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Bald Eagles Make Huge Comeback Along Virginia's James River, Around Chesapeake Bay

A new survey shows that the eagle population in the James River region has topped 200 pairs for the first time since good written accounts began in the 1930s.

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Australian endangered species: Southern Corroboree Frog

High up in the sub-alpine bogs of the Snowy Mountains lives one of Australia’s most iconic and rarest creatures, the Southern Corroboree Frog (Pseudophryne corroboree). This small, vividly-coloured species is restricted to Kosciuszko National Park, in the south-east of New South Wales. Found onl ...

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Endangered Plants for Sale Online: Are They Legal?

Did you know that it is often legal to buy and sell endangered species of plants through the mail? It’s true. Take, for example, the rare Hawaiian palm tree Pritchardia remota, one of several species collectively known as lou’lu. The tree, like many in its genus, is listed as endangered under th ...

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Endangered Mexican Gray Wolf Shooting Threatens Species Recovery Efforts

Mexican gray wolf recovery efforts received yet another blow when an alpha female, known as F1108, was shot and killed. She was mothering pups, who are also sadly presumed dead, reports the LA Times.

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First ever pangolin conference concludes all eight species in trouble

Demand for scales, meat, and even fetuses of pangolins have pushed all eight species of this unique mammalian order—Pholidota—toward extinction, according to the world's first ever pangolin conference with the International Union for Conservation of Nature - Species Survival Commission (IUCN-SSC ...

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Climate change could mean extinction for Iberian lynx in 50 years

The world’s most endangered feline species may become extinct in the wild within 50 years, researchers say, a victim of climate change.

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Study Confirms A Wealth Of Primates In Tanzania

A Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) research team has completed a five year study that gives new hope to some of the world’s most endangered primates. The study, published in Oryx, establishes a road-map to protect all 27 species in Tanzania – the most primate-diverse country in mainland Africa.

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Indicators for assessing progress towards the 2010 target: Change in status of threatened species

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Endangered California condors' social structure is survival tool

SAN DIEGO, July 16 (UPI) -- California condors, an endangered species, have a complex system of interactions based on dominance to help them survive, wildlife scientists say.

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Spain's endangered Iberian lynx brought back from brink of extinction

'Now there is hope', says director of conservation programme that has tripled wildcat's numbers in Andalusia

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Guns will not win the war against elephant poachers

Despite best efforts we are not winning the war on poaching. A massive seizure of 1.5 tons of ivory in Kenya's port city of Mombasa on 3 July flies in the face of threats against poachers and dealers by the Kenya government, and yet ivory traffickers continue unabated. In the first six months of ...

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Rare Primate Species Needs Habitat Help to Survive

July 10, 2013 — The population of the critically endangered large primate known as the drill (Mandrillus leucophaeus) has been largely reduced to a few critical habitat areas in Cameroon, according to a recently published study by researchers with the San Diego Zoo's Institute for Conservation R ...

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Yangtze finless porpoise drops to Critically Endangered

The newest update to the IUCN Red List has downgraded the status of the Yangtze finless porpoise (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis asiaeorientalis) from Endangered to Critically Endangered, reflecting the deteriorating state of arguably the world's most degraded river system.

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World's only freshwater porpoise on brink of extinction

There's now only one cetacean species to be found in the Yangtze river, and it is in serious danger of extinction. The conservation status of the Yangtze finless porpoise – the world's only freshwater porpoise – has been upgraded to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red L ...

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Last Chance for Sawfish?

All species of sawfish around the world could soon gain full protection under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, a move that comes just in time for the iconic but critically endangered creatures.

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One in eight of world's bird species at threat of extinction: report

VANCOUVER - The world's birds are literally the canaries in the coal mine and their ongoing decline should serve as a warning signal of a global environment in peril, says an international report on the state of the world's birds.

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Diamond Mining Could Push Angola’s Antelope to Extinction

DUBAI, Jun 18 2013 (IPS) - Environmental campaigners are urging the Angolan government to halt plans to mine diamonds inside a national reserve that is home to the world’s last wild population of a rare antelope, the Giant Sable.

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Hope for Endangered Butterfly Species

Newly collected eggs give the Schaus butterfly a chance

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A Critically Endangered Beauty: The Passion Flower Passiflora Kwangtungensis

June 12, 2013 — Passiflora is a genus of beautiful plants commonly known as the passion flowers or passion vines.

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Syrian bald ibis may be down to a single bird

The eastern population of northern bald ibises (Geronticus eremita) has likely fallen to a single breeding bird, reports conservationists monitoring the dwindling flock.

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Sheepdogs Save Australia's Endangered Penguins

Penguin-snatching foxes are no match for Maremma sheepdogs, bred to guard against wolves in Italy's mountains.

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Rwanda: Kamanzi Calls for Protection of Endangered Species

More efforts are needed to preserve endangered animal and plant species in the country, the Minister for Natural Resources, Stanislas Kamanzi, has said.

