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New National Park means good news for Gorillas

After a huge discovery of western lowland gorillas (a sub species of the western gorilla) was found in central Africa, a new national park has been created. Back in 2008…

Great News for Tapirs

Scientists have recently discovered some amazing news for the lowland tapirs!  Throughout the Bolivian and Peruvian Amazon rainforest, it is thought that over 14,000 lowland tapirs are thriving. Researchers traveled…

Illegally logged trees to start calling for help

Illegal loggers beware: trees will soon be calling—literally—for backup. The Brazilian government has begun fixing trees with a wireless device known as Invisible Tracck, which will let trees “contact” authorities…

Forests in Kenya worth much more intact

In a landmark report, the Kenyan Government and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) addressed the importance of forests to the well-being of the nation, putting Kenya among a ground-breaking…

The Black Macaques Stunning Recovery!

Great news for primate lovers! The number of the critically endangered Sulawesi black macaques is on the mend. Where as fifteen years ago the declining numbers of these majestic animals…

The year in rainforests

Rainforest in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. Photo by Rhett A. Butler 2012 was another year of mixed news for the world's tropical forests. This is a look at some of the…

Lemur Meat? No thank you, I’ll have insects

In a new Lion King-fashioned twist the people of Madagascar may begin replacing lemur meat with insects.  This could be a cost effective and nutritious step into a more environmental…

Disney goes greener to help save Rainforests

Can Mickey Mouse and Nemo change to help save our earth's rainforests?  Sure they can!  Disney has recently said that it will stop using paper products that came from the…

Jaguar conservation receives boost

Article by Darren Lloyd An agreement signed between Panthera (Worlds’ leading wild cat conservation organization), the Costa Rican government and the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has given Jaguar…

Why Are Congo Rodents So Strange?

What have you ever learned about the rainforest? That it is a place where a ton of different species of plants and animals live? Yes that's right!  But it seems…

Clever name given to newly discovered serpent

Researchers in Panama have been trying to attract much needed attention to the biodiversity crisis by cleverly naming a new species of snake. The new snake, a snail-eating reptile from…

How Much Do We Really Know About Turtles?

A new study in the open access journal "Tropical Conservation Science" has uncovered a few instances of 'gap species' in  turtle families of Africa.  Gap species are species that are…

Spider bonanza in Guam

The accidental introduction of the brown tree snake (native to Australia and Papua New-Guinea) has led to a decline in bird numbers which has in turn - led to a…

Colombian forest recovery is bittersweet

Between 2001 and 2010, Colombia has gained nearly 17,000 square kilometers of forest, but grasslands suffered a sharp loss of forest as a result of expanding fields for crops. Satellite…

Humans and tigers can live in harmony

A new study indicates that tigers and humans may be able to co-exist after all. An International team of scientists have been using camera traps to examine tiger density in…