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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Good News Everyone...

I've read this week about two points of light on the horizon of an otherwise gloomy landscape of overpopulated continents and habitat destruction. It's so refreshing to read some good news on this subject for a change:

* Although still critically endangered due to poaching and loss of habitat (total world population is estimated at 786), the Mountain Gorilla population in Africa’s Virunga Massif has increased by an amazing 26.3% in just seven years. Read more here, here and here. 

He’s happy about it!

* The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in China has reached its goal of successfully breeding 300 bears in captivity and can now begin an ambitious programme to reintroduce them into the wild. Read more here.



Share in the comments if you've heard any good wildlife news lately!

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3 comments:

  1. Earlier in the year I read about the world's largest tiger reserve which will also help other wildlife including cloud leopards and asian elephants: http://www.ouramazingplanet.com/tiger-reserve-0404/
    I'd say that definitely counted as a twinkle!

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  2. The Hukaung Valley sounds like a magical place, it's brilliant they've decided to protect it. Thanks Nina!

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