An interesting video about a fascinating mammal (and my thanks to Ohr Treger’s facebook feed) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Xv8MPOyMfU&feature=share Jon
One of the world’s most rare and elusive cats, the Sunda clouded leopard of Malaysia, has been filmed up close.
A biologist holidaying in Malaysia has captured unique footage of a young female leopard resting in the forest.
Previously, this top predator has only been filmed fleetingly and at a distance, with the first wild footage to be made public captured in 2010.
The Sunda clouded leopard was only discovered to be a distinct species in 2007.
Interestingly enough I have been reading up on that area recently and would be interested in visiting at some point (maybe late next year or in 2014). So if anyone else is interested in getting together for a trip there let me know! 🙂
A coalition of conservation groups released the biannual Top 25 Primates list today, including nine species not appearing on the 2010 list, at the UN’s Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Hyderabad, India. Madagascar tops the list as home to the most threatened primates, including six on the list. Following Madagascar, Vietnam contains five, Indonesia three, and Brazil two. In all, over half (54 percent) of the world’s primates, which have been evaluated, are considered threatened by the IUCN Red List.
An incredible 91 percent of the world’s lemurs (out of 103 species and subspecies) are currently classified as threatened with extinction by the IUCN Red List. The northern sportive lemur (Lepilemur septentrionalis) is down to 19 individuals in the wild.
Authorities in Northeast China’s Heilongjiang province are conducting a survey to find the exact number of endangered Siberian tigers as their numbers may have increased.
Here I go asking for help again…. (But I also do a lot of research on my own, and...
This is interesting… though just about anything about PNG is interesting http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1203-hance-new-guinea-singing-dog.html?fb_comment_id=fbc_345232655574422_1911808_345242485573439#bQ0vK1lKvFUD4YEE.01 Jon