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10 Nov 2011 23:25


World: Who will protect the rhinoceros, much less harness its power?

  • Some rhinos aren’t long for this world: “A lack of political support and willpower for conservation efforts in many rhino habitats, international organized crime groups targeting rhinos and increasing illegal demand for rhino horns and commercial poaching are the main threats faced by rhinos,” said the International Union for Conservation of Nature in their latest update to their list of endangered species with the Western Black Rhino of Africa. It is possible for endangered species to bounce back but not without effort and rehabilitation programs. source

19 Jan 2011 13:10


Offbeat: German man charged over endangered tarantula sale

  • 247 tarantulas mailed from Germany to Los Angeles source
  • » “Operation Spiderman” was a success. Federal authorities, posing as tarantula buyers, successfully ordered five packages worth, including 22 Mexican red-kneed tarantulas, a species protected under international convention. Sven Koppler, the German national who made the sale, faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.

09 Jan 2010 14:20


U.S.: #(&!. This #()&(@)& bird is going to #(^(@@(& ruin everything.

The greater sage-grouse could end up on the endangered species list, hurting energy development in the West – and causing political trouble for the left. source