Himanshi singh May 19, 2020
Her love for the cotton tops (Saguinus oedipus) compelled her to do something to help the critically endangered species survive. In 1987, Dr. Savage founded a conservation program, Proyecto Tití, to protect the primate in its native habitat in Colombia.
Dr. Andheria is the President of the Wildlife Conservation Trust (WCT), an NGO doing outstanding work in catalyzing the conservation of large carnivores and their habitats. Currently, WCT works in and around 160 Protected Areas across 23 states, covering 82% of India's 50 tiger reserves.
Not wasting time, Dr. Campello and her team of researchers from Instituto Araguaia, based in the Cantão State Park, immediately directed their efforts to save the pink dolphins of the Araguaia River basin that numbered not more than 1000 individuals.
Few people know snow leopards (Panthera uncia) like Dr. Gurung, Country Representative of WWF Nepal. Growing up in a herder family, Dr. Gurung knew that snow leopards were enemies who killed his family's livestock.
"Everything about the saiga antelope is fascinating, but what bewilders me most is the way nature has so perfectly designed it to survive in the extreme conditions of its habitat. The unique humped nose of the saiga is its most striking feature.
"Everything about this bird is fascinating. Being a long-distance migrant, it takes astoundingly lengthy flights. Every year it flies around 6,000 km to and fro between the Arctic region and the northwestern shores of the Black Sea.
Found only in the Mary River system of Queensland, Australia, the Mary River turtle (Elusor macrurus) is like no other. "The Mary River turtle takes in oxygen in two ways - through its mouth when it surfaces and through the gill-like structure in its cloaca.
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