Chile: Tierra del Fuego – Karukinka National Park


The link below is to an article reporting on the construction of a new walking trail within Karukinka National Park which will open in December 2012.

For more, visit:
http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0407-patagonia_wcs-pod.html

Africa: Madagascar


Rare Duck Population Grows by Almost 50%

The link below is to an article reporting on the good news story of the Madagascar Pochard (Aythya innotata) duck, which until recently was thought to be extinct. Now a captive breeding program has increased the population by almost 50% in one season.

For more, visit:
http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0406-madagascar_porchard.html

USA: Alaska – Virus Infecting Wildlife


The link below is to an article reporting on growing concern over a possible virus that is spreading through wildlife off Alaska, infecting Walruses, Seals and Polar Bears.

For more, visit:
http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/walruses-seals-and-polar-bears-hit-by-mystery-virus-7626990.html