Tasmanian Devil in Peril

Received and read this morning in the NY Times:

OPINION   | October 14, 2008
Olivia Judson: Cancer of the Devil
Olivia Judson
Tasmanian devils might be facing extinction, and the cause is unusual and disturbing: an infectious cancer.

This article is very interesting, but also disturbing — in particular, the fact that the IUCN estimates that “A quarter of all mammal species are now endangered, mostly because their habitat is disappearing.”  Whenever we read articles such as this, we know that our efforts to help protect and save wild animals are worthwhile and that our commitment to our mission is simply reinforced.

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