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#111325
2016-12-08

Reports that wild Sumatran rhinos may survive in Malaysia prompt hope, skepticism

In 2015, Malaysian officials publicly confirmed there were no wild rhinos left in Malaysia.

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#111301
2016-12-07

From loathed to loved: Villagers rally to save Greater Adjutant stork

You know a bird has a PR problem when an ornithologist refers to it as “a prodigy of ugliness.”

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#111261
2016-12-05

Scientists propose ten policies to protect vital pollinators

In an article published on 25 November in the journal Science, a team of researchers has suggested ten clear ways in which governments can protect and secure pollination services – vital to the production of fruits, vegetables and oils.

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#111184
2016-12-01

California court upholds ban on ivory and rhino horn

On November 28, the Los Angeles Superior Court upheld California’s ban on trade in ivory and rhino horn, rejecting claims by the Ivory Education Institute that the new law was unconstitutional.

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#111168
2016-11-30

Rwanda's gorillas become new face of climate change

There are less than 900 mountain gorillas left in the world, and their fight for survival is getting even harder. Climate change is forcing the apes to travel farther for food. In our continuing series, "The Climate Diaries," Mark Phillips went to the mountains of Rwanda to see what else is putt ...

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#111092
2016-11-25

Protections for Rare and Endangered Animals Under Threat From Drilling Industry

Midland, Texas -- Monarch butterflies, tiny lizards, and a type of grouse known as the lesser prairie chicken all drew close scrutiny from a large gathering of oil and gas executives at the Permian Basin Petroleum Association's annual meeting this year.

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#111064
2016-11-24

Tigers face ‘unprecedented’ threat from transport projects: WWF

In 2010, 13 tiger range countries pledged to double the number of wild tigers by 2022 – the next Chinese year of the tiger. But the path to achieving these goals appears to be marred by a boom in transport projects, according to a new WWF report.

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#111019
2016-11-23

Elephant Refugees Flee to Last Stronghold in Africa

The elephants swim across the river in a straight line, trunks jutting out of the water like snorkels. With low, guttural bellows, they push their bodies together, forming a living raft to bolster a calf too tiny to stay afloat on its own.

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#111022
2016-11-23

Scientists scale trees in desperate attempt to save orange-bellied parrot

Scientists are scaling trees in Tasmania in an attempt to save the critically endangered orange-bellied parrot after the wild population dropped to the “stupidly low numbers” of just 14 individuals.

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#110975
2016-11-21

Kiwi chicks changing the future of endangered species

One kiwi chick at a time, a West Coast wildlife attraction is changing the fate of some of New Zealand's most endangered kiwi. The West Coast Wildlife Centre celebrated the birth of their 101st Haast tokoeka kiwi chick on Monday, a species with less than 400 birds in the wild.

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#110959
2016-11-18

The beloved Hawaiian honeycreeper birds are at risk of extinction from avian malaria

In the rugged mountain forests of Kaua’i, colorful birds called honeycreepers are dying out. Usually protected by the cooler temperatures found at higher altitudes, the birds are now victims of malaria-carrying mosquitoes that have crept upward as temperatures rise.

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#110964
2016-11-18

Study finds more birds are endangered than previously thought

Hundreds of bird species today face a greater risk of extinction than is formally recognized, a new Duke study found.In a team led by Stuart Pimm, Doris Duke professor of conservation ecology in the Nicholas School of the Environment, researchers concluded that by failing to include new informat ...

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#110851
2016-11-15

Rare river crossing by female raises hopes for boost in Florida panther population

Efforts to save the Florida panther may have broken through a longtime barrier: a female cat appears to have forged the Caloosahatchee River to stake out new territory to the north.

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#110863
2016-11-15

Three new species of miniaturized tropical salamanders are already endangered

An international team of researchers has completed a decades-long study of tiny salamanders found in the high-mountain forests of Oaxaca, Mexico, and concluded that they represent three new species of the enigmatic genus Thorius. With adults smaller than a matchstick, these salamanders are the s ...

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#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 ...

