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#106794
2016-01-11

Rare UK butterfly under threat as elms disappear

Wildlife Trust estimates tree disease has left around 1,000 mature English elms, which are the exclusive habitat of declining white-letter hairstreak

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#106761
2016-01-07

Science-driven strategies for more effective endangered species recovery

The Endangered Species Act (ESA), which quietly passed its 42nd birthday last week, has shielded hundreds of species in the United States from extinction and dramatically achieved full recovery for a celebrated few.

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#106721
2016-01-04

The Endangered Species Act isn't broken, but is its implementation faltering?

We've all heard them. Claims from powerful special interests and members of Congress blaming federal environmental regulations for a host of economic maladies. The Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act and the Endangered Species Act (ESA), are vilified with alarming regularity.

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#106697
2015-12-23

US adds African lions to endangered species list after Cecil controversy

The US government has sent a powerful message to lion sports hunters, announcing that it will amend its Endangered Species Act to include protections for African lions and tighten laws to restrict the importation of wildlife trophies.

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#106686
2015-12-22

US places Indian lion in endangered species list

WASHINGTON: The US will place a breed of lion found in India and Africa in the endangered species list in a bid to curb the dramatic decline of their population.

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#106652
2015-12-17

Researchers just proved that attacks on the Endangered Species Act are not based on reality

Though it would reportedly end the United States’ decades-old oil export ban, an omnibus funding bill passed by the US Congress today also contains some victories for environmental conservation.

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#106628
2015-12-16

Relocation of finless porpoises in China boosts hopes for species' survival

Conservationists celebrate after four critically endangered Yangtze porpoises are successfully relocated to a secure reserve

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#106551
2015-12-10

Nepal’s endangered river dolphins return

[KATHMANDU] The first study in two decades of the Ganges river dolphins in Nepal estimates that the numbers of the endangered species have increased to about 50 individuals. This is an improvement over the two dozen sightings recorded in the 1990s.

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#106380
2015-12-02

The search for Britain’s only native species of cicada

It was an email from an automated system telling him that a recording of a New Forest cicada's song might have been detected. The species, Cicadetta montana, hadn't had a confirmed sighting in Britain for 15 years. It's a fascinating creature - the only cicada native to Britain and one which is ...

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#106198
2015-11-23

Northern white rhino dies at San Diego Safari Park; only three others remain

ESCONDIDO, Calif., Nov. 22 (UPI) -- One of the world's last remaining northern white rhinos died Sunday in Southern California, officials said.

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#106094
2015-11-13

San Diego Zoo and a sanctuary in Kenya announce plan to save northern white rhinos

An ambitious, scientifically-complex plan aimed at saving one of the world's most endangered species -- the northern white rhino -- was announced Thursday by the San Diego Zoo and the Ol Pejeta Sanctuary in Kenya.

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#106065
2015-11-11

World’s most elusive shark found and tagged for the first time

They are one of the most elusive sharks ever. Lurking in murky tropical rivers, no live adults had ever been seen before.

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#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 ...

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#105964
2015-11-03

Vitamin supplements could save critically endangered kakapo

They make an eccentric pair. The world’s heaviest parrot – which also happens to be flightless – depends on the berries of a tall conifer tree for breeding, but the rimu tree can go for years without producing any fruit at all.

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#105965
2015-11-03

Indonesia blazes threaten endangered orangutans

The world’s only wild orangutans — already besieged by logging, hunting, pet trading and the steady expansion of palm-oil plantations — are now threatened by forest fires that have burned for months on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra in southeast Asia.

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#105880
2015-10-30

Macedonia dam faces the axe over risk of Balkan lynx extinction

Controversial €100m hydropower project likely to lose funding after Bern Convention warns of ‘decisive negative impact’ on the critically endangered lynx

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#105883
2015-10-30

Protected California salmon numbers drop as drought warms water

The number of young winter run Chinook salmon in the Sacramento River is considerably lower so far this year than in 2014, federal authorities said, prompting concerns that the drought is making it harder for the endangered species to recover.

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#105886
2015-10-30

Turtle doves, puffins one step closer to extinction

GLAND, Switzerland, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- The International Union for Conservation of Nature has declared the Atlantic puffin and European turtle dove "vulnerable" to global extinction and added them to its Red List of threatened species this week.

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#105859
2015-10-29

Four UK bird species including puffins 'face extinction'

Puffins are among four UK bird species now at risk of extinction, according to the latest revision of a global conservation database.

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#105861
2015-10-29

Vultures nearing extinction in Africa

Carnivorous birds, which help stem spread of disease by eating carcasses that would otherwise rot, targeted by poachers

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#105801
2015-10-26

Puget Sound orcas welcome sixth baby born to endangered pods this year

Puget Sound’s endangered resident orcas have welcomed yet another new addition.

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#105783
2015-10-23

New colonies of Leadbeater's possum discovered in logging forests

The politically sensitive and critically endangered Leadbeater's possum, which is also happens to be Victoria's animal emblem, is again proving a challenge with the discovery of dozens of new colonies in forests on Melbourne's northern doorstep that are open to logging.

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#105676
2015-10-15

How We Decide Which Animals Become Endangered

The idea of extinction is pretty straightforward — a species is there, until it’s not. But modern attitudes towards endangerment and extinction are hardly that simple. In fact, it wasn’t long ago that the idea of endangered animals didn’t even exist.

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#105627
2015-10-13

The Muriqui: Brazil’s critically endangered “hippie monkey” hangs tough

Muriquis often start their day by hugging one another. The Brazilian monkeys can become so entwined in lanky arms and prehensile tails, around tree limbs and each other, that it’s hard to tell them apart.

