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#114852
2017-10-16

More sightings of an endangered species don't always mean it's recovering

If more sightings of an endangered species are recorded, does that mean its numbers are increasing? Australia's native forest logging industry is arguing yes.

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#114753
2017-10-05

Belize to create world’s first ray sanctuary

The government of Belize today announced the establishment of the first-ever nationwide ray sanctuary, motivated, in part, by data from Global FinPrint scientists at FIU. Globally, rays are threatened with extinction due largely to overfishing, habitat loss and climate change. They are even more ...

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#114759
2017-10-05

The bold, tech-fuelled plan to save Africa's big beasts

Kenya's rhinos, elephants, and zebras pull in millions of tourism dollars and supply jobs. Poachers threaten that – but an ambitious programme is combining the influence of local communities and innovative technology to keep them at bay.

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#114760
2017-10-05

Hippos are being pushed towards extinction by an insatiable demand for their teeth

When it comes to the global wildlife trade, conservationists have a long list of things to be worried about. They might need to add hippos to the top of that list.

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#114626
2017-09-27

In pictures: The ten most endangered animals in Africa [infographic]

Africa’s animal population is on a steep decline, and we all know it. The reasons for extinction and endangerment of these beautiful creatures vary from poaching to habitat loss to climate change, and whether we accept it or not, we all have our shares of contributions.

News Headlines
#114604
2017-09-26

Pocket-sized turtle is now endangered!

Found only in Mexico and U.S., the Sonoyta mud turtle is down to just 100 in numbers It may not be surprising that an “aquatic desert” turtle faces long odds in life, but environmentalists and biologists still welcomed this week’s endangered species designation for the Sonoyta mud turtle.

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#114605
2017-09-26

Botanic gardens are world's "best hope" for saving threatened plants

"If we do not conserve our plant diversity, humanity will struggle to solve the global challenges of food and fuel security, environmental degradation, and climate change"

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#114567
2017-09-22

Can the Javan rhino be saved before disaster strikes?

As the old saying warns, it’s bad enough to put all your eggs in one basket. If you have to, though, at least try not to leave that basket sitting on the beach under an active volcano.

News Headlines
#114520
2017-09-20

Pangolins reduced to small, isolated populations in Bangladesh: new study

Pangolins, one of the most trafficked mammals in the world, are fast disappearing from earth. Yet, we know very little about these solitary animals. Even basic information such as pangolins’ populations is severely lacking, scientists say, making it difficult to plan conservation actions to save ...

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#114496
2017-09-19

Sharks become victims of most deadly predator in the Gulf - overfishing

It looks like a fearsome predator of the seas. Nearly two metres long when fully grown, hunting with 15 rows of sharp teeth and its presence announced by the dreaded triangular fin carving through the water.In fact, we have nothing to fear from the Smoothtooth Blacktip shark, which lives largely ...

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#114501
2017-09-19

Size matters when it comes to extinction risk

The biggest and the smallest of the world's animals are most at risk of dying out, according to a new analysis. Size matters when it comes to extinction risk, with vertebrates in the so-called "Goldilocks zone" - not too big and not too small - winning out, say scientists.Action is needed to pro ...

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#114502
2017-09-19

First orangutan birth in Aceh reserve ‘gives hope’ for survival of species

The first baby orangutan was born at the Pinus Jantho Nature Reserve in Sumatra, a sign that the species might survive the global extinction crisis now underway.

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#114457
2017-09-15

Tiger Species Thought Extinct Is Possibly Spotted in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Park rangers in Indonesia may have spotted an animal thought to live only in folklore and history books: a Javan tiger, declared extinct more than 40 years ago.

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#114458
2017-09-15

Why people chauffeured hundreds of eels around Ottawa this summer

It was part of a massive volunteer effort each year to help the eels migrate around a dam that blocks their path, and it raises questions about Canada’s Species At Risk Act

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#114431
2017-09-14

Once-abundant ash tree and antelope species face extinction -- IUCN Red List

Gland, Switzerland, 14 September 2017 (IUCN) - North America's most widespread and valuable ash tree species are on the brink of extinction due to an invasive beetle decimating their populations, while the loss of wilderness areas and poaching are contributing to the declining numbers of five Af ...

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#114388
2017-09-12

When Rwanda named baby mountain gorillas

This year marks the 13th edition of the annual flagship event, locally known as Kwita Izina. It is the flagship of Rwanda’s conservation efforts and brings together conservation enthusiasts from all over the world to celebrate the central African country’s success in protecting the endangered sp ...

