Saturday, April 25, 2009

big cat protection

Chances are growing that "the Great Cats and Rare Canids Act" will be approved in the House of Representatives.The act seeks greater protections for endangered cat and dog species, like leopards, cheetahs and African wild dogs.
Passage of the act supports conservation programs, educational resources and increased monitoring and law-enforcement measures to prevent poaching and illegal trafficking. Also financial resources will become available to help and protect rare species."Rare" is any of the felid species lion, leopard, jaguar, snow leopard, clouded leopard, cheetah, Iberian lynx, and Borneo bay cat, including any subspecies or population of such a species. It does not include any species that is native to the United States and the tiger.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Siebold collectie Naturalis Leiden

Schatten uit de Sieboldcollectie
Uitgestorven Japanse wolf, ibis en Kappa
3 april 2009 - 8 november 2009

Ter ere van 400 jaar handelsbetrekkingen tussen Japan en Nederland toont Naturalis unieke Japanse natuurhistorische objecten. Schatten uit de Sieboldcollectie toont unieke objecten èn hun bijzondere verhalen uit de natuurhistorische collectie van handelsreiziger Philipp von Siebold.Op de foto de uitgestorven ibis.

Extinct bird, an ibis, from the Siebold collection in museum Naturalis, Leiden, Netherlands

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Another extinct animal, felis canadensis

Here you can enjoy an important song and film about the conservation of nature:

Rainforest Rescue long term supporter Wendy Johnson has made a movie about the Daintree Rainforest in Queensland, Australia. Rainforest Rescue has been instrumental in purchasing 10 properties in the Daintree and is about the buy the 11th property, which will be protected forever under a conservation agreement.

“There are another 200 rainforested properties we could purchase so that residential development in the area is kept to a minimum” said Jeni Cavanagh, long term supporter and Administration Manager of Rainforest Rescue.

Watch Wendy’s movie here