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#80351
2011-07-06

Nation's species face extinction

HCM CITY — Viet Nam's biodiversity conservation efforts continue to be woeful with the number of threatened species increasing and their threat status worsening, according to the latest National Environment Report (2010).

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#80327
2011-07-05

Irrawaddy dolphins triple in protected area: survey

A RECENT survey has found the number of Irrawaddy dolphins living in a protected area on the Ayeyarwady River has almost tripled in the past eight years.

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#80176
2011-06-28

China starts counting its pandas

In the fog-shrouded fir, pine and spruce forests of the Min mountains, Chinese researchers have begun the latest once-in-a-decade survey of the world's remaining giant pandas.

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#80105
2011-06-27

Endangered Puerto Rican parrot on the rise

EL YUNQUE NATIONAL FOREST, Puerto Rico (AP) — Deep amid the dense greenery of a rain forest, down an unmarked road, behind a barbed wire fence in a low-slung compound monitored by security cameras, government scientists are nursing a special patient back to health.

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#80151
2011-06-27

Can Science Save the Tasmanian Devil?

The Tasmanian devil is known for its powerful jaws, frightening screeches and foul temper. Lately, though, it has earned a more dubious claim to fame: A strange and devastating disease is ravaging its population, pushing the world's largest meat-eating marsupials to the edge of extinction.

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#80070
2011-06-23

Photos: "Smiling" Tarsier Among New Most Endangered Species

Threatened by a volcano and bush-meat hunters, the Siau Island tarsier is among animal species newly designated critically endangered in the 2011 update of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)'s Red List of Threatened Species, released last week.

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#79951
2011-06-20

Kenya: Charcoal Trade Worries Do

The acacia species is under threat and stringent measures must be put in place to save it.

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#79962
2011-06-20

Arabian "Unicorn" Leaps Out of Near Extinction

Antelope rises from six to a thousand individuals in Middle East.

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#79923
2011-06-17

Over 900 species added to endangered list during past year

The past twelve months have seen 914 species added to the threatened list by the world's authority of species endangerment, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)'s Red List.

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#79737
2011-06-13

Bangladesh plans special force to protect tigers

Bangladesh is setting up a special force to save the critically endangered Royal Bengal Tiger and other animals.

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#79630
2011-06-08

Cambodian monks help protect rare turtles

KRATIE, Cambodia - Cambodian monks and environmentalists launched a new conservation project on Wednesday to help save one of the world's rarest and largest freshwater turtles from extinction

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#79580
2011-06-07

Great Indian Bustard on brink of extinction

The Great Indian Bustard is on the brink of extinction, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) announced on Tuesday.

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#79499
2011-06-03

Mountain gorilla twins born in Rwanda

KIGALI — A mountain gorilla in northern Rwanda has given birth to twins, a rare occurrence for an endangered species whose numbers have dwindled to less than 800, officials said Friday.

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#79419
2011-06-01

Myanmar crucial to conservation of rare sandpiper

THE Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Association (BANCA) and BirdLife International are hoping their conservation efforts in Myanmar can help pull the spoon-billed sandpiper from the brink of extinction.

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#79387
2011-05-31

Hundreds of rare antelopes die in Kazakhstan

ALMATY — More than 440 endangered Saiga antelopes were found dead in western Kazakhstan last week, suspected victims of the same epidemic that killed 12,000 animals last year, officials said on Monday.

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#79336
2011-05-27

All-white kiwi is a sign of hope for an endangered species in the land of the All Blacks

THE birth of a rare white kiwi has capped the most successful breeding season since efforts to save the endangered New Zealand bird began at a North Island sanctuary, wildlife authorities say.

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#79337
2011-05-27

Uluru skinks 'world's most social lizards'

Scientists have discovered that the Northern Territory's great desert skink is the only one of the world's 5,000 species of lizard that builds a home for its family.

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#79285
2011-05-26

International Collaboration Brings New Hope to Endangered Snow Leopards

The BBC Wildlife Fund (BBCWF) and two leading conservation organizations, Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN) and Nature Conservation Foundation (NCF), are teaming up to launch a new program aimed at securing a healthy population of snow leopards across Asia.

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#79138
2011-05-20

LA Zoo successfully breeds endangered frog

Los Angeles Zoo officials say they have successfully bred the endangered mountain yellow-legged frog in an effort to save the species.

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#79139
2011-05-20

Orissa Women Lead Turtle Conservation Effort

The Chief Minister of Orissa has recently praised a federation of women’s self-help groups for having led the way to conserve the local turtle population, the Olive Ridley sea turtle.

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#79110
2011-05-19

Extinction rates 'overestimated', says study

Current extinction rate projections may be overestimating the role of habitat loss on species, a study suggest.

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#79088
2011-05-18

David Suzuki: It’s time to stop eating endangered animals like bluefin tuna

The bluefin tuna is large, fast, tasty, and rare. For those reasons, it’s highly prized by both commercial and sports fishers.

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#79053
2011-05-17

There's no magic number for saving endangered species

A new study offers hope for species such as the Siberian Tiger that might be considered 'too rare to save', so long as conservation efforts can target key threats.

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#79054
2011-05-17

Birth of endangered monkey hailed

A critically-endangered baby black lion tamarin is the first to have been bred outside Brazil for eight years - after being delivered by Caesarean section.

