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#89703
2012-08-08

Maui's dolphins still in danger of extinction despite New Zealand's protective measures

The New Zealand government's recent efforts to protect the world’s smallest dolphin have come under scrutiny from various conservation organizations at the 64th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC).

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#89685
2012-08-07

Chart: the world's endangered mammals

Last month the International Union for Conservation of Nature — better known as IUCN — released an update on the conservation status of the world's lemurs.

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#89692
2012-08-07

UAE is making intensive efforts to protect dugongs from extinction

The United Arab Emirates is running a series of programs to protect dugongs from extinction, which is implemented by the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) and Total United Arab Emirates.

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#89666
2012-08-06

Javan rhinoceros facing dire extinction threat: Study

WASHINGTON: American researchers have confirmed that a species of Javan rhinoceros found in Vietnam are on the verge of extinction, with only 29 of them remaining.

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#89577
2012-07-30

World's largest butterfly disappearing from Papua New Guinea rainforests

How large does a butterfly have to be before anybody notices it is disappearing? In the case of Papua New Guinea's (PNG) Queen Alexandra's birdwing, the answer is enormous.

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#89522
2012-07-27

Seven nations face sanctions over endangered species

Cites delegates agree to penalise countries for lacking tough regulations or failing to report on their wildlife trade

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#89441
2012-07-23

Affluent Vietnamese driving rhino horn poaching in South Africa, report warns

Conservationists say conspicuous consumption from a growing middle class is opening a new market in the illegal wildlife trade

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#89274
2012-07-18

Afghanistan snow leopards tagged, followed

WAKHAN CORRIDOR, Afghanistan, July 17 (UPI) -- Conservationists say two snow leopards were captured, fitted with satellite collars and released in the first such effort in Afghanistan.

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#89215
2012-07-13

Rare spoon-billed sandpipers hatch in UK for first time

Critically endangered spoon-billed sandpiper chicks have hatched in the UK for the first time.

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#89229
2012-07-13

Lemurs sliding towards extinction

A new survey shows lemurs are far more threatened than previously thought.

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#89211
2012-07-12

Lemurs sliding towards extinction

A new survey shows lemurs are far more threatened than previously thought.

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#89179
2012-07-11

Record number of blue whales feast in Pacific's 'Serengeti'

The krill are flowing freely in California's Monterey Bay. A record number of sea mammals have gathered close to shore following what's been a bumper season for their prey.

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#89183
2012-07-11

Little Time Left for the Tamaraw? Philippine Buffalo Species Down to Last 300 Animals

You see that drawing to the left there? It appears to be the world’s only public domain image of the tamaraw, or Mindoro dwarf buffalo (Bubalus mindorensis), a species endemic to a single island in the Philippines that is down to its last 300 or so wild individuals.

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#89185
2012-07-11

Meet the world's rarest snake: only 18 left

It's slithery, brown, and doesn't mind being picked up: meet the Saint Lucia racer (Liophis ornatus), which holds the dubious honor of being the world's most endangered snake.

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#89132
2012-07-05

Study finds white abalone on the brink of extinction

LOS ANGELES — White abalone, the endangered shellfish that once numbered in the millions off the Southern California coast, have declined precipitously over the last decade and are on the brink of extinction, a study has found.

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#89097
2012-07-04

Markhor makes a comeback in Pakistan

NEW YORK, July 3 (UPI) -- Conservationists say the markhor, a wild goat species known for their corkscrew horns, are making a comeback in Pakistan.

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#89022
2012-06-29

Forgotten species: the overlooked Sumatran striped rabbit

When you read the words 'Sumatra' and 'Endangered Species' in the same sentence there is a 99 percent chance that you will be reading about one of four animals: orangutans, tigers, elephants, or rhinos.

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#89027
2012-06-29

3 endangered Hawaiian bird species expanding their range

Three of Hawaii's rarest birds have been detected at lower elevations along the volcanic summits for the first time in 30 years, a sign the endangered species may be holding their own against introduced diseases and climate change, scientists say.