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#110833
2016-11-14

Move to save Singapore's endangered sea turtles

The gentle sea turtle has long fuelled the imagination, and Singaporeans flock to turtle sanctuaries elsewhere to catch sight of them. But sea turtles also live and nest right here, unknown to many. Unfortunately, the two species of sea turtles most commonly found here - the hawksbill turtle and ...

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#110814
2016-11-11

Will America's Turtles Be Eaten Into Extinction?

Anyone wanting a gourmet meal in the early 1900s in the United States could always count on finding one special dish: turtle.

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#110792
2016-11-10

Endangered species database ‘outdated’, underestimates risk of extinction: new study

The world’s most widely used database of endangered species — the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List — classifies species according to their risk of extinction. But this list underestimates the number of species at risk, concludes a new study.

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#110795
2016-11-10

Swingers’ hookup program can find the right match for endangered species

A quick look at the popularity of online dating services like OkCupid and eHarmony shows us that people are pretty comfortable with letting an algorithm choose them a mate. Now we at the Flinders Molecular Ecology Lab want to do a similar thing for other animals.

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#110754
2016-11-07

Uganda: New Approach to Saving Endangered Species

Though poaching is regarded as the main danger for wildlife, there are other factors that kill them, writes Joseph Ondiek

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#110712
2016-11-03

Will the Ax Fall on Nigeria’s National Parks?

Among the unfortunate headlines about Boko Haram and email scams, it is easy to overlook that Nigeria boasts seven national parks and some of the richest biodiversity in West Africa. Nearly all of that flora and fauna is concentrated in Cross River State in the country’s southeast corner, abutti ...

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#110717
2016-11-03

Can digital ecosystems save species from extinction?

Biodiversity and ecosystem services (BES) — in other words, those natural systems that underpin our economies, well-being and survival — face threats that are increasing in number and severity.

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#110724
2016-11-03

Eating The World’s Mammals To Extinction

Hunting by humans is driving many of the world’s threatened mammals to extinction. Elephants are killed for their tusks; rhinos, for their horns ― later to be used in chopsticks, hair clips and luxury ornaments.

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#110675
2016-11-01

Scientists fight for an endangered tortoise with a secret weapon: lasers

Human impact and a booming bird population are devastating the Mojave desert tortoise. But one man is trying some unusual methods to save them

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#110616
2016-10-27

Only 3 Irrawaddy dolphins remain in Laos

The small population of Irrawaddy dolphins in Lao People’s Democratic Republic is now functionally extinct, the World Wildlife Fund announced yesterday.

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#110590
2016-10-26

With an eye on climate change, court gives bearded seals endangered status

A federal appeals court ruled that a certain population of bearded seals can be granted endangered species status even if it is not currently facing extinction.

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#110591
2016-10-26

Rehabilitated orangutans freed in Borneo as species dwindles

KEHJE SEWEN FOREST, Indonesia -- Jamur didn't hesitate as the door of her temporary cramped quarters slid open. In less than a second, the stocky red-haired orangutan was savoring freedom for the first time in nearly two decades.

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#110534
2016-10-21

Wildlife to be leased to private land owners in bid to save threatened species

Under a proposed new trial, private property owners could help protect Australia’s endangered species – and the idea has gained the support of entrepreneur and AG founder Dick Smith.

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#110522
2016-10-20

Endangered Animals Are Being Poisoned In Zimbabwe. Drones Are Flying To The Rescue.

Instead of using guns to kill elephants and rhinoceroses, some poachers in Zimbabwe have begun poisoning the animals’ water with cyanide ― a practice some activists believe could be curbed by flying drones over parks in the African country.

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#110523
2016-10-20

Madagascar's endangered lemurs find refuge

Threatened by habitat loss and hunting, Madagascar's lemurs, a critically endangered species, are finding refuge in a private sanctuary on this vast Indian Ocean island.

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#110524
2016-10-20

CITES Conference Marks Major Breakthrough in Battle Against Endangered Rosewood Trade

New controls on rosewood and an agreement by CITES parties on legal acquisition findings could fill the gap that allows illegal trade of endangered timber species to flourish.

