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Ethiopian Lions, Sumatran Rhinos and Other Links from the Brink (April 6, 2013)

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Ethiopian lions, Florida panthers, Sumatran rhinos and Yangtze porpoises are among the endangered species in the news this week. Well that was Interesting: The Internet was abuzz this week with “news” about how a pack of lions in Ethiopia supposedly saved a teenage girl from kidnapping rapists. That story actually dates back to 2005 but—as [...]

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China’s Yangtze Finless Porpoise Faces 80 Percent Decrease in 30 Years

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The already rare Yangtze finless porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides asiaeorientalis) faces an 80 percent drop in its population over the next 30 years, according to research by the Institute of Hydrobiology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Currently, around 1,000 of the freshwater porpoises live in China’s Yangtze River and its surrounding lakes, down from 2,700 [...]

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