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#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.

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#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.

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#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.

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#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.

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#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.

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#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

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#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.

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#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

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#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.

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#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.

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#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.

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#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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#113727
2017-07-11

Boosting the breeding of New Zealand's endangered birds

New Victoria University research suggests hormones found in New Zealand's native plants are helping endangered native birds to breed successfully.

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#113711
2017-07-10

A helping hand for Leila: 'I knew right then I was going to help that chimp'

The young chimpanzee with thinning hair and sad eyes stood begging, holding out her plastic bottle while chained to a tree in a desolate urban park in central Angola.She had been there about two years. Apparently, it had not occurred to anyone to set her free.

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#113712
2017-07-10

Belfast Zoo plays matchmaker with flamingo 'Love Island'

Belfast Zoo has channeled the success of reality series Love Island by playing matchmaker to its flock of 41 Chilean flamingos.The animals have lived at the Cave Hill site since 2010 but they have never laid eggs despite the zoo's attempt to encourage breeding behaviour.

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#113693
2017-07-07

Of human-wildlife interactions

Imagine this: You’ve been losing a major portion of your monthly income; you know the source of the problem and have tried every technique possible to arrest the loss, but nothing has worked. You don’t have the option of changing your profession, or relocating. Over time, a sense of helplessness ...

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#113608
2017-07-05

After death of honeybee hive, Massachusetts agriculture experts investigate

In an effort to understand the phenomena of honeybee deaths in Massachusetts and elsewhere, state agriculture experts are probing the recent death of a hive of roughly 80,000 insects in Rehoboth.

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#113567
2017-07-04

Oklahoma City zoo celebrates orangutan's 50th birthday

Oklahoma City's zoo is celebrating the 50th birthday of one of its most popular residents: a Sumatran orangutan named Toba.

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#113542
2017-06-30

Five Mass Extinctions Wiped Out 99 Percent Of Species That Ever Lived—Are We Headed For The Sixth?

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Of all the species that have ever lived, more than 99 percent are now extinct. Most of them quietly disappeared during periods of “background extinction,” whereby a handful of species become extinct every 100,0 ...

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#113548
2017-06-30

Size not important for fish in the largest mass extinction of all time

Understanding modern biodiversity and extinction threats is important. It is commonly assumed that being large contributes to vulnerability during extinction crises.

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#113550
2017-06-30

Incredible CCTV footage captures the moment a critically endangered Eastern black rhino calf is born and takes her adorably wobbly first steps

Incredible CCTV footage captured the moment a critically endangered rhino calf was born and made her adorably wobbly first steps. The newborn female Eastern black rhino practically spurted out of her 20-year-old mother, Kitani, as the pregnant mammal span around in circles to get the birth over ...

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#113551
2017-06-30

Endangered Hawaiian monk seal gives birth on Waikiki beach

HONOLULU — An endangered Hawaiian monk seal has given birth on a Waikiki beach — the first such birth in at least several decades.

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#113525
2017-06-29

Rare crocodile eggs from endangered species called Siamese discovered in Cambodia

On Wednesday, the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society said in a statement that its researchers along with Fisheries Administration employees and local residents spotted six eggs of the Siamese Crocodile in Sre Ambel District in the southern province of Koh Kong.

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#113503
2017-06-28

Hen harrier plunges towards extinction in England

The hen harrier, an iconic bird of prey, is heading towards the brink of extinction in England, new figures suggest. There are just four breeding pairs left in England and numbers are declining elsewhere in the UK. Scotland is the traditional stronghold of these raptors, but numbers have fallen ...

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#113504
2017-06-28

A parrot newly discovered in Mexico already faces extinction because of threats to its habitat, scientists have said.

The blue-winged Amazon was spotted by a travelling ornithologist in a remote region of the Yucatan peninsular in 2014. Experts writing in the journal PeerJ have now confirmed it is a previously undescribed species with a unique plumage colour and pattern and distinctive call. They also warned th ...

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#113506
2017-06-28

Saving the Giant Wētā, the “God of Ugly Things”

Conservationists in New Zealand work to save the Mahoenui Giant Wētā, a native Endangered insect threatened by invasive rodents.

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#113507
2017-06-28

On the March: As Polar Bears Retreat, Grizzlies Take New Territory

For all the publicity over discoveries of “pizzly” bear hybrids, new research suggests polar bears’ genetic purity isn’t threatened by crossbreeding with grizzlies. But that doesn’t mean polar bears aren’t in trouble.

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#113483
2017-06-23

Yellowstone Grizzly Bear to Lose Endangered Species Protection

HELENA, Mont. — After 42 years on the endangered species list, the Yellowstone grizzly bear — whose numbers have grown to more than 700 from fewer than 150 — will lose its protected status, the Interior Department announced on Thursday.

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#113455
2017-06-22

Satellite data to map endangered monkey populations on Earth

A team of scientists led by the Universities of Leicester and East Anglia are leading research to protect wildlife by using satellite data to identify monkey populations that have declined through hunting.

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#113460
2017-06-22

Reprieve for wild dogs facing extinction

The fight for the survival of the African wild dog has been bolstered through the help of game farmers, the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) and concerned community members in Limpopo. With only 5000 African wild dogs left in Africa and fewer than 500 in South Africa, the EWT successfully relocat ...

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#113436
2017-06-21

Bat biodiversity is in danger on islands worldwide

A new study from the University of Helsinki investigates knowledge gaps among the largely unknown, but greatly threatened, group of island-restricted bats, and leads future research efforts to actual priorities. Island ecosystems, as a consequence of isolation from mainland, have evolved peculia ...

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#113438
2017-06-21

Drowsy dormice doze into decline

Britain's population of hazel dormice, famed for their sleepy lifestyle, has declined by more than 70% in just over two decades, new research from the University of Exeter has shown.

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#113401
2017-06-20

Conservation success for otters on the brink

Loveable, playful, inquisitive, tenacious, energetic, versatile, charming and undeniably cute. These are just some of the words that can be used to describe an otter. If you’ve been lucky enough to see one of these shy semi-aquatic animals in the wild, you’ll instantly understand why.

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#113403
2017-06-20

Relief over discovery of endangered butterfly

The discovery in Fermanagh of a tiny rare butterfly, which was previously thought to be extinct across Northern Ireland, is a heartening development. A environmental surveyor came across the Small Blue - or Cupido minimus - on May 31, fully 16 years after its last sighting, thanks to what is reg ...

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#113365
2017-06-19

Whale entanglements skyrocket off the U.S. West Coast

During the 2016 fishing season, 71 whales were entangled off the coast of Washington, Oregon, and California, the highest number ever recorded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Lines and traps meant for crabs or fish can be deadly to whales that become ensnared in th ...

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#113347
2017-06-16

Endangered mangrove species found in West Kalimantan

A Kalimantan-based environmental institution has released findings of an endangered mangrove species discovered within the coastal landscape of Padang Tikar and Dabung in Kubu Raya regency, West Kalimantan.

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