Canada is alone among the world’s countries in issuing a blanket rejection of all proposed changes to an international convention on the trade in endangered species that would better protect animals and plants threatened with extinction.
Large numbers of rhinos once roamed parts of Nepal, but poachers and a civil war decimated the population. Now the country is working to protect existing rhinos while trying to grow the population.
Humans isolate the rare cats with roads and fences—which can be as devastating as hunting them outright
An ambitious effort to save a diminutive porpoise called the vaquita has received the official clearance to move forward.
Best known for its viral self-portrait, the crested black macaque is also a part of the local indigenous community's diet.
China is planning to create a preserve for the giant panda that will be three times the size of Yellowstone National Park in the western U.S.
China plans to build a Giant Panda National Park spanning three provinces to help the endangered animals mingle and enrich their gene pool. Pandas isolated on six mountains in Gansu, Shaanxi and Sichuan will be able to come together in the proposed national park.
Sea cows have been taken off the U.S. Interior Department’s list of endangered species. The species has now been officially reclassified as threatened. The move has been condemned by conservationists who say it weakens protections for the giant marine mammal.
Efforts to save some of England’s rarest species, including the shrill carder bee and the chequered skipper butterfly, from extinction are being backed by £4.6m in lottery funding.
Computer dating for animals? Finding the right matchup - using DNA rather than personality questionnaires - could help select the best partnerships for captive breeding programs.
Endangered herds of wild horses gallop across open fields, moose stalk through dense woodland and hares skitter between thickets of shrubs.This could easily be one of the world's most pristine nature reserves, but in fact this is the exclusion zone around Chernobyl, the sight of the world's wors ...
Conservationists on Tuesday hailed the discovery of a new breeding population of tigers in Thailand as a "miraculous" victory for a sub-species feared wiped out by poaching.
Birds benefit from flocking together -- even when they're not of a feather. According to a new study, China's endangered crested ibises benefit from joining forces with other, more visually-oriented bird species while searching for food.
After many delays, the bumblebee has finally become the first in the continental US to be listed as endangered by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
The Environment Ministry has revealed its red list of threatened marine species for the first time, designating 56 as endangered species, including the sand tiger shark.
More than 700 of the 4,000 native bee species in North America and Hawaii are believed to be inching toward extinction due to increased pesticide use leading to habitat loss, a scientific study showed on Wednesday.
The Pearl River Estuary Chinese dolphin population is declining at about 2.5 percent per year and is fast approaching its minimum viability threshold.
Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Japanese consumption habits are detrimental to more than 790 endangered and rare species of plants and animals, according to a university economist.
With only 30 animals left, the vaquita is the world’s most endangered cetacean and one of the most endangered mammals.
A team of researchers has developed a facial recognition system that can identify individual lemurs in the wild with high levels of accuracy.
As they have enormous size and always causes big waves when whisking their tail, the fish are called ‘sea monster of Mekong Delta’.
In 2015, a team of researchers left 21 camera traps on a previously unsurveyed ridge in Peru’s Sira Communal Reserve for six months and captured some of the first images of the critically endangered Sira curassow to be made publicly available.
43-year-old legislation designed to save rare bald eagles, grey wolves and manatees heading for threatened list
People exert noticeable impacts on biodiversity in several ways. As long as there are greedy and uncaring people, there will be change in relative abundance of species. Namely hunting is estimated to have caused 33% of the extinctions of mammals.
The Head of Conservation for BirdLife Europe & Central Asia explains how intensive agriculture has made farmland birds one of the most threatened bird groups in Europe. Once upon a time, they were all around us – sights and sounds as familiar as the dusky skies their flocks danced in or the wind ...
The first comprehensive assessment of Europe's crickets and grasshoppers has found that more than a quarter of species are being driven to extinction.
Climate change and fishing practices are contributing to increased losses of the already endangered African penguin, a new study has found.
On the verge of extinction, recent spotting of Gangetic dolphins in the state’s river system has brought cheer to scientists, forest officers and environmentalists.
Four Javan leopards have been spotted in an Indonesian national park where they were previously thought to have died out, raising hopes for the future of the rare big cat.
A new approach is needed to help save the black rhinoceros from extinction, a study involving Cardiff University scientists has found.
The world's first astrophysics-ecology drone project at Liverpool John Moores University could be the answer to many global conservation efforts.
The death of more than 2,000 critically endangered Saiga antelope in Mongolia was caused by a disease that could now threaten the entire population.
The vaquita continues to earn its title as “the world’s most endangered cetacean species.”
In a process that has been six years in the making, the Prime Minister of Cambodia, Hun Sen, has approved plans to divide Lomphat Wildlife Sanctuary’s 250,000 hectares of land into four different zones, with added protection for areas that are significant to globally threatened species.
Bumblebees recently became the first species from the U.S. to be placed on the endangered species list, but an entomologist said bumblebee endangerment is nothing to be bugged about.
Jan. 27 (UPI) -- New research details the medicinal potential of Bufonidae, a large tropical frog family. Secretions from Bufonidae species have been used in traditional folk medicine for centuries.
There was a time when the striking silhouette of the Egyptian Vulture in flight cut an impressive figure through the skies over Europe, Africa and the Indian sub-continent.
HONOLULU -- The population of Hawaiian monk seals -- one of the world's most critically endangered marine mammals -- has been increasing 3 per cent a year for the past three years, federal wildlife officials said.
A small insect is getting a lot of attention in the United States.
The world's primates face an "extinction crisis" with 60% of species now threatened with extinction, according to research.
Some of the last remaining vaquita porpoises are to be taken into protection in a last-ditch attempt by the Mexican government to save the species from extinction.
Tears fill Maung Lay's eyes as he describes losing the dolphin he knew since his childhood, the latest casualty of a battle against pollution and electrofishing that may see the species disappear in Myanmar.
Bones from dead turtles washed up on Mexican beaches indicate that Baja California is critical to the survival of endangered North Pacific loggerhead sea turtles, which travel some 7,500 miles from their nesting sites in Japan to their feeding grounds off the coast of Mexico.
CAO BANG CITY, Vietnam – Vietnam is home to some of the world’s most endangered primates, many of which live in the country’s mountainous, heavily forested far-northern provinces.
The Law on Conservation of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora is set to be revised once again to further improve government measures to prevent vulnerable animal and plant species from becoming extinct.
The rare Livingstone’s fruit bat population is down to about 1,200 individuals, distributed across only 21 roost sites that are threatened by habitat loss, a new study has found.
PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- The rusty patched bumble bee has been granted a spot on the endangered species list by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It is the first bumble bee species in the continental U.S. to be protected by the Endangered Species Act.
A recent list of threatened species revealed that giraffes are now on the brink of extinction after a devastating decline.One of nature’s most lovable creatures, giraffes split their time between tottering around – head (neck) and shoulders above the rest of the animal kingdom – and eating. Dubb ...
The cup of joe that helped you get through the morning, the must-have chair purchased at that trendy furniture store and the palm oil that’s key to a favorite family recipe all have elements ripped from the habitat of a threatened or endangered animal somewhere in the world.
Mexican authorities and scientists are trying to save the world's smallest porpoise by capturing illegal "ghost" fishing nets.