woylies (brush-tailed bettongs) are small marsupials that jump around like kangaroos. they improve soil health through their prolific digging; a single woylie can turn over about 5 ton soil each year. read : endangered animals released into the wild lack fitness to evade predators


–one of the problems with the thylacine, and extinction in general, is it’s hard to prove something is truly gone. australia’s night parrot for instance, was thought to be extinct for 140 years until its recent rediscovery.read : new support for some extinct tasmanian tiger sightings


– the black rhino ssp manages the black rhino population in aza-accredited zoos and certified related facilities and matches animals based on their genetic lineage.read : zoo announces addition of two black rhinos 


–it’s possible to enjoy a coffee while an owl perches on your head, or to sit at a bar where live penguins stare out at you from behind a plexiglass wall read : available for selfies in animal cafesmore : fashion with potential implications


–i could have just as happily worked on pelicans or something else. but this was a mystery bird. we didn’t have a clue how many there were. we only had a general sense of what their habitat needs were. read : sapsucker housing crisis, endangered woodpecker ‘condos’ are being clear cut


–estimated value of this amount of glass eels on the “black market” is about €400,000.read : six people arrested at brussels airportmore : ål


–the rhyolite ridge is the only known lithium-boron deposit in north america, and ioneer has agreements to provide the elements to automotive companies, including toyota and ford motor company, according to a press release read : rare plant got endangered species protection this week, but already faces threats to its habitat


also, make sure that team members got to perform the aspects of the job that they were good at, to increase their confidence and well-being. we eventually trapped the po‘ouli and moved it, but even though the birds were in the same territory, they didn’t breed read : conservation setbacks –the secrets to lifting morale more : tales from a frozen zoo


– a toad is a small animal that looks like a frog but has dry skin and lives on land.read : small nevada toad listed as endangered due to power projec


– there are many good reasons to focus our conservation efforts on endangered ecosystems rather than a piecemeal species-by-species approach. of course, some species will still need specific legal protection and conservation actions, but there are hundreds of endangered species that can be effectively conserved by protecting and stewarding the places where they live. read: to protect endangered ecosystems


– the peak of sea turtle nesting season runs from june through july, with most hatchlings beginning to emerge 50 to 60 days later. additional nests may be discovered in the weeks to come, according to the coastal authority. read : endangered sea turtles found on Louisiana islands for first time in 75 years

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– planting native milkweed and reducing pesticide use to supporting the protection of overwintering sites and contributing to community science, we all have a role to play in making sure this iconic insect makes a full recoveryread : monarch butterfliesor : more monarch butterflies