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#96492
2013-11-26

'Forgotten' African ape at risk from habitat loss, poaching

NEW YORK, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- An all but forgotten species of ape is threatened by human activity and habitat loss, an assessment by U.S., African and European wildlife researchers found.

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#96400
2013-11-20

'We will not give up!’

MEMBERS of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Iguana Specialist Group (ISG), which met in the island last week, are resolute that they will not abandon hope that Goat Islands will be the final habitat for the Jamaican iguana.

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#96374
2013-11-15

Jamaican Iguana Conservation Program Marks 20 Years of Success, Faces Worries about Next 20 Years

More than a million tourists visited Jamaica last year. The vast majority of them traveled to the famous hotels and beaches of Kingston, the country’s capital city. Few, if any, ventured about 25 kilometers to the west to the rocky limestone shores of Hellshire Hills.

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#96325
2013-11-12

Kids' stories and new stoves protect the golden snub-nosed monkey in China

Puppet shows, posters and children’s activities that draw from local traditions are helping to save an endangered monkey in China.

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#96244
2013-11-06

Into the jungles of Papua New Guinea: a personal journey

Much of my time as an ecology lecturer has been spent teaching students about the wonders of this planet’s biodiversity, but also regrettably, how much of this biodiversity is under severe threat. Hundreds, if not thousands, of species become extinct each year.

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#96211
2013-11-05

World's most cryptic feline photographed in logging concession

The bay cat is arguably the world's least-known member of the cat family (Felidae). Although first described by scientists in 1874, no photo existed of a living specimen until 1998 and a wild cat in its rainforest habitat wasn't photographed until five years later.

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#96186
2013-11-01

Scientists: to save the Malayan tiger, save its prey

A major premise of biology, as any high-schooler can tell you, is the study of the connections between organisms.

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#96189
2013-11-01

Scientist wants to clone Italy's rarest bear

With only 40 Marsican brown bears left in Italy, the species is on the brink of extinction. One scientist has a controversial plan to prevent its extinction - to clone it. And, he doesn't want to stop there.

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#96151
2013-10-30

Human impact on sea turtles shows up in studies of genetic diversity

ADELAIDE, Australia, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- DNA studies of endangered sea turtles point to loss of genetic diversity caused by recent human exploitation, Australian scientists say.

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#96141
2013-10-29

790 rhinos poached in South Africa this year

790 rhinos have been poached in South Africa this year, nearly a fifth higher than last year's record toll, reports the Department of Environmental Affairs.

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#96068
2013-10-24

Mongolia’s Wild Asses Cornered From All Sides

SOUTHERN GOBI REGION, Mongolia , Oct 24 2013 (IPS) - Decades of international and local collaboration have brought the Tahki or Asian Wild Horse back from the brink of extinction and reintroduced herds to Mongolia’s Gobi desert and grasslands. However, the country’s other wild equine – the Mongo ...

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#95880
2013-10-09

WWF risking Sumatran rhinos by releasing camera trap images, says scientist

On October 2nd, WWF released camera trap videos of Sumatran rhinos surviving in Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo.

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#95870
2013-10-08

Dark secrets of a black beauty

The tragic killing of another black leopard highlights the need for greater conservation

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#95847
2013-10-07

African gorillas are under threat from oil survey

Controversial aerial surveys aimed at finding oil under Africa's oldest national park have been started by a British company amid fears that drilling in the area could seriously threaten the world's last sanctuary for mountain gorillas.

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#5254

10th World Wilderness Congress (WILD10)

4 - 10 October 2013, Salamanca, Spain

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#95762
2013-10-01

X Rhino horn poaching hits new record in South Africa

The number of rhinos killed by poachers has hit a new annual record in South Africa, raising worries of a downward population spiral in a country that is home to almost all of Africa's rhinos.

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#95698
2013-09-26

Genetic modification proposed to save endangered species

Genetic modification of animals so that they can deal with changing climate and habitats may be the only way to save some of the most endangered species from becoming extinct, according to biologists who want to start a debate on how to stem species loss.

