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September 2009

Fires Threaten Endangered Animals

Mon 28th September 2009 (1 comment)
Drastic Deforestation

Drastic Deforestation

Forest fires have broken out and have been raging across the peat forest areas in Central Kalimantan, which is the Indonesian part of the large tropical island of Borneo, putting the lives of many endangered animal species in danger.

Borneo is the third largest island in the world after Greenland and Papua New Guinea, where tropical jungle and rainforest once covered the entire 290,000 square mile island but a large percentage of Borneo's forests have now been destroyed to make room for palm oil plantations.

Oil Disaster Threatens Marine Animals

Tue 22nd September 2009 (5 comments)
Loggerhead Turtle

Loggerhead Turtle

Coral Reef

Coral Reef
An oil spill that occurred off the North West coast of Australia is believed to pose devastating consequences for some of the world's most unique and endangered marine animals.

The oil and gas spill that happened at the end of August is still not under control and is not thought to be for at least a couple of months. The most worrying aspect for scientists and conservationists alike is the fact that the slick is moving towards reefs that are known to be globally significant for their unique wildlife, with some of these animal species not found anywhere else in the world.

Vote A-Z Animals!

Thu 17th September 2009 (2 comments)
A-Z Thanks You All

A-Z Animals
Thanks You All

Website Of The Year Nomination

Website Of The
Year Nomination

A-Z Animals is extremely proud to announce that we have been nominated for the Good Web Guide's website of the year award 2009!

A-Z Animals would like to thank all of our users for their contributions to the A-Z Animals website including article updates, pictures and of course all of your comments.

Amazing Animal Programmes!

Mon 14th September 2009 (3 comments)
Extinct Northern White Rhino

Extinct Northern
White Rhino

Stephen Fry and Mark Carwardine

Stephen Fry
and Mark Carwardine

There have been some incredible animal programmes over the past few years giving us the opportunity to see animals that we would never have known existed other wise, or known about their life in the wild. There are currently two fantastic new animal series on the BBC at the moment which started over the past couple of weeks.

Last Chance To See takes the legendary Stephen Fry and renowned zoologist Mark Carwardine around the world in search of some of the most endangered animals on Earth. Stephen and Mark go in search of the Amazonian Manatee, the Northern White Rhino, the Aye Aye, the Komodo Dragon, the Kakapo and the Yangtze River Dolphin as part of an epic tribute to the trip taken by Mark Carwardine and Douglas Adams nearly 20 years ago. Not only do Stephen and Mark try to track down the endangered species that were witnessed 20 years ago but they also come in contact with dozens of other incredible animals along the way.