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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you stand with your back to the sun and inspect the place on the ground where your shadow is cast, you might spot the tiny larvae of the threatened Bay checkerspot butterfly.
GAINESVILLE, Fla., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Satellite tracking of threatened loggerhead sea turtles has revealed two previously unknown feeding "hot spots" in the Gulf of Mexico, U.S. researchers say.
(Reuters) - In the village of Pithauli, surrounded by ripening mustard fields, a woman hauls a cow carcass on a trolley, drops it in an open field, then runs and hides in a nearby hut as dozens of vultures swoop down.
JAKARTA — Conservation group WWF said it spotted 18 critically endangered Irrawaddy dolphins in Indonesian waters off Borneo island Tuesday and called for greater protection of the species' habitat.
JAKARTA, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Wildlife scientists say they are carefully monitoring the pregnancy of a Sumatran Rhino, one of the world's most endangered species, at an Indonesian sanctuary.
We are sentimental but no Australian brand is going to survive simply because it is Australian.
The death of an adult female kakapo (Strigops habroptila) on New Zealand’s Anchor Island this past weekend brings the population of these rare flightless parrots down to just 127 birds.
China began Wednesday streaming live video footage of its pandas around the world via webcam in an attempt to boost awareness of conservation efforts for its beloved but endangered animal ambassadors.
The Cross River gorilla, the most endangered great ape in Africa, is seen here in Cameroon's Limbe Wildlife Center. Images of wild Cross River gorillas are rare, due to the rugged terrain in which they exist and the great ape's elusive behavior. Credit: Nicky Lankester
DA NANG — Authorities at central Da Nang City's Ba Na Nature Reserve have been urged to build more zoos and aviaries to ensure better protection for endangered species in the area.
An intense debate is under way about whether the ban on rhino horn trade should be lifted as a way of tackling poaching.
A new population of one of the world's rarest primates—the brown spider monkey (Ateles hybridus)—has been found in Colombia's Selva de Florencia National Park, conservationists announced this week.
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 ...
Thailand's revered national symbol is being poached not just for its tusks, but now for its meat
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.
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.
(Reuters) - Puntung is a Sumatran rhino, one of roughly two hundred left in the world.
The project is of the most ambitious attempts to replenish the endangered population with captive-bred animals
KIEN GIANG — A school of about 20 Irrawaddy dolphins has been sighted around the Ba Lua Archipelago in the protected Kien Giang Biosphere Reserve.
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 ...
Projects to protect red squirrels, sea eagles and beavers at risk over cuts imposed on main nature conservation agency
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.
20 - 25 November 2011, Bergen, Norway
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15 - 19 August 2011, Geneva, Switzerland
7 - 10 June 2011, Nairobi, Kenya
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The Alliance for Zero Extinction helps countries achieve their CBD targets while halting the loss of species most at risk of extinction.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
13 - 25 March 2010, Doha, Qatar
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4 - 8 October 2009, St. Louis, United States of America
6 - 10 July 2009, Geneva, Switzerland
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17 - 21 March 2009, Buenos Aires, Argentina
27 - 28 November 2008, Rome, Italy
17 - 22 November 2008, Cancun, Mexico
29 September - 3 October 2008, Rome, Italy
15 June 2007, The Hague, Netherlands
3 - 15 June 2007, The Hague, Netherlands
18 - 21 October 2006, Perugia, Italy