Tag: endangered

The Rhino Horn Yo-yo

Like most of you, I don’t really keep up with international animal policy news and so missed some of the news from South Africa. After their momentous and controversial decision in December to legalise the trade in rhino horn things have gotten a bit… Continue Reading “The Rhino Horn Yo-yo”

Is the panda endangered?

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is carrying out a reassessment of the giant panda and many suspect that it may not be endangered any more. This news has caused a bit of a scare online, with many uninformed, but well-meaning… Continue Reading “Is the panda endangered?”

Fish eating spiders return

The fen raft spider is one of the largest spider species in Europe and the biggest in the UK. Until recently it was thought to be endangered in the UK but thanks to some introduction projects its numbers have increased. Spiders are commonly overlooked… Continue Reading “Fish eating spiders return”

Cacti crisis

According to new research, one third of all cacti species are now endangered. This puts the cacti above most types of animals in the endangered species list The study was a collaborative effort from the universities of Exeter and Sheffield, along with the IUCN… Continue Reading “Cacti crisis”

Endangered bats are crucial for crop success

A study, published in this month’s “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences” journal, has shown that bats are extremely important for pest control. The study was conducted in the US and the authors conclude that, on corn alone, bats are worth about 1… Continue Reading “Endangered bats are crucial for crop success”

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