Archive Pages Design$type=blogging

Snake Species Rediscovered And New Hope For Bird On The Brink Of Extinction

A species of wood snake that nobody has seen in the last 140 years has reappeared in the Meghamalai Wildlife Sanctuary in India. Scientist...

>

A species of wood snake that nobody has seen in the last 140 years has reappeared in the Meghamalai Wildlife Sanctuary in India. Scientists conducted a survey that lasted two years (from 2014-2016) and that’s when they rediscovered the wood snake species which is called Xylophis indicus. The snake is a “point endemic” meaning that it’s only found in Meghamalai. The female snake that they discovered was 235 millimeters long (just over 9 inches) and was dark brown in color.

This species of wood snake was last seen and recorded in 1878 by a British military officer and naturalist named Colonel Richard Henry Beddome. The specimens he gathered were brought to the Natural History Museum in London and they were labelled as coming from “the dense heavy evergreen forests on the mountains at the south of the Cumbum valley, Madura.”

Snake (not the Xylophis indicus)

The rediscovery of the snake is very exciting and the area where it was found definitely needs to stay protected. C.R. Rajkumar, who is the Honorary Wildlife Warden at Meghamalai Wildlife Sanctuary, said, “Meghamalai has a range of snakes, butterflies and ants, apart from the large mammals that we know of. Establishing a tiger reserve here will ensure that there is proper protection of this landscape.”

In other news, there’s new hope for an Australia bird that’s on the brink of extinction. One of Australia’s most endangered birds, the King Island brown thornbill, has been discovered in a forest in Tasmania which isn’t where they were previously known to live.

Researchers who were conducting surveys on the island discovered the small bird in a part of the forest which is located on private land that’s several kilometers away from where they were known to live in Pegarah state forest. This is definitely positive news since last year it was ranked as the Australian bird to most likely end up extinct in the next 20 years if nothing was done to protect it.

Researchers from the Australian National University (ANU), BirdLife Australia, the Tasmanian government, and the Cradle Coast natural resource management, had been doing surveys on the island for the thornbill, as well as the King Island scrubtit which is another endangered bird with less than 50 of them believed to be living in the wild. The team got audio recordings and pictures of these birds.

Brown thornbill

What’s even more incredible is that they found thornbills at over 20 sites and scrubtits at more than 60 sites. But the areas where they have been found need to be protected. Matt Webb, who is the lead researcher as well as a conservation scientist at the ANU, said, “Even the loss of small areas, a hectare here or a hectare there, can be devastating for them.”

Anna Wind, who is the coastal coordinator for Cradle Coast natural resource management, described the findings as a “breakthrough.” She also said, “The number of sites where the species were detected has given cause for hope that populations of both species are larger than previously thought.”



from Mysterious Universe https://ift.tt/2OBFYLm

COMMENTS

Loading...
Name

Âm Nhạc Ẩm Thực Angela Phương Trinh Angelina Jolie Bảo Thy benh-gan Bộ Ảnh - Video Brad Pitt Bùa Ngải Bước Nhảy Hoàn Vũ cac-benh-ve-gan Cao Thái Sơn Chi Pu Chuyện chỉ có ở Trung Quốc Chuyện kỳ lạ về trẻ em Chuyện Lạ Chuyện lạ bốn phương chọn lọc Chuyện lạ cảm động về các loài vật Chuyện lạ khó tin nhưng lại có thật Chuyện lạ ở Nhật Bản Chuyện lạ thế giới khó tin nhưng có thật Chuyện lạ về các loài vật Chuyện lạ về các tài năng hiếm có Chuyện lạ về chó và mèo Chuyện lạ về du lịch Chuyện lạ về hôn nhân - vợ chồng Chuyện lạ về những kỷ lục giảm cân Chuyện lạ về sữa Chuyện lạ Việt Nam có thật Cine Cộng Đồng Mạng Công Nghệ Cung Hoàng Đạo Cường Đô La Đàm Vĩnh Hưng Đàn Ông Đặng Thu Thảo dang-mieng Đĩa Bay Diễm My 9x Điện Ảnh Diệp Lâm Anh Đỗ Mạnh Cường Đời Sống doi-song Đông Nhi Đồng Tính Động Vật Du Lịch Đức Phúc fashion Gay Giảm cân Giáo Dục Giới Trẻ Hồ Ngọc Hà Hoa Hậu Hòa Minzy Hoài Linh Hoàng Thùy Linh Học Tiếng Anh hoc-duong Hot News HotNews Hương Giang Idol Hương Tràm Huỳnh Hiểu Minh Issac Jennifer Phạm Jessica Minh Anh Kenbi Khánh Phạm Khám Phá kham-pha Khánh Hiền Khmer News khoa-hoc khoa-hoc-cong-nghe Khoảnh Khắc Lan Khuê Lazada Lê Xuân Tiền Lều Phương Anh Linh Nga Lý Hải Mai Phương Thúy Maria Ozawa Mẹo Vặt Midu Minh Hằng Miu Lê Món ngon mỗi ngày Mọt Phim Musik Mỹ Linh Mỹ Tâm News Ngô Kiến Huy Ngọc Trinh Người ngoài hành tinh Nhật Kim Anh Những chuyện kỳ quặc trên thế giới Những hiện tượng bí ẩn và khó hiểu Những người có khả năng đặc biệt Noo Phước Thịnh Ốc Thanh Vân oto-xe-may Phạm Băng Băng Phạm Hương Phẫu Thuật Thẩm Mỹ Phong cách Phượng Channel Pokémon Go Quang Dũng Sao Shopping Sĩ Thanh Sơn Tùng M-TP sport Star Sức Khỏe suc-khoe suc-khoe-gioi-tinh Tâm Linh Tâm Sự Tăng Thanh Hà Taylor Swift Thanh Hằng Thành Lộc Thanh Thảo The Face - Gương mặt thương hiệu Thể Hình The Remix – Hòa Âm Ánh Sáng the-gioi Thời Trang Thu Minh Thu Phương Thượng Ẩn Thúy Nga Tin Nổi Bật Tin Nóng Tin Thế Giới Tin Trong Nước Tình Yêu Tom Cruise Trà Ngọc Hằng Trấn Thành Trường Giang Trương Nam Thành Tử Vi tv-show UFO Ung Thư Video Việt Hương Vietnam's Next Top Model Vĩnh Thụy Võ Cảnh Võ Hoàng Yến Vũ Khắc Tiệp Vũ Ngọc Anh Vũ Ngọc Đãng xa-hoi xe xo-gan Xu Hướng - Làm Đẹp
false
ltr
item
GIẢI TRÍ SAO 24H: Snake Species Rediscovered And New Hope For Bird On The Brink Of Extinction
Snake Species Rediscovered And New Hope For Bird On The Brink Of Extinction
https://mysteriousuniverse.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Brown-thornbill-643x440.jpg
GIẢI TRÍ SAO 24H
https://www.giaitrisao24h.com/2019/03/snake-species-rediscovered-and-new-hope.html
https://www.giaitrisao24h.com/
https://www.giaitrisao24h.com/
https://www.giaitrisao24h.com/2019/03/snake-species-rediscovered-and-new-hope.html
true
5412201294335186192
UTF-8
Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All BÀI CÙNG CHỦ ĐỀ LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago