Article: Australia – Queensland


The Humpback Migration is on Again

The following link is to an article reporting on the annual Humpback Whale migration off the Queensland coast.

For more visit:
http://www.westender.com.au/news/1319

Article: Elephants and Rhinos Face Extinction Because of Poaching & Ivory Trade


The following link is to an article reporting on the threat to Elephants and Rhinos by poaching and the ivory trade.

For more visit:
http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/12242347-elephants-and-rhinos-face-extinction-according-to-experts

Article: Japan – Nuclear Threat at Fukushima Contained


The following link is to an article reporting on the latest at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan, following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The situation is said to be contained, however this would seem to be only to a certain point.

For more visit:
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/26/us-japan-nuclear-idUSBRE84P0DQ20120526

Article: New Species Discovered in 2011


The following link is to an article reporting on the top 10 species discovered in 2011 around the world.

For more visit:
http://grist.org/list/the-top-10-new-species-of-2011-including-a-walking-cactus-and-spongebob-squarepants/

Article: Wildlife – The Christmas Island Pipistrelle


Tiny Native Bat Now Feared Extinct

The following link is to an article reporting on the feared extinction of the Christmas Island Pipistrelle.

For more visit:
http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0523-hance-christmas-island-pipistrelle.html

Article: Wildlife – The Three-Toed Pygmy Sloth


Less Than 100 Animals Remain

The following link is to an article reporting on the endangered Three-Toed Pygmy Sloth. Less than 100 of these animals now remain in the wild on the uninhabited Escudo Island off Panama.

For more visit:
http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0523-hance-pygmy-sloths.html

Article: India – Maharashtra


Rangers Can Now Shoot Tiger Poachers on Sight

The following link is to an article reporting that poachers of Tigers in the Indian state of Maharashtra, can now be shot on sight by forest rangers.

For more visit:
http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0525-shoot-on-sight-india.html