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Noted film actor Leonardo DiCaprio commissioned 33 works of art in a star-studded auction, at Christie’s in New York City, raising a record $38.8 million dollars for global conservation. This money will be used towards saving endangered species along with their natural habitats.
In 2005, scientists discovered that the western fat-tailed dwarf lemur hibernates. According to a new study in Scientific Reports there are least two additional lemur species that have been discovered to hibernate.
Many of us are familiar with National Parks as areas of conservation. Just as well-known for their world-wide efforts are major organizations such as the Wildlife Conservation Society, the World Wildlife Fund and Conservation International.
The silver dik-dik weighs only a little more than a domestic cat. Very little is known about this small antelope that roams the eastern African coastal bushlands. Of the four recognized dik-dik species, the silver dik-dik is understood the least.
A game reserve in South Africa has begun to inject a mix of parasiticides and pink dye into more than 100 rhino horns over the past 18 months in an effort to deter poaching. Anyone consuming the horns, illegally, in the popular powdered form would become very ill.
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