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Meeting
#5681

69th meeting of the CITES Standing Committee

27 November - 1 December 2017, Geneva, Switzerland

News Headlines
#114141
2017-08-18

Elephants Need Protecting. Lifting The Ivory Ban Is No Solution

We’re told we are in the ‘anthropocene’ era, the era of human domination. One of the features of this era is the so-called ‘sixth extinction’. In plain language, many of the world’s species are disappearing as a result of human activities. The current rate of species extinction may be 1,000 tim ...

News Headlines
#114095
2017-08-15

Accidental deaths of endangered North Atlantic right whales threatening species’ survival

At least 12 whales have died since April — or about 2 per cent of the population — nearly all of them in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The right whales are among the most imperilled marine mammals on Earth.

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#114073
2017-08-11

On World Elephant Day, troubling times for African elephants (commentary)

Every year on August 12, the world celebrates elephants, but so far, 2017 is not a great one for these iconic animals. This photo essay comes via Mongabay's partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society's Wild View blog.

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#114075
2017-08-11

Keep elephant corridors open and allow India’s national heritage animal to survive, it’ll help the whole ecosystem

India has for thousands of years revered and worshipped all natural resources, flora and fauna. And the elephant has a special place in Indian mythology. We now live in an India that has 17% of the world’s population while occupying 2.61% of the world’s landmass, which we also share with 60% of ...

News Headlines
#114081
2017-08-11

How to Save the Bobcat – and Benefit Its Human Neighbors

It’s time to change the rules surrounding bobcat management across North America — for the sake of this beautiful wild cat, but also for the people who live amongst it. If hunting and trapping limits evolve to ensure bobcats are abundant enough to support not only sportsmen but ecotourism and ec ...

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#114057
2017-08-10

Scientists hope to breed Asian ‘unicorns’ – if they can find them

Conservationists see only one hope for the saola: a risky captive breeding programme.

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#114058
2017-08-10

Photographer Vincent Munier captures the endangered snow leopard

Wildlife photographer Vincent Munier has completed an ambitious project to document Tibet’s most endangered wildlife. In a bid to photograph this relatively unknown and unexplored region, Vincent travelled across high altitudes, freezing temperatures and rough terrains, equipped with a tent, war ...

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#114059
2017-08-10

WATCH: The race is on to photograph endangered animals before they vanish

“RARE: Creatures of the Photo Ark” is a new PBS documentary that chronicles renowned National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore on his journey to archive portraits of some of the rarest animals on this planet.

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#114025
2017-08-09

PH calls for protection of 5 endangered wildlife species

The Philippines has proposed the urgent protection of five migratory wildlife species, including the whale shark, locally called “butanding,” under a global treaty that addresses various threats to migratory species.

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#114035
2017-08-09

Madagascar’s radiated tortoises have personalities, too

Endemic to Madagascar, radiated tortoises are Critically Endangered due largely to poaching for the illegal pet trade. Looking at how corticosterone changes in a tortoise, scientists uncover two distinct personality types in the radiated tortoise. Biologists argue that individual animals consi ...

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#114017
2017-08-07

Rare tiger caught on camera in Bhutan forest

Imagine spending a month camped in a mountain forest in the middle of Asia hoping against the odds for a chance of seeing and photographing a rare tiger. Day after day, you check your camera trap, and day after day there's nothing there. That's exactly what photojournalist Emmanuel Rondeau was u ...

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#114018
2017-08-07

Highway fences can harm tortoises they were built to save

Desert tortoises can overheat as they look for a way around roadside fencing meant to keep them safe from cars, a new study suggests.

News Headlines
#114019
2017-08-07

The Ocean’s Fastest Shark Is Being Threatened By Over Fishing

More bad news for sharks. A new study using satellite tracking by researchers from Nova Southeastern University’s Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI), the University of Rhode Island and other colleagues shows that the fishing mortality rate of the shortfin mako in the western North Atlantic is ...

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#113995
2017-08-04

Darwin's fox: Rare photo reveals of one of the most elusive carnivores on Earth

While his finches may be more famous, this small fox also nudged Darwin toward his theory of evolution.

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#113998
2017-08-04

Rare Christmas Island reptiles on the road to recovery

Christmas Island's biodiversity is internationally recognised, with many plants and animals found nowhere else on the planet. One lizard lost, two saved

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#113999
2017-08-04

Wildlife royalties: A future for conservation?