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China reports rise in humans encountering wild Siberian tigers

Villagers in rural Hunchun have mixed feelings about initiative's initial success in boosting population of endangered big cat

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Leonardo DiCaprio raises record $38.8M for endangered species

Leonardo DiCaprio raised a record breaking $38.8 million from a charity art auction on Monday. The 38-year-old actor requested specially-made work from 33 artists - including the elusive Banksy - as well as offering one of his own paintings by Andreas Gursky to sell at his 11th Hour auction at C ...

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World's most distinct mammals and amphibians mapped

Scientists have developed the first map of the world's most unique and most endangered mammals and amphibians.

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Sumatran tigers may go extinct in 10 years

JAKARTA, May 11 (UPI) -- Conservationists said the critically endangered Sumatran tiger may go extinct from the Jambi province on Sumatra, Indonesia, in a decade.

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Lemur has unexpectedly wide range, diversity of color variations

An endangered lemur has a larger range than originally believed but is still at risk due to forest fragmentation and land clearing, reports a study published in the journal Primate Conservation.

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Endangered primates and cats may be hiding out in swamps and mangrove forests

What happens to animals when their forest is cut down? If they can, they migrate to different forests. But in an age when forests are falling far and fast, many species may have to shift to entirely different environments.

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Draft regulations on endangered species published

Cape Town - Changes to regulations governing threatened or protected species (ToPS) have been published, and the public invited to comment on them.

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Wildlife scientists urge less focus on endangered species

NEW YORK, April 18 (UPI) -- A paper by U.S. scientists takes the international conservation community to task for ignoring abundant wildlife, treating them as environmental "stepchildren."

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Extinction debt suggests endangered species are doomed

From dragonflies to bears, when it comes to lost species we ain't seen nothing yet.Biologists are getting rattled about growing evidence of "extinction debt" – the idea that there is a delay of decades or even centuries between humans damaging ecosystems and the demise of species that live there.

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Resurgence of Endangered Deer in Patagonian ‘Eden’ Highlights Conservation Success

Apr. 16, 2013 — The Huemul, a species of deer found only in the Latin American region of Patagonia, is bouncing back from the brink of possible extinction as a result of collaboration between conservationists and the Chilean government, says a new study.

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Threatened iconic deer in Chile on the way back to recovery

SANTIAGO, Chile, April 16 (UPI) -- Conservationists say a resurgence of Chile's iconic but endangered Huemul deer represents a victory for environmentalists and the Chilean government.

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Lead bullet fragments poison rare US condors

Conservationists in the United States say that fragments of lead ammunition continue to take a desperate toll on one of the country's rarest birds.

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Rare Malaysian orangutans to be protected

KUCHING, Malaysia, April 10 (UPI) -- A U.S. group says it applauds the government of the Malaysian state of Sarawak for its efforts to protect a globally significant population of rare orangutans.

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Amur leopard population rises to 50 animals, but at risk from

In the remote Russian far east, amid pine forests and long winters, a great cat may be beginning to make a recovery.

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Zoos evolve to protect endangered species

There are more than 10,000 zoos worldwide. In the U.S., there are more than 200.And like the animals they hold, they're evolving to survive.

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Eat it to Save it

When most people think of endangered species, images of giant pandas or snow leopards likely come to mind.

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Endangered garden birds continuing to decline in the UK, RSPB survey shows

House sparrow and starling numbers dropping at alarming rate, but prolonged winter brings new species to backyards

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Butterflies and Bombs

The St. Francis’ Satyr is small, brown, and fabulously rare. Once found across North Carolinian sedge meadows, the federally endangered butterfly is now restricted to a few square miles.

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Genome study to aid Madagascar lemurs

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., March 25 (UPI) -- Scientists who've sequenced the genome of a type of endangered lemur living in Madagascar say it will help guide conservation efforts for the species.

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Facing extinction, conservationists call emergency summit to save Sumatran rhinos

With the number of Sumatran Rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) now under 200 and declining rapidly, a group of conservationists have organized an emergency summit to discuss courses of action to save the world's smallest remaining rhino from extinction.

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It’s our responsibility to protect endangered sharks: ESO

MUSCAT The Sultanate is party to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and is under international obligation to protect the world’s most threatened shark species such as the oceanic whitetip and porbeagle, three types of hammerhead sharks and two manta ray species, ...

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Wildlife Trade Meeting Endorses DNA Testing of Seized Ivory

Protection for elephants, rhinos, sharks and trees was extended by states party to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora

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Hammerhead sharks are winners of wildlife trade meeting

IT LOOKS like it will be good news for sharks but bad news for polar bears at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).

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Deadly poison threat to tigers

Poison is emerging as the latest and most dangerous threat to the survival of the last remaining wild tigers in Thailand.

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Turtles upend population thresholds

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.

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Hope for Threatened Tasmanian Devils

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.

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New protection for endangered trees against rampant logging trade

178 nations at the world's biggest wildlife summit agree to strictly regulate trade in mahogany and rosewood timber

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Lanka urged to vote for sharks, manta rays

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).

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