Australia: Wessel Islands – Aboriginal Art Work Discovered


The link below is to an article reporting on the discovery of some extremely important Aboriginal art work in the Wessel Islands of the Northern Territory, Australia.

For more visit:
http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/journal/aboriginal-rock-art-may-depict-first-ship-arrivals.htm

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Article: Lost Toad Found in Sri Lanka


Not seen since 1876, the Kandyan Dwarf Toad has been found once more in a stream in Sri Lanka. Thankfully the discovery took place in a protected area, the Peak Wilderness Sanctuary, so the toad should be free from most threats. Even so, the species is still considered extremely rare.

For more, visit:
http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0618-hance-kandyan-dwarf-toad.html

Article: Australia – Hairy-Nosed Wombat


Numbers Are Slowly Rising

The following link is to an article reporting on slowly growing population of the extremely rare Hairy-Nosed Wombat. They have now risen from about 30 in the early 1980s to about 140 now.

For more visit:
http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/endangered-wombats-a-nose-in-front/story-e6frfku0-1226367687864

Africa: Cameroon – Cross River Gorilla


Rare Cross River Gorillas Filmed

The link below is to an article reporting on the filming of the extremely rare Cross River Gorilla on motion sensor camera gear in Africa.

For more visit:
http://www.3news.co.nz/Extremely-rare-video-of-endangered-Cross-River-gorillas/tabid/1160/articleID/253456/Default.aspx

The Smithsonian Institute


The Smithsonian Institute is an important research center located in the United States. It consists of 19 museums, 9 research centres and the national zoo of the United States. It is extremely important in the international cause of conservation.

For more visit the website at:

http://www.si.edu/