A study of an endangered turtle population suggests that a commonly used generic estimate for the smallest sustainable population of a species — 5,000 adults — is far too high.
Mar. 11, 2013 — New research paves the way for the development of a vaccine for the Tasmanian devil, currently on the brink of extinction because of a contagious cancer.
178 nations at the world's biggest wildlife summit agree to strictly regulate trade in mahogany and rosewood timber
A crucial proposal on protecting sharks and manta ray species has stirred debates and discussions ahead of a vote at the ongoing Bangkok conference on the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
Three types of critically endangered but commercially valuable shark have been given added protection at the Cites meeting in Bangkok.
Some of the world’s most endangered turtles have been given additional protection at the Cites conservation meeting in Bangkok.
Right now, cloning is not a viable conservation strategy. But some researchers remain optimistic that it will help threatened species in the future
From polar bears and butterflies to the West African manatee and all manner of stingrays, the fate of many creatures is being debated in Bangkok this week, as the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) updates its list of endangered animals.
A major meeting of governments on threats to endangered species on Thursday rejected a ban on international trade in polar bears amid fears it would distract from the bigger threat of global warming.
Undoubtedly, the Convention on Trade in Endangered Species' (CITES) greatest achievement to date has been putting an end to the international ivory trade.
BANGKOK, March 6 (UPI) -- An endangered species conference under way in Bangkok should extend protection of sharks and rays being threatened by overfishing, a U.S. wildlife group says.
On Monday DEFRA (Department of Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs) launched ”If They’re Gone.......”, a new year-long campaign to raise awareness about the threats facing four iconic endangered species – orangutans, elephants, tigers and rhinos.
South Africa is one of 178 countries gathered in Bangkok this week to decide how to improve the world's wildlife trade regime, and to ensure the survival of threatened species.
PRETORIA: South Africa is part of 178 countries gathering in Bangkok this week to decide how to improve the world's wildlife trade regime, and ensure the survival of the threatened species.
Father-to-be Prince William has called on world leaders to stop illegal trade in animal parts so “our children have the same opportunity” as this generation to experience wildlife.
A UN environment expert has warned that trafficking has put several species of plants and animals in danger of extinction. A conference under way in Bangkok aims to protect polar bears, rays and sharks.
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Remember the northern spotted owl? Once it was a symbol of environmental protection. Today, it symbolizes how regulatory decisions driven by ideology rather than science can devastate local economies without helping the species they were intended to protect.
SOME endangered species at Hope Zoo are getting closer to life outside of captivity, thanks to a US$50,000 grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme implemented by the United Nations Development Fund (UNDP).
WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Scientists and conservationists say New Zealand must do more to protect the Maui's dolphin -- the world's most endangered dolphin -- from extinction.
Nearly one in five of the world's estimated 10,000 species of lizards, snakes, turtles, crocodiles and other reptiles are threatened with extinction, according to a study conducted by 200 experts.
Almost a fifth of the world's reptile species are at risk of extinction, according to scientists.
Last month, six white rhinos were captured at a private game reserve in South Africa and transferred to a quarantine facility for relocation to neighboring Botswana, which has lost its entire rhino population to poaching.
It can be as simple as building a temporary barrier along a highway guardrail to help encourage turtles not to cross. Or it could be closing off a quiet section of road for a few weeks each spring so rare salamanders can make their way to their nesting grounds.
The majestic tiger walks away with the maximum of wildlife conservation budget. The elephant too gets its share in the booty, though much less. But there are 132 other critically-endangered species of plants and animals, which get virtually peanuts of this conservation fund.
Forest and nature protection officials from Nepal and India have started their first ever joint survey of tigers.
Ten endangered pygmy elephants have been found dead in a reserve in Malaysia, with officials saying they may have been poisoned.
JAKARTA, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- A study of critically endangered black macaques in an Indonesian nature reserve shows their numbers have stabilized after years of decline, researchers say.
The premature death of at least 50 one-horned Indian rhinoceroses in the northeast Indian state of Assam has triggered concern among activists who call for improved conservation efforts.
Endangered spoon-billed sandpipers arriving at their wintering grounds in China are being threatened by nets designed to trap shorebirds.
Few people have ever seen a critically endangered Malherbe’s parakeet (Cyanoramphus malherbi) in the wild.
The trading of big cat pelts is nothing new, but recent demand for snow leopard pelts and taxidermy mounts has added a new commodity to the illegal trade in wildlife products, according to the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA).
Conservation group LionAid says as few as 645 lions remain in the wild in western and central Africa
KARACHI, Dec 19 2012 (IPS) - Every year, between November and January, the Indus Flyway bears witness to a migration of an endangered bird species – the houbara bustard – from Central Asia to the deserts of Pakistan.
Birds in popular carol The Twelve Days of Christmas are disappearing from countryside at alarming rates, scientists say
Drones could soon be helping protect rhinos, tigers and elephants in Africa and Asia, thanks to cash from Google.
VANCOUVER -- As the 10th anniversary of the federal Species At Risk Act approaches, dozens of animals and plants have been added to the list considered at-risk.
A species of giant tortoises from the Galapagos Islands could be brought back from extinction despite the death earlier this year of the famed "Lonesome George," a tourist magnet and conservation icon who was the last of his kind.
Studying the genetic variability of endangered species is becoming increasingly necessary for species conservation and monitoring. But, endangered species are difficult to observe and sample, and typically harbour very limited genetic diversity.
A group of conservationists, pastoralists and Chinese funders have joined forces to save the hirola antelope, the last living representative of a three-million-year-old lineage.
A mountain gorilla census in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has a population that continues to rise, hitting 400 animals.
Brazilian scientists are attempting to clone animals in danger of extinction, like the jaguar and maned wolf, although the potential impact on the conservation of these threatened species is still not clear
What makes some ocean animals more prone to extinction than others? A new study of marine fossils provides a clue.
Polar bears' designation as a threatened species was challenged in a U.S. appeals court on Friday, with a lawyer for Alaska and other parties arguing that regulators had failed to back up the listing.
A presentation by the CIC and a discussion with attendees on the potential themes to be included in a future Collaborative Partnership on Wildlife Conservation. For further details on the topic see additional information.
The purpose of this event will be to raise awareness of some of the globe’s most threatened species through the Seven Wonders of Conservation campaign. Presentations will include national governments sharing their succesful experiences combating species extinctions through the protection of the ...
The event will showcase progress the 13 range state governments and other important stakeholders have made on following up to the commitments made at the International Tiger forum in St. Petersburg (the Tiger Summit) in 2010. The event will highlight the positive examples from the field, and r ...
Securing wildlife priority corridors and habitat linkages to enable natural migration and genetic exchange is an important conservation element for successful implementation of the CBD Strategy 2020. At the side event success factors and challenges of examples from India and Southern Africa wil ...
Many of man's closest living relatives - apes, monkeys, lemurs and other primates - are on the brink of extinction, according to a new report released at the UN's Convention on Biological Diversity meeting this week in the Indian city of Hyderabad.
The value of rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing individual wild animals back into their ecosystem is often undervalued in the conservation debate. At the side event some outstanding examples contributing to the conservation of biodiversity will be presented and participants are invited to di ...