The Sunday Species 3rd June 2012 Latin Name: Bombus subterraneus Common Name: Short-haired bumblebee Location: Eurasia, New Zealand, UK (28th May 2012) IUCN Red List Status: Unclassified The short-haired bumblebee […]
I have recently been delving into the troublesome topic of conservation management. It is vast, fraught with opinion, and represents a web of proposed ideas for systems, techniques, priorities and […]
“The first naturalist to have described the species, a Frenchman called Sonnerat, was walking one day in the rain forest, when his local guides pointed to a large lemur sitting high in the trees. ‘Indri, indri,’ they said. Sonnerat, understandably, wrote down a description of the animal they had shown him and noted that it was called ‘indri’. Unfortunately, the word is an expostulation in the local language which means simply, ‘Look at that’.
Caracal Leopard Hyena Sand Fox With less than 200 individuals remaining in the wild, the […]
The Sunday Species 27th May 2012 Latin Name: Paroedura masobe Common Name: N/A Location: Madagascar IUCN Red List Status: Endangered This beautiful little gecko frequents lowland primary rainforest where it […]
The Sunday Species 20th May 2012 Latin Name: Thymelicus acteon Common Name: Lulworth Skipper Location: North Africa, Southern and Central Europe, UK IUCN Red List Status: Unclassified It’s name is […]
The Arabian Leopard is listed as critically endangered by the IUCN with a declining population estimated at less than 200 individuals scattered throughout a handful of mountainous regions in the […]