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#95645
2013-09-24

Jamaican iguana fights off extinction again

The rare Jamaican iguana is fighting for survival as the illegal charcoal burning industry in Jamaica destroys its last remaining habitat. The lizard almost went extinct in the 1940s - can it survive this new threat?

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#95616
2013-09-23

Evidence of dugongs, endangered marine species, found off Okinawa

OKINAWA, Japan, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Japanese officials said they've found evidence dugongs, an endangered marine species has been feeding at a reclamation site in Okinawa.

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#95306
2013-08-28

Ground zero for endangered species: new program to assist animals on the brink across Southeast Asia

Organizations within the international conservation community are joining forces to minimize impending extinctions in Southeast Asia, where habitat loss, trade and hunting have contributed to a dramatic decline in wildlife.

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#95270
2013-08-26

Smarter Construction of Railways and Fences Needed to Reduce Threats to Endangered Antelopes in Central Asia

Bonn, 26 August 2013- The recovery of the critically-endangered saiga antelope – among the world’s oldest mammal species – faces serious challenges from new railways, roads and fences currently being constructed across Central Asia.

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#95242
2013-08-23

Australian endangered species: Gulbaru Gecko

You may not have heard of the Gulbaru Gecko but you’d love it if you met it. Ancient and spectacular, this endangered gecko has one of the smallest distributions of any Australian animal.

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#95243
2013-08-23

Loggers Get the OK to Kill Endangered Spotted Owls

The Endangered Species Act exists to protect biodiversity. It can only work when species listed as endangered are actually afforded the protections guaranteed to them in the Act. Unfortunately these days, even earning classification as an endangered species doesn’t always mean safety from harm.

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#95244
2013-08-23

Captive Breeding Program May Ensure Survival for African Frogs

Thousands of frog species worldwide are losing habitat due to deforestation and an amphibian disease caused by a type of fungus called “chytrid fungus.” The fungus grows on the frogs’ skin and causes sloughing skin and extreme lethargy. The changes to the frogs’ skin can be deadly, because frogs ...

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#95218
2013-08-22

Threatened species: we do have time to turn it around if there is political will

7 September is looming as a day of reckoning for dozens of MPs fighting for their political lives. But while political defeat can be unpleasant, it does not compare with the tragic finality of the extinction of a whole species.

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#95179
2013-08-20

Endangered Giant Ibis found in Cambodia

Phnom Penh – Jubilant conservationists expressed hope on Tuesday for the survival of the critically-endangered Giant Ibis after a nest of the bird species was discovered in a previously unknown habitat in northeastern Cambodia.

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#95141
2013-08-16

Australian endangered species: Leatherback Turtle

Leatherback turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) are the largest, oldest and most widely distributed of the world’s marine turtles.

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#95127
2013-08-15

Rare Monkey Population up 50 Percent in China and Tibet

Two decades ago just 50 black snub-nosed monkeys (Rhinopithecus bieti) lived in the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China.

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#95132
2013-08-15

Why cute viral videos are bad for endangered animals

It's difficult to directly link viral videos to increased pet trade, but the illegal business appears to be getting worse and videos and photos on the web confirm it.

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#95115
2013-08-14

Officials encouraged by growing numbers of endangered primate in China

BEIJING, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- The number of China's snub-nosed monkeys, among the world's most endangered primates, increased from 2,000 to more than 3,000 since the 1990s, officials said.

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#95089
2013-08-13

Canadian-born snow leopard leaves legacy for endangered Asian species

The phrase sounds odd, but she was a great Canadian snow leopard — a ghostly feline of Himalayan heritage born amid some hoopla at the Calgary Zoo in 1993 before spending a few years prowling her enclosure at the Valley Zoo in Edmonton.

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#95074
2013-08-12

'Slow loris tickling' video points to online peril for endangered species

New research suggests that viral videos can have a devastating effect on the populations of endangered species and that a mechanism is urgently needed to report images of them online.

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#95050
2013-08-08

Last disease-free Tasmanian devils imperiled by mine

The federal environment minister, Mark Butler, has given the go-ahead to a controversial mine that the courts halted amid concerns it could drastically affect the last stronghold of the Tasmanian devil.

