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#94629
2013-07-17

Endangered California condors' social structure is survival tool

SAN DIEGO, July 16 (UPI) -- California condors, an endangered species, have a complex system of interactions based on dominance to help them survive, wildlife scientists say.

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#94601
2013-07-15

Spain's endangered Iberian lynx brought back from brink of extinction

'Now there is hope', says director of conservation programme that has tripled wildcat's numbers in Andalusia

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#94575
2013-07-12

Guns will not win the war against elephant poachers

Despite best efforts we are not winning the war on poaching. A massive seizure of 1.5 tons of ivory in Kenya's port city of Mombasa on 3 July flies in the face of threats against poachers and dealers by the Kenya government, and yet ivory traffickers continue unabated. In the first six months of ...

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#94555
2013-07-11

Rare Primate Species Needs Habitat Help to Survive

July 10, 2013 — The population of the critically endangered large primate known as the drill (Mandrillus leucophaeus) has been largely reduced to a few critical habitat areas in Cameroon, according to a recently published study by researchers with the San Diego Zoo's Institute for Conservation R ...

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#94516
2013-07-08

Yangtze finless porpoise drops to Critically Endangered

The newest update to the IUCN Red List has downgraded the status of the Yangtze finless porpoise (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis asiaeorientalis) from Endangered to Critically Endangered, reflecting the deteriorating state of arguably the world's most degraded river system.

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#94451
2013-07-02

World's only freshwater porpoise on brink of extinction

There's now only one cetacean species to be found in the Yangtze river, and it is in serious danger of extinction. The conservation status of the Yangtze finless porpoise – the world's only freshwater porpoise – has been upgraded to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red L ...

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#94452
2013-07-02

Last Chance for Sawfish?

All species of sawfish around the world could soon gain full protection under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, a move that comes just in time for the iconic but critically endangered creatures.

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#94333
2013-06-20

One in eight of world's bird species at threat of extinction: report

VANCOUVER - The world's birds are literally the canaries in the coal mine and their ongoing decline should serve as a warning signal of a global environment in peril, says an international report on the state of the world's birds.

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#94301
2013-06-18

Diamond Mining Could Push Angola’s Antelope to Extinction

DUBAI, Jun 18 2013 (IPS) - Environmental campaigners are urging the Angolan government to halt plans to mine diamonds inside a national reserve that is home to the world’s last wild population of a rare antelope, the Giant Sable.

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#94268
2013-06-14

Hope for Endangered Butterfly Species

Newly collected eggs give the Schaus butterfly a chance

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#94236
2013-06-13

A Critically Endangered Beauty: The Passion Flower Passiflora Kwangtungensis

June 12, 2013 — Passiflora is a genus of beautiful plants commonly known as the passion flowers or passion vines.

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#94215
2013-06-12

Syrian bald ibis may be down to a single bird

The eastern population of northern bald ibises (Geronticus eremita) has likely fallen to a single breeding bird, reports conservationists monitoring the dwindling flock.

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#94098
2013-06-04

Sheepdogs Save Australia's Endangered Penguins

Penguin-snatching foxes are no match for Maremma sheepdogs, bred to guard against wolves in Italy's mountains.

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#93940
2013-05-27

Rwanda: Kamanzi Calls for Protection of Endangered Species

More efforts are needed to preserve endangered animal and plant species in the country, the Minister for Natural Resources, Stanislas Kamanzi, has said.

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#93923
2013-05-24

China reports rise in humans encountering wild Siberian tigers

Villagers in rural Hunchun have mixed feelings about initiative's initial success in boosting population of endangered big cat

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#93725
2013-05-16

Leonardo DiCaprio raises record $38.8M for endangered species

Leonardo DiCaprio raised a record breaking $38.8 million from a charity art auction on Monday. The 38-year-old actor requested specially-made work from 33 artists - including the elusive Banksy - as well as offering one of his own paintings by Andreas Gursky to sell at his 11th Hour auction at C ...

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#93731
2013-05-16

World's most distinct mammals and amphibians mapped

Scientists have developed the first map of the world's most unique and most endangered mammals and amphibians.

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#93635
2013-05-13

Sumatran tigers may go extinct in 10 years

JAKARTA, May 11 (UPI) -- Conservationists said the critically endangered Sumatran tiger may go extinct from the Jambi province on Sumatra, Indonesia, in a decade.

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#93541
2013-05-06

Lemur has unexpectedly wide range, diversity of color variations

An endangered lemur has a larger range than originally believed but is still at risk due to forest fragmentation and land clearing, reports a study published in the journal Primate Conservation.

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#93530
2013-05-03

Endangered primates and cats may be hiding out in swamps and mangrove forests

What happens to animals when their forest is cut down? If they can, they migrate to different forests. But in an age when forests are falling far and fast, many species may have to shift to entirely different environments.

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#93334
2013-04-19

Draft regulations on endangered species published

Cape Town - Changes to regulations governing threatened or protected species (ToPS) have been published, and the public invited to comment on them.

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#93337
2013-04-19

Wildlife scientists urge less focus on endangered species

NEW YORK, April 18 (UPI) -- A paper by U.S. scientists takes the international conservation community to task for ignoring abundant wildlife, treating them as environmental "stepchildren."

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#93312
2013-04-18

Extinction debt suggests endangered species are doomed

From dragonflies to bears, when it comes to lost species we ain't seen nothing yet.Biologists are getting rattled about growing evidence of "extinction debt" – the idea that there is a delay of decades or even centuries between humans damaging ecosystems and the demise of species that live there.

