Archive for June, 2008

Vietnam loses 9 rare flora and fauna species

According to Vietnam Red Book 2007, the nine newly extinct species in the wild in Vietnam comprise four forest animal species (two-horn rhino, tapir, water civet and grey ox); four aquatic animal species (Vietnamese carp – Procypris merus, Japanese eel – Anguilla japonica, Cyprinus multitaeniata and Lilac crocodile – Crocodylus porosus); and one species of plant (Vietnamese paphiopedium).

The latest Red Book reveals the worrying situation about the reduction of Vietnamese flora and fauna resources as the number of endangered species has risen dramatically: 900 species of endangered wild fauna and flora in 2007 compared to around 700 in 1992-1996.

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Senjata andalan

Senajat andalan - Koen Setyawan

Koen Setyawan 2008

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Rhino Population is on the rise in Africa

Coastweek – – African rhinos have reached record numbers for the first time in decades, but the Northern white rhino (Ceratotherium simum cottoni) is on the brink of extinction.

The figures, complied by the IUCN Species Survival Commission African Rhino Specialist Group, show there are now more than 21,000 African rhinos.

According to the results, the white rhino (Ceratotherium simum) has increased from 14,540 in 2005 to 17,480 in 2007.

It is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(tm), but one of its two subspecies, the Northern white rhino, is listed as Critically Endangered and is on the brink of extinction.

It is restricted in the wild to Garamba National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the only remaining population was reduced by poaching from 30 in April 2003 to only four confirmed animals by August 2006.

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Cula Badak tidak dari tulang

Cula Badak by Koen Setyawan 2008

Koen Setyawan 2008

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Badak Jawa Kenali Cahaya Inframerah?

WWF Indonesia/BTNUKJAKARTA, JUMAT – Para aktivis organisasi lingkungan World Wildlife Fund (WWF) terkesima saat melihat rekaman seekor badak Jawa yang menyeruduk kamera video trap yang mereka pasang. Bagaimana tidak sebab tak ada lampu di sekitarnya dan kamera merekam aktivitas badak menggunakan cahaya inframerah.

Pada salah satu rekaman yang diambil antara Maret-April 2008 itu, terlihat dua ekor badak di Taman Nasional Ujung Kulon, masing-masing seekor induk dan anaknya. Saat terakam keduanya tampak diam beberapa detik. Kemudian, induk badak mendekat ke arah kamera dan dalam waktu singkat langsuhg menyeruduknya.

Kamera pun mati dan rekaman berakhir. Beruntung, kamera yang dilindungi bungkus berbahan plastik tebal tahan air tersebut tidak rusak dan hanya lecet. Saat para aktivias menemukannya beberapa hari kemudian, kamera tersebut tergeletak di atas tanah.

Selengkapnya ada di Kompas.com 30 Mei 2008.

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