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#88969
2012-06-27

Cambodia said vital to vulture survival

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, June 26 (UPI) -- Conservationists say Cambodia has become the last refuge for Southeast Asia's vultures facing a slide toward extinction across the continent

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#88970
2012-06-27

Manicured turtles swim for science

Scientists tracking the dispersal of hatchling loggerhead turtles have resorted to the nail salon to help fit tiny tags to the endangered creatures.

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#88973
2012-06-27

World's last 300 Narcondam hornbills threatened by radar facility off India

A plan to build a radar installation on a remote island puts the world's only population of some 300 Narcondam Hornbills (Aceros narcondami) at risk, warns Conservation India.

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#88977
2012-06-27

Photos: Snub-Nosed Monkey Among New Most At-Risk Species

The Red List is a "critical indicator of the health of the world's biodiversity," according to IUCN. The list ranks species based on eight categories, ranging from "not evaluated" to "extinct."

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#88956
2012-06-26

Lonesome George passes, taking unique subspecies with him

Lonesome George, the sole surviving member of the Pinta Island tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra abingdoni), was found dead on Sunday by staff at the Galapagos National Park. With George's passing, the Pinta Island tortoise subspecies officially falls into extinction.

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#88889
2012-06-22

Rarest Kiwi Species Takes Flight

Kiwis, under normal conditions, do not fly. But this week 20 young members of the rarest kiwi species were special guests on board a military helicopter, flying across the Tasman Sea on their way to their new habitat off the coast of New Zealand.

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#88756
2012-06-19

Breeding program to help endangered kiwis

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, June 18 (UPI) -- Scientists say a project will see one of the world's most endangered bird species repopulate a part of New Zealand's North Island after an absence of centuries.

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#88453
2012-06-08

Denmark's Bornholm island gets rare bison from Poland

Denmark's Baltic island of Bornholm has become a new home for the European bison, an endangered species that was almost wiped out in the last century.

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#88431
2012-06-07

Nearly 100 bird species face increased risk of extinction in the Amazon

Deforestation causing loss of habitat across the region, as vulture numbers decline in Africa and long-tailed ducks disappear from Europe

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#88356
2012-06-05

The rarest rhino's last stand

Trekking through deep mud and sawgrass we find a stinking wallow. The elite rangers, dressed completely in black despite the tropical heat, mark the site with the GPS unit, measure the mucky puddle's depth, and move on.

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#88308
2012-06-01

Report: Endangered Species Act Works

The Endangered Species Act gets a lot of flack for its budget, its long project trajectories, and its ability to hinder development planned by businesses and landowners.

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#88322
2012-06-01

Study: One of the world's largest growing threats to endangered animals and plants is coming from fungus

One of the world's largest growing threats to endangered animals and plants is coming from a very small source: fungus.

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#88250
2012-05-30

Endangered species: Sex and the single rhinoceros

Conservationists are taking heroic measures to restore the fertility of a three-footed Sumatran rhino. But some ask whether this is the right way to save an endangered species.

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#88258
2012-05-30

Madagascar: On the trail of endangered lemurs

Slowly the clicks of the motor drives die down until there is silence in that sunny glade, save for the sounds of prehistory: birdsong and breeze in the trees.

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#88143
2012-05-25

California Condor Populations Hit Important Milestone, but Still Face Threats

The population of endangered California condors (Gymnogyps californianus) hit an important milestone last month, reaching a high of 405 birds—quite an achievement for a species that was down to its last 22 individuals just 25 years ago.

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#88110
2012-05-24

Deaths of endangered Fla. panther increase

WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) -- Three rare Florida panthers have been killed this week, bringing the total to 12 for the year as habitat for the cat shrinks, an environmental group says.

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#88127
2012-05-24

Less than 100 pygmy sloths survive

The pygmy three-toed sloth (Bradypus pygmaeus) is one of the world's most endangered mammals, according to the first ever formal survey of the population, which found less than 100 sloths hanging on in their island home.

