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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The acacia species is under threat and stringent measures must be put in place to save it.
Antelope rises from six to a thousand individuals in Middle East.
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.
Bangladesh is setting up a special force to save the critically endangered Royal Bengal Tiger and other animals.
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
The Great Indian Bustard is on the brink of extinction, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) announced on Tuesday.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Los Angeles Zoo officials say they have successfully bred the endangered mountain yellow-legged frog in an effort to save the species.
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.
Current extinction rate projections may be overestimating the role of habitat loss on species, a study suggest.
The bluefin tuna is large, fast, tasty, and rare. For those reasons, it’s highly prized by both commercial and sports fishers.
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.
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.
(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.
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.
In the battle to save endangered animals, some environmentalists say we should ignore the charismatic pandas and condors and instead practice "conservation triage."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lately, Minnesota's gray wolves have inspired more passion than the Minnesota Timberwolves. Department of Natural Resources has necessary expertise,
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.
A mass extinction has scientists scrambling to save them, and it should have all of us concerned about its implications.
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.
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.
The capercaillie could become extinct unless urgent conservation measures are taken, a wildlife group has warned.
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
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.
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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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.
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.
PATNA: Despite Gangetic dolphins being an endangered species, they are being killed at an alarming rate in Bihar.
Alaska has the unique opportunity to return to the wild an extirpated species -- the wood bison.
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.
(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.
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.