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#109283
2016-07-26

Mexico bans gillnets to protect rare vaquita porpoise

To protect the world’s rarest and most threatened marine mammal, Mexico will permanently ban the use of gillnets throughout the range of vaquita porpoise from September, and phase out night fishing by the end of this year.

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#109232
2016-07-21

South Africa's great white sharks 'facing extinction'

South Africa's great white shark population is heading for possible extinction after a rapid decline in numbers, say researchers.

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#109215
2016-07-20

Whale sharks inch closer to extinction

The world’s largest fish, the whale shark, is in deep trouble.

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#109141
2016-07-12

Bornean Orangutan Now Critically Endangered

The Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) is now critically endangered, with populations in sharp decline due to habitat destruction and illegal hunting, the IUCN declared last week.

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#109127
2016-07-11

Bornean orangutan critically endangered, conservation group says

JAKARTA, Indonesia - A global conservation group says Borneo's orangutans are now a critically endangered species due to hunting and destruction of forest habitat.

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#109117
2016-07-08

Asia’s Unknown, Ignored And Disappearing Animals

Try to name Asia’s most endangered animals, and iconic species such as tigers, orangutans and rhinos likely leap to mind. But pangolins, langurs or saola? Not so much. Most of us haven’t heard of these “other” species, and can’t even picture them.

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#109118
2016-07-08

Chewed plants help detect viruses in wild mountain gorillas, monkeys

Chewed bark, leaves and fruit discarded by mountain gorillas provide a simple way to test the endangered apes for viruses without disturbing them, according to scientists studying mountain gorillas and golden monkeys in East-Central Africa.

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#109091
2016-07-05

Dolly the Sheep creator calls for biobank to save endangered animals

A modern-day “ark” that holds tissues from endangered animals should be built as an insurance policy to save species from extinction, Sir Ian Wilmut, the creator of Dolly the Sheep, has said.

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#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.

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#109072
2016-07-04

Caribbean island's last two rare frogs are reunited

Male and female mountain chicken frogs that were sole survivors of deadly disease are hoped to begin breeding on Montserrat for the first time since 2009

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#109076
2016-07-04

Saving the world's rarest parrot with genomics

Off the coast of New Zealand, conservationists are sequencing the genome of kakapo parrots to try and bring the bizarre flightless bird back from the brink. They're also tracking every detail of its strange sex life.

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#109011
2016-06-27

How the dormouse is returning to England’s hedgerows after 100 years

Moves to save the tiny woodland mammal from extinction could herald the reintroduction of larger lost species such as the wolf and sea eagle

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#108994
2016-06-23

Rare moth faces extinction at its last site in England

Dark bordered beauty moths have declined by over 90% at their last stronghold near York due to sheep grazing and habitat loss

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#108967
2016-06-22

Endangered Boreal felt lichen set to decline 50 percent in 25 years despite conservation efforts

Researchers call for increased protection as the federally protected Boreal felt lichen population decline in Atlantic Canada shows links to human impacts on the environment

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#108969
2016-06-22

Golden eagles remain endangered in Mexico

Only about 100 couples remain in the wild, according to official estimates

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#108880
2016-06-10

Hopes for endangered animals revive as 25 born in one year

The government’s effort to save species from extinction has received a boost after 25 females of endangered fauna species gave birth in Indonesia in one year, raising hopes for their future survival. The 25 protected animals were born in seven conservation institutions.

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#108858
2016-06-08

Down to 60: scientists mull risky captive breeding for panda porpoise

As the vaquita – the world’s smallest porpoise – plunges toward extinction, scientists have a tough decision ahead of them: to attempt a super risky captive breeding programme or not?

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#108839
2016-06-07

Experts mull trapping Mexico's endangered 'vaquitas marinas' to breed them in captivity

MEXICO CITY (AP) – A new report on Mexico's endangered vaquita marina porpoise says authorities may have to consider trapping some of the few remaining specimens to try to breed them in captivity or semi-captivity.

