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#100274
2014-07-30

87 new bird species considered threatened with extinction

Scientists have added 361 new bird species to the IUCN Red List following a major taxonomic review of non-passerine birds, i.e. non-perching or non-songbirds.

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#100208
2014-07-29

Pangolins being eaten to extinction, conservationists warn

Pangolins are being "eaten to extinction" due to a demand for their meat at banquets in China and Vietnam and their scales for use in Chinese medicine, conservationists have warned.

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#100197
2014-07-28

Nigeria: 'Only 100 Gorillas Left in Nigeria'

The Country Director of Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Mr. Andrew Dunn, has made a shocking revelation that there are only 100 gorillas left in the whole of Nigeria.

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#100179
2014-07-25

Biologist warn of early stages of Earth's sixth mass extinction event

In a new review of scientific literature and analysis of data published in Science, an international team of scientists cautions that the loss and decline of animals is contributing to what appears to be the early days of the planet's sixth mass biological extinction event.

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#100124
2014-07-22

Worldwide rhino horn trade continues unabated

More rhinos were killed by poachers last year in Africa than ever before. In 2014 the dubious record looks set to be broken again. The black market price for rhino horn is now considerably higher than cocaine.

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#100084
2014-07-17

Will the last ape found be the first to go? Bonobos' biggest refuge under threat (Part I)

The bonobo, or pygmy chimpanzee (Pan paniscus), is a species of great ape that has experienced a steep drop in population over the past two decades due to habitat loss and bushmeat hunting stemming from wars. Found only in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), estimates place the number of ...

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#100007
2014-07-10

Sold into extinction: great apes betrayed by protectors

In what appears to be corruption in high places, the international body charged with protecting endangered species has turned a blind eye to massive illegal trade of endangered Great Apes.

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#99975
2014-07-08

Plundered for their unique body parts, sawfish are on the brink

Sawfish are the most endangered group of marine fish in the world, largely thanks to overfishing and habitat loss. Formerly abundant, they have disappeared from many countries' waters, and in many others they are scarcely holding on.

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#99958
2014-07-07

Florida panthers rebound as wildlife service offers ranchers payment plan

Lack of land for endangered puma has US officials preparing payment plan to ranchers, many of whom resent the cats

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#99936
2014-07-03

Vulnerable dolphins keep to themselves

Two dolphin species in north-western Australia are vulnerable to local extinction because they rarely mingle with their own kind outside their immediate location, a new study has found.

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#99919
2014-07-02

On the brink of extinction: Javan rhino has new enemy in invasive palm

he last of Indonesia's critically endangered Javan rhinoceroses have survived poachers, rapid deforestation and life in the shadow of one of the archipelago's most active volcanoes. But an invasive plant is now posing a new threat to the world's rarest species of rhino.

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#99920
2014-07-02

Wild creatures of the tropics are being lost before they’re found

Our Tropical Future: A new report on the State of the Tropics has revealed rapid changes in human and environmental health in the Earth’s tropical regions. This is the third in a four-part series about the new report, based on the work of 12 universities and research institutions worldwide, whic ...

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#99726
2014-06-18

Japanese Eel Added to International Endangered Species List

Rich with vitamins and minerals, eels are credited by many Japanese people for helping them stay in good health and maintain their skin complexion. But eel stocks have plummeted rapidly in recent years and the country is now facing losing the traditional delicacy, which is typically enjoyed in t ...

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#99706
2014-06-17

Over 800 species added to IUCN threatened list, including 44 lemurs

Experts have added 817 species to the threatened categories of the IUCN Red List in the latest update. Those added include 51 mammals—mostly lemurs—and over 400 plants.

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#99616
2014-06-12

More than 90% of lemurs face extinction, IUCN warns

Updated 'red list' describes the primates as one of the most threatened groups of animals on Earth

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#99486
2014-06-04

Endangered wild cattle discovered in Cambodia's northwest

Unexpected photos from Siem Reap Province, north-west Cambodia, signal hope for the country's wild cattle amidst threats from hunting and habitat loss.