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#105600
2015-10-08

Encounter With World’s Rarest Ocean Mammal Thrills Scientists

Scientists feared they were on a grim mission. Biologists searching Mexico's Sea of Cortez for the world's most endangered marine mammal—a tiny porpoise called the vaquita—worried they might already be too late.

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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.

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#105547
2015-10-05

Peregrine falcon population sees record growth in Quebec

As the list of endangered animals grows longer each year, at least one species' situation is improving: The peregrine falcon.

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#105487
2015-09-30

UK team germinates critically endangered Japanese birch

UK scientists have successfully germinated seeds from the critically endangered Japanese Birch, a species that has just 21 known trees remaining.

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#105481
2015-09-29

Welsh adventurer to traverse Madagascar on foot for lemurs

What do you after completing the world’s first unsupported trek across Mongolia? Well, if you’re Welsh adventurer, Ash Dykes, you walk the length of Madagascar to help publicize the plight of vanishing lemurs.

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#105374
2015-09-23

Could a new map save the Sumatran rhino?

Researchers have identified and mapped five priority sites that can be used to focus conservation efforts and bring back the Critically Endangered Sumatran rhinos from the brink of extinction.

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#105352
2015-09-22

Sumatran rhinos likely to become extinct, conservationists warn

Conservation group IUCN wants Indonesia and international donors to take urgent action to save ‘weirdest of all rhinos’

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#105339
2015-09-21

Unlikely allies are joining the quest to save the imperiled sage grouse

When male birds emerge each spring in clearings called leks, they strut and cluck and puff their strange chests. They flare their tail feathers, do combat with competitors, whatever it takes to win the heart of one of those sweet little hens who seem to be barely paying attention.

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#105296
2015-09-16

Decision Looms on Fate of Declining American Eels

Eels used to be widespread throughout the eastern coast of North America, stretching from Greenland as far south as Brazil.

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#105202
2015-09-09

India Opens First-Ever Vultures-Only Restaurant in an Attempt to Save Them From Extinction

The rapidly declining population of white-backed vultures in India has been a cause of concern for several decades.

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#105109
2015-09-04

Endangered fishing cat thought extinct in Cambodia, caught on camera

Asia’s Endangered fishing cat (Prionailurus viverrinus) went missing in 2003, and was thought to be extinct in that nation. That’s why researchers were so delighted when the fishing cat showed up recently in candid shots snapped by their camera traps in two Cambodian preserves.

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#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.

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#105057
2015-09-01

Endangered animals can be identified by rate of genetic diversity loss

A new study presents a novel approach for identifying vertebrate populations at risk of extinction by estimating the rate of genetic diversity loss, a measurement that could help researchers and conservationists better identify and rank species that are threatened or endangered.

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#105064
2015-09-01

European Bat Night: helping endangered bats matter

On the last weekend of August, bats get their own celebration: European Bat Night, an event to rise awareness on these winged mammals and their essential role for natural ecosystems and human economies.

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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.

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#105044
2015-08-31

Online trade in endangered species soars, spurring crackdown

Illegal online trade in furs and specimens of endangered animal and plant species has been rampant, prompting police and related authorities to bolster their countermeasures.

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#105049
2015-08-31

South Africa: 749 Rhino Poached So Far This Year

Cape Town — Environmental Affairs Minister Ednah Molewa says 749 rhino were lost to poachers so far this year.

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#105024
2015-08-28

Ancient crops to be deposited in Norway’s Arctic seed vault for future generations – UN

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 ...

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#104946
2015-08-21

Pakistan's top court bans the hunting of houbara bustard

ISLAMABAD, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Conservationists applauded Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday, as the nation's top court placed a ban on the hunting of the houbara bustard.

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#104952
2015-08-21

New Zealand conservationists apologise over accidental shooting of endangered takahē

An inquiry is under way into how a cull of somewhat similar-looking pukeko birds has led to the slaughter of 5% of the wild population of takahē

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#104941
2015-08-20

The Sumatran rhino is extinct in the wild in Malaysia

Leading scientists and experts in the field of rhino conservation state in a new paper that it is safe to consider the Sumatran rhinoceros extinct in the wild in Malaysia. The survival of the Sumatran rhino now depends on the 100 or fewer remaining individuals in the wild in Indonesia and the ni ...

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#104901
2015-08-19

Mexico to Strengthen Protection of Endangered Species

Mexico, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) Mexico will strengthen the protection of the olive ridley sea turtles on the beaches of the states of Oaxaca and Michoacan, by intensifying their operatives in the natural spawning areas of this endangered species.

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#104877
2015-08-18

Controlling feral animals could save Australia billions, and 148 endangered species

New research has found that the most cost-effective way to help save 148 endangered plant and animal species in Australia's famous Lake Eyre Basin is to control the numbers of feral pigs in the area.

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#104850
2015-08-12

Controlling feral animals and plants will save unique species and $billions

Controlling feral pigs is the most cost-effective strategy to help save 148 endangered plant and animal species in the Lake Eyre Basin, and is just one of the significant findings of a three-year study led by QUT applied ecologist Associate Professor Jennifer Firn.

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#104804
2015-08-10

Biodiversity agreement to protect endangered species

DA NANG — The Viet Nam Administration of Forestry (VNFOREST) and the Frankfurt Zoological Society in Viet Nam have inked a five-year conservation plan.

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#104813
2015-08-10

Maasai warriors take to the cricket field to save the northern white rhino

For Kenya's Maasai warriors hunting has been a traditional rite of passage. Now they have dropped their spears and picked up cricket bats to raise awareness of the plight of a species whose future hangs by a thread.

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