Forests of the biogeographic region of Chocó in critical danger of disappearing

The biogeographic region of Chocó ranges from the eastern region of Panamá, through the Pacific coast of Colombia, to the southwest of Ecuador. In Colombia, this neotropical corridor, which covers the Pacific coast to the foothills of the western mountain range, forms a natural barrier … Read more “Forests of the biogeographic region of Chocó in critical danger of disappearing”

Mongolia Protects White-naped Crane Breeding Area

The Government of Mongolia recently designated core breeding habitat for White-naped Cranes as a national-level nature reserve, a vital step in increasing reproduction in the rapidly-declining Western population of this threatened species.

The Khurkh-Khuiten River Valleys (KKRV) in Northeast Mongolia is a diverse ecosystem supporting … Read more “Mongolia Protects White-naped Crane Breeding Area”

Endangered Pangolins Removed from Traditional Medicine List in China

Pangolin scales have been removed from an official 2020 listing of ingredients approved for use in traditional Chinese medicine as reported by China’s Health Times newspaper.  There was no official announcement but pangolins were not listed in the newly published 2020 edition of the traditional … Read more “Endangered Pangolins Removed from Traditional Medicine List in China”