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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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#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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