Antpitta discovery triggers 20 years of conservation

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In 1997, a chance encounter with a newly discovered species of Antpitta resulted in the launch of the Jocotoco Foundation, and the protection of thousands of hectares of habitat in the Ecuadorian Andes. The discovery was made by world-renowned ornithologist, … Continued

On a quest to save waders

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Author: Rick Simpson, Wader Quest   Waders are everywhere – aren’t they? I mean, go to any estuary and you can see any number of them can’t you? So what exactly is the problem? The fact is that waders are … Continued

Virunga’s hippos show signs of recovery

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A paper published last week in ‘Suiform Soundings’, a newsletter published by the IUCN’s Pigs, Peccaries, and Hippos Specialist Group states that the hippopotamus (hippo/s) numbers in Virunga National Park and starting to recover. The paper follows recent research undertaken by … Continued

Flagship species reintroduced

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The extinction of the white-faced darter in Delamere, in 2003, meant that the forest lost both its flagship species and the forest’s emblem. So it was inevitable that a reintroduction would take place that not only assisted the species survival … Continued