Japan: Japanese River Otter Declared Extinct


The link below is to an article reporting on the official extinction of the Japanese River Otter.

For more visit:
http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0828-hance-japanese-river-otter.html

Article: Africa – New World Heritage Site


The link below is to an article that looks at the world’s latest World Heritage Site, which is in Africa. UNESCO has declared the new site which is shared by the Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic and Cameroon.

For more visit:
http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0702-tns-world-heritage.html

Article: Northern Territory – Limmen National Park Declared


Massive New National Park Declared in the Northern Territory

The article below reports on the establishment of a new national park in the Northern Territory. Limmen National Park is located on the Gulf of Carpentaria and covers a massive area. When coupled with the Limmen Bight Marine Park, the area protected is a staggering 10 000 square kilometres.

For more, visit:
http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/journal/massive-new-national-park-declared-in-northern-territory.htm

STEVE FOSSETT MYSTERY SOLVED???


A little over a year ago, adventurer Steve Fossett disappeared while on a flight from Nevada in the United States. Now items allegedly belonging to Steve Fossett have been found by a Preston Morrow while hiking through a remote area in California near Mammoth Lakes. The area where the items were found is west of Mammoth Lakes in the Inyo National Forest.

The items included items of ID with Steve Fossett’s name on it, cash and a jumper. The ID included a pilot’s license and a Federal Aviation Administration Identity Card.

The items found on Tuesday the 30th September 2008 have been handed over to police.

A command centre was soon set up at Mammoth Lakes Airport and aerial searches of the area where the items were found carried out. Aircraft wreckage has been found in the area and the wreckage is now being investigated.

Fossett’s plane took off from a private airfield south of Reno in Nevada on the 3rd September 2007 and he has not been heard off since. Fossett has been declared dead by authorities.

 

BELOW: Footage covering the story

BELOW: Footage covering the original story of Fossett’s disappearance