Deep in the jungle between Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia, German scientists have discovered a new type of Crested Gibbon, one of the most endangered primate species in the world. The discovery has been a sensation and the new species is called a northern buffed-cheeked gibbon or Nomascus annamensis.
Did you know that 40 percent of the world’s freshwater turtle and tortoise species are threatened with extinction? This figure makes turtles some of the most threatened animals on the planet. Check out this slideshow featuring 10 of the most endangered turtles in the world.
It seems Pterodactyl like creatures have been discovered alive and well off the coast of PAPUA, New Guinea. The species ‘Ropen’ (Dimorphodon pterosaur) is seen in the photo and the video flying overhead and terrifying local villagers.
Cambodia's population of white-rumped vultures is increasing, and the populations of the red-headed and slender billed vultures were found to be stable. This is encouraging news for these scavengers who are presently listed as "Critically Endangered." Learn more about the important culture conservation efforts on the ground in Cambodia including the "vulture restaurants."