Focusing On The Conservation of Ecosystems, Habitats & Wildlife

Number of Tigers In The Wild Still Declining

Believe it or not, the population of tigers (which is the largest of the big cats) has declined by 95 percent in the last century.  What will happen in the next decade?  Will we ever stop poaching, killing and destroying their habitats before it’s too late?

Bengal Tiger: Click on Photo to View the Tiger Population Table

IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature data suggests that “the global tiger population has declined to an estimated range form 3,402 – 5,140 tigers”, revised down from estimates of 5,000 to 7,000 made a few years earlier.  The data also stated that the Bali, Caspian, and Javan tigers are already classified as extinct (in the 1940s, 1970s, and 1980s, respectively).

San Diego Zoo Host "Koalapalooza"

The San Diego Zoo is celebrating the animals of the outback this weekend. There will be special demonstrations from zoo researchers and veterinarians and you will have the opportunity to meet animals such as Koalas, Kangaroos and Kookaburras! CLICK HERE to visit the zoo’s website for more information.


Photo found on LA Times Blog "L.A. Unleashed"

New Spider Found in Giant Sand Dune in Israel

Check out this crazy cool spider!  Scientist this week for the department of biology at the University of Haifa-Oranim said that it was found and discovered in the dune of the Sands of Samar in the southern Arava region of Isreal.


Unfortunately it’s habitat is endangered and hopefully The Israel Administration will preserve this unique region to study this new discovery.


To read this article from NATGEO NEW WATCH, CLICK HERE or click on photo below.


Photo found on David Braun's NatGeo News Watch: Photo by Yael Olek, courtest of the Univerity of Haifa