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#135447
2022-07-26

Monarch butterflies join the Red List of endangered species, thanks to habitat loss, climate change and pesticides

On July 21, 2022, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature placed the migratory monarch butterfly on its Red List of threatened species and classified it as endangered. Monarchs migrate across North America each year and are one of the continent’s most widely recognized species.

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#135448
2022-07-26

Some conservation good news? Yes for tigers, no for sturgeons

According to a new assessment by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), there are about 40% more tigers in the wild than in 2015 — translating to around 5,600 more tigers.

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#135449
2022-07-26

Density estimates reveal that fragmented landscapes provide important habitat for conserving an endangered mesopredator, the spotted-tailed quoll

Native predators are increasingly exposed to habitat loss and fragmentation globally. When developing conservation and management strategies, it is important to determine whether fragmented landscapes can still support similar predator densities to intact areas, and thereby constitute important ...

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#135450
2022-07-26

A few jaguars now roam the Arizona borderlands—why that’s a big deal

When biologist Ganesh Marin first observed a jaguar on a preserve in northern Sonora, Mexico, in 2020, he was elated. The feline continued showing up on Marin’s grid of camera traps along the Arizona border, which indicated he was making the region his home. Marin nicknamed the jaguar El Bonito, ...

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#135376
2022-07-20

Peru’s safe haven for threatened species – in pictures

Endemic frogs of captivating beauty, mammals and wild birds are among the species to be found in Peru’s Cordillera Escalera conservation area, a protected highly biodiverse area between the Andes and the jungle in the east of the country

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#135401
2022-07-20

More than half of rare species need intensive, hands-on help to ward off extinction

International talks to stem the extinction crisis have focused chiefly on how much habitat to protect. But for many of the most endangered animals, survival is going to take more than breathing room.

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#135258
2022-07-06

African Wild Dogs Lose Pups to Climate Adaptation ‘Trap

The endangered wild dog has shifted its breeding season by 22 days, resulting in fewer pups living through their first year

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#135259
2022-07-06

A three-legged tortoise fitted with rollers could help save his endangered species

A three-legged tortoise rescued from smugglers has found a new lease of life at Chester Zoo, where he could help save his endangered species.

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#135200
2022-07-05

Habitat loss, climate change send hyacinth macaw reeling back into endangered status

Less than a decade since conservation actions helped pull the hyacinth macaw out of Brazil’s endangered species list, the iconic cobalt-blue bird is back in the red, driven there by the loss of its habitat and a changing climate.

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#134897
2022-06-07

Kangaroos in the street and a suitcase of iguanas: India’s exotic pet problem

From the red-eared slider turtle, cockatoo and falcon to the yellow-cheeked gibbon, capuchin monkey and orangutan, nothing is too much for those demanding unusual pets in India.

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#134848
2022-06-02

Should we protect nature for its own sake? For its economic value? Because it makes us happy? Yes

As spring phases into summer in North America, with trees flowering and birds migrating, nature seems abundant. In fact, however, the Earth is losing animals, birds, reptiles and other living things so fast that some scientists believe the planet is entering the sixth mass extinction in its history.

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#134811
2022-06-01

Spate of orchid thefts in England puts rare species at risk

A spate of thefts of rare orchids from sites in southern England has concerned scientists, who say endangered species may be at risk. Orchid experts believe that the plants, from locations including in Sussex and Kent, may have been “stolen to order”.

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#134786
2022-05-31

Year of the Tiger: Illegal trade thrives amid efforts to save wild tigers

In new, covert drone footage, tigers and bears pace inside prison-like cement and corrugated steel cages near a casino complex — a newly built, expanded commercial captive-breeding facility on the banks of the Mekong River in Laos.

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#134787
2022-05-31

Cameroon NGO Creates App to Track Endangered Marine Species

In Cameroon nearly 150 manatees, an endangered aquatic species also known as sea cow, are killed each year by poachers or fisherman, often unintended by the latter. An aid group has created a mobile app to collect data to help reduce manatee deaths. Anne Nzouankeu reports from lake Ossa, Cameroon.

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#134788
2022-05-31

How Countries ‘Import’ and ‘Export’ Extinction Risk around the World

In the dense jungles of Cameroon and nearby countries, the population of the iconic and critically endangered western lowland gorilla declined by nearly 20 percent between 2005 and 2013 to about 360,000 individuals—and their number is expected to plunge by another 80 percent over about the next ...

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#134800
2022-05-31

Rare saiga antelope population now over a million in Kazakhstan

The population of endangered Saiga antelopes in Kazakhstan is now over 1.3 million, the ecology ministry said Tuesday, in the latest boost to a species threatened by poaching and disease.