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#94992
2013-08-05

Steps to Protect South Africa’s Wattled Cranes

KWAZULU-NATAL MIDLANDS, South Africa, Aug 5 2013 (IPS) - On a winter’s afternoon in late July, potato farmer John Campbell and the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Tanya Smith surveyed the Umgeni Vlei Nature Reserve from a hilltop on Ivanhoe Farm in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands.

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#94911
2013-08-02

Of Palm Oil and Extinction

You know the old question: If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around, does it make a noise? I’m not quite sure why that question came to mind when news came out of the extinction of Dipterocarpus coriaceus, or keruing paya, in West Malaysia.

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#94867
2013-07-30

Nepal's tigers on the rebound

Nearly two hundred tigers roam the lowland forests of Nepal, according to a new survey.

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#94868
2013-07-30

Population of newly discovered lemur in Madagascar down to last 50 individuals

Researchers have discovered a new — and critically endangered — species of lemur on the island of Madagascar. The primate is formally described in the journal Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.

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#94834
2013-07-29

Monarch butterfly campaign takes wing

Every spring, Nicole Hamilton waits for the arrival of the monarch butterflies, those delicate, orange-and-black-winged creatures best known for their stunning annual migration, a journey of thousands of miles from Mexico to the United States. And every year, she sees fewer of them

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#94835
2013-07-29

Kerala forest department to burn ivory worth Rs 50 crore

Thiruvananthapuram: The forest department is planning to burn its mammoth stockpile of ivory tusks, estimated at over three tonnes and valued at nearly Rs 50 crore in the black market.

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#94836
2013-07-29

Borneo's orangutans are coming down from the trees

Orangutans might be the king of the swingers, but primatologists in Borneo have found that the great apes spend a surprising amount of time walking on the ground. The research, published in the American Journal of Primatology found that it is common for orangutans to come down from the trees to ...

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#94837
2013-07-29

Zoo tigers 'won't save species from extinction'

On International Tiger Day zoo breeding programs for tigers are in the spotlight again. One conservation charity argues they’re doomed to fail and that saving the animals’ natural habitat is the only way forward.

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#94838
2013-07-29

Mae Wong dam poses grim threat to endangered tigers

As we celebrate Global Tiger Day today, the endlessly fascinating Panthera tigris is nearing extinction as a result of poaching, shrinking habitats and the depletion of prey.

News Headlines
#94839
2013-07-29

Eye on biodiversity

Habitat destruction, trade in animal parts and climate change are all to blame for the decline in species worldwide. DW examines what is being done to protect threatened species.

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#94796
2013-07-26

Desperate attempts to save endangered species

Suci, a nine-year-old Sumatran Rhino and a direct descendant of the woolly rhinos from the ice age, is part of an attempt to save her highly endangered species.

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#94797
2013-07-26

Snow Leopard Among Endangered Species Threatened By Growing Cashmere Trade

Growing demand for cashmere in Western markets is threatening several types of endangered creatures, including the snow leopard native to the mountain ranges of Central Asia, claims new research appearing in the August issue of the journal Conservation Biology.

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#94798
2013-07-26

Online wild animal trading still out of control in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge – The illegal trading of rare animals online has become more popular in Vietnam and is now out of control.

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#94799
2013-07-26

Bald Eagles Make Huge Comeback Along Virginia's James River, Around Chesapeake Bay

A new survey shows that the eagle population in the James River region has topped 200 pairs for the first time since good written accounts began in the 1930s.

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#94768
2013-07-25

Australian endangered species: Southern Corroboree Frog

High up in the sub-alpine bogs of the Snowy Mountains lives one of Australia’s most iconic and rarest creatures, the Southern Corroboree Frog (Pseudophryne corroboree). This small, vividly-coloured species is restricted to Kosciuszko National Park, in the south-east of New South Wales. Found onl ...

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#94769
2013-07-25

Endangered Plants for Sale Online: Are They Legal?

Did you know that it is often legal to buy and sell endangered species of plants through the mail? It’s true. Take, for example, the rare Hawaiian palm tree Pritchardia remota, one of several species collectively known as lou’lu. The tree, like many in its genus, is listed as endangered under th ...

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