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#132539
2022-01-17

Entangled humpback whale’s sad fate has researchers calling for action on fishing nets

A juvenile humpback whale has been spotted in the Antarctic entangled in fishing gear, leading to calls from conservationists for better protections along migration corridors.

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#132561
2022-01-17

Greater Mekong primates struggle to cling on amid persistent threats: Report

When scientists described the Popa langur (Trachypithecus popa) as a species new to science in 2020, it was already staring extinction in the face. Fewer than 260 of the fluffy gray leaf-eating monkeys are estimated to remain across four precariously isolated patches of forest on Myanmar’s centr ...

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#132491
2022-01-14

Local shell-ebrities: 19 eggs of critically endangered sea turtle bring joy to Cambodian conservationists

The Wildlife Conservation Society Cambodia Programme (WCS Cambodia) said it was delighted to see 19 Royal Turtle eggs in a single clutch on an artificial sand bank at the Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Centre (KKRCC) in one night last week.

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#132492
2022-01-14

LOOK: Endangered lappet-faced vulture nesting sites saw a 60% decline in 2021

Vulture populations across Africa and some parts of the world have seen a steady decline for decades with certain species such as the white-backed vulture listed as critically endangered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, the same threat level as the black rhino, and a co ...

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#132470
2022-01-13

A large flock of critically endangered birds arrive in Cambodia in yearly migration

A large flock of critically endangered migratory birds, the yellow-breasted bunting, have arrived at the Boeung Prek Lapouv Protected Landscape in southern Cambodia’s Takeo province during their yearly migration, a conservationist organization said on Wednesday.

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#132475
2022-01-13

Ending Illegal Trafficking of Endangered Animals

Nigeria has emerged as the top transit point in the world for illegal ivory and pangolin scale trafficking from Africa to Asia. Between 2016 to 2019, over half of the pangolin scales seized globally came from Nigeria, Ugo Aliogo reports.

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#132425
2022-01-12

They live for a century and clean our rivers, but freshwater mussels are dying in droves

Freshwater mussels are dying suddenly and in the thousands, with each mass death event bringing these endangered molluscs closer to extinction. Tragically, these events rarely get noticed.

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#132432
2022-01-12

Conifer plantation push could threaten red squirrel population, study finds

Conifer plantations, which are being expanded around the UK to combat the climate crisis and foster biodiversity, are in danger of hurting one of the key species they were thought to protect: red squirrels.

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#132433
2022-01-12

Half this year’s little penguin chicks on WA’s Penguin Island wiped out as colony dwindles

Half the little penguin chicks from this year’s breeding season on Penguin Island in Western Australia have died, as the colony dwindles and researchers accuse the state government of failing to act.

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#132413
2022-01-11

Neglected Elephant Rushed to India’s First Elephant Hospital for Critical Care [Video]

After a great effort by the rescue team at Wildlife SOS, Pari, or also known as “Angel”, a 20-year-old handicapped elephant is finally safe. She arrived at the Wildlife SOS Elephant Hospital, which happens to be India’s First Elephant Hospital located in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.

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#132359
2022-01-07

When endangered species recover, humans may need to make room for them – and it’s not always easy

Imagine discovering a sea lion in the middle of the woods, more than a mile inland from the beach. Or coming face to face with one of these curious creatures in a local swimming pool or on your front porch.

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#132312
2022-01-05

Light-fingered monkeys threaten critically endangered Príncipe thrush

Conservationists using camera traps have obtained evidence that shows mona monkeys on the island of Príncipe off Central Africa are pinching the eggs of the Príncipe thrush, a critically endangered species whose entire population is estimated at less than 250.

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#132275
2021-12-22

Remote areas are not safe havens for biodiversity

Remote localities are generally considered as potential reservoirs for biodiversity, but this is just part of the story. With regard to fish communities, researchers have produced a global map of risk that shows that no place is safe, regardless of distance from humans.

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#132245
2021-12-21

Conservation groups to sue EPA over manatee deaths

Three conservation groups have filed formal notice of their intent to sue the Environmental Protection Agency if it doesn't take steps to protect manatees from water pollution in Florida

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#132249
2021-12-21

Champions of the Earth: The Ugandan vet protecting people and wildlife

Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka this year’s Champion of the Earth for Science and Innovation, has spent three decades helping to safeguard some of the world’s rarest primates, including endangered mountain gorillas.