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#108800
2016-06-02

What Harambe’s death means for a critically endangered species of gorilla

Two days after Harambe the Cincinnati Zoo gorilla was fatally shot to save a toddler’s life, the zoo’s director, Thane Maynard, lamented the death as a “loss to the gene pool of lowland gorillas.”

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#108734
2016-05-31

Reestablishing a wild population of American burying beetles

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden released 110 pairs of endangered American burying beetles at the nearby Fernald Nature Preserve last week as part of ongoing efforts to restore the beetle’s population in the wild.

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#108768
2016-05-31

Transnational conservation in Turkey could save six threatened bird species

In a great example of nature conservation knowing no national boundaries, Doğa Derneği (BirdLife in Turkey), with the support of the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB, BirdLife in Bulgaria), MME (BirdLife in Hungary) and the Ornithological Society of the Middle East (OSME), hav ...

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#108716
2016-05-30

Russia is trying to reintroduce Persian leopard species

SOCHI: The Russian resort of Sochi is best known for hosting the 2014 Winter Olympics. But now it’s about to welcome a different kind of visitor - one that can break a goat’s neck with a twist of its jaws.

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#108640
2016-05-18

What can extinct species do to help conservation?

The dodo, the passenger pigeon and the Tasmanian tiger are well-known victims of extinction caused by human behaviour, but could their status be used to help conservation efforts from beyond the grave?

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#108602
2016-05-16

Hatchlings lend hope to survival of Florida grasshopper sparrow

MIAMI, May 13 (UPI) -- There is hope for the endangered Florida grasshopper sparrow. This week marked the first time the species has been bred and hatched in captivity.

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#108609
2016-05-16

Only 60 vaquita porpoises remain in the world

The world’s most endangered cetacean is quickly inching towards extinction.

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#108594
2016-05-13

The natural jewels in Africa’s crown

It is impossible to look out over the winding waterways and lush green wetlands of the magnificent Okavango Delta and fail to understand the importance of conserving the natural world.

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#108587
2016-05-12

Does Culling Actually Encourage Poaching Of Endangered Species?

Conventional wisdom claims that culling is an effective tool for the conservation of endangered predators. But a newly-published study argues that culling may actually encourage poaching of endangered predator species

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#108504
2016-05-06

Leopards Have Lost 75 Percent of Their Historic Range

Worldwide, leopards have lost about 75 percent of their historic range, according to a new survey – the first to attempt to get a glimpse of the big cat’s remaining global paw print.

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#108458
2016-05-03

Stem-cell plan aims to bring rhino back from brink of extinction

The northern white rhinoceros is a species waiting for extinction. Its three remaining individuals, kept in a well-guarded Kenyan conservation park, cannot breed naturally. A 15-year-old female named Fatu could be the last of a creature that once roamed central African savannahs by the thousands.

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#108448
2016-05-02

One of the World’s Most Endangered Turtles Nearly Extinct With Fewer Than 10 Left in the Wild

Cambodia’s Royal Turtle (Batagur affinis), also known as the Southern River Terrapin, is one of the world’s most endangered turtles and is now facing threats to its very survival due to habitat loss caused by increased sand dredging and illegal clearance of flooded forest.

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#108417
2016-04-28

Say ‘no’ to extinction: saving Bristly and his fourteen companions

Stresemann’s Bristlefront Merulaxis stresemanni: a long-tailed bird with distinctive forehead bristles, a rufous rump, a musical whistle song, seen perhaps eating frogs and insects, and with a tennis-ball-sized tunnel for its nest.

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#108403
2016-04-27

Montserrat's last two mountain chicken frogs to be reunited to save species

In what could be a fairytale ending, conservationists are hoping to reunite the last two remaining wild mountain chicken frogs living on Montserrat and help their species breed on the Caribbean island for the first time since 2009.

