New African Wolf Discovered

The Grey Wolf has been found in Africa – The cryptic African wolf: Canis aureus lupaster is not a golden jackal In January 2011 new molecular evidence reveals a new subspecies of grey wolf living in Africa. The population of dogs was formerly confused with golden jackals, and

Cougar subspecies declared extinct

  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service concludes eastern cougar extinct Although the eastern cougar has been listed as an endangered species since 1973, its continued existence has long been questioned. In March 2011 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service conducted a formal review of all the available

Populations of Wild Cats and Dogs Plummet World Wide

Populations of Wild Cats and Dogs Plummet World Wide

Damming Evidence for the Decline in Top Predator Populations A report released by the world’s leading wildlife conservation organizations, details the increasing threats and plunging populations of big cats and rare dogs living in the wild. Problems like loss of habitat and prey due to over-development of

Pine Martens are Back in England

Pine Martens are Back in England

Pine martens have been confirmed in Northumberland In June 2010 conservationists found evidence of England’s rarest mammal, the pine marten. It has been found in the Cheviot Hills in Northumberland. This coincides with findings in Cumbria, Durham, Yorkshire and the Peak District. However Northumberland is considered optimum

New Carnivorous Mammal Discovered

Researchers from the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, the Natural History Museum, London, Nature Heritage, Jersey, and Conservation International have discovered and identified a new species called Durrell’s vontsira. The small, mongoose-like carnivore from Madagascar was first spotted swimming in the Lac Alaotra marshes by Durrell scientists in

Indian Tiger Safari Update

With the unfortunate death of a tigress in one of India’s top national parks and Tiger Reserve earlier this year the government have announced a serious clamp down on the tourism industry in central India. The initial thoughts were of banning vehicle safaris and the infamous ‘tiger

Working With Animals – Jobs Guide

If you have ever wanted to work with animals, you have probably had to make a decision on how to employ your interest in animals and wildlife? Zoology is a great way of achieving this as zoologists and wildlife enthusiasts participate in research or teach at universities

Great News For Russian Wildlife

Great News For Russian Wildlife

Russian wildlife has received a huge boost to it’s conservation as the Russian government announced 9 new national reserved and an amazing 13 new national parks will be constructed. This means that 3% of Russia’s huge landmass will be protected. There are also plans for marine buffer

CITES Is 35 Years Old

CITES Is 35 Years Old

One of the most important international treaties to help prevent species from becoming extinct has celebrated it’s 35th birthday. The Washington Convention on Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) was first adopted on 1st July 1975 with just 10 members agreeing to work to conserve some of the