A 75,000-acre reserve will protect rare lemurs, aye-ayes, frogs, flying foxes, the 'Tarzan chameleon' and other strange but endangered animals from logging and mining pressure.
The tortoises have been released on Santa Fe Island, where a similar subspecies went extinct more than 150 years ago.
The endangered animal was wiped out following the country's 1994 genocide.
A vulture 'selfie' and a zebra mesmerized by a camera lens were just two of the wildlife that were recently photographed.
SharkBase.org aims to get citizen scientists to upload sightings of sharks, even if they haven't seen them firsthand. Continue reading →
At least 158 dolphins in captivity were caught from the wild after being corralled into a bay or beach and then snatched by fisherman to be sold later.
A total of 1,215 rhinos were killed in 2014, compared with 1,004 in 2013.
Until this year, scientists hadn't seen the Bouvier's red colobus monkey in the wild since the 1970s.
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