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News Headlines
#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.

News Headlines
#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.

News Headlines
#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 ...

News Headlines
#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.

News Headlines
#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).

News Headlines
#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.

News Headlines
#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.

News Headlines
#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.

News Headlines
#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 ...

News Headlines
#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.

News Headlines
#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.

News Headlines
#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.

News Headlines
#85789
2012-02-14

Tiger countries to tighten controls

Poachers and economic growth are endangering the tiger's livelihood. In Bangkok, police and customs authorities from countries home to wild tigers have agreed to tighten controls to curb the trade in tiger parts.

News Headlines
#85793
2012-02-14

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.

News Headlines
#85730
2012-02-13

Endangered butterfly making a comeback

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- An endangered species of butterfly has been showing signs of a comeback in the Dunes Habitat Preserve at Los Angeles International Airport, officials said.

News Headlines
#85687
2012-02-10

Artificial Beaks Helping to Save Hornbills from Extinction in India

For centuries the tribal Nyishi people in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh have worn the magnificent beaks of hornbill birds as a part of their traditional headgear, called pudum, which are considered a sign of manhood and tribal identity.

News Headlines
#85659
2012-02-09

Critically Endangered Cross River Gorillas May Have More Room to Grow

With a population numbering fewer than 300 individuals, Cross River gorillas (Gorilla gorilla diehli) are the rarest and most endangered of the world’s four gorilla subspecies.

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
Meeting
#3064

Expert Meeting on Animal Welfare (FAO)

29 September - 3 October 2008, Rome, Italy

Meeting
#2492

European Regional CITES Plants Meeting

18 - 21 October 2006, Perugia, Italy

Meeting
#2491
Meeting
#2309

54th Meeting of the CITES Standing Committee

2 - 6 October 2006, Geneva, Switzerland

Meeting
#2310

GEO-4 Third Production and Authors Meeting

1 - 31 October 2006, To be determined

Meeting
#2435

Wildlife DNA forensics training course

9 - 15 September 2006, Bangor, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Meeting
#2393

Twenty-second meeting of the Animals Committee

7 - 13 July 2006, Lima, Peru

Meeting
#2489
Meeting
#2392

Sixteenth meeting of the Plants Committee

3 - 8 July 2006, Lima, Peru

Meeting
#2433

3rd meeting of the Bigleaf Mahogany Working Group

29 June - 1 July 2006, Lima, Peru

Meeting
#2464
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