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#99466
2014-06-03

Newly discovered snails at risk of extinction

A team of Dutch and Malaysian scientists has recently completed one part of a taxonomic revision of Plectostoma, a genus of tiny land snails in Southeast Asia. Unfortunately, according to their article published recently in ZooKeys, it seems that these animals may be going extinct as fast as the ...

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#99152
2014-05-20

UK overseas wildlife 'needs protection'

Fancy sniffing a pretty yellow Arlihau flower in the wild? You'll have to hurry down to Pitcairn Island as there are only six plants left.

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#98954
2014-05-06

France launches action plan to save endangered hamster

Authorities in the French region of Alsace have launched an action plan to save a hamster facing extinction, more than two years after Europe's top court rapped Paris for neglecting the little rodent.

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#98904
2014-05-02

Endangered leopard images are proof of conservation progress in Caucasus

New images of the endangered Caucasian leopard emerged this week proving ten years of conservation efforts are working.

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#98699
2014-04-24

Chelonians for dinner: hunting threatens at-risk turtles and tortoises in India

The extinction risk faced by mammals is often in the limelight. But it may be surprising to learn that next only to primates, chelonians—or turtles and tortoises—are the world’s most imperiled vertebrate group

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#98604
2014-04-16

Diverse gene pool critical for tigers' survival, say experts

Increasing tigers' genetic diversity -- via interbreeding and other methods -- and not just their population numbers may be the best solution to saving this endangered species, according to research.

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#98481
2014-04-11

Scientists name world's 100 most unusual and endangered birds

'Little dodo', flightless parrot and giant ibis among species ranked by evolutionary distinctiveness and global extinction risk

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#98422
2014-04-08

Time running out for rarest primate

China’s wildlife conservation efforts are under scrutiny as scientists battle to save a species found only in a tiny corner of an island in the South China Sea. The Hainan gibbon is the world’s rarest primate and its long-term survival is in jeopardy, according to an analysis.

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#98410
2014-04-07

Endangered butterfly defies climate change with new diet and habitat

Quino checkerspot, native to Mexico and California, shifts to higher altitude and chooses new species of plant for laying eggs

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#98295
2014-03-31

Endangered state bird of Hawaii, the nene goose, returns to historic habitat

The adventuresome geese likely flew some 90 miles over open ocean to reach their new island home.

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#98276
2014-03-28

Look Who’s Helping Olive Ridley

GANJAM, India, Mar 27 2014 (IPS) - When Olive Ridley sea turtles nest on the beach in his village, little Warthy Raju can barely wait for the millions of hatchlings, with their three-inch shells and thumb-sized heads, to scramble out.

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#98178
2014-03-27

Researchers use new technique to shed light on endangered tapir

Tapirs are notorious for being one of the most elusive animals in Central America.

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#98112
2014-03-24

Endangered desert species cling to existence

TECOPA, Calif. — Under a canopy of gleaming stars, Janet Foley made her way across a dab of marshlands surrounded by harsh Mojave Desert terrain, her headlamp fixed on a live trap the size of a loaf of bread.

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#98086
2014-03-21

$10m plan to save world's rarest gorilla

Five-year conservation project could revive the population of Cross River gorilla in their only remaining habitat in Africa

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#98065
2014-03-20

Don't give up on Australia's endangered species

Recently, there has been a lot of discussion in the scientific community about whether we should allow some species to go extinct

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#98042
2014-03-19

Reintroduction experiments give new hope for plant on brink of extinction

A critically endangered plant known as marsh sandwort is inching back from the brink of extinction thanks to the efforts of a plant ecologist. Although it used to occur all along the west coast, from San Diego to Washington state, this wetland plant with delicate white flowers had dwindled to on ...