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#88076
2012-05-22

Critically endangered eel gets a helping hand

As endangered as the African elephant, the pygmy hippopotamus or the panda bear, European eels are on the verge of disappearing forever. To help save the species, German rivers are being restocked with thousands of eels.

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#87860
2012-05-14

Faster study a small step toward stopping carp

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The Obama administration's promise Tuesday to quicken its search for a way to shield the Great Lakes from Asian carp and other invasive species is more a baby step than a giant leap toward a solution that could be in the works for years or even decades.

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#87788
2012-05-09

CITES Secretariat Praises China for Wildlife Law Enforcement Operations.=

The Secretary-General of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), Mr John E. Scanlon, has today awarded a Certificate of Commendation to the National Inter-Agency CITES Enforcement Collaboration Group (NICECG) of China in recognition of two nat ...

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#87792
2012-05-09

Not Always Safety in Numbers When It Comes to Extinction Risk

A basic tenet underpinning scientists' understanding of extinction is that more abundant species persist longer than their less abundant counterparts, but a new University of Georgia study reveals a much more complex relationship.

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#87808
2012-05-09

CITES Secretariat Praises China for Wildlife Law Enforcement Operations

The Secretary-General of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), Mr John E. Scanlon, has today awarded a Certificate of Commendation to the National Inter-Agency CITES Enforcement Collaboration Group (NICECG) of China in recognition of two nat ...

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#87667
2012-05-07

Endangered-species truce faces big test from little sand dunes lizard

It wasn’t too hard for the Fish and Wildlife Service to decide the fate of 92 freshwater snails, or 17 dragonflies, or indeed more than 500 species over the past year. But when it comes to the dunes sagebrush lizard, trouble looms.

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#87597
2012-05-02

'Chicken' frogs survive in new home

Critically endangered frogs reintroduced to the Caribbean island of Montserrat are surviving in their new home, according to conservationists

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#87563
2012-05-01

Over 30 Yangtze porpoises found dead in China as population nears extinction

Six years after the Yangtze river dolphin (Lipotes vexillifer), or baiji, was declared "functionally extinct" by scientists, another marine mammal appears on the edge of extinction in China's hugely degraded Yangtze River.

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#87568
2012-05-01

East Africa: Kenya, Ethiopia Vow to Save Endangered Grevy Zebra

Nairobi — Conservation experts from Kenya and Ethiopia have drawn a roadmap for ensuring the survival of an endangered type of zebra.

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#87538
2012-04-30

New research to save Irrawaddy dolphins from extinction in Mekong

PHNOM PENH, April 30 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia is conducting a new research with foreign experts on conservation of the Irrawaddy dolphin in the Mekong River, both in Cambodia and the trans- boundary dolphin population shared with Laos, the World Wildlife Fund said in a statement released Monday.

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#87388
2012-04-24

Rare crested ibis hatches in Japan

TOKYO, April 23 (UPI) -- Japanese wildlife researchers say a crested ibis chick hatched in the wild is the first of the endangered birds born outside captivity in 36 years.

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#87337
2012-04-20

Fight to Save Javan Rhino from Extinction is on Track, Say Experts

Plan to increase numbers of highly endangered species from 50 to 75 over five years

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#87309
2012-04-19

Endangered porpoises dying in China

YUEYANG, China, April 18 (UPI) -- Chinese wildlife officials say the corpses of 12 endangered finless porpoises, including a pregnant one, have been found around Dongting Lake in Hunan province.

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#87286
2012-04-18

Cinderella animals: endangered species that could be conservation stars

A cursory look at big conservation NGOs might convince the public that the only species in peril are tigers, elephants, and pandas when nothing could be further from the truth.

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#87288
2012-04-18

Hail Mary effort aims to save the world's most endangered turtles

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has pledged to work with all of its institutions to save at least half of the world's most 25 endangered turtles as listed in a report by WCS and the Turtle Conservation Coalition last year.

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