This is video of the ivory-billed woodpecker of the USA.
Back from the dead
Hunting and habitat loss were thought to have killed off this freshwater crocodile in the 1980s, but one was photographed near Thailand’s border with Burma in 2001.
This spectacular bird was thought to have died out in the 1920s because of forest clearances. When it was seen alive in Arkansas in 2004, some ornithologists compared the discovery to finding the dodo.
Scientists noticed a dead squirrel-like rodent on sale at a market in Laos in 2005. It was a relative of the Diatomyidae family, believed extinct for 11 million years.
Zoology student Elizabeth Sinclair rediscovered this Australian marsupial, thought to have died out in the 1870s, when she trapped two specimens while looking for other species near Perth in 1994.
They were last sighted in 1962, and considered extinct. But in 2000, one turned up in a scientist’s trap in the Austrian Tyrol.
Having existed for at least 360 million years, the coelacanth was thought to have died out 70 million years ago, until a fisherman caught one off South Africa in 1938.
Coelacanth in Zanzibar: here.
And in Indonesia: here.
Siamese crocodile nest survey unearths hope: here.
February 2012. 19 critically endangered baby Siamese crocodiles have been successfully released into a local wetland in Lao PDR, where they will be repatriated into the wild according to The Wildlife Conservation Society: here.
- Australian endangered species: Gilbert’s Potoroo (theconversation.edu.au)
- 4 Extinct Species That People Still Hope to Rediscover (blogs.scientificamerican.com)
- Rare Baby Crocs Released in Wild (livescience.com)
- Thailand, Vietnam Seek Controls on Rosewood Trade (cambodiadaily.com)
- CITES meeting: Humankind under the spotlight (english.pravda.ru)
- Higher than Heroin (beautifuldystopias.wordpress.com)
- New research confirms plight of bumble bees, persistence of other bees in Northeast (esciencenews.com)