Africa: Madagascar


Rare Duck Population Grows by Almost 50%

The link below is to an article reporting on the good news story of the Madagascar Pochard (Aythya innotata) duck, which until recently was thought to be extinct. Now a captive breeding program has increased the population by almost 50% in one season.

For more, visit:
http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0406-madagascar_porchard.html

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Cameroon: Bouba Ndjida National Park – Elephant Death Toll Grows


The link below is to an article reporting on the rising death toll among elephants being poached in Cameroon’s Bouba Ndjida National Park. It is a tragic situation facing Cameroon.

For more visit:
http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0229-hance_elephant_cameroon.html

Russia: Silene stenophylla Grows Again


The link below is to an article reporting on how Russian scientists have grown ancient plants from seeds frozen thousands of years ago.

For more visit:
http://geeks.thedailywh.at/2012/02/20/30000-year-old-plants-of-the-day/