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.
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, ...
Thousands of endangered animals have been traded illegally via Facebook forums, environmental groups claim.
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.
The smallest and rarest marine dolphin in the world could be extinct within 15 years if protection is not stepped up, new research suggests.
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.
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 ...
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They’re believed to be the longest studied wild sharks in the world, providing critical insight into the mysterious endangered species.
20 - 24 April 2009, Geneva, Switzerland
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New red list classifies 7.5% of all marine species as threatened with extinction in first full assessment of the continent’s oceanic biodiversity
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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.
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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.
16 - 18 November 2005, Nairobi, Kenya
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
Research by scientists and conservationists shows that critically endangered Saharan cheetahs exist at incredibly low densities and require vast areas for their conservation.
Bad news came in three for critically endangered North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis) in late September.
5 - 8 June 2006, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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 ...
With roars that rend the African night, lions have captured our imaginations since the dawn of humankind.
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.
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.
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 ...
The Alliance for Zero Extinction helps countries achieve their CBD targets while halting the loss of species most at risk of extinction.
Alternative ways and means in which the Conference of the Parties could start the process of considering the components of biological diversity particularly those under threat and the identification of action which could be taken under the Convention
As a significant step towards preserving the world’s most important ancient crops for future generations, the head of the United Nations agriculture agency, together with scientists and delegations from Peru, Costa Rica and Norway, today witnessed a ceremony during which potato seeds were deposi ...
The Chinese sturgeon, thought to have existed for more than 140 million years, is now on the brink of extinction, according to local media.