How can we reach a common ground to protect our natural environment? How far can each of us go in the exploitation of our local environment? How fair is it to sample other societies’ natural heritage while we have not been able to secure ours? Can we have the wisdom to stop before it is too late?
瀕危物種介紹 Endangered Species
Similarly to what Java experienced in the 20th century, the population increase and cash crops such as palm oil are taking a toll on the tiger's remaining habitats. The possibility of illegal tiger part trade for use in Chinese medicine adds yet another threat...Read More
The saiga antelope is a unique mammal in Eurasia. It is the only remaining grazer adapted to the harsh environment of the eurasian cold steppe. It usually lives in herds and migrates through the steppe to find pastures. The Eurasian cold steppe roughly extends from Eastern Europe to Central Asia..Read More
Among herbivorous, members of the Perissodactyla order are much less numerous than the Artiodactyla. Today they are represented by horses (and their cousins donkeys and zebras) as well as tapirs and rhinoceros...Read more
The Takahē is a species of bird endemic to New Zealand. Its name comes from the Maori language, spoken by the polynesian people who settled on the islands before the arrival of European people.
With a height reaching 50 cm and a weight of 3 kg, it is larger than any other member of the Rallidae family. Captive individuals can live up to 20 years, significantly longer than in the wild....Read More
If there are two animals that come to everybody’s mind when mentioning Africa, they certainly are the lion and the elephant. Both animals are today considered as threatened.
Poaching of elephants has been a long standing issue. However, the largest land mammal in the world has come under increased pressure in the last decade. This clearly coincides with the African continent opening more and more to the global economy....Read more
Pangolins are sometimes referred as “anteaters” but this wording is misleading. Although their diet indeed includes ants and termites, pangolins are in no way related to South American anteaters and armadillos. From an evolution point of view, pangolins, despite their strange appearance are closer to the Carnivora members, as bears, tigers or seals.....Read More
The Eurasian brown bear is a subspecies of the brown bear Ursus arctos present in the Ancient World. Its range spans from Northern Spain to Hokkaido, Japan. The brown bear is also present in the northwest part of the Northwest America, though it was also historically present in Mexico and California. The American brown bears include the Kodiak and Grizzly subspecies.
In Europe, significant Eurasian brown bear populations remain in Scandinavia, Central Europe and Western Russia. However, the populations of Northern Spain and Southwest France are on the verge of extinction.....Read more