Fisher

Fisher

Fishers, related to the smaller Pine Marten, are the second-largest member of the weasel family. They have amazing climbing skills and a tenacious nature Fishers roamed low and mid-elevation forests throughout North America from coast to coast until the early 1900s. With a thick luxurious coat Fishers were heavily trapped, shot and poisoned. By the … Read more

Cat Ba Langur

Golden Crested Langur

Langurs are a family of Old World leaf-eating monkeys. The Cat Ba Langur is a highly endangered species of Langur found only on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam, a species often confused but distinct from the closely related White-Headed Langur from China. The Cat Ba Langurs included as one of the most endangered primates in … Read more

Grey Flying Fox

Grey Fruit Bat

The Flying Fox Bats are among the largest bats in the world. They are commonly known as fruit bats. As with all megabats they have a fox-like face. They are endemic to the southeastern areas of Australia. These bats are important to healthy forest ecosystems because they disperse and pollinate the seeds of many common … Read more

Iberian Lynx

Iberian Lynx

One of the most endangered cat species in the world, the Iberian Lynx is native to Southern Europe’s Iberian Peninsula, an area that encompasses Spain, Portugal, Andorra, and Gibraltar. Their population numbers have been around 100 in recent years after being at about 400 in the year 2000. It’s critically endangered status is primarily due … Read more

Philippine Eagle

Philippine Eagle

Amongst the rarest and most powerful birds in the world…The Philippine Eagle has been declared the Philippine National Bird. Formerly known as the “monkey-eating eagle” which was found to be incorrect, as recent studies revealed the species preys on rodents, bats, and lizards. They are monogamous and mate for life and have a long breeding … Read more

Rusty Patched Bumble Bee

Rusty Patched Bumble Bee

The rusty patched bumblebee (Bombus affinis) is now the first bumblebee species to receive protections under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. The listing of the bee species was finalized today (Jan. 11) after a five-year campaign by environmental groups. The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation first petitioned for the listing in 2013 and, in 2014, … Read more

Scarlet Macaw

Scarlet Macaw

What do you do when the birds you’re trying to study keep disappearing into the illegal pet trade? You sleep under their nests for weeks on end… This is what is happening in Belize where groups of conservation-minded Belizeans are bent on protecting Belize’s Scarlet Macaws from poachers. The Macaw’s range spans from Southern Mexico … Read more

Roloway Monkey

Roloway Monkey

The Roloway guenon is one of the most endangered primates in Ghana, located on the west coast of Africa. Roloways are an arboreal species found primarily in undisturbed mature forests and seem unable to adapt to habitat changes. A recent decline in their population over the past decade is most likely related to the decline … Read more