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News Headlines
#97186
2014-01-24

Captive Breeding No Help to Endangered Woodrat

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.

News Headlines
#97155
2014-01-22

Yellowstone grizzlies face losing protected status

Conservationists protest after panel recommends ending bears’ endangered-species listing.

News Headlines
#97140
2014-01-21

Worst Year on Record for South African Rhinos

Illegal poaching of South African rhinos spiked by almost 50 percent in 2013, officials in Pretoria announced last Friday.

News Headlines
#97144
2014-01-21

Conservationist Are Resorting to Branding Endangered Tortoises

If the tortoises' shells are marred with numbers and letters, they'll be less appealing to poachers

News Headlines
#97076
2014-01-17

Two-thirds of all mammals in Israel are in danger of extinction

Israel's biological diversity is declining, says study: a third of plants unique to Israel are vanishing.

News Headlines
#97042
2014-01-16

Tiny, beautiful African water lily species narrowly survives extinction but is now the target of thieves

LONDON — In a little warm puddle in rural Rwanda, a tiny flower used to grow — a water lily, barely half an inch across.

News Headlines
#97003
2014-01-14

European eels caught in record numbers for third year running

Conservationists suggest the decline of the critically endangered species has been halted and perhaps reversed

News Headlines
#96981
2014-01-13

India's tigers dying amid canine virus outbreak

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.

News Headlines
#96956
2014-01-09

Shocking Study Finds Lions are Nearly Extinct in West Africa

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.

News Headlines
#96906
2014-01-08

New Population of Critically Endangered Rabbits Found in (of All Places) a Nature Reserve

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.

News Headlines
#96833
2013-12-20

New Hope for an Endangered Fish in Madagascar

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 ...

News Headlines
#96815
2013-12-19

Conservation: The Endangered Species Act at 40

On the anniversary of a landmark piece of US legislation, four experts weigh in on what has worked and what needs to change.

News Headlines
#96816
2013-12-19

Madagascar's most famous lemur facing big threats

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.

News Headlines
#96748
2013-12-13

Grizzlies should stay on Endangered Species list, some scientists say

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.

News Headlines
#96669
2013-12-11

Climate research provides roadmap for endangered species preservation

(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.

News Headlines
#96569
2013-12-03

Reversing local extinction: scientists bring the northern bald ibis back to Europe after 300 years

The northern bald ibis (Geronticus eremita), also called the hermit ibis or waldrapp, is a migratory bird.

News Headlines
#96484
2013-11-26

Over 350 species added to the IUCN Red List's threatened categories in the last six months

The number of threatened species on the IUCN Red List has grown by 352 since this summer, according to an update released today.

News Headlines
#96487
2013-11-26

Forest giraffe on the brink of extinction, red list warns

National symbol of the Democratic Republic of the Congo becomes victim of country's long-running war, IUCN says

News Headlines
#96492
2013-11-26

'Forgotten' African ape at risk from habitat loss, poaching

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.

News Headlines
#96400
2013-11-20

'We will not give up!’

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.

News Headlines
#96374
2013-11-15

Jamaican Iguana Conservation Program Marks 20 Years of Success, Faces Worries about Next 20 Years

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.

News Headlines
#96325
2013-11-12

Kids' stories and new stoves protect the golden snub-nosed monkey in China

Puppet shows, posters and children’s activities that draw from local traditions are helping to save an endangered monkey in China.

News Headlines
#96244
2013-11-06

Into the jungles of Papua New Guinea: a personal journey

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.

News Headlines
#96211
2013-11-05

World's most cryptic feline photographed in logging concession

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.

News Headlines
#96186
2013-11-01

Scientists: to save the Malayan tiger, save its prey

A major premise of biology, as any high-schooler can tell you, is the study of the connections between organisms.

News Headlines
#96189
2013-11-01

Scientist wants to clone Italy's rarest bear

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.

News Headlines
#96151
2013-10-30

Human impact on sea turtles shows up in studies of genetic diversity

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.

News Headlines
#96141
2013-10-29

790 rhinos poached in South Africa this year

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.

News Headlines
#96068
2013-10-24

Mongolia’s Wild Asses Cornered From All Sides

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 ...

News Headlines
#95880
2013-10-09

WWF risking Sumatran rhinos by releasing camera trap images, says scientist

On October 2nd, WWF released camera trap videos of Sumatran rhinos surviving in Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo.

News Headlines
#95870
2013-10-08

Dark secrets of a black beauty

The tragic killing of another black leopard highlights the need for greater conservation

News Headlines
#95847
2013-10-07

African gorillas are under threat from oil survey

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.

Meeting
#5254

10th World Wilderness Congress (WILD10)

4 - 10 October 2013, Salamanca, Spain

News Headlines
#95762
2013-10-01

X Rhino horn poaching hits new record in South Africa

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.

News Headlines
#95698
2013-09-26

Genetic modification proposed to save endangered species

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.

News Headlines
#95645
2013-09-24

Jamaican iguana fights off extinction again

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?

News Headlines
#95616
2013-09-23

Evidence of dugongs, endangered marine species, found off Okinawa

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.

News Headlines
#95306
2013-08-28

Ground zero for endangered species: new program to assist animals on the brink across Southeast Asia

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.

News Headlines
#95270
2013-08-26

Smarter Construction of Railways and Fences Needed to Reduce Threats to Endangered Antelopes in Central Asia

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.

Meeting Document
#8609
2013-07-17

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/10/INF/13

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

Side Event
#2536
COP 11
2012-10-18

Collaborative Partnership on Wildlife Conservation

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.

Side Event
#2640
COP 11
2012-10-17

Seven Wonders of Conservation presented by the Alliance for Zero Extinction

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 ...

Side Event
#2656
COP 11
2012-10-17

Turning the corner on tiger conservation

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 ...

Side Event
#2520
COP 11
2012-10-17

Securing Wildlife Corridors as an avenue to halt the loss of biodiverstiy

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 ...

Side Event
#2519
COP 11
2012-10-12

Wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and Welfare as an essential wildlife conservation tool

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 ...

Side Event
#2777
COP 11
2012-10-11

Endangered wetlands: comparative experiences on participatory strategic management to tackle socio-environmental conflicts.

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 ...

Side Event
#2860
COP 11
2012-10-10

The South Asia Regional Vulture Recovery Programme

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 ...

Side Event
#2585
COP 11
2012-10-09

Conserving Critically Endangered Gyps vultures in Asia

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 ...

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