04 Apr '11, 7pm

The most endangered big animal no one has ever heard of: the saola

Vietnam implements project to save one of the world's rarest mammals, the shy soala (02/24/2010) Vietnam's central province of Thua Thien-Hue has approved a project to save the enigmatic saola. Listed as Critically Endangered, the saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis )—a type of forest antelope—is so rare and secretive that it was only discovered in 1992. It is considered by many to be one of the world's rarest mammals. The project, funded by the Darwin Initiative, Cambridge University, and WWF, will be largely carried out by forest rangers during the next 33 months in Bach Ma National Park and a saola preservation zone. The project includes research, raising public awareness, and managing the protected areas to help the saola's survival. Last chance to save a 'singular beauty' of Asia: the shy soala (09/03/2009) Only discovered in 1992, the reclusive and beautiful saola Pseudor...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0404-hance_robichaud.html

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