Should people who profit from the cultural representation of wildlife pay towards conservation? That is the question asked in a new research study.

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#113951
2017-07-28

A Cinderella Story for Global Tiger Day

A tigress named Zolushka helps establish a blueprint for the restoration of her species across Asia

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#113957
2017-07-28

Australian bird more at risk of extinction than giant panda

An Australian bird, the regent honeyeater, is at more risk of extinction than the giant panda or the Sumatran rhino according to a top environment researcher.

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#113897
2017-07-24

Paradise lost: Doñana wetlands going dry

Doñana National Park, in southern Spain, is considered one of the most important wetlands in Europe. This natural area of more than a hundred thousand hectares is a key stopover for 6 million migratory birds flying each year between Europe and Africa. It’s also home to several rare and endangere ...

Meeting
#5652

Twenty-third meeting of the Plants Committee (CITES)

22 - 27 July 2017, Geneva, Switzerland

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#113863
2017-07-21

Researchers in Cambodia discover nest of critically endangered masked finfoot

Wildlife researchers in Cambodia have found a breeding location for the masked finfoot, one of the world's most endangered birds, raising hopes of its continuing survival.

News Headlines
#113878
2017-07-21

Fear of predation may be enough to push small groups of animals to extinction

Fear of predation may play a role in pushing small populations of vulnerable species to extinction, a new Canadian study has found.

News Headlines
#113838
2017-07-20

Globally endangered water bird discovered in Cambodia

A conservationist group said Thursday that it has found a globally endangered Masked Finfoot, an aquatic bird, on its nest for the first time in four years in the Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary (KPWS) in northwest Cambodia's Preah Vihear province.

Meeting
#5650

Twenty-ninth meeting of the Animals Committee (CITES)

18 - 22 July 2017, Geneva, Switzerland

News Headlines
#113776
2017-07-14

Matchmakers in British city pair lemurs to help save the species

LONDON, July 13 (Xinhua) -- A playful pair of critically endangered white-belted ruffed lemurs have arrived in the British city of Chester, to be matched up in a bid to help save the species from extinction.

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#113785
2017-07-14

David Attenborough: Worrying decline in UK butterfly count makes several species vulnerable

The UK's butterfly population is flagging, believes broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough. Unless we do something about it quickly, some of the most iconic species could be put at risk.

News Headlines
#113753
2017-07-13

Allison Hanes: We should all be worried about 'biological annihilation'

Seven dead North Atlantic right whales were found floating in the Gulf of St. Lawrence this summer, a catastrophe for a species with a population of only 525.

News Headlines
#113747
2017-07-12

Rare turquoise blue gecko that is smaller than a THUMBNAIL has hatched at Bristol Zoo sparking hopes the species could be revived

A critically endangered gecko has hatched at a British zoo sparking hopes the species could be revived. The cute turquoise blue gecko originates from Tanzania but hatched at Bristol Zoo after its parents were rescued from smugglers.

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#113727
2017-07-11

Boosting the breeding of New Zealand's endangered birds

New Victoria University research suggests hormones found in New Zealand's native plants are helping endangered native birds to breed successfully.

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#113711
2017-07-10

A helping hand for Leila: 'I knew right then I was going to help that chimp'

The young chimpanzee with thinning hair and sad eyes stood begging, holding out her plastic bottle while chained to a tree in a desolate urban park in central Angola.She had been there about two years. Apparently, it had not occurred to anyone to set her free.

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#113712
2017-07-10

Belfast Zoo plays matchmaker with flamingo 'Love Island'

Belfast Zoo has channeled the success of reality series Love Island by playing matchmaker to its flock of 41 Chilean flamingos.The animals have lived at the Cave Hill site since 2010 but they have never laid eggs despite the zoo's attempt to encourage breeding behaviour.

News Headlines
#113693
2017-07-07

Of human-wildlife interactions

Imagine this: You’ve been losing a major portion of your monthly income; you know the source of the problem and have tried every technique possible to arrest the loss, but nothing has worked. You don’t have the option of changing your profession, or relocating. Over time, a sense of helplessness ...

News Headlines
#113608
2017-07-05

After death of honeybee hive, Massachusetts agriculture experts investigate

In an effort to understand the phenomena of honeybee deaths in Massachusetts and elsewhere, state agriculture experts are probing the recent death of a hive of roughly 80,000 insects in Rehoboth.