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#114366
2017-09-11

China's Endangered Fireflies

We left Wuhan, China, late one afternoon, crossing the Yangtze River and driving south for hours. As darkness fell, we joined the crowd that spilled out from five massive tour buses. Over 400 city dwellers—young couples, grandparents, families with kids—had traveled for hours into the countrysid ...

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#114362
2017-09-08

The week in wildlife – in pictures

Stag deers in London’s Richmond Park, elks in east China, and Bactrian deer in central Asia are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world

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#114363
2017-09-08

Monarch Butterfly Could Be At Risk Of Extinction

A new research finds that the number of monarch butterflies in North America has significantly dwindled in the last three decades. Are these butterflies in danger of extinction?

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#114364
2017-09-08

Jackie Chan fights for pangolins

Martial arts superstar and wildlife champion Jackie Chan calls for an end to the consumption of pangolin products in a new public service announcement video. “Protecting pangolins is not just about saving an endangered species, but also about healthy ecosystems.”

News Headlines
#114264
2017-08-31

Video: Ducklings recorded leaving nest in Northern Plains of Cambodia

Today, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released video of three Endangered white-winged ducklings leaving their Koki tree-hollow home for the first time while their mother patiently waits for them to follow. The ducklings are the latest piece of great news resulting from an innovative pro ...

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#114189
2017-08-25

Injured bird of prey gets a new lease of life in Sharjah

Sharjah: An injured bird of prey from the falcon family, was given a new lease of life and was helped to fly again over the Kalba mountains, thanks to the efforts of the Environment and Protected Areas Authority (EPPA) in Sharjah.

News Headlines
#114171
2017-08-24

Magical creatures help conservation.

Beliefs in magical creatures can impact the protection of biodiversity, and the field of conservation needs to consider them seriously, researchers have warned.

News Headlines
#114177
2017-08-24

Scientists release record number of endangered soft shell turtles

Scientists in London, Ont. have released a record number of eastern spiny softshell turtle hatchlings into the wild in the largest single attempt in Canada to bring the endangered species back from the brink of extinction.

News Headlines
#114141
2017-08-18

Elephants Need Protecting. Lifting The Ivory Ban Is No Solution

We’re told we are in the ‘anthropocene’ era, the era of human domination. One of the features of this era is the so-called ‘sixth extinction’. In plain language, many of the world’s species are disappearing as a result of human activities. The current rate of species extinction may be 1,000 tim ...

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#114095
2017-08-15

Accidental deaths of endangered North Atlantic right whales threatening species’ survival

At least 12 whales have died since April — or about 2 per cent of the population — nearly all of them in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The right whales are among the most imperilled marine mammals on Earth.

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#114073
2017-08-11

On World Elephant Day, troubling times for African elephants (commentary)

Every year on August 12, the world celebrates elephants, but so far, 2017 is not a great one for these iconic animals. This photo essay comes via Mongabay's partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society's Wild View blog.

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#114075
2017-08-11

Keep elephant corridors open and allow India’s national heritage animal to survive, it’ll help the whole ecosystem

India has for thousands of years revered and worshipped all natural resources, flora and fauna. And the elephant has a special place in Indian mythology. We now live in an India that has 17% of the world’s population while occupying 2.61% of the world’s landmass, which we also share with 60% of ...

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#114081
2017-08-11

How to Save the Bobcat – and Benefit Its Human Neighbors

It’s time to change the rules surrounding bobcat management across North America — for the sake of this beautiful wild cat, but also for the people who live amongst it. If hunting and trapping limits evolve to ensure bobcats are abundant enough to support not only sportsmen but ecotourism and ec ...

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#114057
2017-08-10

Scientists hope to breed Asian ‘unicorns’ – if they can find them

Conservationists see only one hope for the saola: a risky captive breeding programme.

News Headlines
#114058
2017-08-10

Photographer Vincent Munier captures the endangered snow leopard

Wildlife photographer Vincent Munier has completed an ambitious project to document Tibet’s most endangered wildlife. In a bid to photograph this relatively unknown and unexplored region, Vincent travelled across high altitudes, freezing temperatures and rough terrains, equipped with a tent, war ...

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#114059
2017-08-10

WATCH: The race is on to photograph endangered animals before they vanish

“RARE: Creatures of the Photo Ark” is a new PBS documentary that chronicles renowned National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore on his journey to archive portraits of some of the rarest animals on this planet.

