Archive for December, 2009

Lessons from Lost Species

Interesting article in the Cornell Chronicle on species that are so rare they are rarely or almost never observed. What do these lost species have to teach us about conservation biology? Ron Rohrbaugh, who leads the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s research on the ivory-billed woodpecker, offers his perspective on this question.


Persian Leopard Spotted in Iran

Continuous photos taken with cameras fitted with telephoto lenses have confirmed that the Persian leopard is still roaming national parks in Iran. The cats had not been seen in Iran since 2002. The Persian leopard is one of only two big cat species remaining in Iran, the other being the Asiatic cheetah. Read the article at Press TV. The article includes a photo, but it is clearly of a sleek cheetah, and not a leopard.