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#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.

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#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.

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#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.

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#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 ...

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#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.

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#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.

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#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 ...

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#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 ...

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#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.

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#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 ...

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#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.

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#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.

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#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 ...

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#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.

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#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.

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#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.

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#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.

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#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.

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#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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#113107
2017-05-31

Monarchs in Peril

The decline of monarch butterflies is leaving an indelible mark. For those of us who grew up catching them, rearing them in deli cups, and releasing them, perhaps we feel a loss, not only for ourselves, but also for the future generations of backyard biodiversity lovers

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#113100
2017-05-30

Identifying species from a single caviar egg

A new tool enables identification of high-end caviar from Beluga sturgeons by analyzing DNA from a single caviar, a development that helps ensure the fair international trade of caviar and contributes to conservation of the species in the wild.

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#113085
2017-05-29

Cheetahs return to Malawi after decades

On May 17, conservation non-profit African Parks, the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) and Malawi’s Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW) flew four African cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) from South Africa and reintroduced them to Liwonde National Park in southern Malawi.

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#113072
2017-05-26

Endangered badgers find unlikely friends in Ontario farmers

Ontario’s 200 endangered badgers are hanging on by a thread. And their habitat — perhaps even their future — depends a great deal on farmers. Badgers live in burrows around the perimeters of farmers’ fields and creeksides. They’re common in western Canada and parts of the U.S., where they’re som ...

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#113027
2017-05-24

Hunting Big Game: Why People Kill Animals for Fun

"The big beast stood like an uncouth statue, his hide black in the sunlight; he seemed what he was, a monster surviving over from the world's past, from the days when the beasts of the prime ran riot in their strength, before man grew so cunning of brain and hand as to master them."

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#113040
2017-05-24

It's high season for turtles to set out in search of the perfect nest

If you are driving near the water in the Senneville area, you might want to keep an eye out for wandering turtles. It’s high season for female turtles to be setting out in search of the perfect nesting spot.

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#112990
2017-05-23

Biodiversity under increasing threat, report finds

Many of China's wildlife are living in worsening conditions, a new conservation report has found.The China Nature Watch Report 2016, released on Monday to mark International Day for Biological Diversity, sheds lights on conservation of endangered fauna and flora species in China. The results are ...

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#112955
2017-05-22

Cat Ba, a sanctuary for endangered species

With unspoiled beaches, ancient fishing villages, hundreds of serene islands covered with dense greenery and a national park with a diverse range of wild species, the Cat Ba Archipelago is truly a hidden gem for those in love with natural beauty. Hong Van reports.

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#112972
2017-05-22

Conservation and nameless earthworms: Assessors in the dark?

Species that live exclusively in a single region are at a particular risk of extinction. However, for them to be protected, thorough assessments of the environmental impacts need to be performed.

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#112973
2017-05-22

Police using drones to protect birds of prey

Police in Northern Ireland are using drones to patrol the nest sites of protected birds of prey.They have been used to monitor areas where the birds are being persecuted.

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#112934
2017-05-19

Half the world's species could go extinct and you're part of the problem

For many people, species on the verge of extinction are "out of sight, out of mind," but on Endangered Species Day the National Geographic Society is making sure that no one will be able to look away.

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#112937
2017-05-19

National Geographic Photo Ark Illuminates Endangered Species Day With Stunning Images

For many species, time is running out, which is why on Endangered Species Day, the National Geographic Society and the Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA), the national trade association for the out of home (OOH) advertising industry, launched a groundbreaking OOH campaign aimed at ...

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#112918
2017-05-18

East Africa: Tanzania Faces Decline in Wildlife Population - Report

Dar es Salaam — Tanzania faces a decline in wildlife population and environmental degradation due to population growth, environmental mismanagement and economic activities, a report indicates.

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#112885
2017-05-16

Rare Mexican porpoise faces 'imminent extinction'

An immediate extension of a fishing ban is desperately needed to save the world's most endangered marine species. Campaigners say there are only 30 vaquita porpoises left, with their population having plummeted by 90% since 2011.

