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Reintroduced Pair of Lear's Macaws Breeds in the Wild in Brazil

August 17, 2022

A pair of Lear's macaws bred at Loro Parque and reintroduced into the wild has produced a chick - a first in the conservation programme for this species. The conservation efforts of Loro Parque Fundación & partners led to a massive boost in the population numbers of this species, and in the downgrade of the threat status from "Critically Endangered" to "Endangered".

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Iberian Lynx Population Still Growing & Reaches 1365 Animals in Portugal & Spain

June 22, 2022

The Iberian lynx population is still growing in the wild, with the latest surveys showing 1365 individuals in Portugal and Spain. Two decades ago this species was on the brink of extinction and this huge conservation success is due to a captive breeding & reintroduction programme, combined, of course, with in situ efforts. On a less cheerful note, over 100 deaths were recorded in 2021, with the main cause of mortality being roadkills.

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Once on the Brink of Extinction, the Iberian Lynx is Making a Comeback!

May 29, 2021

2002: Iberian lynx on the brink of extinction, with fewer than 100 individuals left in Spain and virtually extinct in Portugal...


2021: Over 1,000 Iberian lynx have been recorded in the wild, with new populations in both Portugal and Spain. The ambitious Lynx ex-situ conservation programme has brought this species back from the brink. Now listed as "Endangered" in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, they are not yet out of danger but the future is looking far brighter.

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IUCN Red List Updated: African Elephants Assessed as Two Separate Species for First Time

March 25, 2021

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species has been updated:


The African forest elephant (Critically Endangered) and the African savannah elephant (Endangered) have been assessed separately, as two different species, for the first time.


General stats:

134,425 total species assessed;

37,480 threatened species (27.9%);

900 Extinct, 79 Extinct in the Wild.

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IUCN Red List Updated: Some Species Recovering but Many in Trouble

December 13, 2020

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species has been updated:

☹️28% of the 128,918 species assessed are threatened with extinction;

☹️All of freshwater dolphins now threatened;

☹️31 more species listed as "Extinct".


😃26 species are recovering, including European bison; 

😃European bison population increased thanks to reintroduction & in-situ efforts.

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The Only Wildlife Rescue Centre in Papua New Guinea is Facing Closure Due to COVID-19!

September 21, 2020

⚠️The Port Moresby Nature Park is facing closure due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic! As the only rescue centre in Papua New Guinea and a member of the Zoo and Aquarium Association, this park is responsible for wildlife rescue and rehabilitation, the conservation of several threatened species, an outstanding education programme and the employment of several workers!
💲DONATE today to help them stay open and carry on their important conservation and education work!

IUCN Red List Update - Over 30.000 Threatened Species but Some are Doing Better!

December 11, 2019

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species has been updated!
😞Bad news first: 30.178 species threatened with extinction (27% of all species on the list), and there is more evidence of the negative impact of climate change.
😀But there are also GOOD news: eight bird and two fish species have improved their conservation status!
👏Captive breeding has been one of the key strategies in these success stories.


Silver-backed Mouse Deer Rediscovered in Vietnam After 30 Years

November 13, 2019

The silver-backed mouse deer (or chevrotain) was re-discovered in Vietnam after being lost to science since 1990. This achievement was made possible by camera trap technology and the work of Global Wildlife Conservation, supported by several zoos and institutions, and will encourage the reinforcement of protection measures for this species and its habitat.

Indian Tiger Population Grows to Almost 3,000 Individuals in Four Years

July 29, 2019

Fantastic news to celebrate in this #InternationalTigerDay! The Indian tiger population has increased to almost 3,000 animals in the last four year, showing how effective conservation efforts can be! Lets all keep working together for wildlife.

Hyenas: Villains in the Cinema but Ecosystem Heroes in Real Life?

July 20, 2019

With The Lion King now out, many of its fans are running to the cinemas! Some of the most important characters in the movie are also seriously misunderstood in real life: hyenas may be villains in the movie, but they play a vital role in the ecosystem they are part of.. They are also fascinating animals! The following article by National Geographic explains exactly that.

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