Our most inspirational conservation success story of bringing #gazelle back from the brink of extinction in #Azerbaijan has made it onto the website of #IUCN - the world’s oldest and largest global conservation network. We could not be any more excited to see our work being acknowledged and shared to inspire more #conservation efforts like this. Don’t forget to check it out on www.iucn.org
Dəyərli izləyicilərimiz, vəhşi təbiətin mühafizəsi üzrə gördüyümüz işlərlə bağlı uğur hekayəmiz - ceyranların Azərbaycanda xilası
dünyanın ən böyük qlobal mühafizə şəbəkəsi olan Təbiətin Mühafizəsi üzrə Beynəlxalq Birliyin (IUCN) (www.iucn.org) rəsmi internet səhifəsində yerləşdirilib. Ceyranların mühafizəsi ilə bağlı işimizə dəyər verildiyi və digər təşkilatları da bu sahədə ilhamlandırmaq məqsədilə hekayəmizlə bölüşüldüyü üçün çox sevincliyik.
Did you know that most of the wastewater we produce returns directly to the ecosystem without being treated or reused. #WorldWaterDay www.waterandnature.org #IUCN Water Programme
The opportunities from exploiting wastewater as a resource are enormous. Safely managed wastewater is an affordable and sustainable source of water, energy and nutrients. Let’s reduce & reuse!
On a day that's meant to celebrate the iconic Eucalypts of Australia, this is happening. Today is National Eucalypt Day and VicForests don't really seem to care. In Toolangi State Forest, hundreds of Eucalyptus regnans (mountain ash), the world's tallest flowering trees are being destroyed.
These trees make up the Mountain Ash Forests of the Central Highlands of Victoria. This is an ecosystem that IUCN have assessed as Critically Endangered. They estimate the risk of ecosystem collapse within 50 to 100 years. A ≥92% chance of ecosystem collapse by 2067.
The Central Highlands region supports approximately 157,000 ha of mountain ash forest. Approximately 20% is in closed water catchments, parts of which are also managed as the Yarra Ranges National Park. The remaining 80% is located in areas broadly designated for paper pulp and timber production.
In the past 40 years, the conventional method of logging has been clearfelling in which all trees within a 15–40 ha area are cut in a single operation. Following clearfelling, logging debris is burned to create a bed of ashes in which the regeneration of a new stand of mountain ash takes place, often by artificial reseeding. The problem lies in the risk of high severity wildfire, loss of hollow-bearing trees and loss of biodiversity that comes with artificial regeneration. The ecosystem collapse is defined as occurring when the average abundance of hollow-bearing trees
declines to <1 per ha.
So so so happy to announce our last article about a new #species of #frog from the western slope of the ecuadorian Andes.
Ecuadorian #rainfrog (#Pristimantis ecuadorensis), is a species very similar to Ornate Rainfrog (Pristimantis ornatissimus) and, unfortunately #Endangered according to #IUCN criteria.
Here, the link to download: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0172615
Recontento de anunciar nuestro último artículo sobre una nueva especie de #rana de las laderas occidentales de los Andes ecuatorianos.
El #Cutín ecuatoriano (Pristimantis ecuadoriensis) es una especie muy parecida al Cutín adornado (Pristimantis ornatissimus) y desgraciadamente En Peligro según los criterios de la IUCN.
Aquí el artículo para descargar: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0172615 Jaime Culebras 2017
The Sumatran tiger is a rare tiger subspecies that inhabits the Indonesian island of Sumatra. It has been listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List in 2008 as the population was estimated at 441 to 679 individuals, with no subpopulation larger than 50 individuals and a declining trend.
Sumatran tigers persist in isolated populations across Sumatra. They strongly prefer uncultivated forest and make little use of plantations of acacia and oil palm even if these are available. Within natural forest areas, they tend to use areas with higher elevation, lower annual rainfall, further from the forest edge, and closer to forest centers.
Major threats include habitat loss due to the expansion of palm oil plantations and planting of acacia plantations, prey-base depletion, and illegal trade primarily for the domestic market. There are high levels of human-tiger conflict, as well as illegal trade in tiger parts. From 1998-2002 at least 51 tigers per year were killed, with 76% for purposes of trade and 15% out of human-tiger conflict. Ng and Nemora (2007) found the parts of at least 23 tigers for sale in market surveys around the island.
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HSBC and Yuhinaeco-media along with Wild-CER had organised Nagpur Bird Race on 4th January, 2015.
The main objective of the bird race was to identify and record as many species as possible in a day and to signify the avifaunal diversity found in Nagpur region. We participated in three teams and covered Gorewada Biodiversity Park, Tilhara lake, Koradi Lake, Rajbhavan, Ambazari Lake (Seed Center and Backwaters). We did birding for 12 hours from 5:45 AM to 6 PM. The species count went up to 150 and both the 2nd and 3rd spot was bagged by us. The bird of the day Tickell's Leaf Warbler was also spotted by us. It was an outstanding experience for everyone. #REEFRCOEM#insta33 #birdrace#birding#birdwatching#birdlovers#savebirds#hsbc#wildcer#nagpur#avifauna#natgeo #natgeoindia#iucn#greenpeace#wwf
Hello Cambridge! It's lovely to be back! Although I'm mostly stuck in a meeting room in the David Attenborough Building, I enjoy being in this beautiful old city #cambridgemeeting#travel#iucn
The 'mystery' eye I posted this morning belonged to a Cuban crocodile Crocodylus rhombifer. to laney_bk and lottaaxing for immediately recognizing the croc!
The Cuban crocodile is no longer found in most of its historic range over the Caribbean and is currently restricted to two relatively small areas in Cuba (Zapata swamp and Isla de la Juventud). It is classified #critically_endangered by #IUCN. The total population size is likely to be around 4.000 individuals.
Its behavior in the wild isn't well studied and the species has been observed to display interesting behavior that other crocodilians do not. For example Cuban crocodiles are strongly suspected to be pack-hunting. They are also much more terrestrial than other crocodiles, performing special behavior of thermoregulation.
The word of the day is “balearica”, referring to a a genus of elegant birds more commonly known as “Crowned cranes”, named for the presence of stiff, golden feathers that form a crown or a halo on the back of its head. They are an ancient genus, having existed for at least 10 million years. Fossil records show that there were at least 5 species of crowned cranes and that they were widely dispersed across the continent of Africa, some parts of Europe (Germany – France), and the North American subcontinent. In the present day, only 2 species remain and they are represented by the black crowned crane, and the gray crowned crane, both occupying a restricted range in Africa, south of the Sahara desert. Dance plays an integral part in the social lives of cranes and the crowned crane is no exception. Because cranes often maintain pair bonds that can last for several decades, dancing is thought to be a way for crane to ascertain and establish compatibility with prospective partners. The dancing of cranes may be interpreted as a perfect example of nature and nurture working hand in hand. Although the basic posture and style of the dance have bases in the birds’ genes, the details of the steps, use of plumage, length and complexity of the choreography differ greatly between communities. Each social grouping of cranes therefore has its own unique dance. Dancing is such an important part of their lives, that the birds start practicing their steps even when they are babies. Because of its grace and beauty, the crowned crane was adopted as the national bird of Uganda and features prominently on her flag and coat of arms. Pictured a close up shot of the gray crowned crane.
A male Sulawesi crested black macaque (Macaca nigra) tries to watch his own reflection in the mirror of a motorbike parked along a forest road, in the Tangkoko Nature Reserve. Crested black macaques are critically endangered: they are hunted for meat, kept as pets and threatened by a shrinking habitat. Unpublished photograph from my @natgeo magazine story ‘A Fight to Survive’ (March issue)