Archive for April, 2010

New hope for Galapagos’ ‘Lonesome George’ – life – 30 April 2007 – New Scientist

New hope for Galapagos’ ‘Lonesome George’ – life – 30 April 2007 – New Scientist

Pinta tortoise Lonesome George may not be as lonely as previously thought. DNA tests have revealed that a tortoise on nearby Isabela Island has Pinta ancestry. Although the tortoise is also a male, the discovery raises the possibility that conservation scientists might be able to find a female with Pinta genes that would make a suitable mate for George.

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Pictures: "Rarest of the Rare" Species Named

Pictures: “Rarest of the Rare” Species Named

National Geographic has a nice profile on some of the most endangered species in the world. The animals profiled are from a Wildlife Conservation Society report entitled “Rarest of the Rare.”

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Endangered Species Success Stories

One of my favorite magazines, New Scientist, has an interesting gallery of five species that were saved from extinction by conservation efforts. Check it out here.

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