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#113998
2017-08-04

Rare Christmas Island reptiles on the road to recovery

Christmas Island's biodiversity is internationally recognised, with many plants and animals found nowhere else on the planet. One lizard lost, two saved

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#113999
2017-08-04

Wildlife royalties: A future for conservation?

Should people who profit from the cultural representation of wildlife pay towards conservation? That is the question asked in a new research study.

News Headlines
#113951
2017-07-28

A Cinderella Story for Global Tiger Day

A tigress named Zolushka helps establish a blueprint for the restoration of her species across Asia

News Headlines
#113957
2017-07-28

Australian bird more at risk of extinction than giant panda

An Australian bird, the regent honeyeater, is at more risk of extinction than the giant panda or the Sumatran rhino according to a top environment researcher.

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#113897
2017-07-24

Paradise lost: Doñana wetlands going dry

Doñana National Park, in southern Spain, is considered one of the most important wetlands in Europe. This natural area of more than a hundred thousand hectares is a key stopover for 6 million migratory birds flying each year between Europe and Africa. It’s also home to several rare and endangere ...

Meeting
#5652

Twenty-third meeting of the Plants Committee (CITES)

22 - 27 July 2017, Geneva, Switzerland

News Headlines
#113863
2017-07-21

Researchers in Cambodia discover nest of critically endangered masked finfoot

Wildlife researchers in Cambodia have found a breeding location for the masked finfoot, one of the world's most endangered birds, raising hopes of its continuing survival.

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#113878
2017-07-21

Fear of predation may be enough to push small groups of animals to extinction

Fear of predation may play a role in pushing small populations of vulnerable species to extinction, a new Canadian study has found.

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#113838
2017-07-20

Globally endangered water bird discovered in Cambodia

A conservationist group said Thursday that it has found a globally endangered Masked Finfoot, an aquatic bird, on its nest for the first time in four years in the Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary (KPWS) in northwest Cambodia's Preah Vihear province.

Meeting
#5650

Twenty-ninth meeting of the Animals Committee (CITES)

18 - 22 July 2017, Geneva, Switzerland

News Headlines
#113776
2017-07-14

Matchmakers in British city pair lemurs to help save the species

LONDON, July 13 (Xinhua) -- A playful pair of critically endangered white-belted ruffed lemurs have arrived in the British city of Chester, to be matched up in a bid to help save the species from extinction.

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#113785
2017-07-14

David Attenborough: Worrying decline in UK butterfly count makes several species vulnerable

The UK's butterfly population is flagging, believes broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough. Unless we do something about it quickly, some of the most iconic species could be put at risk.

News Headlines
#113753
2017-07-13

Allison Hanes: We should all be worried about 'biological annihilation'

Seven dead North Atlantic right whales were found floating in the Gulf of St. Lawrence this summer, a catastrophe for a species with a population of only 525.

News Headlines
#113747
2017-07-12

Rare turquoise blue gecko that is smaller than a THUMBNAIL has hatched at Bristol Zoo sparking hopes the species could be revived

A critically endangered gecko has hatched at a British zoo sparking hopes the species could be revived. The cute turquoise blue gecko originates from Tanzania but hatched at Bristol Zoo after its parents were rescued from smugglers.

News Headlines
#113727
2017-07-11

Boosting the breeding of New Zealand's endangered birds

New Victoria University research suggests hormones found in New Zealand's native plants are helping endangered native birds to breed successfully.

News Headlines
#113711
2017-07-10

A helping hand for Leila: 'I knew right then I was going to help that chimp'

The young chimpanzee with thinning hair and sad eyes stood begging, holding out her plastic bottle while chained to a tree in a desolate urban park in central Angola.She had been there about two years. Apparently, it had not occurred to anyone to set her free.

News Headlines
#113712
2017-07-10

Belfast Zoo plays matchmaker with flamingo 'Love Island'

Belfast Zoo has channeled the success of reality series Love Island by playing matchmaker to its flock of 41 Chilean flamingos.The animals have lived at the Cave Hill site since 2010 but they have never laid eggs despite the zoo's attempt to encourage breeding behaviour.

News Headlines
#113693
2017-07-07

Of human-wildlife interactions

Imagine this: You’ve been losing a major portion of your monthly income; you know the source of the problem and have tried every technique possible to arrest the loss, but nothing has worked. You don’t have the option of changing your profession, or relocating. Over time, a sense of helplessness ...

