Palawan Forest Turtle breeding success gives hope for critically endangered species

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First-ever critically endangered Palawan Forest Turtle hatched under human care Recorded for the first time, the critically endangered Palawan Forest Turtle (Siebenrockiella leytensis) has been hatched under human care. The success means new hope for the ASAP Species, which is highly sought after for the illegal wildlife trade. The turtle is currently teetering on the brink of extinction. After nearly five years of conservation breeding efforts, two ASAP Partners, the Katala Foundation Inc and Wildlife Reserves Singapore, have announced the news….

Daunting Scale of the Illegal Trade in Native Birds in Indonesia

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TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, recently launched a report detailing the massive scale of illegal trade in Jakarta’s bird markets. A comprehensive survey of Jakarta’s sprawling bird markets shows the daunting scale of the illegal trade in native birds and raises the alarm for Indonesia, home to the highest number of threatened bird species in Asia. In the Market for Extinction: An inventory of Jakarta’s Bird Markets released by TRAFFIC found over 19,000 birds representing 206 species for sale…

Sumatran Rhino Likely to Go Extinct Unless Action Is Taken Urgently, Warns IUCN

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With fewer than 100 Sumatran rhinos surviving in the wild, the species will likely become extinct unless the Indonesian Government urgently implements the Sumatran rhino recovery plan, warns IUCN on World Rhino Day. The remaining 100 Sumatran rhinos represent less than half of the population size estimated during the last IUCN Red List assessment of the species in 2008. Listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, the Sumatran rhino is now presumed extinct in the…