A forest in the Highlands holds a "lost world" of rare and endangered spiders, ants and flies, according the charity that owns the woodland.
Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo (CNN) -- In a remote, rural area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund has opened the country's first rehabilitation center for Grauer's gorillas.
The political will to save the species has been abysmal despite its drastic decline in numbers
Snow leopards face the threats of poaching, habitat loss and diminishing prey. In remotest Mongolia, a research team is keeping tabs on this iconic and elusive species
As part of its successful range expansion programme, WWF will translocate an additional 20 black rhinoceros to new landscapes in 2011, according to an agreement with a South African wildlife agency.
The increase in population from 380 to 480 is due to efforts to reduce poaching and disease, say scientists
More species are threatened with extinction in Indonesia than any other country on Earth.
A census of the world’s largest mountain gorilla population has counted 480 animals, an increase of 100 - more than a quarter - since the last count in 2003.
DENVER, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. and state officials are trying to determine what a healthy number of gray wolves is for the species in the northern Rockies.
Australia's most endangered marsupial, the Gilbert's potoroo, is suffering from a severe case of syphilis, according to a long-term study.
While some teenagers spend their time mulling over which sports team to root for or pop-star to obsess over, others are up to more important things -- like working to save endangered species.
Governments of 13 countries where tigers still live have endorsed a plan to save the big cats from extinction.
As Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book begins, Mother and Father Wolf are troubled to learn that the tiger, “Shere Khan, the Big One”, has shifted his hunting grounds.
The Federal Government has announced it will formally protect the southern bluefin tuna by listing it as a threatened species.
Governments of 13 countries that host tiger populations on Monday agreed to double tiger numbers by 2022 and endorsed the St. Petersburg Declaration in a historic effort to save the Asian big cat from extinction.
The Kazakh Agriculture Ministry has sounded an alarm over the fate of the saiga, a critically endangered antelope that roams the steppes of Central Asia.
Police forces across the globe need to learn from environmental NGOs in investigating and exposing poachers and smugglers, according to the chief enforcer of global efforts to halt the illegal wildlife trade.
Demand in China poses the greatest threat to tigers in the wild and organized crime runs the illicit trade in the world's largest felines, international experts said.
A campaign to double the number of tigers in the wild by 2022 was on the agenda todayat the highest level political meeting to ever discuss a single species.
A tiny bushbaby with over-sized ears and an almost blind dolphin that swims upside down have joined a list of the most unusual and important mammals that are teetering on the edge of extinction.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Researchers say they've successfully bred an endangered Panamanian tree frog, notoriously difficult to care for in captivity, in an effort to save the species.
Paw prints and poo could be used to help save tigers and other endangered species from extinction, say conservationists.
ScienceDaily (Nov. 18, 2010) — Siv Aina Jensen Leendertz has studied wild chimpanzees living in the tropical rain forest in Ivory Coast at close quarters for a year, and her doctoral thesis describes the health monitoring of this endangered species.
NEW DELHI — Efforts to save the tiger, set to be addressed at a conference in Russia next week, will depend in large part on the effectiveness of the shield India has tried to throw over the animal.
The devastation and tragedy that has beset Haiti seems to have to limit. Deforestation, mudslides, hurricanes, and the earthquake earlier this year have destroyed what few resources remained there and left the people with no choice but to rebuild their lives from the rubble.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- The dwindling population of a whale in Hawaiian waters has led the Obama administration to propose classifying the species as endangered, environmentalists say.
As frogs around the world continue to disappear—many killed by a rapidly spreading disease called chytridiomycosis, which attacks the skin cells of amphibians—one critically endangered species has received an encouraging boost.
Russia is expected to send three young Siberian tigers, an endangered species, to South Korea next year, a ministry official here said Tuesday.
Europe’s Mediterranean fishing nations have rejected measures to protect the endangered bluefin tuna proposed last month by the European Union fishing chief Maria Damanaki, EU officials said on Thursday.
RUSTENBURG - In a development that might have far reaching benefits for Zimbabwe’s fight against rhino poachers, scientists and conservationists in neighbouring South Africa have developed a first of its kind GPS device that will enable game rangers to be made aware of poachers when they strike, ...
World leaders must pledge to more than double the numbers of wild tigers in the world by 2022 in order to bring the big cats back from the brink of extinction, conservation groups have said.
Just the mention of the idea is enough to send shivers down many tiger conservationists' spines: re-legalize the trade in tiger parts.
ADELAIDE, Australia, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- One of the world's most endangered birds could become extinct, as a virus threatens its vitally important captive breeding program, Australian researchers say.
Some of our most beautiful and popular butterflies could vanish from the countryside within years, experts warn.
The illegal trade in tiger parts has led to more than 1,000 wild tigers being killed over the past decade, a report suggests.
Reintroducing critically endangered Mexican gray wolves (Canis lupus baileyi) to the U.S. Southwest has never been easy.
A draft of the plan to restore and manage Vermont’s bald eagle population is available for public review. The public is invited to comment on the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department’s Bald Eagle Recovery Plan until Nov. 30.
The Agriculture Ministry's research institute at the Volcani Center at Beit Dagan has a major project underway to build a gene bank of wild Israeli plants that are in danger of extinction
An endangered species of pink dolphin has suffered devastating declines in its population due to a drought in the Amazon.
Scientists are celebrating the unexpected emergence of an endangered orchid, saved from the blade of a bulldozer on the New South Wales central coast.
Fifteen years ago, the future looked bleak for the Antiguan racer (Alsophis antiguae), the world's rarest snake.
Last week at the global biodiversity conference in Nagoya a study revealed that one fifth of the world’s vertebrate species continue to move closer to extinction.
British scientists are to mount a £1.7m operation to save a seabird from extinction by eradicating rats from one of the world's most remote islands.
BOZEMAN, Montana — Grizzly bear numbers in and around Yellowstone National Park have hit their highest level in decades, driving increased conflicts with humans as some bears push out of deep wilderness and into populated areas.
The Antiguan racer (Alsophis antiguae) shares a similar story with many highly endangered island species.
Our rivers once teemed with eels but each year fewer make the 3,000-mile trip to get here. Jon Henley reports on the fight to save this unique creature from extinction.
One species of vertebrate is added to the endangered list each week, IUCN report warns at biodiversity summit.
El 41% de los anfibios, el 25% de los mamíferos, el 22% de los reptiles y el 13% de las aves está en peligro de desaparecer.
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 ...