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#134727
2022-05-27

Two critically endangered red-ruffed lemurs born in captivity

Baby season this year launched out of this world with the birth of two new critically endangered red-ruffed lemurs on April 13, 2022. Meet Hubble and Kitt, the newest additions at the Duke Lemur Center.

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#134750
2022-05-27

California investigating sick and dying brown pelicans

Wildlife authorities are trying to determine why large numbers of California brown pelicans are being found sick and dying. Hundreds of the pelicans, which are a protected species in the state, have been admitted to wildlife rehabilitation facilities in Southern and Central California since abou ...

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#134762
2022-05-27

10 ways to save butterflies as numbers plummet due to pollution and climate change

Some are flamboyant exhibitionists, others are furtive lurkers who blend in with their surroundings. Coloured vibrant orange or just plain beige, butterflies fluttering around a lush garden or wild meadow are always an idyllic summer sight.

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#134683
2022-05-25

Half of UK’s butterfly species vulnerable to extinction as five join red list

Half of Britain’s butterfly species are now listed as threatened with extinction after five more joined the new “red list” of endangered butterflies.

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#134582
2022-05-19

Presence of rare piping plover pair sign of 'healthy ecosystem'

Straight from Birds Canada, Tiny council heard that the bird is the word. Nesting on the shores of Woodland Beach for their fourth straight year, a pair of piping plovers have made their impact and mobilized conservation efforts to help produce a healthy clutch and increase their population.

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#134589
2022-05-19

Quebec beekeepers call for emergency aid as hives suffer catastrophic losses

Quebec beekeepers are calling on the federal and provincial governments for emergency aid as bee populations see a mortality three times higher than the average.

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#134590
2022-05-19

Extinction: Why scientists are freezing threatened species in

"He's gone," murmurs Chester Zoo vet Gabby Drake - holding a stethoscope to the feathered chest of a 28-year-old, bright red tropical parrot.

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#134591
2022-05-19

List of endangered animal species to be displayed at public places in J’khand

A list of endangered and scheduled species found in Jharkhand will be displayed at public places like railway stations, airport and bus stands to check crime against wild animals, forest officials said on Thursday.

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#134543
2022-05-18

Second endangered cheetah cub dies in Iran: state media

The second of three Asiatic cheetah cubs born in captivity in Iran has died in a blow to conservation efforts for the critically endangered subspecies, state media reported Wednesday.

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#134510
2022-05-17

10 of the Most Endangered Species in the Ocean

According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species, the world’s most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of biological species, at least 37% of the world’s sharks and rays, 33% of reef corals, 26% of mammals (including mari ...

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#134512
2022-05-17

Endangered Caspian Seals, Sturgeon Found Dead On Kazakhstan's Caspian Coast

Officials in Kazakhstan’s western Manghystau region say 64 endangered seals and five huge sturgeon washed up dead on the shores of the Caspian Sea over the weekend.

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#134444
2022-05-13

The slender-snouted crocodile savior: Q&A with Whitley Award winner Emmanuel Amoah

Baby West African slender-snouted crocodiles come into the world doubly watched over. Females of the species, Mecistops cataphractus, guard their nests on the riverbanks in the Tano River Basin until they hear the hatchlings squeak. Then they uncover them, take the hatchlings gently in their jaw ...

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#134445
2022-05-13

Not all is rosy for the pink pigeon, study finds

The authors of a major study on the once critically endangered pink pigeon say boosting the species’ numbers is not enough to save it from extinction in the future.

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#134360
2022-05-11

International project aims to understand and protect endangered sea turtles

A partnership of organisations and universities in the UK and Grenada has launched a new project looking into the challenges and threats facing two endangered marine species.

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#134361
2022-05-11

The population of once an endangered specie, ‘Turkman wild goat’ growing in Pakistan

The population of the Turkman wild goat also known as Sindh ibex has shown significant growth in Pakistan in the last decade due to a blanket ban on hunting and the protection provided by local communities.

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#134289
2022-05-05

1st endangered right whale of season spotted in Canadian waters, triggers fishing closure

The first North Atlantic right whale of the season has been spotted in Canadian waters, triggering a fishing closure in parts of the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence to protect the endangered species.

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#134290
2022-05-05

‘Canaries in the coalmine’: loss of birds signals changing planet

The world’s birds, described as the planet’s “canaries in the coalmine”, are disappearing in large numbers as the colossal impact of humanity on the Earth grows, a global review has found.

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#134261
2022-05-04

America is exterminating its wolves. When will this stop?

