Tag - endangered species

anderson's crocodile newt

Japan Lists Endangered Endemic Reptiles and Amphibians

Japan Lists Endangered Endemic Reptiles and Amphibians on the Nansei Islands 6 species of cave geckos, Goniurosaurus spp. and Anderson’s Crocodile Newt Echinotriton from Japan all endangered and are now protected by Japanese law. The listings follow recommendations in 2018 when research uncovered the impact of international pet trading on several endemic reptiles and amphibians. Japans government’s shift to list these species under CITES Appendix III is welcomed by all and other countries are now being asked to join in preventing [...]

Britains Wildlife in Danger

Britain has not always been an island – it was once attached to the main land of the Continent. The last Ice Age ended round about 10,000 years ago, and as the ice melted, the animals gradually spread northwards across Europe. At the same time, the forests began to cover the land – first Birch, Scots pine and Juniper and later, Oak and Alder as the land became warmer and damper. With no sea as a barrier, it was [...]