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#108277
2016-04-21

Have tiger numbers really increased?

On 10 April 2016, WWF and the Global Tiger Forum announced that the world’s tiger population had finally increased “after several decades of constant decline”.

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#108263
2016-04-20

Rehabilitated sea turtle begins long journey home

A sub-tropical turtle that somehow ended up on a remote B.C. beach will begin his long trip home this week.

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#108166
2016-04-15

Indian tigers may replenish Cambodian forests

Cambodia is looking to India to bring tigers back to its forests where they were declared “functionally extinct” recently. The southeast Asian country is trying to get some tigers from India introduced into its eastern region. A formal proposal from Cambodia is likely later this year.

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#108115
2016-04-14

The vaquita could go extinct this year as totoaba poaching continues to increase

China’s demand for swim bladders from a giant Mexican fish called the totoaba is putting the species at risk. It’s also pushing a small porpoise known as the vaquita, one of the most endangered mammals in the world, to the brink of extinction.

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#108118
2016-04-14

Using genomics to save endangered species

Currently, many threatened and endangered species are present in captivity. Their management is mostly focused on keeping the population viable (both demographically and genetically) and as similar to the wild ancestor populations as possible.

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#108064
2016-04-12

How do you save a species that is almost impossible to track?

Until a decade ago the Balkan Lynx (a subspecies of the Eurasian Lynx) was virtually unknown to the local population and its sightings were almost mythical. This is not surprising: the subspecies’ current population is estimated at 19 to 36 adult individuals.

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#107995
2016-04-07

Vulture conservation takes wing

As a logical corollary to its stupendous success in vulture conservation in Adilabad district, the Telangana State Forest Department is taking up an intensive campaign for creating awareness on wildlife, the subject with which even the Adivasis seem to have lost touch.

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#107964
2016-04-06

First Sumatran rhino found in Borneo in 40 years has died

WWF said there were indications that the endangered rhino was suffering from a severe infection caused by snares from an earlier poaching attempt

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#107940
2016-04-05

Virtual Reality Can Help Save Endangered Animals

“Often it’s difficult to get into these places where the animals live. We want to be able to bring those areas to the experts.”

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#107941
2016-04-05

Danish research: Freeze DNA to save endangered species

“Black rhino in fridge number one. Siberian tiger in number two. Mountain gorilla in freezer three,” an itinerary might reveal in the not too distant future.

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#107942
2016-04-05

World's most endangered cat grows to over 400 individuals

The 2015 Iberian lynx census shows a significant increase in population with the Iberian lynx reaching the highest number since the species was found to be the most endangered cat in the world in 2002.

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#107899
2016-04-01

Seed Bank In China To Secure Endangered Plants Species

The Southwest China Germplasm Bank of Wild Species under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in Yunnan Province is a research and preservation institution for rare and endangered plants.

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#107881
2016-03-31

Leonardo DiCaprio Hangs With Elephant Posse To Help Save Endangered Species

Leonardo DiCaprio is using his star power and big social media following to help spread the word of a critically endangered species.

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#107820
2016-03-29

Preserving the Quito rocket frog from volcanic destruction

The Quito rocket frog, once thought to be extinct, hangs on to survival in a patch of forest beneath an active volcano. As Cotopaxi threatens to erupt, three scientists set out to rescue the tiny amphibian from oblivion.

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#107826
2016-03-29

World's most endangered sea turtle species in even more trouble than we thought

Newly examined video of Kemp's ridley sea turtles, which are found primarily in the Gulf of Mexico, shows that the species' recovery from endangerment has stalled at less than one-tenth of historic nesting levels.

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#107804
2016-03-24

Funding for endangered animals is 'unevenly distributed'

In the world of conservation, it appears some animals are more equal than others. That's according to a new study by Arizona State University researcher Leah Gerber, which claims there's an uneven distribution of funds for endangered animals.

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