter UK ..read more
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Otter civets
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by vogelcommando
2w ago
Otter civets kept as pets in Indonesia : View of First record of Otter Civet Cynogale bennettii (Mammalia: Carnivora: Viverridae) kept as a pet in Indonesia, representing a possible new threat to the species ..read more
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Rare Discovery of South China Giant Salamander (Andrias sligoi) in Japan: Taxonomic and Conservation
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by Veno
2w ago
"The South China giant salamander, Andrias sligoi, is one of the largest extant amphibian species worldwide. It was recently distinguished from another Chinese species, the Chinese giant salamander, Andrias davidianus, which is considered Critically Endangered according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List. It appears too late to save this extremely rare and large amphibian in situ. Another extant species of the same genus, Andrias japonicus, inhabits Japan.... Rare Discovery of South China Giant Salamander (Andrias sligoi) in Japan: Taxonomic and Conservation ..read more
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New paper suggests 3 oncilla species
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by Swampy
2w ago
A paper published in Nature's Scientific Reports uses ecological niche modelling, biogeography and phenotypic analysis (although perhaps notably, no new genetic analysis) to define species boundaries in the oncilla, and suggests 3 subspecies; Atlantic forest tiger cat Leopardus guttulus (well supported as distinct in recent years) Savannah tiger cat, Leopardus tigrinus, and Clouded tiger cat, Leopardus pardinoides, with subspecies L. p. pardinoides and L.... New paper suggests 3 oncilla species ..read more
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Wilder Blean Project & Wildwood Trust
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by Dr. Loxodonta
2w ago
What is the Wilder Blean Project? The Wilder Blean Project aims to bring transformational change through a missing keystone species, the Europe Bison or Wisent, that is able to naturally manage the Ancient Woodlands. The return of this species, along with many others such as Iron-Age Pigs and Horses in the near future, will aim to restart natural processes, creating a dynamic woodland that can support an abundance of wildlife. The mission of the project is to promote stronger... Wilder Blean Project & Wildwood Trust ..read more
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Your Local Animal Trends
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by Bactrian Deer
3w ago
Hello all! I have started this thread to hear of your local animal population’s trends in the past years. I have been thinking of this thread for a long time and I’d like to point out a few basic points… 1. Please do not mention humans, although it may get a kick out of someone once of twice it isn’t the point of this thread 2. No domestic mentioned please, but I am open to feral animals being listed 3. These animals should be near places you spend a considerable amount of time in (I don’t... Your Local Animal Trends ..read more
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Slovak saker falcon caught in Lybia and sold for 6000 USD
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by Jana
3w ago
Saker falcon is a rare species in Europe - with less than 400 pairs surviving (and maybe only 250). Slovak ornitologists monitor, protect and ring them. And in May 2023, they put transmitters on 6 chicks before they fledged from nests in west Slovakia. Today, only 1 chick of those 6 is still alive and free. Mortality in first year is staggeringly high. Electrocutions, collisions etc. And the second-last was just lost to Lybian falconers. One nice female crossed Mediterranian sea south of... Slovak saker falcon caught in Lybia and sold for 6000 USD ..read more
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African bushpigs exhibit porous species boundaries and appeared in Madagascar concurrently with huma
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by JVM
1M ago
Coverage: How did the bushpig cross the strait? A great puzzle in African mammal biogeography solved by genomics Original study: African bushpigs exhibit porous species boundaries and appeared in Madagascar concurrently with human arrival In the ongoing biodiversity crisis, large...​ African bushpigs exhibit porous species boundaries and appeared in Madagascar concurrently with huma ..read more
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Search for Lost Birds
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by Thomas
1M ago
Around the world, more than 130 species of birds, or about one percent, are considered “lost.” At least a decade has passed since each of these species were last confirmed by photographs, sound recordings, or physical documentation. To identify, promote, and rediscover these species, American Bird Conservancy (ABC) has partnered with Re:wild and BirdLife International to form a global initiative. Launched in 2021, the Search for Lost Birds supports field expeditions with local partners to... Search for Lost Birds ..read more
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Search for the Lost Fishes
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by Thomas
1M ago
All around the world, freshwater fish face multiple stressors that have caused populations to plummet and, for all kinds of reasons, once discovered species have fallen off our radar. These Lost Fishes are species that have gone unseen for years – even decades – and are feared possibly extinct. In order to save these species, we first need to find them. SHOAL have worked closely with Re:wild to launch a freshwater fish-focused extension to their tremendously successful Search for Lost... Search for the Lost Fishes ..read more
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