Delegates hear of wildlife successes in Changbai mountains

Delegates hear of wildlife successes in Changbai mountains

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http://wildlifenews.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/changbai-mountains.jpg –  National People’s Congress deputy and director of the Changbai Mountain National Nature Reserve Administrative Committee,  Xie Zhongyan, has described the successes of conservation success in the Changbai Mountain Range Reserve. Following the ban on hunting and a crackdown on poaching wildlife i… – http://wildlifenews.co.uk/2015/03/delegates-hear-of-wildlife-successes-in-changbai-mountains/

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#GlobalMarchforLions

Great Cats of the "World"

Via – Greatcatsofthe”World”

Yes The African Lions are dominating this page today (lately) and that is because as you all know The World is Getting For this Very Vital March for the Survival of the Remaining! Can you Watch this Video and imagine a World without them????? Please support the March. Please tell everyone about the ‪#‎GlobalMarchforLions‬.

The Late “Notch” starts the March in this Video as well as his Sons March on in it also.
For every single remaining Lion out there…….
Spread the Word >>>> ‪#‎BanCannedHunting‬‪#‎BanTrophyHunting‬‪#‎SaveHabitat‬‪#‎SaveLions‬

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New national office for tigers in China

New national office for tigers in China

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http://wildlifenews.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/tiger.jpg – China is to establish a new National Office for Tigers in an effort to co-ordinate tiger conservation across the country. The new office will also take the lead in international co-operation to boost tiger numbers.
Preparations are being made for the office, which will be an improvement on the… – http://wildlifenews.co.uk/2015/03/new-national-office-for-tigers-in-china/

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Snow leopards recorded in Tianshan mountains after 10 years absence

Snow leopards recorded in Tianshan mountains after 10 years absence

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http://wildlifenews.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/snow-leopard.jpg – The Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have announced that their researchers have captured images of 3 different snow leopards on camera traps in the Tianshan Mountains. The first evidence of them in the region for over 10 years.
The images of three… – http://wildlifenews.co.uk/2015/03/snow-leopards-recorded-in-tianshan-mountains-after-10-years-absence/

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Wattled Cranes

Jet Eliot

Wattled Cranes, Botswana Wattled Cranes, Botswana

We came across these beautiful Wattled Cranes on safari in the Okavango Delta region of Botswana.  With a Conservation Status listing as “Vulnerable,” we were delighted to find a trio wading in a shallow pond.

The largest crane in Africa (and second tallest in the world to the Sarus Crane), Bugeranus carunculatus can be found in sub-Saharan Africa.  They are named for the wattles, or fleshy appendages, that hang down from the throat.  A five foot tall bird with a wingspan of eight feet, they have a commanding presence.

Wattled cranes prefer to eat aquatic tubers and rhizomes, as well as aquatic insects, snails and amphibians; and are consequently found in marsh-like settings.  90% of foraging is done in shallow waters where they dig vigorously with their long bill.

Our safari vehicle was quiet and solo when we came upon these cranes several hundred feet away.  Although…

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Mexico commits $37 million to world’s smallest porpoise

Mexico commits $37 million to world’s smallest porpoise

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http://wildlifenews.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/vanquita.jpg – The vaquita is the world?s smallest porpoise and with less than 100 remaining its future may not be certain. Living only in the Upper Sea of Cortez the porpoise is threatened by the gillnets used by fishermen to catch the totoaba fish. With just 25 breeding females in the population any… – http://wildlifenews.co.uk/2015/02/mexico-commits-37-million-to-worlds-smallest-porpoise/

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Coast Guard Cutter Alert rescues sea turtles

Exposing the Big Game

February 26, 2015

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Alert’s rescue diver, Seaman Brandon Groshens, cuts away the netting to free the sea turtles.

The second sea turtle swims away unharmed after being freed from the netting by SN Brandon Groshens.

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The Alert, a Coast Guard cutter homeported in Astoria, encountered the struggling turtles while on patrol Feb. 10 in the eastern Pacific

Two sea turtles caught in fishing net were freed earlier this month by a Coast Guard rescue swimmer.

The Alert, a Coast Guard cutter homeported in Astoria, encountered the struggling turtles while on patrol Feb. 10 in the eastern Pacific, according to a statement from the guard.

The cutter’s bridge watch team flagged plastic containers used as buoys floating in the water and then saw the two entangled turtles.

“Jumping into the ocean to free a couple of sea turtles is not something you wake up in the morning…

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