small but sweet progress shot of my endangered animal painting...this is an Amur leopard and there are only 84+ left in the world. This makes me very sad. They are beautiful creatures who preserve wildlife and do not deserve having their habitat taken over, and even worse for being hunted for their fur...people will realize what’s happened only when it’s too late. #savetheanimals
We're really proud to announce a donation to our conservation partner @WildlifeVets International towards their Tiger Health Programme. This money will help towards vital work taking place in Russia at PRNO Tiger Center in Alexyevka, and to finish building the Wild Tiger Health Centre.
Since 2006, The Big Cat Sanctuary has donated over £21,000 to the organisation. These funds have been spent on various Amur tiger and leopard conservation initiatives in the Russian Far East. They range from forest fields trips to capture tiger and leopards with a view collecting data and fitting them with radio collars, to important work in the sustainability of conservation actions.
We are very proud to support the work of Wildlife Vets International and look forward to seeing how these projects progress.
Canada is one of the largest countries in the world and is home to a diverse group of wildlife. The forests, tundras, and plains of Canada are rich with natural resources and provide food and shelter for the animals.
These ecosystems and the wildlife are being threatened. A WWF report found that mammal populations dropped by 43% in Canada. Reptiles, birds, and fish populations all dropped as well.
Action needs to be taken globally in order to reverse this population decline. Conversationalists say the best course of action is to adopt an ecosystem-based approach instead of focusing conservation efforts on individual species.
It’s Monday again!
And surely time for another possum post!?
Leadbeaters Possum ... a closeup of one of the artworks in my 2019 Calendar - Australian wildlife (amongst the trees).
The Leadbeater’s possum is a critically endangered species with both State and National Recovery Programs in place. Endemic to Victoria, they exist nowhere else but the Cental Highlands forests, Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve and alpine areas between Lake Mountain and Mt Baw Baw. Affectionately known as a forest fairy, the Leadbeater’s Possum, no more than a handspan in length, is actually quite cranky; fiercely defending its territory from other possums.
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🐨Despite the name Koalas are not bears,, they are pouched marsupials. However this little guy seems to of got bored of the pouch
🐨Due to Koalas independence they are forced to move around to avoid others, leading to exponential deaths of Koalas on the road. This has been exacerbated by reductio in habitat as more houses are built. Also the species suffers greatly from sexual diseases, only around 80,000 remain ------
🐨With its only natural enemy, the dingo, delegated to the ground, the koala is basically safe from threat. Birds of prey or snakes may take an occasional youngster or small female, but this is rare.
🐨The biggest issue koalas face is their own territorial and anti-social nature. There is a finite number of koalas that can comfortably coexist in a particular area of wild habitat, and when territory is depleted by human encroachment, the individuals whose trees are lost usually perish.
🐨However due to increased awareness and conservation thing are looking up for Koalas
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