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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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#87246
2012-04-17

Endangered lynx in Spain gets help

MADRID, April 16 (UPI) -- Three Iberian lynx are being released into the wild in Spain from a captive breeding program in an effort to save the endangered species, researchers said.

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#87236
2012-04-16

Russia to protect endangered big cats

MOSCOW, April 16 (UPI) -- A U.S. wildlife advocacy group says a Russian decision to create a "Land of the Leopard" national park is "great news" for endangered big cats.

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#87159
2012-04-12

Global effort to save turtles launched

NEW YORK, April 11 (UPI) -- The U.S.-based Wildlife Conservation Society says it's launching a global effort to save some of the world's most endangered tortoises and freshwater turtles.

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#87171
2012-04-12

iPad app helps mariners save endangered right whales

Once considered the “right” whale to kill, these marine mammals are gaining protection from an unlikely source: a free iPad app.

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#87110
2012-04-10

World's rarest ducklings Madagascan pochards hatch

Eighteen Madagascan pochards - the world's most endangered duck - have hatched in a captive breeding centre.

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#87116
2012-04-10

How a crippled rhino may save a species

On December 18th, 2011, a female Sumatran rhino took a sudden plunge. Falling into a manmade pit trap, the rhino may have feared momentarily that her end had come, but vegetation cushioned her fall and the men that found her were keen on saving her, not killing her.

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#87057
2012-04-04

Groups urge New Zealand dolphin protection

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, April 3 (UPI) -- Conservationists say they're stepping up pressure on New Zealand's government to protect two endangered dolphin species.

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#87006
2012-04-02

Guizhou golden monkey's population doubled in last three decades

GUIYANG, April 2 (Xinhua) -- The number of the endangered Guizhou golden monkeys has doubled over the past three decades, according to a protection bureau official in southwest China's Guizhou Province who spoke to Xinhua on Monday.

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#86953
2012-03-29

How to Save Europe's Most Threatened Butterflies

ScienceDaily (Mar. 28, 2012) — New guidelines on how to save some of Europe's most threatened butterfly species have been published by a team of scientists co-ordinated by Butterfly Conservation Europe.

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#86960
2012-03-29

Rare Sumatran orangutans dying as fires rage in Indonesian swamp forest

A third of the population of 200 might already be dead – with the remainder in severe danger, say conservationists

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#86935
2012-03-28

Orangutans in Indonesia's Aceh forest may die out in weeks

(Reuters) - Forest fires and land clearing by palm oil firms could kill off within weeks about 200 orangutans in a forest in western Indonesia, an environmental group said on Wednesday.

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#86886
2012-03-27

NZ dolphin survival boosted by Marine Protected Area

Hector's dolphins living off the coast of Christchurch, New Zealand have benefitted from the area's special designation, say scientists.

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#86899
2012-03-27

How to save Europe's most threatened butterflies

The report entitled "Dos and don'ts for butterflies of the Habitats Directive of the European Union" was published in the form of an "Applied Conservation" paper in the newly launched open-access journal Nature Conservation (press release on the journal launch).

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#86818
2012-03-23

World's smallest dolphin: only 55 left, but continue to drown in nets

The world's smallest dolphin is also the closest to extinction. New Zealand government figures show that Maui's dolphin (Cephalorhynchus hectori maui) are down to just 55 mature individuals, falling from 111 in 2005.

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#86711
2012-03-19

Seabird species face extinction as invaders storm empire's last outcrops

RSPB warns Foreign Office of threat to wildlife without tenfold increase in spending

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#86679
2012-03-16

Bonsai tree trade closing net on near-extinct Vietnamese monkey

One of world's rarest primates, the white-headed langur, numbers around 70 as increasing deforestation uproots habitat

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#86639
2012-03-15

Global flower trade threatens rare palm

Demand for leaves from an endangered palm, found in Central and South America, is threatening the species' long term survival, a study warns.

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#86617
2012-03-14

Endangered Australian Cockatoo Loses One Third of Population in Just 1 Year

It’s been a rough year for Western Australia’s iconic but endangered Carnaby’s black cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus latirostris), which are endemic to the state and live nowhere else in the world.

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#86579
2012-03-13

Without data, fate of great apes unknown

Our closest nonhuman relatives, the great apes, are in mortal danger. Every one of the six great ape species is endangered, and without more effective conservation measures, they may be extinct in the wild within a human generation.

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#86581
2012-03-13

A Growing Illicit Trade Threatens Jamaica's Wildlife

KINGSTON, March 12, 2012 (IPS) - News of Vienna's Schoenbrunn Zoo's newest attraction shocked Jamaican authorities.

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#86606
2012-03-13

Feds, Conservationists Clash Over Endangered Species Act Definition

A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposal to define a five-word phrase in the Endangered Species Act has conservation groups and scientists up in arms.

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#86458
2012-03-08

Tree planting saving Peruvian bird species

LIMA, March 7 (UPI) -- A tree-planting campaign in Peru may have avoided the extinction of a number of endangered bird species in and around two nature reserves, conservationists say.

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#86461
2012-03-08

Genetic Survey of Endangered Antarctic Blue Whales Shows Surprising Diversity

ScienceDaily (Mar. 7, 2012) — More than 99 percent of Antarctic blue whales were killed by commercial whalers during the 20th century, but the first circumpolar genetic study of these critically endangered whales has found a surprisingly high level of diversity among the surviving population of ...

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#86396
2012-03-06

Project to protect rare Burmese monkey gets new funding

A conservation project to help protect the rare Burmese snub-nosed monkey is one of 33 to get a share of UK Government funding.

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#86348
2012-03-02

At Least 356 Indian Leopards Killed in 2011, Half by Poachers

India’s leopards are dying at a rate of at least one per day, according to a report released this week by the Wildlife Protection Society of India (WPSI).

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#86080
2012-02-23

Study: Habitat 'clusters' could save birds

ITHACA, N.Y., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say providing a close network of suitable habitats can improve the long-term survival of an endangered Florida bird species.

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#86034
2012-02-22

Fungus hits endangered snakes in Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say a rare fungus not normally found in the wild is killing endangered rattlesnakes in southern Illinois.

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#86037
2012-02-22

Extinction Looms for Rare Frog Species, Now Down to One Individual

And then there was one. The last known Rabb’s fringe-limbed tree frog (Ecnomiohyla rabborum) now lives by himself at Zoo Atlanta in Georgia after the zoo euthanized the only other member of its species.

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#86070
2012-02-22

Twelve Percent of Marine Species in Tropical Eastern Pacific Threatened

Twelve percent of marine species surveyed in the Gulf of California, the coasts of Panama and Costa Rica and the five offshore oceanic islands and archipelagos in the tropical eastern Pacific are threatened with extinction, according to a study by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Na ...

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#85855
2012-02-16

Researchers fight time to save 'secretive' alpine frog

FIFTEEN tadpoles hatched since Christmas might not sound exciting. But for those who know about the plight of the Baw Baw frog, it is a big deal.

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#85868
2012-02-16

'Immortal Devil' tied to Tasmanian deaths

HINXTON, England, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Researchers say a female Tasmanian devil who died more than 15 years ago is the source of a contagious cancer that is killing off the species.

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#85839
2012-02-15

Crime chiefs agree to get tough on illegal tiger trade

Crime chiefs from countries with populations of wild tigers have agreed to work together in order to combat the illegal trade in the big cats.

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