The beautiful and regal tiger (Panthera tigris) has nine current subspecies, three of which are extinct. Here are the six species that remain — all of which are critically endangered, according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IU
The protection of our fauna and flora is becoming one of the most important tasks of this generation, as more and more become endangered by human greed. Politics is part of the answer but initiatives such as those of the ZSL have a great part to play.
Off the coast of Scotland are northern coral reefs that have now been discovered to be the nurseries of catsharks. Scottish scientists are now hoping to protect these precious areas as reserves, with only line fishermen allowed.
When conservation issues are discussed, it's usually the tiger that gets the most attention. This is not helping the conservation of most sub-species, as aspects of its criminal poaching cause further decline.
100 Most Threatened Species Scientific Name: Brachyteles hypoxanthus Common Name: Northern muriqui Category: Primate Population: < individuals Threats To Survival: Habitat loss and fragmentation due to large-scale deforestation and selective logging
The giant leatherback sea turtle, Dermochelys coriacea, is the biggest turtle species still in the world. They are a giant amongst most other modern reptiles, the only ones bigger are three of the remaining species of crocodilians.
One of he oddest of the exoic birds from that wonderland called New Zealand, this little spotted kiwi has been conserved for over a century.However, because of the lack of diversity within its genes, it may yet face extincton in he future.
When it comes to bears, it's possible that one male will often father many of the cubs in an area. This bear shows us this is indeed possible, and could be true for several species with limited distribution possibilities.
The variety of fishing techniques used in the Pacific means that BET (bigeye tuna) biomass is soon going to dip below the maximum sustainable yield levels.