Australia: Western Australia – Western Long-Beaked Echidna May Still Exist in the Kimberley


The link below is to an article reporting on the possible existence of what was thought to be an extinct Echidna in Western Australia.

For more visit:
http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/journal/locally-extinct-echidna-may-be-alive-in-wa.htm

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Kenya: Mountain Bongo Facing Extinction


With less than 120 individuals left in Kenya, the world’s largest antelope is facing extinction in the wild within a matter of years. Kenya is the only country in the world where Mountain Bongo exist in the wild. They are threatened by poachers, habitat destruction and a collapsing gene pool.

There is possible good news for the Mountain Bongo, with increasing captive populations, including a growing breeding population in Kenya which may one day be reintroduced to the wild.

For more visit:
http://www.scientificamerican.com/blog/post.cfm?id=mountain-bongo-faces-extinction-aft-2011-04-15