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#132202
2021-12-17

Brazil wildfires killed an estimated 17 million animals

Amid the bleakness of 2020, scientists in Brazil concluded a particularly grim conservation study - attempting to count the animals killed by huge wildfires in the Pantanal wetlands.

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#132211
2021-12-17

France is preparing to host 74th meeting of the Standing Committee of CITES in Lyon, with the support of the Metropole, and ensuring safe sanitary conditions for the participants

The upcoming 74th meeting of the CITES Standing Committee will take place in the Metropolis of Lyon (France) and bring together members and observers to review strategic, policy and species-specific matters affecting the implementation of the Convention in preparation for the 19th meeting of the ...

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#132216
2021-12-17

Japanese eel is so precious it’s called ‘white gold’, but its value on the black market has made it an endangered species, and scientists still don’t know how it breeds

Eaten worldwide, eel is particularly popular in Japan, where it’s prepared ‘kabayaki’ style: skewered, grilled and basted in soy sauce and mirin rice wine. But wild eel stocks are dwindling because of pollution and overfishing, and poaching and international trafficking are also having a major i ...

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#132217
2021-12-17

Moving African rhinos: What it takes to translocate an endangered species

Rhino translocations have become a critical tool in the arsenal for the protection of these endangered animals. Recently, 30 white rhinos were flown to Rwanda from SA and introduced into the Akagera National Park, in what was the single largest rhino translocation.

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#132201
2021-12-16

Waterbirds in eastern Australia declining despite breeding boost from wet years, survey finds

Latest edition of one of world’s largest and longest nature surveys counts 95,306 birds, third lowest tally in almost four decades of tracking

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#132184
2021-12-15

Biden’s FWS Plans to Weaken Protections for Four Endangered Species

President Joe Biden’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is moving to weaken or end Endangered Species Act protections for several species threatened by the climate crisis, including whooping cranes and Key deer.

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#132169
2021-12-14

Turkey steps up fight to protect endangered species

Turkey is eyeing a new action plan to preserve its biodiversity with a focus on endangered species across its rich flora and fauna with a government project launched in cooperation with the European Union, serving as the first step of a comprehensive plan.

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#132171
2021-12-14

Conservation documents for half of all critically endangered species don’t mention climate change

Australian Conservation Foundation report found that climate change was not mentioned for 178 out of 334 critically endangered species and habitats.

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#132152
2021-12-13

Key wintering areas identified for Europe's Greater Spotted Eagles

With fewer than a thousand breeding pairs in Europe and a tiny remnant population in the European Union, Greater Spotted Eagle is listed as Critically Endangered.

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#132141
2021-12-10

Most endangered cat in Americas found living on outskirts of Chilean capital

Elusive Andean cat, thought to exist only in extremely remote rocky outcrops, caught on camera close to Santiago city

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#132125
2021-12-09

Deep-sea mining may push hundreds of species to extinction, researchers warn

New research sees two-thirds of mollusc types only found living by hydrothermal vents added to IUCN’s red list of endangered species

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#132116
2021-12-09

Batman loach returns: fish feared extinct found in Turkey

Scientists working on the Search For The Lost Fishes project have spotted the freshwater Batman River loach, which has not been seen since 1974.

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#132108
2021-12-09

In wildlife traffickers, the internet finds a cancel target everyone agrees on

But as more tech companies join the cause, and algorithms to weed out trafficking keywords grow more sophisticated, traffickers are becoming savvier and evolving new ways to keep operating in the internet’s vast gray zone.

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#132110
2021-12-09

U.K. conglomerate Jardines ‘caught red-handed’ clearing orangutan habitat in Sumatra

A U.K. conglomerate’s Indonesian subsidiary is deforesting the only known habitat of the critically endangered Tapanuli orangutan, despite promising to stop doing so, satellite imagery indicates.

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#132092
2021-12-08

Eight wolves were found poisoned in Oregon. Police are asking for the public’s help

Conservation groups call the deaths ‘shocking and heartbreaking’ and have offered a $43,000 reward for any information

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#132101
2021-12-08

Tourist selfies risk passing deadly viruses onto critically endangered orangutans

COVID-19 not only affects humans; our closest relatives, the great apes, are also at risk. A team of experts, including Oxford Brookes University researchers say that jungle trekkers could be risking the lives of Critically Endangered species of orangutans, by passing on human viruses like COVID-19.

