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"Extinct" Toad Rediscovered in Ecuador

To biologists’ delight, the Azuay stubfoot toad (Atelopus bomolochos), believed to be extinct after its last sighting in 2002, has just leapt back to life.

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$10m plan to save world's rarest gorilla

Five-year conservation project could revive the population of Cross River gorilla in their only remaining habitat in Africa

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'Canary in the cornfield': monarch butterfly may get threatened species status

Monarch butterflies were once a common sight throughout the North American heartland. In Mexico, where they overwinter, single trees would often be covered in thousands. But declines in milkweed – their caterpillars’ only source of food – have led to a 90 percent decline in monarch numbers. Now, ...

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'Forgotten' African ape at risk from habitat loss, poaching

NEW YORK, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- An all but forgotten species of ape is threatened by human activity and habitat loss, an assessment by U.S., African and European wildlife researchers found.

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'Grave concern' for Maui's dolphin

The International Whaling Commission has voiced its "grave concern" for the tiny Maui's dolphin and urged the Government to take further steps to protect the critically-endangered sub-species.

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'Historic' day for shark protection

Three types of critically endangered but commercially valuable shark have been given added protection at the Cites meeting in Bangkok.

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'Loud wakeup call' over critically endangered dolphin

The smallest and rarest marine dolphin in the world could be extinct within 15 years if protection is not stepped up, new research suggests.

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'Slow loris tickling' video points to online peril for endangered species

New research suggests that viral videos can have a devastating effect on the populations of endangered species and that a mechanism is urgently needed to report images of them online.

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'Virgin-born' sawfish are a first in the wild

Seven sawfish in Florida have become the first virgin-born animals ever found in the wild from a sexually reproducing species. The discovery suggests that such births may be a natural response to dwindling numbers, rather than a freak occurrence largely seen in captivity.

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'We will not give up!’

MEMBERS of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Iguana Specialist Group (ISG), which met in the island last week, are resolute that they will not abandon hope that Goat Islands will be the final habitat for the Jamaican iguana.


10th World Wilderness Congress (WILD10)

4 - 10 October 2013, Salamanca, Spain


11th Meeting of the Advisory Committee to UNEP/EUROBATS

8 - 10 May 2006, City of Luxembourg, Luxembourg


13th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES

2 - 14 October 2004, Bangkok, Thailand

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15 bird species in India critically endangered

MUMBAI: Even as conservation efforts at various levels continue to show hope for the future, the latest International Union for Conservation of Nature ( IUCN) Red List of Birds (2013) shows that fifteen bird species in India continue to be critically endangered (CR).

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15 bird species in India critically endangered: International report

Fifteen species of birds seen in India have been declared critically endangered by the International Union for Conversation of Nature (IUCN) for 2013. The endangered birds, including the Great Indian Bustard, Siberian Crane, White backed Vulture and Red-headed Vulture, are on the decline, said a ...


3rd meeting of the Bigleaf Mahogany Working Group

29 June - 1 July 2006, Lima, Peru

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40% of Europe's sharks and rays face extinction, says IUCN

New red list classifies 7.5% of all marine species as threatened with extinction in first full assessment of the continent’s oceanic biodiversity


50th Meeting of the CITES Standing Committee

15 - 19 March 2004, Geneva, Switzerland


54th Meeting of the CITES Standing Committee

2 - 6 October 2006, Geneva, Switzerland


61st Meeting of the CITES Standing Committee

15 - 19 August 2011, Geneva, Switzerland

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790 rhinos poached in South Africa this year

790 rhinos have been poached in South Africa this year, nearly a fifth higher than last year's record toll, reports the Department of Environmental Affairs.

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87 new bird species considered threatened with extinction

Scientists have added 361 new bird species to the IUCN Red List following a major taxonomic review of non-passerine birds, i.e. non-perching or non-songbirds.

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A Critically Endangered Beauty: The Passion Flower Passiflora Kwangtungensis

June 12, 2013 — Passiflora is a genus of beautiful plants commonly known as the passion flowers or passion vines.

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A Grassroots Effort to Save Africa’s Most Endangered Ape

The Cross River gorilla holds the lamentable distinction of being the world’s rarest ape. Inhabiting an arc of mountainous forest along the Nigeria-Cameroon border, this primate was thought by scientists to be extinct until it was rediscovered in the 1980s.

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A Mexican porpoise is facing extinction — almost by accident

The world’s most endangered marine mammal is a small porpoise called the vaquita — Spanish for little cow. The vaquita has been under threat for years, but now the poaching of a rare fish may be driving the tiny Mexican porpoise to extinction.

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COP 10


Presentations addressing the issue of biodiversity will be given from the macro and micro perspectives. 1. Australia currently conserves more than 13 per cent of the country through the protected area network. Threats to reserves, however, go beyond boundaries and influences are often landscap ...

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A Shifting Approach to Saving Endangered Species

When the Obama administration announced last month that it would not add the greater sage grouse to the endangered species list, some conservation groups predictably criticized the ruling.

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A rare glimpse at the elusive Saharan cheetah

Research by scientists and conservationists shows that critically endangered Saharan cheetahs exist at incredibly low densities and require vast areas for their conservation.


ACAP 2nd Meeting of the Advisory Committee

5 - 8 June 2006, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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ASAP: reversing decline of critically endangered species in Southeast Asia

Species in Southeast Asia are in crisis. Compared with most other regions, Southeast Asian countries — Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam — have a higher proportion of species that are categorized as threatened on ...

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African gorillas are under threat from oil survey

Controversial aerial surveys aimed at finding oil under Africa's oldest national park have been started by a British company amid fears that drilling in the area could seriously threaten the world's last sanctuary for mountain gorillas.

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African penguins put researchers in a flap

Robben Island is notorious as the site where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years in prison, but now the island’s 1,200 breeding pairs of African penguins are sparking a scientific controversy. At stake is the survival of an endangered species, as well as how fisheries around the world are managed.

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African vultures declining at a critical rate

An international team of researchers, including leading scientists from the University of St Andrews, the Hawk Conservancy Trust and the University of York, say African vultures are likely to qualify as 'Critically Endangered' under the International Union for Conservation of Nature's global thr ...

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Alliance for Zero Extinction

The Alliance for Zero Extinction helps countries achieve their CBD targets while halting the loss of species most at risk of extinction.

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