Thursday, July 10, 2014

Giant Salamander


Chinese Giant Salamander (Andrias davidianus)


The permanently aquatic Chinese giant salamander is heavily built, with a flat, broad head and a truncated snout. It has a wide mouth, small round eyes that lack eyelids, and small, rounded nostrils close to the edge of the upper lip at t
he corners of the snout. The species has a large tongue and possesses vomerine teeth (two small bumps found on the roof of the mouth or palate) in addition to a long arc of maxillary (or jaw) teeth.

The body, like the head, is quite flattened in appearance, with a broad, compressed tail almost 60% of the body length. The species has a series of costal grooves (found along the sides of the body in the region of the ribs), as well as a vertebral groove (running along the back) and a fold of skin present along the sides of the body from the back of the head to the tip of the tail. The skin is generally rough and porous with numerous wrinkles, folds and tubercles (small bumps). Individuals are dark brown, black or greenish in colour with irregularly blotched, marbled or and/or spotted patterning.

Total body length at adulthood is about 1 metre, although a classic publication on the Chinese salamander by M.L.Y. Chang in 1936 quotes a maximum length of 180 cm (1.8 metres). Individuals of 115 cm weigh over 11 kg. This makes the Chinese giant salamander the largest extant amphibian species in the world, both in terms of length and mass, although its close relative the Japanese giant salamander can also reach lengths of 1 m. However, due to wild harvesting of the Chinese giant salamander as a delicacy in Asia, most animals found today are considerably smaller.

Courtesy:http://www.edgeofexistence.org/amphibians/species_info.php?id=547

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Cara Mendapatkan Naga 4 Element Dragon City Terbaru 2014



UPDATE DRAGON CITY – Sekarang di dragon city sudah di update naga 4 elemen.jika ingin mendapatkannya tanpa beli pake gems,caranya nikahkan masing masing 2 rare hybrids dragon, contoh : Forge dragon = armadillo + soccer dragon. Tetapi naga 4 elements layaknya naga unik/exclusive lainnya, naga yang dinikahkan levelnya juga harus tinggi (level 15 – 20). karena semakin tinggi naga yang dinikahkan semakin besar peluang untuk mendapatkan naga 4 elements. Jika tidak berhasil juga, coba dengan mem-Breeding dragon menggunakan “breeding boost” atau di ultra breeding tree,,, ok ;)
Rumus  Perkawinan Lengkap Untuk dragon 4 elements adalah sebagai berikut :

Forge Dragon (Elemen : Metal, Terra, Ice dan Flame)
armadillo + soccer



Abyss Dragon (Elemen : Light, Dark, Ice, dan Flame)
 fallen angel (light +dark) + soccer


Apocalypse Dragon (Elemen : Flame, Ice, Light, Dark)
apocalypse : cool fire + fallen angel (light +dark)


Supersonic Dragon (Elemen : Nature, Electric, Terra, Metal)
supersonic dragon : gummy + armadillo




Mirage Dragon (Elemen : Flame, Nature, Ice dan Electric)
mirage dragon : firebird/spicy + moose/fluorescent 
Millenium Dragon (Elemen : Sea, War, Terra, Metal)
millenium dragon : leviathan + armadillo



Promethium Dragon (Elemen : Light Dark, Nature, Electric)
promethium dragon : fallen angel (light +dark) + gummy
Belum tentu bisa dalam sekali coba semoga beruntung.....
SUMBER:
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Friday, January 4, 2013

BLACK OPS II

Students from some of the greatest college rivals are putting it all on the line, competing against each other in the Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Rivalries tournament presented by NVIDIA GeForce GTX. Check out the schedule below to see when you can catch the matchup videos.

Thursday, 12-27-12:
Cal vs. Stanford
NVIDIA GeForce GTX - Rivalries - CAL vs. Stanford
NVIDIA GeForce GTX - Rivalries - CAL vs. Stanford Featured Match

Wednesday, 1-2-13:
USC vs. UCLA
NVIDIA GeForce GTX - Rivalries - USC vs. UCLA
NVIDIA GeForce GTX - Rivalries - USC vs. UCLA Featured Match


Friday, 1-4-13
UNC vs. NCSU
(URL TBD)

Watch the finals streamed live on Saturday, January 19th at the NVIDIA GeForce Twitch.tv channel (http://www.twitch.tv/nvidiageforce). In addition to the playoff matches, wildcards East Carolina State and Oregon State will compete in a special play-in match. Catch the excitement and see which school comes out with the ultimate bragging rights!
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Devs Storm Nuketown!