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#110525
2016-10-20

Snow leopards: Numbers decline due to 'retaliation'

Hundreds of snow leopards are being killed by poachers every year across the high mountain ranges of Asia, according to a new report.

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#110483
2016-10-18

Hangul may soon be declared as ‘critically endangered’

Srinagar: As the Kashmir Stag popularly known as Hangul is on the verge of extinction, largely because of human intrusions and domestic livestock grazing, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is all set to declare it a ‘critically endangered’ species to protect this beautifu ...

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#110456
2016-10-17

Returning endangered animals to the wild

It has been 35 years since the Japanese crested ibis disappeared from the skies of Japan. This year, “genuinely wild” chicks, the offspring of ibises born out of captivity on Sado Island, Niigata Prefecture, left their nests for the first time in 42 years.

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#110421
2016-10-13

For A Bird Nearing Extinction, An Indian Doctor Seeks a Cure

Numbers of the great Indian bustard are down to about 250, the result of hunting and habitat loss.

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#110395
2016-10-12

For the first time, bees get added to US endangered species list

In a positive move for bees, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has added seven species of yellow-faced bees in Hawaii to the U.S. Endangered Species List.

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#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.

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#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.

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#110343
2016-10-07

Researcher aims to save endangered cranes

Slender, graceful and majestic, Asia’s red-crowned cranes may look the same in the wild or in captivity, but inside they are markedly different in the types of microbes they carry around—something that may guide conservation efforts for the endangered birds

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#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.

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#110329
2016-10-06

CITES CoP17 closes after key votes on elephants, lions, pangolins, rosewood, and more

Since September 24, representatives from more than 180 countries have been gathered in Johannesburg, South Africa for the seventeenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP17) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), which closed today.

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#110312
2016-10-05

The Myanmar snub-nosed monkey: discovered and immediately endangered

Back in 2010, scientists discovered a new primate species with a distinct and unusual aversion to rain. Tipped off by hunters’ stories, they found the Myanmar snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus strykeri) in the country’s remote northeastern state of Kachin, near the border with China.

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#110317
2016-10-05

The world just agreed to the strongest protections ever for endangered animals

With some scientists predicting a sixth mass extinction, the world’s protectors of wildlife acted with a greater sense of urgency at a marathon meeting to toughen regulations against killing such endangered animals as sharks, manta rays and anteaters and trading their remains.

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#110318
2016-10-05

World cannot afford luxury animal trade in rhino horns, ivory, endangered species

A decade ago, the number of rhinoceros poached for their horns in southern Africa stood at about 60 each year – a cruel but relatively small illicit trade. Last year, more than 1300 rhinos fell to the poachers' guns.

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#110295
2016-10-04

Bees Added To Endangered Species List For The First Time

Trouble in paradise for seven species of pollinators native to Hawaii.

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#110275
2016-10-03

Disappearing Gardeners: thoughts on the Laotian elephant crisis

In their latest collaborative film, Gardeners of the Forest, Ceylan Carhoglu and Nicole Jordan Webber decided to explore a species whose fate is critically linked to the well-being of an entire ecosystem: the Laotian elephant.

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#110279
2016-10-03

Bid for strongest protection for all African elephants defeated at wildlife summit

Cites meeting blocks proposal for ban on all trade of ivory from four southern African countries with stable or increasing elephant populations - but passes other vital conservation measures

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#110255
2016-09-30

New data shows 'staggering' extent of great ape trade

A new database suggests say there has been a dramatic under-reporting of the live, illegal trade in great apes.

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#110257
2016-09-30

No decline in tiger trafficking: new report

Tiger poaching is showing no sign of slowing down, according to a new report by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network.

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#110265
2016-09-30

Endangered giraffes threatened by Uganda’s oil drilling bid

In the lush greens of Karen-Hardy just next to Nairobi national park, a young male Rothschild’s giraffe called Jock is feeding on greenish-coloured pellets from a container placed on a raised platform.

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