06 Nov '11, 2pm

Egypt's Endangered Species in Media Spotlight

Egypt's Endangered Species in Media Spotlight

Anthony Cramp/Flickr /CC BY 2.0 What do a gazelle that can survive without drinking water, a bearded vulture that drops bones from the air to break them open to the marrow, a "swamp cat," coral reefs , and an ancient "tree of love" have in common? They're all species that are native to Egypt -- and now endangered. Amid all the upheaval in the country -- a popular uprising and upcoming elections, just for a start -- the newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm is doing an admirable job keeping the fate of Egypt's natural resources from falling off the radar with its ongoing series on endangered flora and fauna. Barbary Sheep Victims of Hunting And Poaching The most recent segment features the Barbary sheep , or aoudad (top), which once roamed across nearly the entire country but has dwindled so much in population that it was widely believed to be extinct in Egypt only a decade ago. Perha...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/egypts-endan...

Tweets

Media coverage of spate of deaths at Bedok Rese...

todayonline.com 07 Nov '11, 3am

Media tends to pander to the lower instinct of human nature to sell paper or attract eyeballs. So gory details describing ...

Man Single-Handedly Saves a Species of Snail

treehugger.com 07 Nov '11, 6am

Magnificent ramshorn snails aren't one of those high-profile endangered species that the conservationists community love t...

Stop Pitting Species Against Species | Care2 Causes

Stop Pitting Species Against Species | Care2 Ca...

care2.com 08 Nov '11, 6am

By Becky Robinson, founder and president of Alley Cat Allies , a national advocacy organization dedicated to transforming ...

Egypt: Men Should Wear the Veil! Love this one!...

tonguechic.com 08 Nov '11, 6am

Finally Revealed - The De... +++ UPDATED +++ After a mad response regarding vendor Academy Awards 2010: Top ... Here we co...

See pics and more of this #SpeciesOfTheDay bird...

worldwildlife.org 12 Nov '11, 7pm

Follow @world_wildlife on Twitter and don't miss a single day of species facts, photos, and more. About Species of the Day...

9 Top Threatened Species | Care2 Healthy Living

9 Top Threatened Species | Care2 Healthy Living

care2.com 12 Nov '11, 2am

The Red List of Threatened Species kept by the International Union for Conservation of Nature has been updated, and althou...

in case you missed it last night, here is the n...

iucn.org 10 Nov '11, 8am

Plants are an essential resource for human well-being and are a critical component for wildlife habitats, yet they are sti...

Why are belugas called sea canaries? Find out this and more with our species guide #frozenplanet

Why are belugas called sea canaries? Find out t...

wdcs.org 16 Nov '11, 9pm

Synonym: Sea canary, White whale, Belukha, Beluga Related Projects: WDCS Supported projects in Canada and Russia Classific...

Egypt: Men Should Wear the Veil! | Care2 Causes

Egypt: Men Should Wear the Veil! | Care2 Causes

care2.com 06 Nov '11, 3am

Written by Mona Kareem , Global Voices With Islamists rising in post-revolution Egypt, fear of religious oppression is gro...

Top 10 U.S. Endangered Species Threatened by Ov...

biologicaldiversity.org 28 Oct '11, 5pm

The 10 species represent a range of geography, as well as species diversity — but all are critically threatened by the eff...

Interpol launches campaign to protect threatened tiger species

Interpol launches campaign to protect threatene...

straitstimes.com 02 Nov '11, 10am

Interpol on Wednesday launched a new campaign to coordinate the global fight against tiger poaching, warning that failure ...

Several species of rhino have been poached into extinction or to the point of no return

Several species of rhino have been poached into...

straitstimes.com 10 Nov '11, 1am

Several species of rhino have been poached into extinction or to the point of no return, according to an update of the Red...