A Saigaantelope

A Saigaantelope

After spotting the Protection for ‘weirdest’ species story on the BBC web site today, I followed the link to EDGE and found an extraordinary website.

Recent studies indicate that almost 75 per cent of the world’s most extraordinary threatened mammals are receiving little or no conservation attention.

If these species go extinct, they will be lost forever. There are no similar animals on earth to replace them.

The EDGE of Existence programme aims to conserve the world’s most Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered (EDGE) species by implementing the research and conservation actions needed to secure their future.

The site has an amazing list of the top 100 endangered and critically endangered species in the world. I highly recommend checking out The EDGE of Existence programme, and consider donating to help fund research and protection of some of the world most unique creatures.

External Links:
The EDGE of Existence programme
The Zoological Society of LondonMangrove Terrapin rediscovered in Thailand

Written by CW Staff

In the late 80s I started investigating UFOs and crop circles and joined the CCCS (Centre for Crop Circle Studies) and a local group researching strange sightings and reports along the south coast of Dorset (UK). In the early ’90s I started my own research group called SPS (Strange Phenomena Studies), this was renamed in 2004 to Cryptoworld.

This article has 4 comments

  1. Darrell Bennett

    It is sad to think that the human race considers itself to be so superior to other animal races that we believe we can wipe them out in order to ensure our own survival needs. Once these animals have vanished from the face of the Earth, they are truely gone forever; we can never get them back and that is to our detriment. Now is the time to slow the growth of the overburdening human population in order to encourage the survival of these endangered and critical endangered species. It is time to turn the tables and give Mother Nature something back instead of taking from her all the time.

  2. tashie_et

    What are the 100 most endangered species? Please add them to your next website update.
    Thanks
    Natasha

  3. shelkey jane a. espina

    its unbelievable that behind the growing population of the human beings is the opposite of the decreasing population of the animals………and we have still a chance 2 save it but how if our fellow brothers and sisters are killing them or not all of us is cooperating…….sad to say that we kill 4 our sake or livelihood