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Camera traps have captured the first-ever photographic evidence of the Pallas’s cat in Bhutan’s Wangchuck Centennial Park (WCP). Also known as manul, this cat is a primitive species, defined by a strikingly flat head with high-set eyes and low-set ears that enable it to peer over rocky ledges in search of prey. The images of this cat, classified as near threatened on the IUCN Red List, were discovered as part of a snow leopard survey conducted by WWF and the Department of Forests and Park Services.
More details and photos at: http://worldwildlife.org/stories/pallas-s-cat-photographed-for-first-time-in-bhutan
Botswana is the leading country in Africa for elephants with over 123,000 individuals but with rising elephant poaching taking place across the continent it was easy for poachers to export tusks from the country using fake trophy licences. now that hunting is to be banned in the country there will be no legal export option that can be exploited by the smugglers.
Good news from Botswana! To help preserve wildlife they stopped issuing hunting licenses and boosted anti-poaching efforts.
What are researchers finding in baby bird stomachs? Watch through the 4th minute to find out.
Good news: sea turtle populations are on the rise in Florida!
WWF has released a report rating countries’ efforts at stopping the trade in endangered tigers, rhinos and elephants. The infographic shows that whilst progress is being made in some countries, there is a long way to go to curb both the killing of these precious animals and the trafficking of their body parts. More information can be found HERE