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#84638
2011-12-20

Scientists launch mission to save wild pepper with unique properties

Scientists at the Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute (JNTBGRI) at Palode near here are racing against time to save a rare type of wild black pepper from being wiped out of existence.

News Headlines
#84563
2011-12-15

Record 443 Rhinos Killed by Poachers in South Africa in 2011

It has been a bad year for rhinos in South Africa. Many more got killed than in 2010, the 333 toll of which was described with words like “shocking” and “outrageous”. Most thought it couldn’t get worse.

News Headlines
#84402
2011-12-08

Hen harrier facing second extinction, warns RSPB

Four nesting pairs successfully raised young in English uplands – the lowest population since their reintroduction in 1960s

News Headlines
#84315
2011-12-06

Threatened species need farmland

Several threatened species in the developing world are completely dependent on human agriculture for their survival, say scientists.

News Headlines
#84288
2011-12-05

Census offers good news for pandas

A PANDA census has started in China that is expected to confirm a slight recovery in numbers of one of the world's most endangered species.

News Headlines
#84291
2011-12-05

Threatened species need farmland

Several threatened species in the developing world are completely dependent on human agriculture for their survival, say scientists.

News Headlines
#83882
2011-11-21

A step to save rare Gangetic dolphins

KANPUR: "It was just a memorable moment for us. We came across three Gangetic river dolphins while on three hours cruise down the Ganga at Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary in Bhagalpur in Bihar," Venkatesh and Upendra said.

News Headlines
#83688
2011-11-15

Humans killing at least 750 Bornean orang-utans a year

Indonesians are killing endangered orang-utans at an alarming rate. At least 750 were killed in one recent year, according to a new survey.

News Headlines
#83663
2011-11-14

Orangutans in Indonesian Borneo doomed to extinction?

A new study finds orangutans in Indonesian Borneo in unprotected areas are being killed at a rate faster than what population viability analysis considers sustainable.

News Headlines
#83678
2011-11-14

Spoon-billed sandpipers brought to UK in last-ditch rescue attempt

The 13 young birds have come from Russia to the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust to form a captive breeding programme

News Headlines
#83623
2011-11-11

Indigenous People Are Key to Conserving Forests: World Bank Study

GLAND, Switzerland, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- The International Union for Conservation of Nature, based in Switzerland, says its update of an endangered species list indicates "the health of biodiversity."

News Headlines
#83624
2011-11-11

Endangered species list is updated

GLAND, Switzerland, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- The International Union for Conservation of Nature, based in Switzerland, says its update of an endangered species list indicates "the health of biodiversity."

News Headlines
#83608
2011-11-10

Medicinal tree used in chemotherapy drug faces extinction

Annual IUCN 'red list' of endangered species includes upgraded threat to tree whose bark is harvested for cancer treatment

News Headlines
#83587
2011-11-09

Lapwings become jailbirds to avoid extinction

Dozens of birds given sanctuary at top-security prison in Northern Ireland after numbers plummet

News Headlines
#83537
2011-11-08

Cancer spreads to last Tasmanian devil refuge

THE fatal Tasmanian devil cancer has reached the marsupial's last great stronghold in the island's north-west, fuelling a dispute about the region's Tarkine wilderness.

News Headlines
#83466
2011-11-04

Czechs to fly more rare wild horses to Mongolia to reintroduce them to native habitat

PRAGUE — The Prague Zoo says it will transport more rare wild horses to Mongolia next year as part of its efforts to reintroduce the endangered species to its native habitat.

News Headlines
#83467
2011-11-04

San Diego Zoo scientists establish cell cultures of endangered frog

San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy scientists have taken a tremendous leap forward in banking viable amphibian cells. This was achieved through the first successful establishment of cell cultures from frozen biopsy specimens of the critically endangered Mississippi gopher frog.

News Headlines
#83310
2011-10-31

Time running out for endangered species

The WWF and International Rhino Foundation last week announced that the Javan rhino was now extinct in Viet Nam and that only 40-50 were left in the world, all in Indonesia. Viet Nam News reporters Thu Huong and Hoa Tran spoke to conservationists about the need to protect remaining critically en ...

News Headlines
#83171
2011-10-25

Top 10 endangered species

The critically endangered Javan rhino has been hunted to extinction in Vietnam, a leading conservation group said on Tuesday. Here is a list of some of the most endangered species in the world.