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#132073
2021-12-07

Endangered Caspian seal habitat awarded important marine mammal area status

Special status has been awarded to the habitat of a species of seal left endangered due to human activity.

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#132076
2021-12-07

Coral reefs of western Indian Ocean at risk of collapse: study

Rising sea temperatures and overfishing threaten coral reefs in the western Indian Ocean with complete collapse in the next 50 years, according to a groundbreaking study of these marine ecosystems.

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#132078
2021-12-07

Protecting Slender Loris in India

The small nocturnal slender loris of India’s rainforests is an endangered species. Hunted for fabled superstitious properties its habitat is also dwindling. Conservationists are trying to safeguard the tree dweller.

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#132075
2021-12-07

China advances construction of giant panda national park

National Forestry and Grassland Administration is pushing to hasten the construction of a Giant Panda National Park in a bid to better protect the endangered species.

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#132084
2021-12-07

Thousands of turtles lay eggs on Nicaraguan coast

Thousands of sea turtles laid their eggs on Nicaragua's coast over the weekend under the watchful eye of the army, which protects the nests from possible predators -- including humans.

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#132060
2021-12-06

Honeybees Survived for Weeks Under Volcano Ash After Canary Islands Eruption

For roughly 50 days, thousands of honeybees sealed themselves in their hives, away from deadly gas, and feasted on honey. “It is a very empowering story,” one entomologist said.

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#132033
2021-12-03

Colombia seizes hundreds of arachnids being illegally smuggled to Europe

More than 11,000 specimens have been seized during 2021 so far, officials said.

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#132018
2021-12-02

Biodiversity Loss: 32 Medicinal Plants are on the verge of Extinction, as per a survey

Medicinal plants are used in the treatment of cancer, respiratory and cardiac diseases, ulcers, liver and kidney infections, and other diseases. A report will be submitted to the Haryana state government soon in order for further action to be taken to protect these plants.

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#131985
2021-11-30

Nearly three dozen white rhino from SA flown safely to Rwanda

In a mammoth effort, 30 rhino have been moved from SA to Rwanda in the biggest-ever single translocation of the species.

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#131992
2021-11-30

We reconstructed birdsong soundscapes from over 200,000 places: and they’re getting quieter

Imagine going to hear your favourite orchestral piece played in a world-class venue – and only the woodwind and brass sections turning up.

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#131994
2021-11-30

Fight against crime takes center stage at Asia Environmental Enforcement Awards

Environmental protectors and entities from Asia were today recognized for their work on prevention of environmental crime at the sixth edition of the Asia Environmental Enforcement Awards, organized virtually by UNEP, UNDP, UNODC, INTERPOL, the World Customs Organization and CITES.

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#131997
2021-11-30

10 facts about the manul, the GRUMPIEST wild cat in Russia

This fluffy, playful cat with a very expressive gaze is just begging to be cuddled! But it absolutely can’t stand humans. And it has its reasons.

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#131998
2021-11-30

Why the Saola Is Endangered and What We Can Do

There are no saolas in captivity, and fewer than 100 may remain in the wild.

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#132000
2021-11-30

A star in subtropical Japan: a new species of parasitoid wasp constructs unique cocoon masses hanging on 1-meter-long strings

A unique "star" was discovered from the Ryukyu Islands, a biodiversity hot spot in subtropical Japan: a star-shaped structure that turned out to be the cocoon mass of a new species of parasitoid wasp.

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#132001
2021-11-30

Behind the Science: How Do We Know How Many Shark Species Are at Risk?

This September a team of dozens of scientists announced grim news: Around one third of the world’s 1,199 known sharks and related species, they assessed, are now threatened with extinction.

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#131972
2021-11-29

The 3 C’s Vital for Jaguar Conservation: Coordination, Connectivity, and Coexistence

International Jaguar Day on November 29th raises awareness about the increasing threats facing the jaguar and the critical conservation efforts needed to ensure its survival.

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#131955
2021-11-26

Vaquitas: What are the ‘smiling pandas’ of the sea and why are they going extinct?

Vaquitas are the world’s rarest marine mammal, and there’s a sad probability they’ll disappear in our lifetime, according to conservation groups.

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