Posted by BlackOpsNews Dec 14, 2012
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Live-streaming continues as Matt Scronce lays it down in Nuketown. Teaming up with other players around the world, Matt leads the charge with the MK 48, Target Finder and Quickdraw Handle attached (Pick 10 below).
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Check out the Live-Streaming action, and listen to the devs covering everything from weapons intel to in-game discussion here: http://www.youtube.com/treyarch

Learn more about the Nuketown at: callofduty.com/blackops2
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Miles Leslie is the first to step into the ring. Reeking a developer's amount of havoc, Miles kicks things off domination-style on the Express map, touting a Scorpion EVO with Laser Sight and Extended Clip attachements (Pick 10 below).
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Catch more live-streaming action from the Dev Team here: http://www.youtube.com/treyarch
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It’s that time again… Double XP is coming to Call of Duty®: Black Ops 2! Starting Friday, December 14 and running through the weekend, you’ll earn twice the XP for all of your Multiplayer gameplay.

In addition to earning double XP for yourself, this weekend’s Elite Competitions will also award double clan XP! Three Competitions are available for you and your fellow clan members, including challenges in Domination, Kill Confirmed, and Team Deathmatch. Visit Call of Duty® Elite for more information on how your clan can sign up.

What better way to kick off Double XP weekend than by playing with the developers themselves! On Friday from noon-2pm PST, members of the Treyarch development team will livestream an open lobby session with fans. Tune into the Treyarch YouTube page (http://www.youtube.com/treyarch) to see how you can join in on the action!

Make sure to participate in our Facebook poll as well to decide the playlist that you want to see during the devs livestream. A lot of exciting things are happening on Multiplayer this weekend and we can’t wait for you guys to start leveling up and prestiging -- see you online!
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To get ready for tomorrow's Game w/ Devs livestream, we had some of the Treyarch developers share their favorite custom classes with us and describe how it works with their particular playstyle. Before you face off against these guys online, take a look at each of their load outs - you might pick up a tip or two!
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Miles Leslie
Producer, Treyarch
I’m all about maintaining a high K/D. I’ll play any game mode, but my main objective in any mode is getting the most frags. Some would call me a Slayer, I just think it’s part of my job to roll the other team. Each of the people I play with has a pretty solidified roll, and mine is to rack up kills and earn Scorestreaks – aka supporting my team by ensuring the enemy team is always respawning. My class is all about having high mobility to flank and get through enemy lines, as well as being able to take down 2 to 3 enemies at a time or in a row – this is why I use the EVO with extended clip and laser sight. Busting into a room and being able to ADS or hipfire down several enemies before having to reload is key. And since I am always on the go and putting so many shots on targets, I roll with Scavenger to ensure I have enough ammo in my clip. To top it all off, I like to roll with Hardline so I can constantly be earning Scorestreaks, supporting my team.

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Geoffrey Ng
Associate Artist, Treyarch
I’m more of a K/D player than someone who plays to the objective – it’s just my style. My perks keep me mobile and fast: I can be accurate when I hip fire and aim down my sights with my primary, and stay silent when I need to when I use my pistol. My lethal and tactical equipment are just bonuses for me.

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Matt Scronce
Associate Game Designer
The team I play with tends to roll Domination quite a bit, so I’ve tailored a class specifically for capturing Domination points that works really well with my play style.  This class allows me to quickly make it to a point with Extreme Conditioning, lay some suppressive fire with my Mk 48 under smoke, all while being protected from any incoming projectiles thanks to the x2 Trophy System.  I also throw in Flak Jacket for any incoming explosives and Fast Hands to get my Smoke Grenade and Trophy Systems out as fast as possible.

