Jan. 23, 2014 — Captive breeding of the endangered Key Largo woodrat may not be the best solution to preserve the ecologically important rodent, an animal driven to near extinction by development, a new University of Florida study shows.
Conservationists protest after panel recommends ending bears’ endangered-species listing.
Illegal poaching of South African rhinos spiked by almost 50 percent in 2013, officials in Pretoria announced last Friday.
If the tortoises' shells are marred with numbers and letters, they'll be less appealing to poachers
Israel's biological diversity is declining, says study: a third of plants unique to Israel are vanishing.
LONDON — In a little warm puddle in rural Rwanda, a tiny flower used to grow — a water lily, barely half an inch across.
Conservationists suggest the decline of the critically endangered species has been halted and perhaps reversed
India is scrambling to protect its beleaguered tiger population after several big cats tested positive for a virus common among dogs but deadly to other carnivores, experts said.
Physically and emotionally demanding. That’s how Philipp Henschel, Lion Program Survey Coordinator for the big-cat conservation organization Panthera, describes the six years he and other researchers spent combing the wilds of 17 nations looking for the elusive and rarely studied West African lion.
With a wild population estimated at fewer than 400 individuals, South Africa’s riverine rabbit (Bunolagus monticularis) is just a hare’s breath away from extinction.
Even for an imperiled species, the Mangarahara cichlid was on its last fins. The colorful fish was thought to have vanished from the wild, and only two individuals remain in captivity—both aging males. But thanks to a serendipitous chain of events, a small population was discovered in Madagascar ...
On the anniversary of a landmark piece of US legislation, four experts weigh in on what has worked and what needs to change.
The ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta), perhaps the most well-known of Madagascar’s endemic animals, is facing a "very high" risk of extinction in the wild.
Yellowstone National Park grizzly bears could be removed from the Endangered Species list after a new federal report revealed that the bears are not threatened by the loss of one of their main foods, whitebark pine nuts.
(Phys.org) —As the Endangered Species Act nears its 40th birthday at the end of December, conservation biologists are coming to terms with a danger not foreseen in the early 1970s: global climate change.
The northern bald ibis (Geronticus eremita), also called the hermit ibis or waldrapp, is a migratory bird.
The number of threatened species on the IUCN Red List has grown by 352 since this summer, according to an update released today.
National symbol of the Democratic Republic of the Congo becomes victim of country's long-running war, IUCN says
NEW YORK, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- An all but forgotten species of ape is threatened by human activity and habitat loss, an assessment by U.S., African and European wildlife researchers found.
MEMBERS of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Iguana Specialist Group (ISG), which met in the island last week, are resolute that they will not abandon hope that Goat Islands will be the final habitat for the Jamaican iguana.
More than a million tourists visited Jamaica last year. The vast majority of them traveled to the famous hotels and beaches of Kingston, the country’s capital city. Few, if any, ventured about 25 kilometers to the west to the rocky limestone shores of Hellshire Hills.
Puppet shows, posters and children’s activities that draw from local traditions are helping to save an endangered monkey in China.
Much of my time as an ecology lecturer has been spent teaching students about the wonders of this planet’s biodiversity, but also regrettably, how much of this biodiversity is under severe threat. Hundreds, if not thousands, of species become extinct each year.
The bay cat is arguably the world's least-known member of the cat family (Felidae). Although first described by scientists in 1874, no photo existed of a living specimen until 1998 and a wild cat in its rainforest habitat wasn't photographed until five years later.
A major premise of biology, as any high-schooler can tell you, is the study of the connections between organisms.
With only 40 Marsican brown bears left in Italy, the species is on the brink of extinction. One scientist has a controversial plan to prevent its extinction - to clone it. And, he doesn't want to stop there.
ADELAIDE, Australia, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- DNA studies of endangered sea turtles point to loss of genetic diversity caused by recent human exploitation, Australian scientists say.
790 rhinos have been poached in South Africa this year, nearly a fifth higher than last year's record toll, reports the Department of Environmental Affairs.
SOUTHERN GOBI REGION, Mongolia , Oct 24 2013 (IPS) - Decades of international and local collaboration have brought the Tahki or Asian Wild Horse back from the brink of extinction and reintroduced herds to Mongolia’s Gobi desert and grasslands. However, the country’s other wild equine – the Mongo ...
24 October 2013, Geneva, Switzerland
On October 2nd, WWF released camera trap videos of Sumatran rhinos surviving in Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo.
The tragic killing of another black leopard highlights the need for greater conservation
Controversial aerial surveys aimed at finding oil under Africa's oldest national park have been started by a British company amid fears that drilling in the area could seriously threaten the world's last sanctuary for mountain gorillas.
4 - 10 October 2013, Salamanca, Spain
The number of rhinos killed by poachers has hit a new annual record in South Africa, raising worries of a downward population spiral in a country that is home to almost all of Africa's rhinos.
Genetic modification of animals so that they can deal with changing climate and habitats may be the only way to save some of the most endangered species from becoming extinct, according to biologists who want to start a debate on how to stem species loss.
The rare Jamaican iguana is fighting for survival as the illegal charcoal burning industry in Jamaica destroys its last remaining habitat. The lizard almost went extinct in the 1940s - can it survive this new threat?
OKINAWA, Japan, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Japanese officials said they've found evidence dugongs, an endangered marine species has been feeding at a reclamation site in Okinawa.
Organizations within the international conservation community are joining forces to minimize impending extinctions in Southeast Asia, where habitat loss, trade and hunting have contributed to a dramatic decline in wildlife.
Bonn, 26 August 2013- The recovery of the critically-endangered saiga antelope – among the world’s oldest mammal species – faces serious challenges from new railways, roads and fences currently being constructed across Central Asia.
Indicators for assessing progress towards the 2010 target: Change in status of threatened species
3 - 14 March 2013, Bangkok, Thailand
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 ...
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 ...
This side event seeks to exchange valuable experiences regarding threatened wetlands and the use of environmental strategic tools (territorial planning, environmental impact assessment, strategic environmental assessment, public participation and litigation) as a means of preventing or putting a ...
Over the last 20 years, South Asia has witnessed the precipitous decline of three vulture species: the white-rumped vulture (Gyps bengalensis); the Indian vulture (Gyps indicus); and the slender-billed vulture (Gyps tenuirostris). Once numbering in the tens of millions, the combined population o ...
The event includes presentations from various organizations on conservation initiatives taken by various organizations called Saving Asia's Vultures from Extinction (SAVE). Critically Endangered Gyps vultures have suffered a 99 per cent decline in Asia over the last 20 years, attributed to th ...