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#110717
2016-11-03

Can digital ecosystems save species from extinction?

Biodiversity and ecosystem services (BES) — in other words, those natural systems that underpin our economies, well-being and survival — face threats that are increasing in number and severity.

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#110724
2016-11-03

Eating The World’s Mammals To Extinction

Hunting by humans is driving many of the world’s threatened mammals to extinction. Elephants are killed for their tusks; rhinos, for their horns ― later to be used in chopsticks, hair clips and luxury ornaments.

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#110675
2016-11-01

Scientists fight for an endangered tortoise with a secret weapon: lasers

Human impact and a booming bird population are devastating the Mojave desert tortoise. But one man is trying some unusual methods to save them

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#110616
2016-10-27

Only 3 Irrawaddy dolphins remain in Laos

The small population of Irrawaddy dolphins in Lao People’s Democratic Republic is now functionally extinct, the World Wildlife Fund announced yesterday.

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#110590
2016-10-26

With an eye on climate change, court gives bearded seals endangered status

A federal appeals court ruled that a certain population of bearded seals can be granted endangered species status even if it is not currently facing extinction.

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#110591
2016-10-26

Rehabilitated orangutans freed in Borneo as species dwindles

KEHJE SEWEN FOREST, Indonesia -- Jamur didn't hesitate as the door of her temporary cramped quarters slid open. In less than a second, the stocky red-haired orangutan was savoring freedom for the first time in nearly two decades.

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#110534
2016-10-21

Wildlife to be leased to private land owners in bid to save threatened species

Under a proposed new trial, private property owners could help protect Australia’s endangered species – and the idea has gained the support of entrepreneur and AG founder Dick Smith.

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#110522
2016-10-20

Endangered Animals Are Being Poisoned In Zimbabwe. Drones Are Flying To The Rescue.

Instead of using guns to kill elephants and rhinoceroses, some poachers in Zimbabwe have begun poisoning the animals’ water with cyanide ― a practice some activists believe could be curbed by flying drones over parks in the African country.

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#110523
2016-10-20

Madagascar's endangered lemurs find refuge

Threatened by habitat loss and hunting, Madagascar's lemurs, a critically endangered species, are finding refuge in a private sanctuary on this vast Indian Ocean island.

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#110524
2016-10-20

CITES Conference Marks Major Breakthrough in Battle Against Endangered Rosewood Trade

New controls on rosewood and an agreement by CITES parties on legal acquisition findings could fill the gap that allows illegal trade of endangered timber species to flourish.

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#110525
2016-10-20

Snow leopards: Numbers decline due to 'retaliation'

Hundreds of snow leopards are being killed by poachers every year across the high mountain ranges of Asia, according to a new report.

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#110483
2016-10-18

Hangul may soon be declared as ‘critically endangered’

Srinagar: As the Kashmir Stag popularly known as Hangul is on the verge of extinction, largely because of human intrusions and domestic livestock grazing, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is all set to declare it a ‘critically endangered’ species to protect this beautifu ...

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#110456
2016-10-17

Returning endangered animals to the wild

It has been 35 years since the Japanese crested ibis disappeared from the skies of Japan. This year, “genuinely wild” chicks, the offspring of ibises born out of captivity on Sado Island, Niigata Prefecture, left their nests for the first time in 42 years.

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#110421
2016-10-13

For A Bird Nearing Extinction, An Indian Doctor Seeks a Cure

Numbers of the great Indian bustard are down to about 250, the result of hunting and habitat loss.

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#110395
2016-10-12

For the first time, bees get added to US endangered species list

In a positive move for bees, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has added seven species of yellow-faced bees in Hawaii to the U.S. Endangered Species List.

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#110403
2016-10-12

African Lions on the Brink: A Conversation with Lion Expert Craig Packer

With roars that rend the African night, lions have captured our imaginations since the dawn of humankind.

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#110404
2016-10-12

22 years and counting – the two whale sharks calling Ningaloo home

They’re believed to be the longest studied wild sharks in the world, providing critical insight into the mysterious endangered species.

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#110343
2016-10-07

Researcher aims to save endangered cranes

Slender, graceful and majestic, Asia’s red-crowned cranes may look the same in the wild or in captivity, but inside they are markedly different in the types of microbes they carry around—something that may guide conservation efforts for the endangered birds

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#110328
2016-10-06

A week of grim tidings for critically endangered right whales

Bad news came in three for critically endangered North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis) in late September.

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#110329
2016-10-06

CITES CoP17 closes after key votes on elephants, lions, pangolins, rosewood, and more

Since September 24, representatives from more than 180 countries have been gathered in Johannesburg, South Africa for the seventeenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP17) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), which closed today.

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#110312
2016-10-05

The Myanmar snub-nosed monkey: discovered and immediately endangered

Back in 2010, scientists discovered a new primate species with a distinct and unusual aversion to rain. Tipped off by hunters’ stories, they found the Myanmar snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus strykeri) in the country’s remote northeastern state of Kachin, near the border with China.

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#110317
2016-10-05

The world just agreed to the strongest protections ever for endangered animals

With some scientists predicting a sixth mass extinction, the world’s protectors of wildlife acted with a greater sense of urgency at a marathon meeting to toughen regulations against killing such endangered animals as sharks, manta rays and anteaters and trading their remains.

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#110318
2016-10-05

World cannot afford luxury animal trade in rhino horns, ivory, endangered species

A decade ago, the number of rhinoceros poached for their horns in southern Africa stood at about 60 each year – a cruel but relatively small illicit trade. Last year, more than 1300 rhinos fell to the poachers' guns.

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#110295
2016-10-04

Bees Added To Endangered Species List For The First Time

Trouble in paradise for seven species of pollinators native to Hawaii.