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Caleb Turner
Associate Artist
I love to load out with the Swat-556 because in my hands, it’s an extremely deadly and versatile weapon in both close-quarter and long-range engagements. The attachments give me more control and compliment the abilities my chosen perks provide. Flak Jacket helps to protect me from all of the chaotic explosions on the battlefield, while Ghost keeps me hidden out of view from any UAVs above. Fast Hands allows me to deploy my Tactical Insertion quickly behind enemy lines and toss away my Semtex with ample time to get back on target with deadly precision. I’ve got a predatory playstyle, so I like to equip Dexterity, because I frequently change positions to situate myself on higher ground with the ease of acquiring targets quickly after sprinting.
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Thomas Schneider
Level Designer, Treyarch
I personally use 4-5 different load outs depending on the map and game mode, but this one is my main go-to for my play style. I feel it offers me an all-around versatility, making it pretty safe to use in most situations and modes. I have additional survivability with Flak Jacket when playing defensively, Extreme Conditioning lets me move faster from objective to objective when I’m on the attack, and Hardline gives me some extra help to make sure I’m obtaining my higher Scorestreaks when a high K/D is my strategy – perfect for my style of play.

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Anthony Flame
Game Designer
With the SCAR as my primary, I have consistent all-around damage capabilities, with solid penetration, and can win most gunfights as long as I can control my recoil.  Stock will make me harder to hit while strafing, and silencer will make me harder to find.  FHJ and EMP allow me to pick up extra score against enemy equipment and Scorestreaks.  With claymore and scavenger, I can keep a consistent eye on my back to avoid being flanked.  Flak jacket allows me to survive well placed grenades, nearby Scorestreak explosions, and the adaptability to go for an objective when necessary.
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Dan Bunting
Director/Online, Treyarch
This is a class designed for objective game modes playing in a midfield position. I’m a naturally aggressive player (i.e., I kill but also get killed a lot), so I try to temper my aggressive tendencies with a counter-balance of pushing ahead in the field then holding a forward defensive position. This class supports medium- to long-range engagements with a high-power assault rifle, which is loaded out for attachments to support firing from ADS. The perks and tacticals are designed to seek out and destroy enemy defenses and Scorestreak rewards on the ground so that my teammates can push into objective locations and the enemy’s base of operations. Blind Eye allows me to hold my position at all times, even when the sky is filled with enemy aircraft.

Catch the livestream on Friday, December 14 from noon-2pm PST on the Treyarch YouTube page (http://www.youtube.com/user/Treyarch). The devs will be inviting fans to party up, so tune in and learn how you can join in the action!

Angry Bird Space



The Angry Birds Space Game Guide
The Angry Birds Space game guide contains detailed guidelines for all levels, with descriptions on how to achieve three stars on each one of them. However, due to the fact that the game mechanics relies on the law of physics (the angle and the force of the launch, gravity, etc.), recreating an identical way of completing a level may prove difficult. Each level has been extensively tested and all solutions verified even up to several dozen times. Even so, the guide should only serve as a direction to what the player should aim at in subsequent steps.
Points:
E.g. Estimated score: 7000+ (+2x 10000) = 27000+
Meaning: 7000+ - the number of points you should receive after following instructions described in the guide. The number in brackets indicates the points you get for the birds you’ve saved up. The last number is the sum of the two previous ones.
GUIDE IN PROGRESS
The guide is in the process of writing. Information on the current updates are in the CHANGE LOG section.

CHANGE LOG
29th March, 2012 – the first part of the guide containing the complete description of the first world, Pig Bang.
Artur „Arxel” Justynski
Translated to English by Agnieszka “Aeth” Jedrzejczyk

