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#85345
2012-01-27

New biodiversity map of the Andes shows species in dire need of protection

The Andes-Amazon basin of Peru and Bolivia is one of the most biologically rich and rapidly changing areas of the world. A new study published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Ecology has used information collected over the last 100 years by explorers and from satellite images which r ...

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#85325
2012-01-26

Poaching for meat poses new extinction risk to Thai elephants

Thailand's revered national symbol is being poached not just for its tusks, but now for its meat

News Headlines
#85216
2012-01-23

Plan to track endangered whales may harm them, expert says

Approval has been given for a controversial plan to satellite tag an endangered species of killer whale that plies the waters off the Pacific Coast.

News Headlines
#85218
2012-01-23

Stem cells could save snow leopards

The survival of the endangered snow leopard is looking promising thanks to Monash University scientists who have, for the first time, produced embryonic stem-like cells from the tissue of an adult leopard.

News Headlines
#85107
2012-01-17

Captive rhino romance may be last hope for species

(Reuters) - Puntung is a Sumatran rhino, one of roughly two hundred left in the world.

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#84976
2012-01-10

China to release six giant pandas into wild

The project is of the most ambitious attempts to replenish the endangered population with captive-bred animals

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#84952
2012-01-09

Irrawaddy dolphins sighted

KIEN GIANG — A school of about 20 Irrawaddy dolphins has been sighted around the Ba Lua Archipelago in the protected Kien Giang Biosphere Reserve.

News Headlines
#84803
2011-12-28

Most of India's amphibians may go extinct: Biologist

NEW DELHI: To discover a new species is a huge honour for a biologist. By that yardstick, the achievements of Dr Sathyabhama Das Biju, an amphibian biologist at Delhi University, are staggering. He has discovered 42 species and is in the process of describing another 28, six new genera and one f ...

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#84805
2011-12-28

Spending cuts threaten Scotland's endangered species

Projects to protect red squirrels, sea eagles and beavers at risk over cuts imposed on main nature conservation agency

News Headlines
#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.

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#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.

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#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

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#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

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#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.

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#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.

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

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