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See highly endangered gorillas — captured in rare video in Cameroon

May 8th, 2012

A camera trap video in Cameroon has captured nearly two minutes of film of the Cross River gorilla, the rarest of the four sub-species of gorillas and one that is seldom

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Snow leopard and cub photographed in Afghanistan

January 3rd, 2012

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has released a rare photograph of a Snow Leopard and cub, taken in Afghanistan this fall.

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World’s wild tiger population still dwindling and threatened, report says

September 21st, 2010

Siberian tiger in the wild. (Photo: Julie Larsen Maher/Wildlife Conservation Society)

Their numbers are dropping and their habitat is shrinking. Now, new research co-authored by a group of the world’s foremost wildlife organizations and experts presents stark information about the few remaining tigers surviving in the wild. There are fewer than 3,200 tigers roaming free on the planet. Of those, only about 1,000 are breeding females.

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Coral reefs recovering, penguins get protection

January 5th, 2009

Happy New Year! And while it might not seem quite so happy at this moment, with fighting breaking out in Gaza, rising U.S. unemployment and global economic pain, we are always seeking signs of hope and renewal.
Trawling for good news over the holidays, we found these items:

* The New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) reports that the coral reefs in Indonesia are recovering rapidly following the tsunami that hit four years ago. “Baby corals” are springing up to replace those lost in the Dec. 26, 2004 disaster, which means that the ecosystems needed to support fishing, as well as tourism, in the area are mending nicely.

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