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  • The Tamarins of the Mata Atlantica

    A journey into Brazil’s decimated Mata Atlantica in search of golden lion tamarins.

  • The Lungfish: A Master Of Evolution

    What is this thing? A fish that can breath air, walk, eat just about anything, and hibernate for years? No way.

  • Endemic Aquatic and Microbial Life Faces Extinction in Vanishing Mexican Oasis

    A one of a kind oasis teeming with ancient life is on the verge of permantly drying up in the desert of northern Mexico, taking dozens of endemic aquatic species and potentially useful microbes down with it. Researchers say that time is running out for the Cuatro Cienegas Basin, as its water levels are receeding at an alarming rate, and parts of it have already vanished. “The Cuatro Cienegas Basin is probably the most diverse site on the microbial world,” stated the molecular biologist, Valeria Souza, in an interview with vagabondjourney.com

  • Bushmeat is an Important Part of Diet for People in Rainforests

    A recent study by researchers at UC Berkeley, shows that bushmeat — game — taken from forests in many locations around the world is an essential part of the diets of the people who live there, and even helps to prevent anemia in children. The study was conducted in the Makira Protected Area of Madagascar, which is a global hot spot for biodiversity, and the findings have created a ripple between conservation efforts and human health initiatives.

  • Ecological Triage is Unavoidable and Nothing New for Conservationists Giant Panda

    “Is it fair for certain species that are not saveable in the long term to get the most money? I would say no.” -Paul Goldstein in a BBC interview Ecological conservation has perhaps always been a losing battle. With the news of actual or impending extinction becoming a part of daily life, many scientists, conservationists, [...]

  • Two New Species are Discovered Each Hour as Three Known Species Go Extinct

    Two species of rhinoceros have been officially reported extinct in the past two months and another is now listed as “possibly extinct in the wild,” orangutans in Borneo are on the verge of being wiped out, 40% of Madagascar’s reptiles are on the doomsday list, 25% of all mammals are endangered, 5 of 8 species of tuna are threatened, [...]