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September 2015

World Animal Day On Sunday 4th October

Wed 30th September 2015 (0 comments)
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On October 4th 1931, the first World Animal Day was held as a way trying to highlight the plight of endangered species around the world. Not just focusing on the rarest of the world's animals though, World Animal Day is now an international day of recognition of the importance of sharing our planet with other species.

Held on the same day every year as the fourth of October is the Feast Day of the patron saint of animals, St Francis of Assisi, World Animal Day also marks the first day of World Animal Week which runs until October 10th and extends the need of increasing awareness about how much pressure we are putting on animal species in their natural habitats.

Fishing Cats In Cambodia

Mon 28th September 2015 (0 comments)
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We were recently contacted by Fauna and Flora International in Cambodia with the exciting news that the endangered fishing cat has been caught on camera in a coastal town for the first time in a decade.

These elusive and uniquely adapted felines are becoming rarer and rarer throughout their native South-East Asian habitats so this find is incredibly important for a resurgence in conservation efforts throughout the region.