The Antiguan racer (Alsophis antiguae) shares a similar story with many highly endangered island species.
Our rivers once teemed with eels but each year fewer make the 3,000-mile trip to get here. Jon Henley reports on the fight to save this unique creature from extinction.
One species of vertebrate is added to the endangered list each week, IUCN report warns at biodiversity summit.
El 41% de los anfibios, el 25% de los mamíferos, el 22% de los reptiles y el 13% de las aves está en peligro de desaparecer.
The Alliance for Zero Extinction helps countries achieve their CBD targets while halting the loss of species most at risk of extinction.
This side event will explore the relationship between the strengthening position of Asian countries and the survival of its rich biodiversity, including the Tiger. The 21st Century is commonly regarded as the Asia Century. The Asian Development Bank estimates that about $750 billion per year wil ...
La population de pandas géants de Chine explose cette année, grâce au nombre record de naissances en captivité, un phénomène rare pour cette espèce menacée, connue pour se reproduire difficilement.
Accurate extinction risk assessment is vital in determining conservation priorities and establishing biodiversity management plans at all governance levels. By applying the reputed IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria at the regional level, regional and national Red Lists provide the most pract ...
Presentations addressing the issue of biodiversity will be given from the macro and micro perspectives. 1. Australia currently conserves more than 13 per cent of the country through the protected area network. Threats to reserves, however, go beyond boundaries and influences are often landscap ...
This event will showcase two of the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management’s latest flagship products: the recently-initiated process to develop categories and criteria for assessing the conservation status of ecosystems, and a new publication on ecosystems and climate adaptation – the latest i ...
JOHANNESBURG - Des puces électroniques donnant la position GPS ont commencé à être installées dans les cornes de rhinocéros sud-africains pour lutter contre la recrudescence du braconnage, a annoncé jeudi un responsable des Parcs nationaux du pays.
Conservation programme releases thousands of rare fen raft spiders into a Suffolk nature reserve in a bid to boost their numbers.
Les tigres pourraient disparaître d'ici douze ans en l'absence de mesures pour contrer leur extinction, a mis en garde jeudi le Fonds mondial pour la nature (WWF), formulant l'espoir qu'une réunion internationale prévue en novembre en Russie renverse cette tendance.
Conservation is quite literally vital. This is a challenge that calls for serious science, serious action - and serious money.
Using satellite data from the European Space Agency, researchers estimate that over 20% of juvenile Atlantic bluefin tuna in the Gulf of Mexico were killed by the BP oil spill.
Environment Agency survey finds more than 1,500 rivers with signs of otter presence - a ten-fold increase on thirty years ago.
Last 13 countries with wild tigers to meet in St Petersburg, as deforestation and poaching push animal to extinction.
Just 1% of threatened bird of prey species bred successfully on grouse moors in Britain between 2003-07, data from Scottish Natural Heritage shows.
Grey partridge, corn bunting and turtle doves have continued to fall in numbers in the last 16 years despite Government promises to halt the decline, according to new figures.
Autrefois considéré comme un dieu dans de nombreuses cultures sud-américaines, le jaguar souffre aujourd’hui de la disparition de son habitat et de la chasse indiscriminée. L’UICN estime que sa population a été divisée par deux au cours des huit dernières années.
The exotic birds and animals of the tropics are disappearing at a catastrophic rate as the rich world strips poor countries of their natural resources, the WWF has warned.
The village notorious for the hunt in the film The Cove has killed a pod of dolphins but spared the young, activists say.
Ha sido bautizado como mangosta de Durrell y está en grave peligro de extinción. Tiene el tamaño de un gato, es de color marrón y vive en el Lago Alaotra. Leer . Escuchar
Likened to a "scruffy ferret," an odd mammal on Madagascar may be the first new species of meat-eater found in 24 years.
On the menu at the most recent rally for the Zimbabwe African National Union Political Front (ZANU-PF): 3 African buffalo, 3 elephants, and a lot of smaller game according to SW Radio Africa. Attended by Zimbabwe's President and founder of ZANU-PF, Robert Mugabe, the rally also celebrated the op ...
Parmi les espèces en péril que l'on retrouve dans l'estuaire maritime, nous recensons trois espèces de poisson qui appartiennent à la même famille, soit les anarhichadidés. Loin d'être les plus charmantes créatures du monde sous-marin, elles sont mystérieuses et piquent la curiosité des amateurs ...
7 October 2010 – Dugongs, or sea cows, believed to be the source of mermaid legends, are threatened with extinction within 40 years, and an arsenal of measures, from replacing fishing nets that trap them to setting up marine reserves, are vital for their survival, a United Nations-backed forum h ...
The European Union needs to adopt a leadership role in the battle to halt global biodiversity loss, say MEPs.
VARANASI: The wildlife week is being celebrated across the country from October 1 to 7 to create awareness about protection and conservation of wild animals. However, a vital link between fresh water and people-- the Ganga river dolphin-- is still being neglected.
We have written to environment ministers around the world to consider proposals for protecting biodiversity.
Conservationists say wildlife-friendly farming schemes in Kent and East Sussex have restored habitats that support endangered species.
New Delhi: Officials in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu have claimed that the number of tigers have risen in forests once used as a jungle hideout by the dreaded bandit, Veerappan.
Sarawak fears its timber industry may be adversely affected by a proposal to list three genera of Dipterocarp trees as threatened, reports The Star.
The African penguin (Spheniscus demersus), a bird native to Namibia and South Africa, is now listed as an endangered species under the U.S. Endangered Species Act of 1973.
A new global analysis of the world's known plant species concludes that one-fifth of them are at risk of extinction due to human activities.
One thousand endangered tortoises are being illegally collected each week in southern Madagascar, reports WWF.
SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - The hardships facing the pygmy rabbit of the western United States don't warrant protections under the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced on Wednesday.
First ever comprehensive study of plants, from giant rainforests to common snowdrops, finds 22% of all species at-risk.
• More than third of missing animals are rediscovered • Bahian tree rat found 180 years after last sighting
Une plante sur cinq dans le monde est menacée de disparition, et l'homme est responsable à...
Scientific warnings that the world is in the midst of a mass extinction were bolstered today by the release of a new study that shows just over a fifth of the world's known plants are threatened with extinction—levels comparable to the Earth's mammals and greater than birds.
Sept. 28: More tigers are on the prowl the Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve in Tirunelveli district.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- A Malaysian law intended to deal with animal traffickers and poachers may be too late to save some of the country's endangered species, wildlife activists say.
WWF pone un marcha un sistema de seguimiento por satélite a cuatro alimoches que muestra su ruta migratoria "plagada de amenazas". Leer . Escuchar
Identifying threatened species and mapping life-or-death changes in snow pack, soil moisture and stream temperatures.
Poachers killed off the last Bengal tiger in India's Sariska Tiger Reserve in 2004. Four years later, officials transferred three tigers from Ranthambhore National Park to Sariska in an attempt to repopulate the park with the world's biggest feline
New research has revealed that, contrary to popular beliefs, pandas are surprisingly well-equipped for survival.
One-fifth of the world's plants - the foundation of life on Earth - are at risk of extinction, a study concludes.
L'acteur hollywoodien Leonardo DiCaprio va mettre sa célébrité au service du tigre indien, une...
KOTA KINABALU: There is hope yet for the endangered orang utan in forest plantations and sustainably logged forests, according to a joint study by two wildlife specialists in Sabah and Kalimantan