Just a quick minute of your time, please vote here [http://www.arkive.org/vote-valentines2016] (hint: alphabetical order!) for saola to raise awareness of this elusive, distinctive and critically endangered animal. And ask your friends and family to share the love for saola this Valentine’s Day.
Arkive.org (a website resource with photos, films and facts about endangered species), approached conservation organisations around the world to nominate a species that they believe to be overlooked, unappreciated and unloved, explaining why they should “share the limelight this Valentine’s Day.”
Zoological Society of East Anglia (ZSEA), Africa Alive! was one of the conservation organisations approached by Arkive. Having supported saola conservation through funding and staff expertise for the last three years, we know they are a very high priority for attention and investment, but unfortunately currently receive comparatively low conservation interest. They are also a flagship species for a global biodiversity hotspot, the Annamite Mountains and their conservation will in turn help other species.
You can find out more by looking at the reasons we put saola forward for this campaign from the blog at: http://blog.arkive.org/2016/02/vote-for-your-favourite-unloved-species-saola/
You only have until February 13th to vote, so please do it now to contribute to conservation by raising awareness of the plight of this little known species.