Less than a century ago, it was common to see vultures flying over Cairo and nesting in some of the city’s buildings. Today, the vulture population in Egypt is drastically declining due to various threats.
The orangutan — or “man of the forest” in Malay — is Asia’s only great ape. It ranks among the world’s most endangered species, confined mostly to the forests of Sumatra and Borneo.
They are the adorable, furry little creatures with the big round eyes who almost purr in delight as they are tickled into a stupor. They are also an endangered species whose stardom on YouTube is fuelling a trade built on cruelty and abuse.
Ten years ago, there were barely 100 Iberian lynx left. But an innovative Spanish conservation programme is rescuing them from the edge of extinction
YORK, England, March 17 (UPI) -- A radical program of "assisted colonization" could save species endangered by climate change, a U.K. researcher says, proposing Britain as one destination.
Nearly every week it seems there are new papers on how ecosystems are responding to climate change, as well as how climate change is affecting species extinction rates. Last week was no different: one paper shows shifting biomes in Alaska, and another compares modern rates of extinction to the “ ...
Washington - The rare and threatened Chiricahua leopard frog of the southwestern US received an added gift this week in its fight against extinction, a proposed designation of more than 11,000 acres of critical habitat situated in Arizona and New Mexico.
I’d like to “adopt” an endangered species for my daughter’s birthday. She’d probably prefer a bear, either polar or panda, since they make the cutest plush toys. But which animal should I sponsor to make the greatest impact?
La medicina china, la sobrepesca, la degradación de su hábitat, la artesanía turística y su captura para los acuarios son las principales causas que amenazan la supervivencia del caballito de mar (Hippocampus).
Poaching, the loss of habitat and the loss of food sources, are some of the major challenges Namibia’s brown hyenas are faced with. In 2004, the number of brown hyenas in the country was estimated to be between 800 and 1200.
Conservationists have rescued a two-month-old Mediterranean monk seal.
The effective population of the critically endangered Amur tiger is now fewer than 14 animals, say scientists.
Baby Javan rhinos captured on a camera-trap image has conservation scientists hopeful for the recovery of the endangered species.
Since 1990, the vulture population across the region, including Nepal, has declined 97 percent, the major reason being use of the anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac
Asian appetites are rapidly driving the world's tortoises and freshwater turtles toward extinction, and some species might only be savable through costly and labor-intensive conservation efforts, according to both a new report and speakers at a workshop about conserving Asian turtles
The world's 25 most endangered turtle species, some of which have populations numbering less than five individuals, have just been named in a report issued this week by the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Turtle Conservation Coalition.
You may not have ever heard of the palila bird. It's been on the Endangered Species List since 1967, but you're not likely to find on in your local zoo, and the wildlife documentarians seem to have left it off their lists.
A tiger which strayed into villages near the Sundarbans mangroves of Bangladesh has been successfully released into the wild, officials say.
Efforts to get "fussy" pearl mussels to breed have paid off.
Conservationists hope fourth attempt to reintroduce endangered bird to the wild will be a success.
(Reuters) - Ten whooping cranes, the most endangered species of crane in the world, will be reintroduced in a Louisiana conservation area more than 60 years after the birds' numbers dwindled to near zero, the U.S. Interior Department said on Tuesday.
When breeding programs are successful, endangered species are saved from extinction. But if too many animals are born, zoos have to take drastic steps
Scientists thought this colorful local songbird was extinct, so when birdwatchers spotted the Cebu Flowerpecker again in 1992 in a mountain
The food giant is the only company in the UK to sell bigeye tuna despite its boasts of being environmentally friendly
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – The Year of the Tiger in the Chinese lunar calendar comes to an end on Wednesday having yielded big results for its namesake – an unprecedented swell of public and government support to save tigers in the wild, including a historic global recovery programme.
Nineteen of the world's most critically endangered crocodiles were released Thursday into the wild in the Philippines as part of efforts to save the species from extinction, conservationists said.
MANILA — Nineteen of the world's most critically endangered crocodiles were released Thursday into the wild in the Philippines as part of efforts to save the species from extinction, conservationists said.
KUALA LUMPUR — Tests have proven a long-held belief that Borneo's rare Sunda clouded leopard is really a different subspecies from its Indonesian relative, according to researchers.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) -- Officials from China and the United States on Thursday signed a new agreement to support panda breeding, research and conservation efforts by the two countries, an exciting news for numerous American fans of the cute animals.
A survey of a remote forest area in Madagascar turned up seven new groups of silky sifaka, a critically endangered lemur threatened by habitat destruction.
Are Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii) doomed to extinction in the wild?
The Center for Biological Diversity has notified the federal government it will go to court -- again -- to protect polar bears from any harm that might come from offshore oil drilling in the Arctic.
Le trajet de cet animal emblématique a été suivi pour la première fois par des balises.
EDMONTON -- Local scientists have found an evolutionary quirk that may help repopulate Alberta’s mountainous five-needle pines: their ability to outsmart squirrels.
Atlantic bluefin tuna, on a decline earlier in the 2000s, were more plentiful in 2010 than in any other year in memory, local fishermen say. So why, they ask, is the federal government still taking seriously a petition to add the bluefin to the endangered species list?
China's endangered giant pandas thrive in old forest that has never been logged, research shows.
SAN FRANCISCO— In a new report, the Endangered Species Coalition today named the Sierra Nevada mountain range in California as one of the top 10 places to save for wildlife on the brink of extinction. It’s Getting Hot Out There: Top 10 Places to Save for Endangered Species in a Warming World hig ...
Arctic sea ice, coral reefs, the San Francisco Bay, Yellowstone, the Everglades and the Hawaiian islands are among the top 10 ecosystems needing the most protection in order to save threatened and endangered species from climate change, says a new report by conservationists.
(CNN) -- The number of mountain gorillas, which are a critically endangered species, has increased by more than 26% in regions in eastern Africa, according to a new survey released Friday.
ASWAN, Jan 7, 2011 (IPS/IFEJ) - Environmentalists have called for more efforts to protect the argun palm, a rare desert tree prized by the ancient Egyptians that is on the verge of extinction.
Scientists have for the first time tracked leatherback turtles from the world's largest nesting site, in Gabon, as they traverse the South Atlantic.
Iran and Qatar are still interested in working together on environment projects. This time dealing with protecting endangered local animal species. A new agreement was signed by VP and Head of Iran’s Environment Protection Organization Mohammad-Javad Mohammadi-Zadeh , and Qatar’s Environment P ...
A wintering Chinese Crested Tern Sterna bernsteini has been seen and photographed in Pulau Lusaolate, north Seram, Indonesia, representing the first record of the species outside the breeding season for over 70 years.
Humanity has moved about in such a way, disrupting many fragile ecosystems the world over, and introduced new and often harmful species into these environments, to a point that mass extinction could be on its way, according to a new study that looked at the effect invasive species have and had o ...
Scientists have found a colony of rare Mediterranean monk seals at an undisclosed location in Greece. The species is the world's most endangered seal, and one of the most endangered marine mammals - fewer than 600 individuals remain.
BAHRAIN needs to take action now to prevent the remaining population of dugongs (sea cows) from completely disappearing from its waters, says an environment group.
After 50 years of near absence, grey seals are coming back to Polish coast of Baltic Sea. Not everyone is happy about it.
How a team in Russia is working to prevent critically endangered Amur tigers from being killed in "human-tiger conflicts".
Although Madhya Pradesh is popularly known as a ''tiger state'', it has lost as many as ten striped animals including cubs this year.
A forest in the Highlands holds a "lost world" of rare and endangered spiders, ants and flies, according the charity that owns the woodland.