News Headlines
#83126
2011-10-24

Indonesia’s orangutans may be extinct within years, says expert

BOGOR, Indonesia (24 October, 2011)_As swathes of Indonesia’s forests are converted into timber and oil palm plantations, orangutans are being split into small and isolated population pockets, and most of the animals will be dead within years, warns Dr. Biruté Galdikas, the world’s foremost expe ...

News Headlines
#82998
2011-10-19

Record poaching threatens mountain gorillas

JOHANNESBURG: A surge in trafficking of baby gorillas is posing a fresh risk to the endangered species in the Democratic Republic of Congo, wildlife officials have warned.

News Headlines
#82967
2011-10-18

New, Higher Estimates of Endangered Humpback Whales in the North Pacific

ScienceDaily (Oct. 18, 2011) — Scientists have increased the estimate on the number of humpback whales in the North Pacific Ocean in a paper published in the journal Marine Mammal Science. The increase follows a refined statistical analysis of data compiled in 2008 from the largest whale survey ...

News Headlines
#82936
2011-10-17

Why the spoon-billed sandpiper's luck might change

The spoon-billed sandpiper faces extinction. But a last-ditch breeding programme might just save this extraordinary-looking species

News Headlines
#82831
2011-10-13

Amur leopard captured on camera in China for first time since 1949

An Amur leopard, also known as a Wild Manchurian leopard, was photographed in a forest in Wangqing county, on the border of Russia and North Korea.

News Headlines
#82681
2011-10-07

Fish recovery success story to be studied

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Marine biologists say the Atlantic goliath grouper is making a comeback in Florida while remaining critically endangered everywhere else in the world.

News Headlines
#82685
2011-10-07

The first pheasant extinction?

The World Pheasant Association (WPA) has announced that Edwards’s Pheasant, endemic to Vietnam, may be extinct in the wild.

News Headlines
#82688
2011-10-07

Russian tigers threatened by dog disease

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.

News Headlines
#82557
2011-10-03

Interior to Consider Endangered Species Listings for 374 Aquatic Species

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.

News Headlines
#82459
2011-09-30

Madagascar asks CITES to regulate rosewood and ebony

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.

News Headlines
#82440
2011-09-29

Madagascar, Panama ask UN-backed body to regulate trade in hardwood species

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 ...

News Headlines
#82444
2011-09-29

Endangered dolphins near extinction

Experts say fishing methods are to blame, with one subspecies in New Zealand down to fewer than 100 mammals

Meeting
#4770

61st Meeting of the CITES Standing Committee

15 - 19 August 2011, Geneva, Switzerland

Side Event
#1931
COP 10
2010-10-26

Alliance for Zero Extinction

The Alliance for Zero Extinction helps countries achieve their CBD targets while halting the loss of species most at risk of extinction.

Side Event
#1752
COP 10
2010-10-26

Vanishing Tiger - Will the iconic species and Asian Biodiversity survive the Asia century?

This side event will explore the relationship between the strengthening position of Asian countries and the survival of its rich biodiversity, including the Tiger. The 21st Century is commonly regarded as the Asia Century. The Asian Development Bank estimates that about $750 billion per year wil ...

Side Event
#2053
COP 10
2010-10-25

National Red Lists - challenges and opportunities

Accurate extinction risk assessment is vital in determining conservation priorities and establishing biodiversity management plans at all governance levels. By applying the reputed IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria at the regional level, regional and national Red Lists provide the most pract ...

Side Event
#1882
COP 10
2010-10-22

A REPORT FROM THE AUSTRALIAN CONTINENT – 1) BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND PROTECTED AREA MANAGEMENT: AN AUSTRALIAN PERSPECTIVE, AND; 2) A NEW PARADIGM FOR THE PRESERVATION OF WILDLIFE GENETIC DIVERSITY

Presentations addressing the issue of biodiversity will be given from the macro and micro perspectives. 1. Australia currently conserves more than 13 per cent of the country through the protected area network. Threats to reserves, however, go beyond boundaries and influences are often landscap ...

Side Event
#2229
COP 10
2010-10-22

Threatened Ecosystems, Vulnerable People

This event will showcase two of the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management’s latest flagship products: the recently-initiated process to develop categories and criteria for assessing the conservation status of ecosystems, and a new publication on ecosystems and climate adaptation – the latest i ...

Meeting
#3093

World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) - 64th Annual Conference

4 - 8 October 2009, St. Louis, United States of America

Meeting
#3045
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