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#98037
2014-03-18

Reintroduction experiments give new hope for a plant on the brink of extinction

(Phys.org) —A critically endangered plant known as marsh sandwort (Arenaria paludicola) is inching back from the brink of extinction thanks to the efforts of a UC Santa Cruz plant ecologist and her team of undergraduate students.

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#97957
2014-03-12

15 bird species in India critically endangered

MUMBAI: Even as conservation efforts at various levels continue to show hope for the future, the latest International Union for Conservation of Nature ( IUCN) Red List of Birds (2013) shows that fifteen bird species in India continue to be critically endangered (CR).

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#97863
2014-03-04

Javan rhino population jumps by over 10 percent

The Javan rhino population has increased by over ten percent from 2012 to last year, according to new figures released by Ujung Kulon National Park.

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#97839
2014-03-03

Scientists find egg of bird thought extinct for more than a century

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- New Zealand scientists say they've found, for the first time, an egg of an endangered bird that had been presumed extinct for more than a century.

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#97854
2014-03-03

Endangered rhinos may be moved to Australia as ‘insurance’

Dozens of South African rhinos could be moved to Australia in a last-ditch bid to save them from rampant poaching and create an “insurance” population for the species.

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#97806
2014-02-27

Rare songbird faces fire ant threat

Rain, rats and fire ants threaten the survival of the rare Tahiti monarch, despite a record best year for its conservation

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#97718
2014-02-21

Proposed dam in Laos called threat to dolphins downstream in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- A planned dam across the Mekong River in Laos could threaten the existence of critically endangered dolphins in downstream Cambodia, conservationists warn.

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#97631
2014-02-17

Mountain gazelle makes Golan comeback after tough times

Regional antelope species, considered a symbol of Israel, marks 3rd year of encouraging increase

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#97594
2014-02-13

Rhinos to be moved from South Africa to Botswana in anti-poaching drive

Rhinos to be moved from South Africa to Botswana in anti-poaching drive

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#97519
2014-02-10

15 bird species in India critically endangered: International report

Fifteen species of birds seen in India have been declared critically endangered by the International Union for Conversation of Nature (IUCN) for 2013. The endangered birds, including the Great Indian Bustard, Siberian Crane, White backed Vulture and Red-headed Vulture, are on the decline, said a ...

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#97429
2014-02-05

Small Oregon fish could be first taken off endangered species list

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. officials propose taking the Oregon chub off the list of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife, which would make it the first fish de-listed due to recovery.

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#97385
2014-02-03

WWF aims to save endangered vultures in Pakistan

KASUR, Pakistan, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- With several species of vultures on the verge of extinction in Pakistan, largely because of veterinary drugs used on cattle, an environmental group is investing in a captive breeding program it hopes will contribute to the recovery of the iconic birds.

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#97233
2014-01-28

Dwindling jaguar population facing extinction

The jaguar could soon become extinct in Brazil's tropical Atlantic forest, threatening the shrinking primitive forest itself, Brazilian scientists warn.

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#97186
2014-01-24

Captive Breeding No Help to Endangered Woodrat

Jan. 23, 2014 — Captive breeding of the endangered Key Largo woodrat may not be the best solution to preserve the ecologically important rodent, an animal driven to near extinction by development, a new University of Florida study shows.

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#97155
2014-01-22

Yellowstone grizzlies face losing protected status

Conservationists protest after panel recommends ending bears’ endangered-species listing.

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#97140
2014-01-21

Worst Year on Record for South African Rhinos

Illegal poaching of South African rhinos spiked by almost 50 percent in 2013, officials in Pretoria announced last Friday.

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#97144
2014-01-21

Conservationist Are Resorting to Branding Endangered Tortoises

If the tortoises' shells are marred with numbers and letters, they'll be less appealing to poachers

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#97076
2014-01-17

Two-thirds of all mammals in Israel are in danger of extinction

Israel's biological diversity is declining, says study: a third of plants unique to Israel are vanishing.

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