Published on November 9, 2009
Section Nature / Non Human Stories
Since reports of endangered animals usually follow the same trajectory, I’m thrilled to report an anomaly.
For three-quarters of a century, the Mauritius Echo Parakeet has been dying out at an alarming rate. When the breed entered the “critically endangered” category on the World Conservation Union’s annual Red List of threatened species, it was expected to go the way of the dodo.
But after years of controlled breeding experiments, this bird has done an incredible thing: not only has it managed to hang on to life, it’s actually upped its status from “critically endangered” to simply “endangered”. Continue Reading / See Additional Photos