The World Pheasant Association (WPA) has announced that Edwards’s Pheasant, endemic to Vietnam, may be extinct in the wild.
Wild Amur tigers in Russia are falling victim to a viral infection transmitted by stray dogs. The same disease has taken its toll on the lions of the Serengeti, and a mutated version threatens seals around the world. However, vaccination could halt the spread of the virus.
The Interior Department this morning said it will conduct reviews to determine whether 374 water-dependent species in the Southeast deserve protection under the Endangered Species Act.
Following a logging crisis in 2009 where a number of Madagascar's remaining forests were illegally cut, the African nation has turned to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to help regulate 91 species of rosewood and ebony.
28 September 2011 – The secretariat of the United Nations-backed convention governing trade in endangered species said today that Madagascar and Panama have requested that it regulate the import and export of 91 hardwood species in a bid to curb the rising trade in illegally acquired high-qualit ...
Experts say fishing methods are to blame, with one subspecies in New Zealand down to fewer than 100 mammals
While grey wolf populations in the northern US still face persecution -- from delisting from the Endangered Species List that is leading to court battles to a cull that could wipe out half of Wyoming's wolf population -- the Mexican grey wolf may be experiencing a glimmer of hope in the south.
Research conducted by WWF and the Cambodian government in the Eastern Plains of Cambodia in the northeast of the country estimates the population of banteng between 2,700-5,700 individuals.
Federal agencies have changed the designation of loggerhead sea turtles from a single threatened species to nine distinct population segments; five are listed as endangered and four are listed as threatened.
The New England cottontail rabbit, in sharp decline for decades throughout the Northeast, is on the verge of disappearing from several states, with the reason somewhat a mystery, wildlife experts say.
Scottish freshwater pearl mussels join giant pandas and Javan rhinos in a new book listing 365 of the world's "most endangered species".
An endangered species of horse -- known as Przewalski's horse -- is much more distantly related to the domestic horse than researchers had previously hypothesized, reports a team of investigators led by Kateryna Makova, a Penn State University associate professor of biology.
Four traditional owner groups have agreed not to hunt dugong for the next five years and limit their take of green turtles to 20 a year.
Conservationists are attending a summit to save a rare bird and a local energy company is lending a financial hand to the Calgary Zoo to help with its endangered species program.
8 - 12 September 2011, Kuching, Malaysia
Both the woodpecker and the willow tit were widespread 40 years ago, but every year since 1970 their populations have declined so they are now in grave danger.
The odds aren't great for male northern white rhinos looking for love. Only two females are left on the planet, and imminent extinction does not seem to make rhinos particularly horny: the last time this captive population produced a baby was in 2000. Now, there may be a way to save this and oth ...
Starting with normal skin cells, scientists from The Scripps Research Institute have produced the first stem cells from endangered species. Such cells could eventually make it possible to improve reproduction and genetic diversity for some species, possibly saving them from extinction, or to bol ...
LIFE must be confusing for the grey wolves of Montana and Idaho. Last week those states' annual hunts were declared back on, despite a judge's ruling in 2010 that made them illegal.
The rare 13-spot ladybird was found breeding in Devon for the first time in the UK for nearly 60 years
The state of Alaska filed notice on Friday that it will appeal a federal judge's ruling upholding the listing of polar bears as a threatened species.
Chinese efforts to save the world-famous bear have had little success, but the government is launching an ambitious new plan
Extreme weather has destroyed the dugong's feeding grounds – just the latest menace facing this already endangered species
ENVIRONMENTAL NGOs, WildEarth Guardians and Friends of Animals have submitted a petition to the United States National Marine Fisheries Service to list four skate species as “threatened” or “endangered” under the Endangered Species Act.
One of the world's most endangered cats, the Iberian lynx, may not be doomed by its tiny population size.
Habitat protection, hunting controls and captive breeding have led to significant successes for Britain's threatened species
Ah, the loggerhead sea turtle. It may not be the most cuddly creature to hit the beaches of South Carolina, but it certainly boasts a degree of reptilian cuteness. And soon, this species may be one of the few that makes the grand leap from threatened to the Endangered Species List.
16 August 2011 – Faced with increased poaching and illegal trade in ivory and horns of elephants and rhinoceroses, 300 government and civil society experts worldwide are seeking to strengthen conservation with new financial mechanisms at a United Nations-backed meeting in Geneva this week.
Entanglement in fishing nets and high calf mortality thought to be behind decline in the small numbers of Irrawaddy dolphins in the Mekong
After a threat of legal action from the European Union, Swedish Environmental Minister Andreas Carlgren says the government has decided to put a halt to its licensed wolf hunts.
Britain is to ask China, Vietnam and other Asian countries to tell their citizens that rhino horn has no medicinal value, in an attempt to halt a wave of rhino poaching that may drive the endangered animals to extinction.
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Ladybird spider to be released into new areas by conservationists
The tiger population in Sathyamangalam forest has increased from 10 to 18 in the past two years, Conservator of Forests, Erode District, has said.
The prospect of farming the endangered bluefin tuna from eggs to fully mature adults has come a step closer with the first natural mass spawning of the species in captivity.
Two of the region's leading conservation organisations have made a renewed pledge to stop any more bird species from becoming extinct.
Endangered leatherback sea turtles migrate and forage across vast areas of the Pacific Ocean and Indo Pacific seas and require greater international collaboration for their protection, according to a recent study conducted by NOAA Fisheries Service and western Pacific research and conservation s ...
The House of Representatives voted down yesterday legislation which, critics say, would have effectively hamstrung endangered species protection in the United States.
The government has undertaken an action plan for saving the Royal Bengal Tigers of the Sundarbans, the world's largest mangrove forests, a top forest official said on Friday.
Gopher tortoises living east of the Tombigbee River deserve protection under the Endangered Species Act but will not get it because listing the species would cost too much and draw resources away from other threatened animals, federal officials said Tuesday morning.
Environmentalists went to federal court on Tuesday seeking to restore endangered species safeguards for some 1,200 gray wolves in Montana and Idaho removed from protection by an unprecedented act of Congress.
A snail in Alabama has become the first in U.S. history to recover from the brink of extinction and is now merely threatened rather than an endangered species.
Ruling demands that France offer better protection to nocturnal rodent regarded as a pest
18 July 2011 – Scientists from around the world gathered in Geneva today for the opening of a meeting of the United Nations-backed international organization aimed at stopping trade in endangered species.
(CNN) -- The largest population of a "critically-endangered" gibbon species has been discovered in Vietnam, according to a leading conservation group.
Ten short years ago, Grand Cayman blue iguanas were on the brink of extinction. Human factors, like habitat encroachment and vehicle strikes, had reduced their number to less than two dozen -- but now, thanks, to the tireless efforts of conservation officials, the rare species is making a real c ...
A large gaur grazing near a residential area alongside domestic cows in Ninh Thuan Province offers a unique opportunity for extensive research and better conservation of the endangered species, experts say.
Discovery gives new hope to endangered species whose population had declined by 20 percent over the last 16 years.
WASHINGTON, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Shark Advocates International is applauding the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) decision to list largetooth sawfish (Pristisperotteti) under the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA)..
EDMONTON — Environmentalists are concerned the Alberta government isn't doing enough to protect whooping cranes from oilsands development, as new data shows the iconic endangered species continues to migrate through the increasingly industrialized region.