Researchers from TRAFFIC, who monitored 90 Facebook groups over a three-month period in 2016, recorded 2,245 live reptile advertisements representing more than 5,000 individual animals from 115 taxa. Most advertisements were for the ball python and the Burmese python, and also included critically endangered species such as the Philippine crocodileRead More →

Grove’s Dwarf lemur (Cheirogaleus grovesi) was discovered in two of Madagascar’s national parks, Ranomafana and Andringitra, both of which are part of the Rainforests of Atsinanana UNESCO World Heritage Site. The new lemur is a nocturnal primate that is smaller than a squirrel. The fur on its back, limbs, andRead More →

A new bird species from Indonesia has been described by a group of scientists after it was first observed in 1990, a paper said. The bird, which belongs to the honeyeater family, has been named after Indonesia’s first lady, Iriana Joko Widodo, as a way to promote the protection ofRead More →