Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Colombia Has a Wildlife Trafficking Problem | Motherboard

Colombia Has a Wildlife Trafficking Problem | Motherboard

We tend to think of the illegal wildlife trade as being centered in Africa, where elephants and rhinos are being poached with abandon, and Asia, where ivory, rhino horn, and everything from rare turtles to pangolins are prized. While that's a fair assessment, wildlife trafficking is a global business. Case in point: Colombian officials reportedly seized 64,507 animals from traffickers in 2012.

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Strategic Plan to Mitigate the Threat of Chytridiomycosis in Panama

There is a new plan on how to deal with Bd and chytridiomycosis in Panama with an ambitious and important mission statement: "Our mission is to rescue and establish assurance colonies of amphibian species that are in extreme danger of extinction throughout Panama. We will also focus our efforts and expertise on developing methodologies to reduce the impact of the amphibian chytrid fungus (Bd) so that one day captive amphibians may be re-introduced to the wild." The link to the plan: