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News Penguin selects dragonfly as April’s "Endangered Species of the Month"
24 April 2023
PUBLISH is pleased to announce that News Penguin has selected the Libellula angelina as April's "Endangered Species of the Month", highlighting the need for conservation efforts to protect the species.
Native to China, Japan, and Korea, the Libellula angelina is a yellowish-brown dragonfly with distinctive brown markings on its wings. It inhabits ponds with moderate plant growth in lowland hill areas. However, the habitats have been greatly reduced due to the filling of ponds for construction of houses and factories, as well as the conversion of natural ponds into artificial ones with concrete banks.
According to the IUCN Red List, Libellula angelina is classified as "Critically Endangered" as of 2006, a classification reserved for species that face an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild. In addition, the Korean Ministry of Environment has designated it a class 2 endangered species
News Penguin, a news media outlet focused on the protection of endangered animal and plant species, has previously selected the Suwon tree frog, the Japanese murrelet, the Korean fir and the banded houndshark as the focus of its awareness-building “Endangered Species of the Month” campaign.
PUBLISH is proud to support News Penguin in its efforts to protect the world’s biodiversity by minting and distributing NFTs of digital artworks depicting the endangered species