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#76286
2011-01-12

Giant pandas 'need old-growth forests'

China's endangered giant pandas thrive in old forest that has never been logged, research shows.

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#76229
2011-01-10

Sierra Nevada Among Top 10 Places Whose Species Are Threatened by Climate Change

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 ...

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#76216
2011-01-07

Report: Top 10 places to save for endangered species

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.

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#76219
2011-01-07

Study: Mountain gorilla population growing

(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.

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#76222
2011-01-07

Pharaonic Palm at Risk of Extinction, Again

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.

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#76183
2011-01-05

Leatherback turtles tracked on Atlantic 'danger' trips

Scientists have for the first time tracked leatherback turtles from the world's largest nesting site, in Gabon, as they traverse the South Atlantic.

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#76165
2011-01-04

Iran and Qatar Make Bio-lateral Ties for the Birds?

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 ...

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#76166
2011-01-04

China’s rarest bird found wintering in Indonesia – Chinese Crested tern

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.

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#76140
2010-12-31

What Causes Mass Extinctions

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 ...

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#76144
2010-12-31

Rare monk seal colony found in the Mediterranean

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.

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#76106
2010-12-29

Save Dugongs!

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.

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#76107
2010-12-29

Sealed With a Comeback

After 50 years of near absence, grey seals are coming back to Polish coast of Baltic Sea. Not everyone is happy about it.

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#76112
2010-12-29

Tiger team marks 20 years of conflict resolution

How a team in Russia is working to prevent critically endangered Amur tigers from being killed in "human-tiger conflicts".

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#76088
2010-12-24

Madhya Pradesh loses 10 tigers this year

Although Madhya Pradesh is popularly known as a ''tiger state'', it has lost as many as ten striped animals including cubs this year.

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#75929
2010-12-17

'Lost world' of rare species in Highlands' forest

A forest in the Highlands holds a "lost world" of rare and endangered spiders, ants and flies, according the charity that owns the woodland.

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#75952
2010-12-17

Orphaned gorillas find a safe haven

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.

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#75953
2010-12-17

To save tigers we need tough action, not more of this talking

The political will to save the species has been abysmal despite its drastic decline in numbers

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#75956
2010-12-17

The snow leopard: ghost of the mountains

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

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#75820
2010-12-13

WWF to move critically endangered rhinos to new habitats

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.

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#75779
2010-12-09

Mountain gorilla numbers soar

The increase in population from 380 to 480 is due to efforts to reduce poaching and disease, say scientists

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#75706
2010-12-07

Saving the maleo, a geothermal nesting bird, in Sulawesi

More species are threatened with extinction in Indonesia than any other country on Earth.

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#75716
2010-12-07

Census finds increase in critically endangered mountain gorilla population

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.

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#75591
2010-12-01

Gray wolf no longer endangered?

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.

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#75499
2010-11-26

Rare potoroo cursed by the pox

Australia's most endangered marsupial, the Gilbert's potoroo, is suffering from a severe case of syphilis, according to a long-term study.

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#75454
2010-11-25

Teenager on a Mission to Save Endangered Parrots

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.

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#75394
2010-11-24

Summit agrees tiger recovery plan

Governments of 13 countries where tigers still live have endorsed a plan to save the big cats from extinction.

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#75403
2010-11-24

If we falter, we will lose the wild tiger

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.

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#75404
2010-11-24

Government moves to protect southern bluefin tuna

The Federal Government has announced it will formally protect the southern bluefin tuna by listing it as a threatened species.

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#75405
2010-11-24

Double victory for the Tiger

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.

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#75406
2010-11-24

Slaughter of Rare Antelopes Threatens Conservation Efforts in Kazakhstan

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.

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#75353
2010-11-23

Illegal wildlife trade: World's police 'must learn from environmental groups'

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.

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#75371
2010-11-23

Tigers' demise linked to organized crime: UN

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.

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#75324
2010-11-22

Vladimir Putin and World Bank chief stage summit to save the tiger

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.

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#75289
2010-11-19

Nature's 'ugly ducklings' teetering on the edge of extinction

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.

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#75295
2010-11-19

Endangered frogs bred in captivity

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.

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#75296
2010-11-19

Paw prints and poo could save the tiger

Paw prints and poo could be used to help save tigers and other endangered species from extinction, say conservationists.

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#75298
2010-11-19

Monitoring the Health of Endangered, Wild Chimpanzees

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.

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#75299
2010-11-19

India under spotlight at tiger conservation conference

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.

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#75244
2010-11-18

The Race to Save Haiti's 50 Endangered Frog Species From Extinction

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.

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#75248
2010-11-18

Endangered status urged for Hawaiian whale

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.

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#75249
2010-11-18

National Zoo and partners first to breed critically endangered tree frog

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.

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#75250
2010-11-18

Russia to send three Siberian tigers to S. Korea

Russia is expected to send three young Siberian tigers, an endangered species, to South Korea next year, a ministry official here said Tuesday.

News Headlines
#75254
2010-11-18

‘Bad start’ as EU rejects quotas in summit to save the giant bluefin tuna

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.

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#75220
2010-11-17

Breakthrough in rhino conservation

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, ...

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#75187
2010-11-16

World leaders must pledge to double tiger numbers in a decade

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.

News Headlines
#75140
2010-11-15

Would legalizing the trade in tiger parts save the tiger?

Just the mention of the idea is enough to send shivers down many tiger conservationists' spines: re-legalize the trade in tiger parts.

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#75102
2010-11-12

Virus threatens endangered parrot species

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.

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#75117
2010-11-12

Last flight of our endangered butterflies: Native species being forced from their natural habitats

Some of our most beautiful and popular butterflies could vanish from the countryside within years, experts warn.

News Headlines
#75079
2010-11-11

Illegal tiger trade 'killing 100 big cats each year'

The illegal trade in tiger parts has led to more than 1,000 wild tigers being killed over the past decade, a report suggests.

News Headlines
#75035
2010-11-10

Can endangered Mexican wolves be conditioned to dislike the taste of sheep?

Reintroducing critically endangered Mexican gray wolves (Canis lupus baileyi) to the U.S. Southwest has never been easy.

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