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#110275
2016-10-03

Disappearing Gardeners: thoughts on the Laotian elephant crisis

In their latest collaborative film, Gardeners of the Forest, Ceylan Carhoglu and Nicole Jordan Webber decided to explore a species whose fate is critically linked to the well-being of an entire ecosystem: the Laotian elephant.

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#110279
2016-10-03

Bid for strongest protection for all African elephants defeated at wildlife summit

Cites meeting blocks proposal for ban on all trade of ivory from four southern African countries with stable or increasing elephant populations - but passes other vital conservation measures

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#110255
2016-09-30

New data shows 'staggering' extent of great ape trade

A new database suggests say there has been a dramatic under-reporting of the live, illegal trade in great apes.

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#110257
2016-09-30

No decline in tiger trafficking: new report

Tiger poaching is showing no sign of slowing down, according to a new report by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network.

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#110265
2016-09-30

Endangered giraffes threatened by Uganda’s oil drilling bid

In the lush greens of Karen-Hardy just next to Nairobi national park, a young male Rothschild’s giraffe called Jock is feeding on greenish-coloured pellets from a container placed on a raised platform.

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#110270
2016-09-30

Seven species of bees now listed as endangered

HONOLULU, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service added seven species of bees to the endangered list, a first for bees in the country, which have seen declining populations over recent years.

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#110242
2016-09-29

New safeguards agreed for world's most trafficked mammal

A little known species driven to the edge of extinction by poaching has gained extra protection at the Cites meeting in South Africa.

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#110248
2016-09-29

Field Notes: Can we alter endangered species to be more adaptable?

Mongabay offers a glimpse into conservation science in progress: Stephanie Courtney Jones suggests that “pesty” traits that help invasive species spread, could also help endangered species adapt.

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#110224
2016-09-28

Total trade ban for Gibraltar's monkeys expected

Europe's only non-human primate, the Barbary Macaque, is expected to gain the highest level of species protection at the Cites meeting in Johannesburg.

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#110228
2016-09-28

Cuban crocodiles pose conservation conundrum

Genetic analyses of endangered animals reveal high level of interbreeding with hardier American species.

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#110230
2016-09-28

Wildlife butchers of Belén: the town that serves up rare species for a few dollars

In this Peruvian shanty town endangered wildlife is sold daily at market, live or freshly cooked in gory detail by traders flouting lax enforcement. Stopping this growing illegal trade will be key to discussions at Cites this week

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#110231
2016-09-28

Rare bird being driven to extinction by poaching for its 'red ivory' bill

Helmeted hornbills’ solid red beak sells for several times the price of elephant ivory due to soaring demand on the Chinese black market

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#110232
2016-09-28

African elephants, rhinos central at CITES conference

For many endangered species, the race is on control illegal trade before they go extinct. Two high-profile topics being discussed in Johannesburg involve changing the level of protection for African megafauna.

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#110237
2016-09-28

Let's put endangered plants in the spotlight

It’s time we started shouting about illegal sales of endangered plants: it’s just as barbaric as the ivory trade

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#110212
2016-09-27

Madagascar’s largest tortoise could become extinct in 2 years

One of the world’s rarest tortoises, the ploughshare tortoise, is about to become extinct.

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#110216
2016-09-27

Searching for sawfish following the clues of environmental DNA

What has a body like a shark’s, a saw protruding from its head and critically endangered status according to the IUCN?

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#110139
2016-09-23

CITES conference: Future of wildlife at stake

The future of world's most threatened wild species will be discussed at the wildlife conference in South Africa.

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#110140
2016-09-23

The most important conservation event you’ve never heard of is about to start

The eyes of the environmental world are turning to South Africa, where more than 2,000 government representatives from all over the world will be meeting later this week.

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#110141
2016-09-23

EU position for the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)

What is the EU’s position on ivory trafficking? The EU is concerned about the current levels of ivory trafficking and elephant poaching and is at the forefront of international efforts to tackle this problem.

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#110117
2016-09-22

Time running out to save world’s most endangered porpoise, environmentalists warn

There were as many as 570 vaquita in the world back in 1997, but now there are fewer than 60 left — and the species is facing extinction in the very near future if we don’t take immediate action, environmentalists are warning.

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#110107
2016-09-21

Endangered Chinese sturgeon faces new threat to survival in Yangtze River

Release of floodwaters washed farmed non-native species into river, where they will compete with wild fish

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#110108
2016-09-21

On World Rhino Day, We Pay Tribute To A Threatened Species

Today (23 September) is World Rhino Day. Founded in 2010 by WWF-South Africa, the day has grown into an "international success," with events worldwide bringing attention the plight of the rare animals.

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#110110
2016-09-21

Philippine Bleeding-heart doves flutter at the brink, but NGOs respond

The 7,100 islands of the Philippine Republic, scattered across the Pacific Ocean and South China Sea, teem with life.

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#110089
2016-09-20

Preserving the addax, a desert survivalist

The addax could be mistaken for a ghostly mirage in the Sahara Desert. But this antelope is perfectly adapted to survive harsh conditions there.

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#110037
2016-09-16

Bringing people together as scientists to save a zebra species

For 30 long minutes, the two safari buses trundled across the dry bushland of northern Kenya. Rocks and a haze of red dust kicked up from the rough and pitted road. The sun seared through the cloudless sky and thin air of the high escarpment, illuminating the leaves and long blanched thorns of t ...

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#110039
2016-09-16

Extinction looms for native bird species on the Hawaiian island of Kauai

Hawaiian honeycreepers have lived in the islands’ tropical forests for millennia, but the colorful finch-like birds are facing “imminent collapse” on Kauai, experts say.

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