First juvinile Manumea seen in over 40 years!

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3 years 8 months ago #86537 by Abuzaahid
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Almost nothing is known about the little dodo, a large, archaic, pigeon-like bird found only on the islands of Samoa. Worse still, this truly bizarre bird is on the verge of extinction, following the fate of its much more famous relative, the dodo bird. Recently, conservationists estimated that fewer than 200 survived on the island and maybe far fewer; frustratingly, sightings of the bird have been almost non-existent in recent years. But conservation efforts were buoyed this December when researchers stumbled on a juvenile little dodo hanging out in a tree. Not only was this an important sighting of a nearly-extinct species, but even more so it proved the species is still successfully breeding. In other words: there is still time to save the species from extinction so long as conservationists are able to raise the funds needed.

Read more at http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0210-hanc ... sDKtUyr.99

OR even better help out the project and spread the word on this species so we can get help saving it.
We are currently raising funds to put on the first radio tags to find the first nests.

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/savin ... ittle-dodo

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