We bring you the latest from around the World in wildlife and conservation news.
Check out this amazing video footage of these Amur leopards filmed by WWF charity officials in Russia’s Primorsky Province, which is located between the Sea of Japan and the Chinese border. The area is now home to 12 of these beautiful big cats, which is a 50% rise over the past 5 years, fantastic news!
WWF charity officials are asking you to sign their petition to urge the government of Indonesia to stop the destruction of tiger habitat in Sumatra. The damage, caused by the logging of forest landscape in the Jambi and Riau provinces, is one of the most important habitats of the endangered Sumatran tiger. Hidden cameras planted by the WWF have picked up sightings of up to 12 tigers in this are in the last two months alone. This area is now on the brink of being cleared by pulp and paper companies and illegal palm oil growers.
WWF charity officials are becoming more concerned about the safety of endangered polar bears, as a new study shows that polar bear litters are decreasing in size. The main reason behind this is due to the decline in sea ice through global warming, putting the polar bear population in serious jeopardy.
WWF charity officials have managed to capture these amazing images of the Javan Rhino, an animal so rare that there are ZERO in captivity! The beautiful creatures were filmed by WWF motion activated cameras in the rain forests of the South Eastern Asian island, giving new hope that they can be saved from extinction.
WWF charity officials have regretfully confirmed the death of Namo Buddha – Nepal’s first GPS tagged tiger. An enquiry is now being undertaken by the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation (DNPWC), who believe that poison laced cow flesh was to blame, poisoned by poachers. Close to the last known whereabouts of Namo lay the charred remains of GPS system used to track the tigers movements, alongside the dismembered cow carcass.
These amazing images below show a Sumatran Tigress and her cubs playing together in the Bukit Tigapuluh forest on Indonesia, an area that is due to be cleared by loggers. The pictures, caught by a WWF concealed camera, show that this area must not be harmed whilst one of the world’s most endangered animals is still using it as habitat.
WWF officials are voicing their concerns as the political deadlock in Madagascar may threaten the unique animals found on the island. More than 600 new species have been discovered there since 1999, but many of these animals are now under threat, mostly due to the deforestation of their habitat. In 2009, a 34 year old disc jockey seized power with the army’s backing.
WWF UK officials are over the moon after the discover of a wild tiger population living in an area of Thap Lan national park in Thailand. Over the past two years the area, previously written off by wildlife experts, has seen rangers gathering evidence using hidden cameras that suggest their may be more tigers here alone than China!