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

September 20, 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!
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💲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!
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😞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.
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😀But there are also GOOD news: eight bird and two fish species have improved their conservation status!
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👏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 28, 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 19, 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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