Monthly Blog Archives: October 2014

BBC News – Bermuda: ‘Extinct’ snail found living in alley

A snail which conservationists thought was extinct has been found living in an alley in Bermuda, it’s been reported. The species of Bermudian land snail, known as Poecilozonites bermudensis, hadn’t been seen on the island for more than 40 years. But now a colony of the creatures has been found flourishing in a “damp and overgrown alleyway” in the capital city, Hamilton, by a local resident, the Royal Gazette website reports. “For it to be […]

African Lions Face Extinction by 2050, Could Gain Endangered Species Act Protection | Extinction Countdown, Scientific American Blog Network

The African lion (Panthera leo leo) faces the threat of extinction by the year 2050, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service director Dan Ashe warned today. The sobering news came as part of the agency’s announcement that it has officially proposed  that African lions receive much-needed protection under the Endangered Species Act. The decision to list the big cats as threatened—one level below endangered—would allow the U.S. government to provide some level of training and assistance […]

Sky-Island Expedition in Mozambique Begins – Voices

Krystal Tolley is exploring the “sky islands” of south-eastern Africa. Isolated from the surrounding savanna, these forests on high peaks and ridges contain their own unique wildlife, including many species that are new discoveries. Along with her crew, Krystal hopes to penetrate the veil of mystery around these little-known ecosystems. The montane isolates or “sky islands” of Mozambique in south-eastern Africa are relatively unexplored, but are potentially rich in biodiversity. Sky islands are isolated granite […]

History takes flight: Sharing the Passenger Pigeon’s story : Baraboo News Republic

Can we learn from this? Although the species is long extinct, the story of the two passenger pigeon specimens in the Baraboo High School bird collection came to life last week. The school and community welcomed expert and author Joel Greenberg, part of Project Passenger Pigeon. Greenberg is the author of the book “A Feathered River Across the Sky,” an account of the passenger pigeon’s history and extinction. BHS chemistry teacher Paul Roth connected with […]

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