Red-crested Tree Rat reappears after 113 Years

May 18, 2011

A red-crested tree rat, a rodent about the size of a guinea pig, has been sighted for the first time in decades. The relatively unknown creature made a casual reappearance in a Colombian nature reserve after over a century, and even stayed around for a photo shoot. Link to story: http://www.wired.com/2011/05/red-crested-tree-rat/

Red rodent shows up at Colombian nature lodge after 113 years on the lam

May 18, 2011

The red-crested tree rat (Santamartamys rufodorsalis) had not been recorded since 1898 and was thought possibly extinct—that is until one showed up at 9:30 PM on May 4th at a lodge in El Dorado Nature Reserve in northern Colombia. Link to story: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0518-hance_redtreerat.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+MongabaycomNews+%28Mongabay.com+news%29

On parrots, eagles, and fighting species extinction

April 26, 2011

This is a Green Conversation with Mike Parr, Chair of the Alliance for Zero Extinction. Link to story: http://www.forbes.com/sites/michaeltobias/2011/04/26/on-parrots-eagles-and-fighting-species-extinction/

Saola, Asian ‘unicorn’, nature reserve created in Vietnam

April 18, 2011

A nature reserve has been set aside in central Vietnam for the critically endangered saola, raising hope for the antelope-like species’ survival, a wildlife official said Monday. Link to story: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/18/saola-asian-unicorn-vietnam_n_850360.html

Reserve established for one of world’s rarest animals

April 13, 2011

Vietnamese officials are setting up a nature reserve to protect one of the world’s rarest animals, the saola, sometimes known as Asia’s “unicorn”. Link to story: http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/04/13/reserve-established-for-one-of-worlds-rarest-animals/

‘Asian unicorn’ reserve created to protect mysterious species

April 13, 2011

A new protected area designed to save one of Earth’s most mysterious and elusive creatures has been established in a lush, mountainous region of Vietnam, officials announced today (April 13 in the United States, and April 14 in Vietnam). Link to story: http://www.livescience.com/13702-embargoed-asian-unicorn-reserve-created-protect-mysterious-species.html

Are parks protecting the wildlife and places they were created to save?

April 7, 2011

Parks or protected areas remain our best tool for safeguarding wildlife and wild places and that is why more than 100,000 parks dot the globe protecting reefs and rainforests and mountain ranges. Link to story: http://www.thecleanestline.com/2011/03/are-parks-protecting-the-wildlife-and-places-they-were-created-to-protect.html

Indonesia’s ‘paper parks’ targeted in National Geographic contest.

March 21, 2011

Frost, who is currently running in National Geographic’s contest Expedition Granted, hopes to study the problem in Sumatra—among the world’s most imperiled forests and wildlife—and show the world what we are losing even in National Parks. Link to story: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0321-hance_frost.html

5 ‘extinct’ frogs rediscovered in India

February 28, 2011

Lost! Amphibians of India is an ambitious campaign that aims to discover 50 species of Indian amphibians that are considered to be actually or potentially extinct in the wild. Link to story: http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/extinct-rediscovered011.html#cr