News Headlines
#113608
2017-07-05

After death of honeybee hive, Massachusetts agriculture experts investigate

In an effort to understand the phenomena of honeybee deaths in Massachusetts and elsewhere, state agriculture experts are probing the recent death of a hive of roughly 80,000 insects in Rehoboth.

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#113567
2017-07-04

Oklahoma City zoo celebrates orangutan's 50th birthday

Oklahoma City's zoo is celebrating the 50th birthday of one of its most popular residents: a Sumatran orangutan named Toba.

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#113542
2017-06-30

Five Mass Extinctions Wiped Out 99 Percent Of Species That Ever Lived—Are We Headed For The Sixth?

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Of all the species that have ever lived, more than 99 percent are now extinct. Most of them quietly disappeared during periods of “background extinction,” whereby a handful of species become extinct every 100,0 ...

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#113548
2017-06-30

Size not important for fish in the largest mass extinction of all time

Understanding modern biodiversity and extinction threats is important. It is commonly assumed that being large contributes to vulnerability during extinction crises.

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#113550
2017-06-30

Incredible CCTV footage captures the moment a critically endangered Eastern black rhino calf is born and takes her adorably wobbly first steps

Incredible CCTV footage captured the moment a critically endangered rhino calf was born and made her adorably wobbly first steps. The newborn female Eastern black rhino practically spurted out of her 20-year-old mother, Kitani, as the pregnant mammal span around in circles to get the birth over ...

News Headlines
#113551
2017-06-30

Endangered Hawaiian monk seal gives birth on Waikiki beach

HONOLULU — An endangered Hawaiian monk seal has given birth on a Waikiki beach — the first such birth in at least several decades.

News Headlines
#113525
2017-06-29

Rare crocodile eggs from endangered species called Siamese discovered in Cambodia

On Wednesday, the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society said in a statement that its researchers along with Fisheries Administration employees and local residents spotted six eggs of the Siamese Crocodile in Sre Ambel District in the southern province of Koh Kong.

News Headlines
#113503
2017-06-28

Hen harrier plunges towards extinction in England

The hen harrier, an iconic bird of prey, is heading towards the brink of extinction in England, new figures suggest. There are just four breeding pairs left in England and numbers are declining elsewhere in the UK. Scotland is the traditional stronghold of these raptors, but numbers have fallen ...

News Headlines
#113504
2017-06-28

A parrot newly discovered in Mexico already faces extinction because of threats to its habitat, scientists have said.

The blue-winged Amazon was spotted by a travelling ornithologist in a remote region of the Yucatan peninsular in 2014. Experts writing in the journal PeerJ have now confirmed it is a previously undescribed species with a unique plumage colour and pattern and distinctive call. They also warned th ...

News Headlines
#113506
2017-06-28

Saving the Giant Wētā, the “God of Ugly Things”

Conservationists in New Zealand work to save the Mahoenui Giant Wētā, a native Endangered insect threatened by invasive rodents.

News Headlines
#113507
2017-06-28

On the March: As Polar Bears Retreat, Grizzlies Take New Territory

For all the publicity over discoveries of “pizzly” bear hybrids, new research suggests polar bears’ genetic purity isn’t threatened by crossbreeding with grizzlies. But that doesn’t mean polar bears aren’t in trouble.

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#113483
2017-06-23

Yellowstone Grizzly Bear to Lose Endangered Species Protection

HELENA, Mont. — After 42 years on the endangered species list, the Yellowstone grizzly bear — whose numbers have grown to more than 700 from fewer than 150 — will lose its protected status, the Interior Department announced on Thursday.

News Headlines
#113455
2017-06-22

Satellite data to map endangered monkey populations on Earth

A team of scientists led by the Universities of Leicester and East Anglia are leading research to protect wildlife by using satellite data to identify monkey populations that have declined through hunting.

News Headlines
#113460
2017-06-22

Reprieve for wild dogs facing extinction

The fight for the survival of the African wild dog has been bolstered through the help of game farmers, the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) and concerned community members in Limpopo. With only 5000 African wild dogs left in Africa and fewer than 500 in South Africa, the EWT successfully relocat ...

News Headlines
#113436
2017-06-21

Bat biodiversity is in danger on islands worldwide

A new study from the University of Helsinki investigates knowledge gaps among the largely unknown, but greatly threatened, group of island-restricted bats, and leads future research efforts to actual priorities. Island ecosystems, as a consequence of isolation from mainland, have evolved peculia ...

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#113438
2017-06-21

Drowsy dormice doze into decline

Britain's population of hazel dormice, famed for their sleepy lifestyle, has declined by more than 70% in just over two decades, new research from the University of Exeter has shown.

