Conservation Archive

  •   Screwhorn Antelope Facts   The most noteworthy fact about the Screwhorn Antelope remains their distinctively curved horns, from which their name derives. Yet they have far more than that […]

    Screwhorn Antelope

      Screwhorn Antelope Facts   The most noteworthy fact about the Screwhorn Antelope remains their distinctively curved horns, from which their name derives. Yet they have far more than that […]

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  • Coral Pink Sand Dune Beetle Facts   First of all, the Coral Pink Sand Dune Beetle inhabits an extremely limited range. They also occur ONLY in a portion of the […]

    Coral Pink Sand Dune Beetle

    Coral Pink Sand Dune Beetle Facts   First of all, the Coral Pink Sand Dune Beetle inhabits an extremely limited range. They also occur ONLY in a portion of the […]

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  • Jellyfish Tree Principle Facts   The reproductive components of the Jellyfish Tree’s female flower bear a strong resemblance to the tentacles of a jellyfish. They look like┬áthe snakes atop the […]

    Jellyfish Tree

    Jellyfish Tree Principle Facts   The reproductive components of the Jellyfish Tree’s female flower bear a strong resemblance to the tentacles of a jellyfish. They look like┬áthe snakes atop the […]

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  •   Lewtons Milkwort is an extremely rare species of flowering plant in the Milkwort family. Fewer than 200 individual specimens are known to remain extant. That is rare indeed! Only […]

    Lewtons Milkwort

      Lewtons Milkwort is an extremely rare species of flowering plant in the Milkwort family. Fewer than 200 individual specimens are known to remain extant. That is rare indeed! Only […]

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  •   The remarkable Tahina Palm is a plant species that is both extremely unique AND extremely rare! Now THAT is a combination deserving of our attention! One lone tree was […]

    Tahina Palm

      The remarkable Tahina Palm is a plant species that is both extremely unique AND extremely rare! Now THAT is a combination deserving of our attention! One lone tree was […]

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  •   The beautiful Ceylon Rose is one of the most endangered insects on earth (proof that beauty is no protection against man’s devastation of the environment). The greatest threats to […]

    Ceylon Rose

      The beautiful Ceylon Rose is one of the most endangered insects on earth (proof that beauty is no protection against man’s devastation of the environment). The greatest threats to […]

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  •   The Rosy Periwinkle (what a “colorful” name!) is a beautiful plant with the botanical version of a split personality! It is also quite rare and endangered (as so many […]

    Rosy Periwinkle

      The Rosy Periwinkle (what a “colorful” name!) is a beautiful plant with the botanical version of a split personality! It is also quite rare and endangered (as so many […]

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  •   The Saiga Antelope is perhaps the MOST distinctive looking species of antelope in the world! This animal actually possesses a proboscis similar to a walrus! Sadly (but not surprisingly) […]

    Saiga Antelope

      The Saiga Antelope is perhaps the MOST distinctive looking species of antelope in the world! This animal actually possesses a proboscis similar to a walrus! Sadly (but not surprisingly) […]

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  •   Just LOOK at those bright red berries! The Nevins Barberry is a visually striking shrub. Sadly, it is ALSO one of the rarest species of shrub in the world! […]

    Nevins Barberry

      Just LOOK at those bright red berries! The Nevins Barberry is a visually striking shrub. Sadly, it is ALSO one of the rarest species of shrub in the world! […]

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  •   This plant is so “blessed” with beauty that it is actually reflected in its’ name. The lovely species is known as Holywood! Talk about a heavenly beauty! This delicate […]

    Holywood

      This plant is so “blessed” with beauty that it is actually reflected in its’ name. The lovely species is known as Holywood! Talk about a heavenly beauty! This delicate […]

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  •     You would think that the Green Sea Turtle is named for the color of its shell and body, right? But that’s not it! The real reason is FAR […]

    Green Sea Turtle

        You would think that the Green Sea Turtle is named for the color of its shell and body, right? But that’s not it! The real reason is FAR […]

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  •   In at least one way, the delicate Four Petal Pawpaw (What a name! Unique….but descriptive!) is a plant whose evolutionary development defies explanation. How, you ask? We’ll tell you! […]

    Four Petal Pawpaw

      In at least one way, the delicate Four Petal Pawpaw (What a name! Unique….but descriptive!) is a plant whose evolutionary development defies explanation. How, you ask? We’ll tell you! […]

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  •   The San Diego Ragweed is a species of plant that finds itself in a “sticky situation.” But then, so does anyone who happens to brush up against it! Get […]

    San Diego Ragweed

      The San Diego Ragweed is a species of plant that finds itself in a “sticky situation.” But then, so does anyone who happens to brush up against it! Get […]

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  •   The Balanophora coralliformis is a recently discovered plant species. Though just discovered, they are already considered to be endangered. To date, they have only been found on the southwestern […]

    Balanophora coralliformis

      The Balanophora coralliformis is a recently discovered plant species. Though just discovered, they are already considered to be endangered. To date, they have only been found on the southwestern […]

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  •   The Bois Dentelle is an exceedingly rare and highly threatened plant species. Only two individual specimens of this delicate flowering tree exist in the wild. These two specimens are […]

    Bois Dentelle

      The Bois Dentelle is an exceedingly rare and highly threatened plant species. Only two individual specimens of this delicate flowering tree exist in the wild. These two specimens are […]

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  •   The Hackelia venusta is an extremely rare species of flowering plant. Common names for this species include showy stickseed and lesser showy stickseed. Only one known population of the […]

    Hackelia venusta

      The Hackelia venusta is an extremely rare species of flowering plant. Common names for this species include showy stickseed and lesser showy stickseed. Only one known population of the […]

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  •   Pritcardia is a genus consisting of 25 species of palms endemic to tropical Pacific islands. Nineteen species are native only to the Hawaiian Islands. In fact, each of the […]

    Pritcardia

      Pritcardia is a genus consisting of 25 species of palms endemic to tropical Pacific islands. Nineteen species are native only to the Hawaiian Islands. In fact, each of the […]

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  •   The Pennantia Baylisiana is a unique species of plant in the family Pennantiaceae. First discovered in 1945, this tree is the rarest known species of tree on the entire […]

    Pennantia Baylisiana

      The Pennantia Baylisiana is a unique species of plant in the family Pennantiaceae. First discovered in 1945, this tree is the rarest known species of tree on the entire […]

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  •   The St Helena Gumwood is one of the ten rarest species of tree on the planet. This rare plant is endemic only to the island of St Helena, in […]

    St Helena Gumwood

      The St Helena Gumwood is one of the ten rarest species of tree on the planet. This rare plant is endemic only to the island of St Helena, in […]

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  •   Menzies Wallflower is the common name of a very rare plant species. This lovely small plant is endemic to only four known small individual areas in California, in the […]

    Menzies Wallflower

      Menzies Wallflower is the common name of a very rare plant species. This lovely small plant is endemic to only four known small individual areas in California, in the […]

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