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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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#107737
2016-03-21

Indonesia: Discovery of 15 Sumatran rhinos raises hope for critically endangered species

Indonesia's government will convert a former gold mining site located in the east of the country into a sanctuary for Sumatran rhinos, after 15 examples to the near-extinct species were spotted in the area.

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#107679
2016-03-17

Aquatic plant that feeds like a Venus flytrap faces extinction

It’s an evolutionary icon – but it may be tough to prevent it from going extinct.

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#107665
2016-03-16

Southern right whale recovery in doubt after being on brink of extinction

Species has increased in number but only to 12% of its original population and faces further threat from climate change

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#107630
2016-03-14

India’s endangered species nobody wants to save, or talk about

If you saw the pangolin, you’d probably find it quite adorable. It’s a shy, stooped creature that ambles close to the ground, looking furtively at the world through beady eyes

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#107593
2016-03-10

Saving Black Rhinos Through ‘Radical Conservation’

Today, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature lists the black rhinoceros as “critically endangered.”

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#107558
2016-03-08

Gorillas in threatened Cameroon forest caught on film for first time

Ebo Forest is comprised of nearly 2,000 square kilometers (about 770 square miles) of lowland and montane forest in southwestern Cameroon, a large portion of which has been disturbed by human activity.

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#107523
2016-03-07

Renewed hope for Great Indian Bustards

Team spotting three of the critically endangered species in Sirguppa taluk provides evidence of bird breeding in the vast grasslands.

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#107476
2016-03-03

Endangered freedom for wild European bison in Germany

In a remote area of Germany covered by a blanket of snow, wild European bison - the largest mammals in Europe and one of the most endangered large mammals in the world - roam and graze freely on a prince's property.

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#107477
2016-03-03

Coalmines could wipe out threatened black-throated finch habitat – study

Proposed coalmines in Queensland, including the huge Adani Carmichael project, would destroy the majority of the remaining habitat of the threatened black-throated finch, according to research.

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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.

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#107429
2016-03-01

Threatened primates can swing back if we let them

With only 60 individuals left in northern Madagascar, the northern sportive lemur is on the brink of extinction. Worldwide, more than half of all primates are endangered. If any did die out, their disappearance could alter their ecosystems in unpredictable ways, with unknown consequences for oth ...

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#107302
2016-02-19

U.S. population of endangered Mexican gray wolf declines

The southwestern U.S. population of endangered Mexican gray wolves declined by 12 percent last year after five years of steady growth, leading wildlife advocates to suggest that illegal killings of the beleaguered predators may be to blame.

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#107258
2016-02-17

Threatened West African rosewood species gets CITES protection

Over the past few years, West Africa has become one of the largest tropical log exporting regions feeding the growing demand for luxury furniture in Southeast Asia.

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#107242
2016-02-16

Rescuing Sumatran tigers on the Kampar peninsula

Traces of Sumatran tigers are found all over the peat zone of the Kampar peninsula in Riau, indicating the predators’ endless search for food and suitable habitats — and necessitating special rescue efforts.

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#107203
2016-02-12

Feds reviewing endangered-species status for orcas

The southern resident orca population, which frequents the Salish Sea, was listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act in 2005. The population is now at 85 whales, far below the recovery goal.

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#107174
2016-02-10

Extinct? Endangered? A new assessment for a Seychelles’ cricket

(Seychelles News Agency) - Listed as critically endangered and possibly extinct for more than 100 years, a cricket in Seychelles could be looking at a new lease on life as a detailed assessment of its population is planned for this year.

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#106958
2016-01-22

Popular pet fish listed as “threatened” under Endangered Species Act

The US National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) published a final rule Wednesday listing the Banggai cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni) as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The species will be the first saltwater aquarium fish listed, and only the twenty-eighth marine fish.

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#106934
2016-01-21

Rare muriqui monkey hideout found in Brazil

VILA VELHA, Brazil, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- A recent survey of Brazil's Caparao National Park turned up a rare discovery -- a new group of northern muriqui, one the planet's most threatened primate species.

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#106874
2016-01-18

Footage of wild Asian elephants marks success for Cambodia’s protected forest

CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL (CI), a U.S.-based environmental non-profit, released footage on Friday of the largest herd of elephants seen in Cambodia in the past decade.

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#106861
2016-01-15

Footage of elephants in Cambodia raises hopes for Asian species in the wild

Rare footage of an elephant herd roaming through Cambodia’s biggest forest sanctuary has signalled the success of a 14-year conservation programme and raised hopes for the endangered species’ survival.

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#106806
2016-01-12

China's craze for 'aquatic cocaine' is pushing two species into oblivion

Affluent Chinese are putting two Mexican species at risk due to demand for dried swim bladders. But will this year’s Cites meeting on the wildlife trade force a crackdown?

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#106812
2016-01-12

Rare Caribbean lizards on the verge of extinction, says US body

THE United States Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday announced that seven species of Caribbean skinks or lizards may qualify for Endangered Species Act protection.

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