Mountain Lion


Photo: A mountain lion watches its territory from a rock

Map

Map: Mountain lion range Mountain Lion Range

Type:
Mammal
Diet:
Carnivore
Size:
Head and body, 3.25 to 5.25 ft (1 to 1.6 m); Tail, 23.5 to 33.5 in (60 to 85 cm)
Weight:
136 lbs (62 kg)
Protection status:
Endangered
Size relative to a 6-ft (2-m) man:
Illustration: Mountain lion compared with adult man
This powerful predator roams the Americas, where it is also known as a puma, cougar, and catamount. This big cat of many names is also found in many habitats, from Florida swamps to Canadian forests.
Mountain lions like to prey on deer, though they also eat smaller animals such as coyotes, porcupines, and raccoons. They usually hunt at night or during the gloaming hours of dawn and dusk. These cats employ a blend of stealth and power, stalking their prey until an opportunity arrives to pounce, then going for the back of the neck with a fatal bite. They will hide large carcasses and feed on them for several days.
Mountain lions once roamed nearly all of the United States. They were prized by hunters and despised by farmers and ranchers who suffered livestock losses at their hands. Subsequently, by the dawn of the 20th century, mountain lions were eliminated from nearly all of their range in the Midwest and Eastern U.S.—though the endangered Florida panther survives.
Today, whitetail deer populations have rebounded over much of the mountain lion's former range and a few animals have appeared in more eastern states such as Missouri and Arkansas. Some biologists believe that these big cats could eventually recolonize much of their Midwest and Eastern range—if humans allow them to do so. In most western U.S. states and Canadian provinces, populations are considered sustainable enough to allow managed sport hunting.
Mountain lions require a lot of room—only a few cats can survive in a 30-square-mile (78-square-kilometer) range. They are solitary and shy animals, seldom seen by humans. While they do occasionally attack people—usually children or solitary adults—statistics show that, on average, there are only four attacks and one human fatality each year in all of the U.S. and Canada.

The best Dog Breeds


Shiba Inu

 Shiba Inu

Ever wondered what would happen if a fox and a teddy bear got it on? Probably something like a Shiba Inu and a resulting marriage built around the Shiba Inu that slowly devolves into a loveless prison because foxes and teddy bears are just too different. One might worry about the mental toll growing up in a broken home can take, but this is a dog who walks around all day showing its butt to everyone. It’s going to be just fine.
Jack Russell Terrier

 Jack Russell Terrier

Jack Russells are known to people who’ve never seen a real Jack Russell but have seen Frasier as “that cute little quiet dog”, and known to owners of Jack Russells as “Jesus Christ not again. I walked you 20 minutes ago you asshole.” Sure, they run and bark a lot, but they’re also down to chill in front of the TV all day, if that’s what you’re into. They’re the best versions of a lot of different dogs, shrunk down for your convenience.
Boxer

 Boxer

Boxer dogs are named such after their human counterparts because they are lean, powerful, and energetic, and not because they’re violent and insane. If anything, it’s today’s human boxers that give the dogs a bad rap. Let’s call boxer humans something like “punchies” so boxer dogs can lay uninhibited claim to their breed and not be dragged down any further by The Hangover 3.
Newfoundland

 Newfoundland

Newfoundlands are known for their docile nature, fondness of children, and shaggy coats, making them the rough equivalent to Dog Hagrid, which A) Is a perfect comparison befitting a detailed profile of this nature, and B) a movie I desperately want to exist.




Collie Collie

Aside from being all fluffy and adorable, there’ve been about a billion films made about how awesome and helpful and smart Collies are (well, they were all about just one, but a bunch of different Collies had to play it, so there.) How cool are Collies? A friend of mine once excitedly texted me after he’d met and petted one. Really




Beagle

 Beagle

One of the first questions you need to ask yourself as a dog lover is do you prefer floppy or pointy ears? Beagles definitely lead the charge for “floppy”, not only because the sight of their ears dancing in the wind on a cool September morning, when there’s dew on the ground and a ghostly mist in the woods ahead, is food for the soul. But also Snoopy’s a Beagle, and he’s cute as fuck.
Corgi

 Corgi

Corgis have been experiencing a boom in popularity recently. It’s no surprise, given how ridiculously cute and friendly they are. Corgis are also the furry faces of England’s Royal Family, and if it’s good enough for them, it’s good enough for us. Except for that whole monarchy thing to begin with. And the intermarrying stuff. And haggis. On second thoughts, just give us the dogs and get back to your weird little island.
St Bernard

