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WASHINGTON — The race is on to rediscover a list of 25 species that collectively have not been seen in more than 1,500 years. There’s the Wondiwoi tree kangaroo , last spotted in 1928 in Indonesia; the pink-headed duck , missing since 1949; and the bullneck seahorse , a species native to Australia never before seen in the wild. This week, Texas-based Global Wildlife Conservation launched “ The Search for Lost Species ,” described as the “largest-ever global quest to find and protect” animals and plants missing for decades. Don Church , GWC’s president and director of conservation, said the organization’s “most wanted” list includes “cute and cuddly” species, the kind people ar... Full story

21 April