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Asia's Unknown, Ignored And Disappearing Animals

Laurel Neme | Posted 07.07.2016 | Green
Laurel Neme

Often called the most beautiful of the monkeys, the Red-shanked Douc langur of Southeast Asia hasn't benefited much from its good looks. It is barely ...

The 'Unicorn' DOES Exist, And It's About To Go Extinct

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 04.06.2015 | Weird News

Unicorns are real. Or at least, there's a creature on the brink of extinction that some think looks a lot like our favorite fabled horse-like beast...

The Politics of Extinction

William deBuys | Posted 05.16.2015 | Green
William deBuys

Today, no one knows if the clock of extinction for the species stands at two minutes before midnight or two minutes after. In spite of its exotic horns, the animal is unknown in traditional Chinese medicine. Rather, the last living remnants of the species risk being taken as by-catch, like sea turtles in a shrimper's net.

Saola: Hunted, Trapped and Starved

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 05.03.2015 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

The author of this dramatic report is William deBuys, a prolific and important American writer. His latest of eight books, The Last Unicorn is an epitaph to the dying natural world in Laos. He tells his story by throwing light on a rare mammal known as the saola.

Elusive 'Asian Unicorn' Faces Extinction

Posted 05.21.2012 | Green

Andrea Mustain, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer This month marks the 20th anniversary of a spectacular day for zoologists. Two decades ago...

Extremely Rare 'Asian Unicorn' Spotted For First Time In A Decade

Telegraph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

One of the world's rarest animals, the saola, known as the ''Asian unicorn'', has been sighted for the first time in more than a decade....