 St Bernard

It’s hard seeing a St. Bernard and not imagining a terrible incident at the dog factory that caused what should have been a pretty cool, regular dog to become this insanely huge, shaggy, dog-bear hybrid. St. Bernards belong to a class of breeds known as “Giant Dogs” which definitely seems like something people should be discussing more/all the time.
Australian Shepherd

 Australian Shepherd

Amanda Seyfried owns an Australian Shepherd, presumably not just because they share initials, but because they’re gentle, loyal, hard working, and often have that cool thing where both eyes are different colours. They’re a great choice as a companion dog, especially if you’re maybe a little lonely and don’t date as much as you’d want to. I get it, being a successful actress gets in the way of things you might really want sometimes, such as a manageable and meaningful relationship with someone who really gets where you’re coming from/loves Australian Shepherds (which I do!)/maintains his professional integrity at every turn.
Bernese Mountain Dog

 Bernese Mountain Dog

Imagine it: You’re stranded alone, at the very top of a treacherous mountain. It’s been three days since you saw anyone from your group, and four days since you looked your best friend in the eye as he fell from the summit into the snowy depths below. You’re cold, hungry, and about to gnaw off your arms 127-hours-style, not because they’re stuck anywhere but you’re just super bored. Suddenly, over bounds a Bernese Mountain Dog, lumbering up to your side with a cask of whisky round its neck and a sack of hamburgers. That’s the kind of dog this is.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Top 10 most endangered species in the world

1. Tiger
New studies indicate that there may be as few as 3,200 tigers (Panthera tigris) left in the wild. Tigers occupy less than seven per cent of their original range, which has decreased by 40 percent over the past ten years. Continuing deforestation and rampant poaching could push some tiger populations to the same fate as its now-extinct Javan and Balinese relatives in other parts of Asia. Tigers are poached for their body parts, which are used in traditional Asian medicine, while skins are also highly prized. Additionally, sea level rise, due to climate change, threatens the mangrove habitat of a key tiger population in Bangladesh’s and India’s Sundarbans. The upcoming Chinese Year of the Tiger, starting in February 2010, will mark an important year for conservation efforts to save wild tigers, with WWF continuing to play a vital role in implementing bold new strategies to save this magnificent Asian big cat.
2. Polar Bear
The Arctic’s polar bears (Ursus maritimus) have become the iconic symbol of early victims of climate-induced habitat loss. Designated a threatened species for protection by the Endangered Species Act in the US, many polar bear populations will be vulnerable to extinction within the next century if warming trends in the Arctic continue at the current pace. WWF is supporting field research to better understand how climate change will affect polar bears and to develop adaptation strategies. WWF also works to protect critical polar bear habitat by working with governments and industry to reduce threats from shipping and oil and gas development in the region and with local communities to reduce human-bear conflict in areas where bears are already stranded on land for longer periods of time due to lack of ice.

3. Pacific Walrus
The Arctic’s Bering and Chukchi Seas are home to the Pacific walrus (Odobenus rosmarus divergens), one of the latest victims of climate change. In September of this year, up to 200 dead walruses were spotted on the shore of the Chukchi Sea on Alaska's northwest coast. These animals use floating ice for resting, birthing and nursing calves, and protection from predators. With Arctic ice melting, the Pacific walrus is experiencing habitat loss to the extent that in September 2009, the US Fish and Wildlife Service announced that adding the walrus to the Endangered Species Act may be warranted.

4. Magellanic Penguin
Once threatened primarily by oil spills, Magellanic penguins (Spheniscus magellanicus), now face a larger threat as fish are displaced by warming ocean currents, forcing the birds to swim farther to find food. Last year hundreds of Magellanic penguins washed up on beaches around Rio de Janeiro, many emaciated or dead. Scientists have speculated that changes in ocean currents or temperatures, which may be related to climate change, could have been responsible for their movement more than a thousand miles north of their traditional nesting area in the southern tip of Argentina. Twelve out of the 17 penguin species are currently experiencing rapid population decline.

