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#105043
2015-08-31

"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.

News Headlines
#98086
2014-03-21

$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

News Headlines
#100813
2014-09-09

'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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#107481
2016-03-03

'Facebook group' trade in endangered species causes outrage among conservation groups

Thousands of endangered animals have been traded illegally via Facebook forums, environmental groups claim.

News Headlines
#104366
2015-06-22

'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.

News Headlines
#104027
2015-05-26

'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.

News Headlines
#104142
2015-06-02

'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.

News Headlines
#110822
2016-11-14

10 Technologies That Are Helping Save Endangered Species

In today’s world, scientists and conservationists are starting to work together to look for solutions to help the plight of endangered species around the globe. These solutions are primarily using technology to help revitalize different populations of animals that are experiencing a decline. Usi ...

Meeting
#5254

10th World Wilderness Congress (WILD10)

4 - 10 October 2013, Salamanca, Spain

Meeting
#2301

11th Meeting of the Advisory Committee to UNEP/EUROBATS

8 - 10 May 2006, City of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Meeting
#1493

13th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES

2 - 14 October 2004, Bangkok, Thailand

News Headlines
#97957
2014-03-12

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).

News Headlines
#97519
2014-02-10

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 ...

News Headlines
#110404
2016-10-12

22 years and counting – the two whale sharks calling Ningaloo home

They’re believed to be the longest studied wild sharks in the world, providing critical insight into the mysterious endangered species.

Meeting
#2433

3rd meeting of the Bigleaf Mahogany Working Group

29 June - 1 July 2006, Lima, Peru

News Headlines
#104170
2015-06-04

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

Meeting
#2491
News Headlines
#109092
2016-07-05

5 ways you can help civil society end the illegal wildlife trade

Asia is a key hub for the illegal wildlife trade. Asian Development Bank sustainable development and climate change consult Maria Cristina Tabing highlights how individuals can help protect critically endangered species.

Meeting
#1497

50th Meeting of the CITES Standing Committee

15 - 19 March 2004, Geneva, Switzerland

Meeting
#2309

54th Meeting of the CITES Standing Committee

2 - 6 October 2006, Geneva, Switzerland

Meeting
#4770

61st Meeting of the CITES Standing Committee

15 - 19 August 2011, Geneva, Switzerland

News Headlines
#100274
2014-07-30

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.

News Headlines
#103923
2015-05-21

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.

News Headlines
#105078
2015-09-02

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.

Side Event
#1882
COP 10
2010-10-22

A REPORT FROM THE AUSTRALIAN CONTINENT – 1) BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND PROTECTED AREA MANAGEMENT: AN AUSTRALIAN PERSPECTIVE, AND; 2) A NEW PARADIGM FOR THE PRESERVATION OF WILDLIFE GENETIC DIVERSITY

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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#105546
2015-10-05

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.

News Headlines
#102584
2015-02-02

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.

News Headlines
#110328
2016-10-06

A week of grim tidings for critically endangered right whales

Bad news came in three for critically endangered North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis) in late September.

Meeting
#2503

ACAP 2nd Meeting of the Advisory Committee

5 - 8 June 2006, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

News Headlines
#106066
2015-11-11

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 ...

News Headlines
#110403
2016-10-12

African Lions on the Brink: A Conversation with Lion Expert Craig Packer

With roars that rend the African night, lions have captured our imaginations since the dawn of humankind.

News Headlines
#110232
2016-09-28

African elephants, rhinos central at CITES conference

For many endangered species, the race is on control illegal trade before they go extinct. Two high-profile topics being discussed in Johannesburg involve changing the level of protection for African megafauna.

News Headlines
#101433
2014-10-15

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.

News Headlines
#104355
2015-06-19

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 ...

Side Event
#1931
COP 10
2010-10-26

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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