News Headlines
#113401
2017-06-20

Conservation success for otters on the brink

Loveable, playful, inquisitive, tenacious, energetic, versatile, charming and undeniably cute. These are just some of the words that can be used to describe an otter. If you’ve been lucky enough to see one of these shy semi-aquatic animals in the wild, you’ll instantly understand why.

News Headlines
#113403
2017-06-20

Relief over discovery of endangered butterfly

The discovery in Fermanagh of a tiny rare butterfly, which was previously thought to be extinct across Northern Ireland, is a heartening development. A environmental surveyor came across the Small Blue - or Cupido minimus - on May 31, fully 16 years after its last sighting, thanks to what is reg ...

News Headlines
#113365
2017-06-19

Whale entanglements skyrocket off the U.S. West Coast

During the 2016 fishing season, 71 whales were entangled off the coast of Washington, Oregon, and California, the highest number ever recorded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Lines and traps meant for crabs or fish can be deadly to whales that become ensnared in th ...

News Headlines
#113347
2017-06-16

Endangered mangrove species found in West Kalimantan

A Kalimantan-based environmental institution has released findings of an endangered mangrove species discovered within the coastal landscape of Padang Tikar and Dabung in Kubu Raya regency, West Kalimantan.

News Headlines
#113302
2017-06-15

Cub photo raises hope for Europe’s rarest and largest wild cat

A first cub photo in over a decade of Europe’s largest and rarest cat, a wild Balkan lynx, raises hopes for the surival of this critically endangered animal.With less than 50 cats remaining in the wild in the mountains of the Western Balkans, this subspecies of the eurasian lynx is close to exti ...

News Headlines
#113301
2017-06-14

Work begins at Blean Woods to protect rare and threatened butterfly species

Work is being carried out at RSPB Blean Woods to protect one of the country’s rarest and most threatened butterfly species.

News Headlines
#113246
2017-06-12

Action plan to save Sunda Clouded Leopard

International and local scientists, governmental agencies as well as industry players are convening again to save another iconic and endemic species to Sabah, the Sunda clouded leopard, just four months after proposing recommendations towards the conservation of the proboscis monkey.

News Headlines
#113256
2017-06-12

First cub photo gives hope for critically endangered Balkan lynx

A first cub photo in over a decade of Europe’s largest and rarest cat, a wild Balkan lynx, raises hopes for the surival of this critically endangered animal.With less than 50 cats remaining in the wild in the mountains of the Western Balkans, this subspecies of the eurasian lynx is close to exti ...

News Headlines
#113232
2017-06-09

Wolf evolution and 'settled science'

Are the red and eastern wolves separate species, or hybrids with coyotes? And what has that got to do with climate change? Actually a lot, in illustrating what scientific inquiry is and what it isn't.

News Headlines
#113233
2017-06-09

Searching for vultures

The rocky ledges of the Nilgiris gleam in the morning sun and short stumpy trees jut out from the mountain slopes casting a scraggy silhouette against the summer sky. Except for the talkative birds and the noisy crickets, the whole jungle of Mudhumalai is silent.

News Headlines
#113234
2017-06-09

A SMARTER APPROACH TO HOW WE FEED PEOPLE COULD HELP SAVE ENDANGERED ANIMALS

Limited resources combined with the rate at which the number of people is increasing makes the need for solutions especially urgent.

News Headlines
#113208
2017-06-08

LEONARDO DICAPRIO SECURES MEXICAN PRESIDENT'S SUPPORT IN SAVING ENDANGERED VAQUITA PORPOISE

Actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio won increased commitment from the Mexican government to save the endangered vaquita porpoise, a marine mammal that could become extinct in a year’s time.

News Headlines
#113190
2017-06-07

Madagascar's lemurs lurch toward extinction, but there could be a way to save them

The road to Maromizaha Forest in Madagascar winds through hills dotted with charred stumps resembling broken teeth. Trucks roar past a woman named Madeleine, who sits by the road chipping away at granite slabs, making gravel.

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#113157
2017-06-05

UNDP urges PNG to protect its biodiversity on World Environment Day June 5

Port Moresby, June 5, 2017 - On World Environment Day, representatives from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) urged Papua New Guineans to support further protections for the country's unique environment.

News Headlines
#113167
2017-06-05

Birds: Biodiversity sites threatened by water diversion, development, report finds

Some of Australia's richest wildlife regions are at risk – including in national parks – from encroaching development, invasive species and disrupted water flows, a study by BirdLife Australia has found.

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