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#78899
2011-05-11

Deal aims to cut endangered species red tape

(Reuters) - Animals and plants that may deserve protection under the Endangered Species Act moved closer to getting help under a legal settlement plan announced on Tuesday by the government and environmentalists.

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#78901
2011-05-11

Singing rhinos battle poaching

Ricky and Rachel, rhinos in love, are torn apart by poachers in a new South African musical, "African Adventure", which aims to dramatise the rising toll of illegal hunting on the endangered species.

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#78876
2011-05-10

Should Conservationists Allow Some Species to Die Out?

In the battle to save endangered animals, some environmentalists say we should ignore the charismatic pandas and condors and instead practice "conservation triage."

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#78827
2011-05-09

12 endangered Indonesian tigers caught in videos

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Video cameras captured 12 critically endangered Sumatran tigers, including mothers with their cubs, in Indonesian forests slated to be cut down, wildlife activists said Monday.

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#78834
2011-05-09

Wild tiger cubs front campaign against deforestation

To anyone else, it's just a bit of dead foliage, but for the playful tiger cubs in this footage a dry old leaf proves a whole lot of fun.

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#78679
2011-05-03

DNA helps scientists track threatened sharks

Shark populations worldwide have been threatened by the demand for shark fins, with tens of millions of the animals killed each year to make a soup prized by Asian consumers.

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#78683
2011-05-03

WWF welcomes first Bulgaria ban on Danube sturgeon fishing

The environmental group WWF welcomed on Monday Bulgaria's ban on catching sturgeon in the Danube, as the species faces extinction due to overfishing for its caviar.

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#78664
2011-05-02

Trapping threatens near-extinct Philippine eagle

Conservationists raised alarm Thursday over the future of the near-extinct Philippine eagle after several maimed or diseased birds were retrieved from captivity over recent months.

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#78502
2011-04-26

Wolf management belongs with state

Lately, Minnesota's gray wolves have inspired more passion than the Minnesota Timberwolves. Department of Natural Resources has necessary expertise,

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#78541
2011-04-26

Great Lakes Wolves Could Be Next to Lose Protected Status

A few decades ago, the wolves of the Great Lakes region faced extinction. Their cousins to the west, the gray wolves of the Rocky Mountains, will be the first species ever to be removed from the Endangered Species List.

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#78544
2011-04-26

Frogs' frightening message

A mass extinction has scientists scrambling to save them, and it should have all of us concerned about its implications.

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#78497
2011-04-21

Endangered Monkey Survives in Tiny Private Paradise in Peru

A conservation area covering a mere 23.5 hectares has become a refuge for a unique and endangered animal species in the northeastern Peruvian region of San Martín: the Andean titi monkey.

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#78479
2011-04-20

Many Mediterranean Fish Species Threatened With Extinction, Report Says

PARIS — Mediterranean fish, including bluefin tuna, sea bass and hake, are in danger of extinction from overfishing, marine habitat degradation and pollution, according to a report on Tuesday from the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

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#78480
2011-04-20

Rescue call for capercaillie birds

The capercaillie could become extinct unless urgent conservation measures are taken, a wildlife group has warned.

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#78404
2011-04-18

Critically endangered leopard filmed in northeast China forest

CHANGCHUN, April 18 (Xinhua) -- A leopard of a critically endangered species was filmed for the first time in northeast China's Jilin Province, local authorities said Monday

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#78418
2011-04-18

Vietnam reserve brings hope for rare animal, says WWF

HANOI — The establishment of a nature reserve in Vietnam has brought new hope for the survival of a mysterious twin-horned creature "on the brink of extinction", conservation group WWF said.

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#78422
2011-04-18

Tristan da Cunha islanders rescue rockhopper penguins threatened by oil slick

One of the world's most dramatic wildlife rescues is coming to a successful conclusion on Tristan da Cunha in the South Atlantic.

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#78374
2011-04-15

Australian mathematicians say some endangered species "not worth saving

Some endangered species on the brink of extinction might not be worth saving, according to a new algorithm developed by researchers at the University of Adelaide and James Cook University, both in Australia.

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#78375
2011-04-15

Hopeful signs in Congo gorilla population

It's a tiny bit of hopefulness in a war-ravaged country, but a small population of endangered gorillas have not only held their own but managed to increase by almost 10% in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the past six years.

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#78343
2011-04-14

Dolphin poaching goes unabated

PATNA: Despite Gangetic dolphins being an endangered species, they are being killed at an alarming rate in Bihar.

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#78344
2011-04-14

Wood bison issue draws diverse backers

Alaska has the unique opportunity to return to the wild an extirpated species -- the wood bison.

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#78293
2011-04-13

Congress, in a First, Removes an Animal From the Endangered Species List

Congress for the first time is directly intervening in the Endangered Species List and removing an animal from it, establishing a precedent for political influence over the list that has outraged environmental groups.

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#78246
2011-04-11

Protected habitat designated for endangered belugas

(Reuters) - Over 3,000 square miles of Alaska marine area will be protected as critical habitat for a population of endangered beluga whales, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Fisheries Service announced on Friday.

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#78215
2011-04-08

Endangered species conservation may be helped by a new index

A new index, called SAFE (Species Ability to Forestall Extinction), has been developed to help conservationists better understand how close a species may be to extinction and could be used to help determine where to focus limited conservation resources.

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