Will Americans ever stop killing wolves? We stopped commercially hunting whales, and the mass slaughter of bison. We no longer clearcut old-growth redwoods, or use explosives on prairie dog towns, or build massive dams on wild salmon rivers.

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#134264
2022-05-04

The Devil’s Hole pupfish has paddled back from the brink in a hellish desert domain

How the Devil’s Hole pupfish has survived for centuries in a spa-like cistern cloistered by a barren rock mountain in Death Valley National Park remains a biological mystery.

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#134265
2022-05-04

Exotic, rare wildlife species found in India

India is the world’s 8th most biodiverse region. Our country encompasses a wide range of biomes: desert, high mountains, highlands, tropical and temperate forests, swamplands, plains, grasslands, areas surrounding rivers, as well as an island archipelago.

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#134266
2022-05-04

Please don't croak: Scientists set mood to save Venezuelan frog

ENORMOUS expectations rest on a tiny endangered amphibian perched on a rock in a plastic box: the Mucuchies’ Frog needs to produce offspring if its species is to survive.

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#134228
2022-04-28

Over 1 in 5 reptiles on the planet are endangered — especially those in forest

Thousands of species of reptiles are at risk of extinction all around the world. According to a new study, 21% of all reptile species are either vulnerable, endangered, or critically endangered. Crocodiles and turtles are at the greatest risk of extinction, with 57.9% and 50.0% of species being ...

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#134229
2022-04-28

Critically endangered monkey born in Colombian zoo

Cotton-top tamarin monkeys are critically endangered primates, with less than 2,000 in the wild.

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#134230
2022-04-28

Endangered insects are easy to purchase illegally online

A new study from Cornell University has found that endangered and threatened insects, spiders, and common species that provide ecological services can be easily purchased – without oversight – online.

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#134205
2022-04-27

Endangered eels enjoy improved river access

Endangered eels have had their access opened up to lengthy new stretches of waterways in the south of Scotland. A new "eel pass" has been put in place over the Milnby Weir to allow them to get into the upper reaches of the River Annan and its tributaries.

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#134186
2022-04-25

3 critically endangered Sumatran tigers found dead in snares

Three critically endangered Sumatran tigers were found dead after being caught in traps on Indonesia's Sumatra island in the latest setback for a species whose numbers are estimated to have dwindled to about 400, authorities said Monday.

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#134125
2022-04-20

Beekeepers in Canada face losses of up to 90 per cent amid spread of parasitic mites

As beekeepers in Canada prepare to open their hives for the spring, some are finding high mortality rates in their hives. At some bee farms in Alberta, the province with the largest beekeeping industry, beekeepers are finding more than 50 per cent of their bees dead.

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#134100
2022-04-18

Second chance: 80 critically endangered spotted tree frogs to be released into Kosciuszko national park

Two years after the 2019-20 summer bushfires nearly wiped out the species, 80 critically endangered spotted tree frogs are jumping back into the wild in NSW.

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#134051
2022-04-13

Wildlife trafficking thrives on Facebook despite pledge to fight illegal trade

Facebook remains a thriving marketplace for online wildlife trafficking despite the tech giant’s pledge to help combat the illegal trade, according to a new investigation.

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#134059
2022-04-13

Launch of condors on tribal land marks the species' comeback, but a new threat looms large

A plan to return federally endangered California condors to a rugged and remote stretch of Northern California coastline and redwood forests is taking shape on Yurok tribal lands where the Klamath River meets the Pacific Ocean.

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#134064
2022-04-13

Endangered pangolins get fresh chance in S.African clinic

The hospital room is air-cooled to feel like a pangolin's burrow. The patient, Lumbi, is syringe-fed with a protein-packed smoothie, given a daily dose of medicine and has his vital signs checked.

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#133961
2022-04-11

Country diary: A race against time for this thick broth of frogspawn

Things change fast this time of year. One moment it feels like summer, the next like deepest winter. New migrants arrive every day.

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#133918
2022-04-06

Much of Scottish crab and lobster is ‘fish to avoid’, says sustainable seafood guide

Crab and lobster have been classed as “fish to avoid” by the Marine Conservation Society in its new UK guide to sustainable seafood, due to concern over whales getting entangled in Scottish fishing gear.

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#133929
2022-04-06

‘Resilient’ leatherback turtles can survive fishing rope entanglements. Mostly

Leatherback turtles are highly vulnerable to getting entangled in lobster pot fishing gear off the coast of Massachusetts. A new study now shows that they can largely survive these entanglements — if they’re reached by rescuers in time, and their injuries are treatable.

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