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#91937
2013-01-29

Rare pygmy elephants 'poisoned' in Borneo

Ten endangered pygmy elephants have been found dead in a reserve in Malaysia, with officials saying they may have been poisoned.

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#91897
2013-01-24

Study: Endangered monkeys doing better

JAKARTA, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- A study of critically endangered black macaques in an Indonesian nature reserve shows their numbers have stabilized after years of decline, researchers say.

News Headlines
#91860
2013-01-22

Spike in Indian rhino deaths triggers worry

The premature death of at least 50 one-horned Indian rhinoceroses in the northeast Indian state of Assam has triggered concern among activists who call for improved conservation efforts.

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#91841
2013-01-21

Spoon-billed sandpipers threatened by trapping in China

Endangered spoon-billed sandpipers arriving at their wintering grounds in China are being threatened by nets designed to trap shorebirds.

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#91732
2013-01-10

Critically Endangered Parakeet Population Grows on Predator-Free Island Reserve

Few people have ever seen a critically endangered Malherbe’s parakeet (Cyanoramphus malherbi) in the wild.

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#91701
2013-01-08

An avalanche of decline: snow leopard populations are plummeting

The trading of big cat pelts is nothing new, but recent demand for snow leopard pelts and taxidermy mounts has added a new commodity to the illegal trade in wildlife products, according to the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA).

News Headlines
#91706
2013-01-08

West African lions on verge of extinction, report says

Conservation group LionAid says as few as 645 lions remain in the wild in western and central Africa

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#91645
2012-12-19

Endangered Bird Falls Prey to Royal Hunting Games

KARACHI, Dec 19 2012 (IPS) - Every year, between November and January, the Indus Flyway bears witness to a migration of an endangered bird species – the houbara bustard – from Central Asia to the deserts of Pakistan.

News Headlines
#91512
2012-12-07

Last Christmas? Partridges and turtle doves face risk of extinction in UK

Birds in popular carol The Twelve Days of Christmas are disappearing from countryside at alarming rates, scientists say

News Headlines
#91483
2012-12-06

Google cash buys drones to watch endangered species

Drones could soon be helping protect rhinos, tigers and elephants in Africa and Asia, thanks to cash from Google.

News Headlines
#91430
2012-12-04

Bats, snakes among species in danger in Canada: COSEWIC

VANCOUVER -- As the 10th anniversary of the federal Species At Risk Act approaches, dozens of animals and plants have been added to the list considered at-risk.

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#91248
2012-11-23

Galapagos' extinct tortoise species could come back to life

A species of giant tortoises from the Galapagos Islands could be brought back from extinction despite the death earlier this year of the famed "Lonesome George," a tourist magnet and conservation icon who was the last of his kind.

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#91235
2012-11-22

Bornean Elephant: Genomics Helps With Conservation

Studying the genetic variability of endangered species is becoming increasingly necessary for species conservation and monitoring. But, endangered species are difficult to observe and sample, and typically harbour very limited genetic diversity.

News Headlines
#91156
2012-11-15

Operation Hirola - Saving Africa's Rarest Antelope

A group of conservationists, pastoralists and Chinese funders have joined forces to save the hirola antelope, the last living representative of a three-million-year-old lineage.

News Headlines
#91146
2012-11-14

Mountain gorilla population up by over 20 percent in five years

A mountain gorilla census in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has a population that continues to rise, hitting 400 animals.

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#91045
2012-11-06

Brazil Embarks On Cloning Of Wild Animals

Brazilian scientists are attempting to clone animals in danger of extinction, like the jaguar and maned wolf, although the potential impact on the conservation of these threatened species is still not clear

News Headlines
#90931
2012-10-24

Extent of Range is a Key Factor in Extinction Risk for Ocean Animals

What makes some ocean animals more prone to extinction than others? A new study of marine fossils provides a clue.

News Headlines
#90852
2012-10-22

Threatened species listing for polar bears contested in U.S. court

Polar bears' designation as a threatened species was challenged in a U.S. appeals court on Friday, with a lawyer for Alaska and other parties arguing that regulators had failed to back up the listing.