News Headlines
#114025
2017-08-09

PH calls for protection of 5 endangered wildlife species

The Philippines has proposed the urgent protection of five migratory wildlife species, including the whale shark, locally called “butanding,” under a global treaty that addresses various threats to migratory species.

News Headlines
#114035
2017-08-09

Madagascar’s radiated tortoises have personalities, too

Endemic to Madagascar, radiated tortoises are Critically Endangered due largely to poaching for the illegal pet trade. Looking at how corticosterone changes in a tortoise, scientists uncover two distinct personality types in the radiated tortoise. Biologists argue that individual animals consi ...

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#114017
2017-08-07

Rare tiger caught on camera in Bhutan forest

Imagine spending a month camped in a mountain forest in the middle of Asia hoping against the odds for a chance of seeing and photographing a rare tiger. Day after day, you check your camera trap, and day after day there's nothing there. That's exactly what photojournalist Emmanuel Rondeau was u ...

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#114018
2017-08-07

Highway fences can harm tortoises they were built to save

Desert tortoises can overheat as they look for a way around roadside fencing meant to keep them safe from cars, a new study suggests.

News Headlines
#114019
2017-08-07

The Ocean’s Fastest Shark Is Being Threatened By Over Fishing

More bad news for sharks. A new study using satellite tracking by researchers from Nova Southeastern University’s Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI), the University of Rhode Island and other colleagues shows that the fishing mortality rate of the shortfin mako in the western North Atlantic is ...

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#113995
2017-08-04

Darwin's fox: Rare photo reveals of one of the most elusive carnivores on Earth

While his finches may be more famous, this small fox also nudged Darwin toward his theory of evolution.

News Headlines
#113998
2017-08-04

Rare Christmas Island reptiles on the road to recovery

Christmas Island's biodiversity is internationally recognised, with many plants and animals found nowhere else on the planet. One lizard lost, two saved

News Headlines
#113999
2017-08-04

Wildlife royalties: A future for conservation?

Should people who profit from the cultural representation of wildlife pay towards conservation? That is the question asked in a new research study.

News Headlines
#113951
2017-07-28

A Cinderella Story for Global Tiger Day

A tigress named Zolushka helps establish a blueprint for the restoration of her species across Asia

News Headlines
#113957
2017-07-28

Australian bird more at risk of extinction than giant panda

An Australian bird, the regent honeyeater, is at more risk of extinction than the giant panda or the Sumatran rhino according to a top environment researcher.

News Headlines
#113897
2017-07-24

Paradise lost: Doñana wetlands going dry

Doñana National Park, in southern Spain, is considered one of the most important wetlands in Europe. This natural area of more than a hundred thousand hectares is a key stopover for 6 million migratory birds flying each year between Europe and Africa. It’s also home to several rare and endangere ...

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#113863
2017-07-21

Researchers in Cambodia discover nest of critically endangered masked finfoot

Wildlife researchers in Cambodia have found a breeding location for the masked finfoot, one of the world's most endangered birds, raising hopes of its continuing survival.

News Headlines
#113878
2017-07-21

Fear of predation may be enough to push small groups of animals to extinction

Fear of predation may play a role in pushing small populations of vulnerable species to extinction, a new Canadian study has found.

News Headlines
#113838
2017-07-20

Globally endangered water bird discovered in Cambodia

A conservationist group said Thursday that it has found a globally endangered Masked Finfoot, an aquatic bird, on its nest for the first time in four years in the Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary (KPWS) in northwest Cambodia's Preah Vihear province.

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#113776
2017-07-14

Matchmakers in British city pair lemurs to help save the species

LONDON, July 13 (Xinhua) -- A playful pair of critically endangered white-belted ruffed lemurs have arrived in the British city of Chester, to be matched up in a bid to help save the species from extinction.

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#113785
2017-07-14

David Attenborough: Worrying decline in UK butterfly count makes several species vulnerable

The UK's butterfly population is flagging, believes broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough. Unless we do something about it quickly, some of the most iconic species could be put at risk.

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#113753
2017-07-13

Allison Hanes: We should all be worried about 'biological annihilation'

Seven dead North Atlantic right whales were found floating in the Gulf of St. Lawrence this summer, a catastrophe for a species with a population of only 525.

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#113747
2017-07-12

Rare turquoise blue gecko that is smaller than a THUMBNAIL has hatched at Bristol Zoo sparking hopes the species could be revived

A critically endangered gecko has hatched at a British zoo sparking hopes the species could be revived. The cute turquoise blue gecko originates from Tanzania but hatched at Bristol Zoo after its parents were rescued from smugglers.

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