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#93318
2013-04-18

Resurgence of Endangered Deer in Patagonian ‘Eden’ Highlights Conservation Success

Apr. 16, 2013 — The Huemul, a species of deer found only in the Latin American region of Patagonia, is bouncing back from the brink of possible extinction as a result of collaboration between conservationists and the Chilean government, says a new study.

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#93295
2013-04-17

Threatened iconic deer in Chile on the way back to recovery

SANTIAGO, Chile, April 16 (UPI) -- Conservationists say a resurgence of Chile's iconic but endangered Huemul deer represents a victory for environmentalists and the Chilean government.

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#93297
2013-04-17

Lead bullet fragments poison rare US condors

Conservationists in the United States say that fragments of lead ammunition continue to take a desperate toll on one of the country's rarest birds.

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#93200
2013-04-11

Rare Malaysian orangutans to be protected

KUCHING, Malaysia, April 10 (UPI) -- A U.S. group says it applauds the government of the Malaysian state of Sarawak for its efforts to protect a globally significant population of rare orangutans.

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#93179
2013-04-10

Amur leopard population rises to 50 animals, but at risk from

In the remote Russian far east, amid pine forests and long winters, a great cat may be beginning to make a recovery.

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#93128
2013-04-08

Zoos evolve to protect endangered species

There are more than 10,000 zoos worldwide. In the U.S., there are more than 200.And like the animals they hold, they're evolving to survive.

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#93081
2013-04-04

Eat it to Save it

When most people think of endangered species, images of giant pandas or snow leopards likely come to mind.

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#93023
2013-03-28

Endangered garden birds continuing to decline in the UK, RSPB survey shows

House sparrow and starling numbers dropping at alarming rate, but prolonged winter brings new species to backyards

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#92895
2013-03-26

Butterflies and Bombs

The St. Francis’ Satyr is small, brown, and fabulously rare. Once found across North Carolinian sedge meadows, the federally endangered butterfly is now restricted to a few square miles.

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#92948
2013-03-26

Genome study to aid Madagascar lemurs

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., March 25 (UPI) -- Scientists who've sequenced the genome of a type of endangered lemur living in Madagascar say it will help guide conservation efforts for the species.

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#92793
2013-03-18

Facing extinction, conservationists call emergency summit to save Sumatran rhinos

With the number of Sumatran Rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) now under 200 and declining rapidly, a group of conservationists have organized an emergency summit to discuss courses of action to save the world's smallest remaining rhino from extinction.

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#92754
2013-03-15

It’s our responsibility to protect endangered sharks: ESO

MUSCAT The Sultanate is party to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and is under international obligation to protect the world’s most threatened shark species such as the oceanic whitetip and porbeagle, three types of hammerhead sharks and two manta ray species, ...

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#92761
2013-03-15

Wildlife Trade Meeting Endorses DNA Testing of Seized Ivory

Protection for elephants, rhinos, sharks and trees was extended by states party to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora

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#92745
2013-03-14

Hammerhead sharks are winners of wildlife trade meeting

IT LOOKS like it will be good news for sharks but bad news for polar bears at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).

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#92710
2013-03-13

Deadly poison threat to tigers

Poison is emerging as the latest and most dangerous threat to the survival of the last remaining wild tigers in Thailand.

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#92716
2013-03-13

Turtles upend population thresholds

A study of an endangered turtle population suggests that a commonly used generic estimate for the smallest sustainable population of a species — 5,000 adults — is far too high.

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#92696
2013-03-12

Hope for Threatened Tasmanian Devils

Mar. 11, 2013 — New research paves the way for the development of a vaccine for the Tasmanian devil, currently on the brink of extinction because of a contagious cancer.

News Headlines
#92700
2013-03-12

New protection for endangered trees against rampant logging trade

178 nations at the world's biggest wildlife summit agree to strictly regulate trade in mahogany and rosewood timber

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#92662
2013-03-11

Lanka urged to vote for sharks, manta rays

A crucial proposal on protecting sharks and manta ray species has stirred debates and discussions ahead of a vote at the ongoing Bangkok conference on the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

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#92664
2013-03-11

'Historic' day for shark protection

Three types of critically endangered but commercially valuable shark have been given added protection at the Cites meeting in Bangkok.

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#92672
2013-03-11

Turtle 'victory' at wildlife meeting

Some of the world’s most endangered turtles have been given additional protection at the Cites conservation meeting in Bangkok.

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#92673
2013-03-11

Will Cloning Ever Save Endangered Animals?

Right now, cloning is not a viable conservation strategy. But some researchers remain optimistic that it will help threatened species in the future

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#92619
2013-03-07

International conference debates fate of endangered species

From polar bears and butterflies to the West African manatee and all manner of stingrays, the fate of many creatures is being debated in Bangkok this week, as the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) updates its list of endangered animals.

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#92620
2013-03-07

International ban on polar bear trade rejected

A major meeting of governments on threats to endangered species on Thursday rejected a ban on international trade in polar bears amid fears it would distract from the bigger threat of global warming.

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#92621
2013-03-07

How CITES can better protect endangered species

Undoubtedly, the Convention on Trade in Endangered Species' (CITES) greatest achievement to date has been putting an end to the international ivory trade.

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#92630
2013-03-07

Protection urged for shark, ray species

BANGKOK, March 6 (UPI) -- An endangered species conference under way in Bangkok should extend protection of sharks and rays being threatened by overfishing, a U.S. wildlife group says.

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#92599
2013-03-06

How your fuel bills are subsidising deforestation

On Monday DEFRA (Department of Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs) launched ”If They’re Gone.......”, a new year-long campaign to raise awareness about the threats facing four iconic endangered species – orangutans, elephants, tigers and rhinos.

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