The white lemuroid possum, a rare creature found only above 1000m in the mountain forests of far north Queensland, has not been seen for three years.
Experts fear climate change is to blame for the disappearance of the highly vulnerable species thanks to a temperature rise of up to 0.8C.
Global warming is just the foremost manifestation of our change of planet Earth. More damaging is overall pollution of toxic compounds and our completely occupation of land, dividing it with fences and roads, shattering ecosystems.
On the other hand —
An expedition to a tiny island in the South Pacific’s Republic of Vanatu has yielded hundreds of new species, including possibly 1000 new species of crab.
The above article is worth visiting for pictures of strange and wonderful critters that also have adapted hand-in-glove to a unique estuarial locale.