5. Leatherback Turtle
The largest marine turtle and one of the largest living reptiles, the leatherback turtle, (Dermochelys coriaceathe) has survived for more than a hundred million years, but is now facing extinction. Recent estimates of numbers show that this species is declining, particularly in the Pacific where as few as 2,300 adult females now remain, making the Pacific leatherback the world's most endangered marine turtle population. Atlantic turtle populations are more stable but scientists predict a decline due to the large numbers of adults being caught as bycatch and killed accidentally by fishing fleets. Additionally, rising sea levels and higher temperatures on Atlantic beaches pose a new threat to turtles and their offspring. Nest temperature strongly determines the sex of offspring, and a nest warming trend is reducing the number of male turtles. WWF aims to conserve leatherback turtle migratory pathways - by working with fisheries to decrease bycatch, by protecting critical nesting beaches, and by raising awareness so that local communities will protect turtles and their nests.

6. Bluefin Tuna
The Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) is a large migratory fish found in the western and eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea. Bluefin tuna is the source of highest grade sushi. Bluefin tuna fisheries are near collapse and the species at serious risk of extinction if unsustainable fishing practices in the Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean are not stopped. A temporary ban on the global trade of bluefin tuna would allow the overexploited species to recover. WWF is encouraging restaurants, chefs, retailers, and consumers to stop serving, buying, selling, and eating endangered bluefin tuna until this amazing species shows signs of recovery.

7. Mountain Gorilla
Scientists consider mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) to be a critically endangered gorilla subspecies, with about 720 surviving in the wild. More than 200 live in the Virunga National Park, located in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, bordering Rwanda and Uganda. War has been waged in areas around the park, with gorillas subject to related threats such as poaching and loss of habitat. Conservation efforts have led to an increase in the Virunga population by 14 per cent in the last 12 years, while the mountain gorillas other home, the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda, has experienced population increases of 12 per cent over the past decade. Despite this success, the mountain gorillas status remains fragile, and WWF is working to save the great ape’s forest habitat in the mountains of the heart of Africa.

8. Monarch Butterfly
Every year millions of delicate monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) migrate from North America to their winter habitat in Mexico. A well conserved and protected high-altitude pine and fir forest in Mexico is essential for the survival of the overwintering of monarchs, which has been recognized as an endangered biological phenomenon. The protection of its reproductive habitats in the United States and Canada is also crucial to saving this species migration, one of the most remarkable natural phenomena on the planet. WWF, in collaboration with the Mexican Fund for the Conservation of Nature, has designed an innovative conservation strategy to protect and restore the Monarch butterflies wintering habitat in Mexico, so butterflies are protected from extremes weather and other threats. WWF is also supporting local communities to establish trees nurseries that are reintroduced to the monarch butterfly reserve, creating at the same time new sources of income for the owners of the monarch forests.

9. Javan Rhinoceros
Listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List (2009), the Javan rhino (Rhinoceros sondaicus) is considered to be one of the most endangered large mammals in the world with only two populations existing in the wild, for a total number of less than 60 animals. Highly prized as a commodity in traditional Asian medicine, Javan rhinos have also been brought to the verge of extinction by the conversion of forest habitat to farmland. WWF has been involved in protection and conservation of the Javan rhino since 1998, supporting forest rangers to undertake increased patrolling and protection activities, conducting surveys of the rhino population, raising awareness of the importance of the rhinos to local communities, and supporting park management. Last month, highly trained sniffer dogs were used to search for traces of the extremely rare and endangered Vietnamese Javan Rhinoceros, of which no more than a dozen are thought to exist. These samples will be analysed to better understand the gender mix and whether this small population has a chance of survival.

10. Giant Panda
An international symbol of conservation since WWF’s founding in 1961, the giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) which numbers around 1,600 in the wild, faces an uncertain future. Its forest habitat in the mountainous areas of southwest China has become fragmented, creating a number of small and isolated populations. WWF has been active in giant panda conservation for nearly three decades by working working with the Chinese government to protect habitats through the creation of reserves and to help local communities become less dependent on forest resources. Over half of the habitat where pandas live is now protected, and corridors are being established to connect key panda populations. But the 1,600 remaining wild pandas are still living in over 20 geographically separate areas, and infratructure development is on the increase, so there’s still much more to be done.

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