WWF February News

As part of a new feature here at No Disintegrations, I'd like to pass on a brief synopsis of interesting stories in the monthly WWF newsletter. WWF is one of the strongest allies our endangered species have and by promoting their efforts a little here, I'm hoping maybe some of you reading this will be inspired to send them a donation, or at least keep them in mind when thinking about making one.

Two interesting stories from this month's newsletter are the biggest smuggling bust in a decade and counting the Amur leopard.

In the smuggling bust, they managed to seize Siberian tiger skins, paws and bones, as well as Saiga antelope horns and Asiatic black bear paws, near the Russia/China border. WWF has photos of the bust on their site and while it doesn't seem like a lot of stuff fom the pictures, it is when you consider how endangered these animals are.

Conservationists are counting the Amur leopards in hopes of discovering the first increase in population in the past 5 years. When the Amur leopards were counted in 2003, only about 30 individuals were found.

For these stories and more, check out: http://wwf.worldwildlife.org/site/MessageViewer?em_id=5381.1&dlv_id=8421


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