Article: Democratic Republic of Congo – Massacre


The link below is to a disturbing report of a massacre at the Okapi Wildlife Reserve in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Six people were killed and 13 endangered Okapi were slaughtered by Mai Mai Simba Rebels in retaliation for anti-poaching and illegal mining activities inside the reserve.

For more visit:
http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0629-okapi-massacre.html

Article: Sumatran Striped Rabbit


When thinking of endangered species it is difficult to believe that a rabbit could be endangered. Certainly where I work rabbits are a major introduced pest, yet in Indonesia there is a rabbit that is threatened with extinction. The link below is to an article covering the plight of the Sumatran Striped Rabbit.

For more visit:
http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0628-hance-fs-sumatran-striped-rabbit.html.

Article: Extinction – Pinta Giant Tortoise


The link below is to an article that reports on the extinction of the Pinta Giant Tortoise, with the last representative of the species dying in the Galapagos National Park.

For more visit:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-18574279

Australia: Marine Reserves and the Future


The link below is to an article that comments on Australia’s excellent marine reserve proposal.

For more visit:
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/opinion/marine-reserves-are-a-solid-anchor-for-all-ocean-life/story-e6frezz0-1226404692927