Portrait of a sleeping adult New Caledonia giant gecko (Rhacodactylus leachianus leachianus). This endemic species is found in forests and, although still safe so far, is vulnerable to loss of habitat, collection for the pet trade and predation by alien species (Rats, cats and a species of ant).

Portrait of a sleeping adult New Caledonia giant gecko (Rhacodactylus leachianus leachianus). This endemic species is found in forests and, although still safe so far, is vulnerable to loss of habitat, collection for the pet trade and predation by alien… Continue Reading

The Utila spiny-tailed iguana (Ctenosaura bakeri) is a critically endangered species, endemic to 8 sq km of mangroves and threatened by overhunting and habitat loss for the creation of roads and tourist resorts. A captive breeding program in implemented to try to save the species from extinction.

The Utila spiny-tailed iguana (Ctenosaura bakeri) is a critically endangered species, endemic to 8 sq km of mangroves and threatened by overhunting and habitat loss for the creation of roads and tourist resorts. A captive breeding program in implemented to… Continue Reading

Portrait of a white-shouldered ibis (Pseudibis davisoni), one of the most threatened ibis species in the world, classified as Critically Endangered. The species occurs in Cambodia and Borneo where it is threatened by habitat loss and illegal hunting.

Portrait of a white-shouldered ibis (Pseudibis davisoni), one of the most threatened ibis species in the world, classified as Critically Endangered. The species occurs in Cambodia and Borneo where it is threatened by habitat loss and illegal hunting.

Here is one of the smallest turtle species, the spotted turtle (Clemmys guttata) from the eastern half of USA. It is endangered by loss of habitat and other kinds of disturbances such as pollution of waterways. It is protected by law but its populations are still declining.

Here is one of the smallest turtle species, the spotted turtle (Clemmys guttata) from the eastern half of USA. It is endangered by loss of habitat and other kinds of disturbances such as pollution of waterways. It is protected by… Continue Reading

Action shot of a Bronze mantella (Mantella betsileo) trying her best to escape from my camera’s view. Mantella frogs are endemic to Madagascar and threatened by habitat loss, capture for the trade and rapid spreading of chytridomycosis disease.

Action shot of a Bronze mantella (Mantella betsileo) trying her best to escape from my camera’s view. Mantella frogs are endemic to Madagascar and threatened by habitat loss, capture for the trade and rapid spreading of chytridomycosis disease.

A young Grant’s zebra (Equus quagga boehmi) enjoying a cool day at the amazing Burgers Zoo savanna exhibit (One of the best I have seen worldwide). Most of Africa’s big mammals are threatened by loss of habitat and hunting. Grant’s zebras are still numerous but mostly live in protected areas.

A young Grant’s zebra (Equus quagga boehmi) enjoying a cool day at the amazing Burgers Zoo savanna exhibit (One of the best I have seen worldwide). Most of Africa’s big mammals are threatened by loss of habitat and hunting. Grant’s… Continue Reading

Blue-faced lizard, anyone ? Not so many species display such amazing colors… the Peters’ keeled cordylid (Tracheloptychus petersi) is endemic to South-West Madagascar and threatened by habitat loss.

Blue-faced lizard, anyone ? Not so many species display such amazing colors… the Peters’ keeled cordylid (Tracheloptychus petersi) is endemic to South-West Madagascar and threatened by habitat loss.

Portrait of a tiny but beautiful Taveta golden weaver (Ploceus castaneiceps). These little feather-balls have a very small range in south Kenya and North Tanzania. Even if they remain common so far, they are, like all animals with small ranges, under threat from habitat loss and exploitation.

Portrait of a tiny but beautiful Taveta golden weaver (Ploceus castaneiceps). These little feather-balls have a very small range in south Kenya and North Tanzania. Even if they remain common so far, they are, like all animals with small ranges,… Continue Reading

Portrait of a male Painted bunting (Passerina ciris), one of North America’s most colourful birds ! The species is still numerous but threatened globally by habitat loss.

Portrait of a male Painted bunting (Passerina ciris), one of North America’s most colourful birds ! The species is still numerous but threatened globally by habitat loss.