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SAN DIEGO, July 16 (UPI) -- California condors, an endangered species, have a complex system of interactions based on dominance to help them survive, wildlife scientists say.
'Now there is hope', says director of conservation programme that has tripled wildcat's numbers in Andalusia
Despite best efforts we are not winning the war on poaching. A massive seizure of 1.5 tons of ivory in Kenya's port city of Mombasa on 3 July flies in the face of threats against poachers and dealers by the Kenya government, and yet ivory traffickers continue unabated. In the first six months of ...
July 10, 2013 — The population of the critically endangered large primate known as the drill (Mandrillus leucophaeus) has been largely reduced to a few critical habitat areas in Cameroon, according to a recently published study by researchers with the San Diego Zoo's Institute for Conservation R ...
The newest update to the IUCN Red List has downgraded the status of the Yangtze finless porpoise (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis asiaeorientalis) from Endangered to Critically Endangered, reflecting the deteriorating state of arguably the world's most degraded river system.
There's now only one cetacean species to be found in the Yangtze river, and it is in serious danger of extinction. The conservation status of the Yangtze finless porpoise – the world's only freshwater porpoise – has been upgraded to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red L ...
All species of sawfish around the world could soon gain full protection under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, a move that comes just in time for the iconic but critically endangered creatures.
VANCOUVER - The world's birds are literally the canaries in the coal mine and their ongoing decline should serve as a warning signal of a global environment in peril, says an international report on the state of the world's birds.
DUBAI, Jun 18 2013 (IPS) - Environmental campaigners are urging the Angolan government to halt plans to mine diamonds inside a national reserve that is home to the world’s last wild population of a rare antelope, the Giant Sable.
Newly collected eggs give the Schaus butterfly a chance
June 12, 2013 — Passiflora is a genus of beautiful plants commonly known as the passion flowers or passion vines.
The eastern population of northern bald ibises (Geronticus eremita) has likely fallen to a single breeding bird, reports conservationists monitoring the dwindling flock.
Penguin-snatching foxes are no match for Maremma sheepdogs, bred to guard against wolves in Italy's mountains.
More efforts are needed to preserve endangered animal and plant species in the country, the Minister for Natural Resources, Stanislas Kamanzi, has said.
Villagers in rural Hunchun have mixed feelings about initiative's initial success in boosting population of endangered big cat
Leonardo DiCaprio raised a record breaking $38.8 million from a charity art auction on Monday. The 38-year-old actor requested specially-made work from 33 artists - including the elusive Banksy - as well as offering one of his own paintings by Andreas Gursky to sell at his 11th Hour auction at C ...
Scientists have developed the first map of the world's most unique and most endangered mammals and amphibians.
JAKARTA, May 11 (UPI) -- Conservationists said the critically endangered Sumatran tiger may go extinct from the Jambi province on Sumatra, Indonesia, in a decade.
An endangered lemur has a larger range than originally believed but is still at risk due to forest fragmentation and land clearing, reports a study published in the journal Primate Conservation.
What happens to animals when their forest is cut down? If they can, they migrate to different forests. But in an age when forests are falling far and fast, many species may have to shift to entirely different environments.
Cape Town - Changes to regulations governing threatened or protected species (ToPS) have been published, and the public invited to comment on them.
NEW YORK, April 18 (UPI) -- A paper by U.S. scientists takes the international conservation community to task for ignoring abundant wildlife, treating them as environmental "stepchildren."
From dragonflies to bears, when it comes to lost species we ain't seen nothing yet.Biologists are getting rattled about growing evidence of "extinction debt" – the idea that there is a delay of decades or even centuries between humans damaging ecosystems and the demise of species that live there.