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#101584
2014-10-22

Saving the survivor: China scrambles to keep the finless porpoise from extinction

On the morning of July 14, 2002 Qi Qi ate breakfast as he always did.

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#101560
2014-10-21

When the Endangered Species Act Threatens Wildlife

When the Endangered Species Act passed in 1973, the concern was that iconic species such as the bald eagle would become extinct. The main threats were from shooting, poisoning and trapping.

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#101561
2014-10-21

Unable to protect rhinos, Kruger Park opens auction on endangered species

When a discreet “invitation to bid” advertisement appeared in a South African newspaper this month, it was a shocking admission of defeat by one of the world’s most famous wildlife reserves.

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#101494
2014-10-17

Vanishing Species: Local Communities Count their Losses

PYEONGCHANG, Republic of Korea, Oct 16 2014 (IPS) - The Mountain Chicken isn’t a fowl, as its name suggests, but a frog. Kimisha Thomas, hailing from the Caribbean island nation of Dominica, remembers a time when she could find these amphibians or ‘crapaud’ as locals call them “just in the backy ...

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#101475
2014-10-16

Slender-billed curlew: Where has Europe's rarest bird gone?

"To the memory of the slender-billed curlew," says Dr Janos Botond Kiss, raising a beaker of ruby-tinted plum brandy, pressed from the fruits of his garden.

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#101433
2014-10-15

African penguins put researchers in a flap

Robben Island is notorious as the site where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years in prison, but now the island’s 1,200 breeding pairs of African penguins are sparking a scientific controversy. At stake is the survival of an endangered species, as well as how fisheries around the world are managed.

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#101263
2014-10-06

In the Age of Extinction, which species can we least afford to lose?

Climate change and human intervention are accelerating the planet's loss of biodiversity. So should we try to preserve 'useful' bees before 'cuddly' tigers?

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#101203
2014-10-02

This could be the world's most endangered animal

NEWSER) – A new species of whale has been identified in an underwater canyon in the Gulf of Mexico, but scientists fear they won't have long to get to know it:

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#101176
2014-10-01

David Attenborough backs £1m project to save Bengal tiger

Indian village to be relocated to create the most densely packed population of tigers in the world and stop them eating people

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#100988
2014-09-17

UN: 'Time to take the heat off turtles'

At a UN-organized meeting in Bonn, experts are discussing the plight of endangered sea turtles. Expert Colin Limpus told DW climate change is just the latest human-made factor making life tough for turtles.

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#100932
2014-09-15

Ancient sturgeon in China's Yangtze 'nearly extinct'

The Chinese sturgeon, thought to have existed for more than 140 million years, is now on the brink of extinction, according to local media.

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#100890
2014-09-12

Wildlife activists say new U.S. lynx protections fall short

(Reuters) - The federal government will extend protections to all imperiled Canada lynx in the lower 48 U.S. states, but wildlife advocates said on Thursday it was ignoring important parts of the rare cats' range and they vowed to challenge the move in court.

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#100848
2014-09-10

The plan to save the rarest fish in the world – that happens to be named after puppies

The Devils Hole pupfish (Cyprinodon diabolis) is the rarest fish in the world. Found only in a single, tiny limestone cavern in the Devils Hole geothermal pool about 100 km east of Nevada’s Death Valley National Park, these fish have the smallest known geographic range of any vertebrate in the wild.

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#100813
2014-09-09

'Canary in the cornfield': monarch butterfly may get threatened species status

Monarch butterflies were once a common sight throughout the North American heartland. In Mexico, where they overwinter, single trees would often be covered in thousands. But declines in milkweed – their caterpillars’ only source of food – have led to a 90 percent decline in monarch numbers. Now, ...

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#100814
2014-09-09

North America's key birds facing extinction, study finds

314 species, including the bald eagle and 10 state birds of US at risk from climate change

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#100700
2014-08-29

Number of Threatened Coral Species Jumps From 2 to 22

A ruling by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration bumps the number of protected coral species to 22.

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#100564
2014-08-21

Chile’s Largest Amphibian in Danger of Extinction

SANTIAGO – Chile’s helmeted water toad, a unique species in the world and the largest amphibian in that South American country, is in serious danger of extinction due to habitat loss and other factors, experts told Efe

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#100523
2014-08-19

Support our red-haired cousins, the orangutans, before it's too late

As orangutans are added to a list of the world’s 25 most endangered primates, we are discovering that these great apes are more like humans than we supposed

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#100447
2014-08-13

Giant Amazon fish becoming extinct in many fishing communities, saved in others

The team compared mainstream bioeconomic theory—which policymakers have depended on in order to protect fish populations—with the lesser-known "fishing-down" theory, which predicts that large, high-value, easy-to-catch fish can be fished to extinction.

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#100335
2014-08-01

House approves changes to Endangered Species Act despite veto threat

The House passed a bill Tuesday that would require the government to disclose all data it relies upon when determining whether a species is endangered.

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#100274
2014-07-30

87 new bird species considered threatened with extinction

Scientists have added 361 new bird species to the IUCN Red List following a major taxonomic review of non-passerine birds, i.e. non-perching or non-songbirds.

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#100208
2014-07-29

Pangolins being eaten to extinction, conservationists warn

Pangolins are being "eaten to extinction" due to a demand for their meat at banquets in China and Vietnam and their scales for use in Chinese medicine, conservationists have warned.

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#100197
2014-07-28

Nigeria: 'Only 100 Gorillas Left in Nigeria'

The Country Director of Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Mr. Andrew Dunn, has made a shocking revelation that there are only 100 gorillas left in the whole of Nigeria.

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#100179
2014-07-25

Biologist warn of early stages of Earth's sixth mass extinction event

In a new review of scientific literature and analysis of data published in Science, an international team of scientists cautions that the loss and decline of animals is contributing to what appears to be the early days of the planet's sixth mass biological extinction event.

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#100124
2014-07-22

Worldwide rhino horn trade continues unabated

More rhinos were killed by poachers last year in Africa than ever before. In 2014 the dubious record looks set to be broken again. The black market price for rhino horn is now considerably higher than cocaine.

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