Saturday, July 30, 2005

ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!

Wow! Believe it or not, this site turns one year old today! In the past 12 months, I've posted nearly 340 news items about the endangered animals of Last Chance To See by Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine. One way or another, Mountain Gorillas, Northern White Rhino, Kakapo Parrots, Baiji Dolphins, Komodo Dragons and all the others have been crossing my thoughts nearly every day. Some of the news was good, some bad, but all have helped to bring our understanding of these endangered animals up-to-date.

We've seen four new Kakapo chicks hatched and returned to Codfish Island, bringing the total number of Kakapos up to 87. There's been plenty of other baby news among which we've heard about a baby Aye-Aye lemur at London Zoo, and baby Mountain Gorillas.

Rather more tragically, we've heard that Mark Carwardine believes the Baiji Dolphin is extinct already, and the Northern White Rhino is also teetering on the very brink of extinction.

I'd like to thank everyone who has supported, linked to, or contributed to this site, especially our regulars like Dave Haddock and Harold. I'd also like to thank our gorilla sponsors, who helped raise the $50 to adopt Urwibutso, the three year old Mountain Gorilla from The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund.

Thank you everyone. And thanks Douglas!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! And thanks for a year of keeping us informed! Douglas Adams would be proud!
Harold

Anonymous said...

Gareth,

I had thought about doing a sort of LCtS Revisited website myself, but then you came along with this and have done way more than I had ever planned. Glad to have helped out in a small way.

DaveH

Anonymous said...

Huzzah!

Thanks for keeping us up to date.
Bistroist

Anonymous said...

Gareth

Fantastic job, and keep up the good work.
James Thrift

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Brilliant work.
Gwen

Anonymous said...

Seconded all of the above. Just brilliant. If there's anything ever I can do, just buzz me.
The Duke of Dunstable