Side Event
#2536
COP 11
2012-10-18

Collaborative Partnership on Wildlife Conservation

A presentation by the CIC and a discussion with attendees on the potential themes to be included in a future Collaborative Partnership on Wildlife Conservation. For further details on the topic see additional information.

Side Event
#2640
COP 11
2012-10-17

Seven Wonders of Conservation presented by the Alliance for Zero Extinction

The purpose of this event will be to raise awareness of some of the globe’s most threatened species through the Seven Wonders of Conservation campaign. Presentations will include national governments sharing their succesful experiences combating species extinctions through the protection of the ...

Side Event
#2656
COP 11
2012-10-17

Turning the corner on tiger conservation

The event will showcase progress the 13 range state governments and other important stakeholders have made on following up to the commitments made at the International Tiger forum in St. Petersburg (the Tiger Summit) in 2010. The event will highlight the positive examples from the field, and r ...

Side Event
#2520
COP 11
2012-10-17

Securing Wildlife Corridors as an avenue to halt the loss of biodiverstiy

Securing wildlife priority corridors and habitat linkages to enable natural migration and genetic exchange is an important conservation element for successful implementation of the CBD Strategy 2020. At the side event success factors and challenges of examples from India and Southern Africa wil ...

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#90717
2012-10-15

Experts name 25 most endangered primates

Many of man's closest living relatives - apes, monkeys, lemurs and other primates - are on the brink of extinction, according to a new report released at the UN's Convention on Biological Diversity meeting this week in the Indian city of Hyderabad.

Side Event
#2519
COP 11
2012-10-12

Wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and Welfare as an essential wildlife conservation tool

The value of rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing individual wild animals back into their ecosystem is often undervalued in the conservation debate. At the side event some outstanding examples contributing to the conservation of biodiversity will be presented and participants are invited to di ...

Side Event
#2777
COP 11
2012-10-11

Endangered wetlands: comparative experiences on participatory strategic management to tackle socio-environmental conflicts.

This side event seeks to exchange valuable experiences regarding threatened wetlands and the use of environmental strategic tools (territorial planning, environmental impact assessment, strategic environmental assessment, public participation and litigation) as a means of preventing or putting a ...

Side Event
#2860
COP 11
2012-10-10

The South Asia Regional Vulture Recovery Programme

Over the last 20 years, South Asia has witnessed the precipitous decline of three vulture species: the white-rumped vulture (Gyps bengalensis); the Indian vulture (Gyps indicus); and the slender-billed vulture (Gyps tenuirostris). Once numbering in the tens of millions, the combined population o ...

Side Event
#2585
COP 11
2012-10-09

Conserving Critically Endangered Gyps vultures in Asia

The event includes presentations from various organizations on conservation initiatives taken by various organizations called Saving Asia's Vultures from Extinction (SAVE). Critically Endangered Gyps vultures have suffered a 99 per cent decline in Asia over the last 20 years, attributed to th ...

News Headlines
#90485
2012-09-27

Cheetahs being driven to prey on livestock

TEHRAN, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Asiatic cheetahs, an endangered species, have to kill and eat livestock in regions where their normal prey is in decline, a team in Iran has found.

News Headlines
#90498
2012-09-27

Migratory sharks inch closer to extinction

Almost a fifth of the world's sharks are endangered. That's prompted many nations to enact protection measures but several Asian countries are lobbying hard for continued shark hunting.

News Headlines
#90461
2012-09-25

New website highlights the plight of the pangolin

Scaly, insect-devouring, nocturnal, and notoriously shy, pangolins are strange mammals who remain unknown to many.

News Headlines
#90463
2012-09-25

Could Viagra help save tigers?

Conservationists are hoping that advances in Western medicine may persuade some people to stop using parts from exotic and endangered animals to cure various ailments.

News Headlines
#90422
2012-09-21

Ethiopia: Rescuing Endangered Wildlife Calls for Urgency

Ethiopia is a country endowed with precious, endemic wildlife, tremendous and marvelous natural resources, cascades, a range of tangible and intangible assets, among others.