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#112887
2017-05-16

Protecting endangered species: 6 essential reads

The Endangered Species Act, passed in 1973, created a framework for protecting and recovering species in peril and the ecosystems on which they depend. Critics in Congress are pressing to rewrite the law, which they argue limits development and has failed to help many species recover. For Endang ...

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#112872
2017-05-15

Ten years after the crisis, what is happening to the world’s bees?

Teen years ago, beekeepers in the United States raised the alarm that thousands of their hives were mysteriously empty of bees. What followed was global concern over a new phenomenon: colony collapse disorder.

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#112841
2017-05-12

Big metropolises predominate illegal trade of wildlife species: report

Illegal trade of wildlife species is predominantly recorded in big metropolises like Lahore and Karachi, WWF-Pakistan said in a report Thursday in Lahore.

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#112843
2017-05-12

Gorilla conservation enhances livelihoods in Western Uganda

Two critically-endangered mountain gorillas called Bweza and Mishaya calmly walk into view. They are on their early morning stroll through the quiet chilly air in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Their eyes carry a message to us human visitors: We are related.

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#112855
2017-05-12

Famous tree-climbing lions of Uganda roaming farther as prey animals decrease

Scientists in Uganda studying the behaviors of the country's famous tree-climbing lions have found that the home ranges of lion prides in the study areas have increased over time as they search farther for diminishing numbers of prey animals.

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#112830
2017-05-11

Why has Labour included bees in its manifesto?

If you were wondering why bees popped up in the Labour party’s leaked manifesto this week, then here’s the answer.Since 1900 about 20 bee species have become extinct in the UK and 35 more are now at risk.

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#112793
2017-05-09

Focus on recently extinct and endangered species, not woolly mammoths: study

t's not a good idea to bring back moa or other extinct species, a new study says.Instead, any "de-extinction" of lost species should target recently extinct species rather than ancient fauna, University of Otago conservation biologist Professor Philip Seddon said.

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#112796
2017-05-09

Lazarus species: Five cool animals we wrongly believed extinct

Will Bill Laurance and his team find Tasmanian tigers lurking in Australia’s remote Cape York peninsula? Numerous animals that were thought to be extinct have recently been rediscovered. Here are our top five species that came back from the dead – and two more that might also have been written o ...

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#112798
2017-05-09

After a 200-year absence, wild wolves return to Denmark

It's been a long time since a wild wolf pack has roamed in Denmark. The last of the country's wolves was killed in 1813. That is, until 2012 when a male wolf made its way back into Denmark. Now, a handful of years later, there are not only several males but finally a female.

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#112778
2017-05-08

Malaysia seizes more than $2 million in pangolin scales in largest haul

Malaysia has seized more than $2 million worth of scales from pangolins, the world's most poached animal, at Kuala Lumpur airport in the largest haul seen in the country, officials said on Monday.

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#112763
2017-05-05

Rare glimpse of the most endangered species on the planet up close

A COMICAL puffin flapping its wings, a stately bison alone in the forest and a fearsome wolverine have become pin-ups for the cause of conservation.

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#112748
2017-05-04

Albatrosses counted from space

They are using the highest-resolution satellite images available to gauge the numbers of Northern Royal albatrosses. This endangered animal nests almost exclusively on some rocky sea-stacks close to New Zealand’s Chatham Islands.

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#112753
2017-05-04

Nine aquatic animals added to Canada’s list of at-risk species

Nine aquatic animals have been added to Canada’s list of species at risk. Each of the nine species has been adversely affected by humans through either damage to habitat or exploitation such as overfishing, according to Eric Taylor, chair of Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada.

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#112737
2017-05-03

Saving the most endangered plants in the world

When talking about endangered species, we tend to think of African elephants that are killed in huge numbers every year for their tusks; the majestic tiger that is poached for its skin, teeth or claws; or the critically endangered black rhino killed for its horns.

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