News Headlines
#90363
2012-09-19

End is near for vulnerable SA species

Cape Town - Some experts say the world is heading for the "sixth extinction". Unlike the five separate mass extinctions millions of years ago, this one will be caused not by natural events, but by a single species: humans.

News Headlines
#90226
2012-09-17

Saving the Top 100 Threatened Species – a Question of Valuing Life

JEJU, South Korea, Sep 15 2012 (IPS) - The Red River Giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) is the stuff of legend in Vietnam. The fabled turtle in Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem Lake is popularly known by the name Kim Qui or Golden Turtle God, and it made its first historical appearance in 250 BC.

News Headlines
#90125
2012-09-11

100 most endangered species in the world

The Zoological Society of London has compiled a list of the 100 species in the world most likely to go extinct, from Bulmer's fruitbat to the Asian unicorn.

News Headlines
#90093
2012-09-10

Continuing management needed for most threatened and endangered species

The Endangered Species Act (ESA) -- the key US law protecting species listed as threatened or endangered -- focuses on boosting species' numbers until they reach recovery thresholds and so can be taken off the ESA list. Almost 1400 species are now listed.

News Headlines
#90073
2012-09-07

Javan rhino clings to survival in last forest stronghold

There are only 35 rhinos left in one wild population, and none in captivity. But conservationists hope they can increase the numbers of what is possibly the rarest large mammal on Earth

News Headlines
#90053
2012-09-06

Asian species said at extinction risk

NEW YORK, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S-based Wildlife Conservation Society says Asian governments must take action to protect Asian species that are at a conservation crossroads.

News Headlines
#90062
2012-09-06

Controlled inbreeding could save the kiwi - research

Endangered species like the kiwi could be saved by controlled inbreeding, new research has found.

News Headlines
#90017
2012-09-04

One-fifth of invertebrate species at risk of extinction

One in five of the world’s invertebrate species are threatened with extinction, according to the latest report from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL).

News Headlines
#89986
2012-08-31

Biodiversity faltering: 20% of invertebrates threatened with extinction

Twenty percent of invertebrates are at risk of extinction, according to a new report that looks at the 12,621 invertebrates assessed by the IUCN Red List to date.

News Headlines
#89972
2012-08-30

'Spineless' animals under threat of extinction

A fifth of animals without backbones could be at risk of extinction, say scientists.

News Headlines
#89854
2012-08-21

Bumblebee species endangered in Canada

TORONTO, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- A bumblebee species is disappearing in Canada and researchers say they've been unable to determine what turned it from a common sight to an endangered species.

News Headlines
#89863
2012-08-21

Long-billed vulture population stabilising in Pakistan

Banning cattle drug diclofenac and increased awareness of role of vultures in ecosystem halts decline of critically endangered species

News Headlines
#89850
2012-08-20

Lack of prey said threatening Indian tiger

NEW DELHI, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- The population of the famous Bengal tiger is falling in India due to dwindling prey animals in India's tiger reserves, studies by environmental groups suggest.

News Headlines
#89817
2012-08-17

Citizens know best when it comes to animal protection

Citizen science is alive and well. Species nominated for legal protection by US citizens face higher levels of biological threat than those identified by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. The finding looks set to silence critics who question citizens' motivation for nominating species for protec ...

News Headlines
#89820
2012-08-17

Triage for plants: NYBG scientists develop and test rapid species conservation assessment technique

To speed up the process of identifying threatened and endangered plant species, a team of New York Botanical Garden scientists has developed a streamlined method for evaluating the conservation status of large numbers of plant species, using information from plant research collections and Geogra ...

News Headlines
#89771
2012-08-14

China announces dolphin protection, study

BEIJING, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- China says is has set up a research institution in South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region to protect rare endangered Chinese white dolphins

News Headlines
#89725
2012-08-10

Threatened shark species turning up in US restaurants

WASHINGTON — Threatened shark species are being used to make shark fin soup, a delicacy in Chinese cuisine, in several US cities, according to an unprecedented study based on DNA testing.

News Headlines
#89709
2012-08-09

Missing Congolese gorillas found in rebel-held region

Some of the gorillas caught in the midst of fighting within the Democratic Republic of the Congo have been located. Dozens more remain missing.

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