News Headlines
#113567
2017-07-04

Oklahoma City zoo celebrates orangutan's 50th birthday

Oklahoma City's zoo is celebrating the 50th birthday of one of its most popular residents: a Sumatran orangutan named Toba.

News Headlines
#113542
2017-06-30

Five Mass Extinctions Wiped Out 99 Percent Of Species That Ever Lived—Are We Headed For The Sixth?

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Of all the species that have ever lived, more than 99 percent are now extinct. Most of them quietly disappeared during periods of “background extinction,” whereby a handful of species become extinct every 100,0 ...

News Headlines
#113548
2017-06-30

Size not important for fish in the largest mass extinction of all time

Understanding modern biodiversity and extinction threats is important. It is commonly assumed that being large contributes to vulnerability during extinction crises.

News Headlines
#113550
2017-06-30

Incredible CCTV footage captures the moment a critically endangered Eastern black rhino calf is born and takes her adorably wobbly first steps

Incredible CCTV footage captured the moment a critically endangered rhino calf was born and made her adorably wobbly first steps. The newborn female Eastern black rhino practically spurted out of her 20-year-old mother, Kitani, as the pregnant mammal span around in circles to get the birth over ...

News Headlines
#113551
2017-06-30

Endangered Hawaiian monk seal gives birth on Waikiki beach

HONOLULU — An endangered Hawaiian monk seal has given birth on a Waikiki beach — the first such birth in at least several decades.

News Headlines
#113525
2017-06-29

Rare crocodile eggs from endangered species called Siamese discovered in Cambodia

On Wednesday, the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society said in a statement that its researchers along with Fisheries Administration employees and local residents spotted six eggs of the Siamese Crocodile in Sre Ambel District in the southern province of Koh Kong.

News Headlines
#113503
2017-06-28

Hen harrier plunges towards extinction in England

The hen harrier, an iconic bird of prey, is heading towards the brink of extinction in England, new figures suggest. There are just four breeding pairs left in England and numbers are declining elsewhere in the UK. Scotland is the traditional stronghold of these raptors, but numbers have fallen ...

News Headlines
#113504
2017-06-28

A parrot newly discovered in Mexico already faces extinction because of threats to its habitat, scientists have said.

The blue-winged Amazon was spotted by a travelling ornithologist in a remote region of the Yucatan peninsular in 2014. Experts writing in the journal PeerJ have now confirmed it is a previously undescribed species with a unique plumage colour and pattern and distinctive call. They also warned th ...

News Headlines
#113506
2017-06-28

Saving the Giant Wētā, the “God of Ugly Things”

Conservationists in New Zealand work to save the Mahoenui Giant Wētā, a native Endangered insect threatened by invasive rodents.

News Headlines
#113507
2017-06-28

On the March: As Polar Bears Retreat, Grizzlies Take New Territory

For all the publicity over discoveries of “pizzly” bear hybrids, new research suggests polar bears’ genetic purity isn’t threatened by crossbreeding with grizzlies. But that doesn’t mean polar bears aren’t in trouble.

News Headlines
#113483
2017-06-23

Yellowstone Grizzly Bear to Lose Endangered Species Protection

HELENA, Mont. — After 42 years on the endangered species list, the Yellowstone grizzly bear — whose numbers have grown to more than 700 from fewer than 150 — will lose its protected status, the Interior Department announced on Thursday.

News Headlines
#113455
2017-06-22

Satellite data to map endangered monkey populations on Earth

A team of scientists led by the Universities of Leicester and East Anglia are leading research to protect wildlife by using satellite data to identify monkey populations that have declined through hunting.

News Headlines
#113460
2017-06-22

Reprieve for wild dogs facing extinction

The fight for the survival of the African wild dog has been bolstered through the help of game farmers, the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) and concerned community members in Limpopo. With only 5000 African wild dogs left in Africa and fewer than 500 in South Africa, the EWT successfully relocat ...

News Headlines
#113436
2017-06-21

Bat biodiversity is in danger on islands worldwide

A new study from the University of Helsinki investigates knowledge gaps among the largely unknown, but greatly threatened, group of island-restricted bats, and leads future research efforts to actual priorities. Island ecosystems, as a consequence of isolation from mainland, have evolved peculia ...

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#113438
2017-06-21

Drowsy dormice doze into decline

Britain's population of hazel dormice, famed for their sleepy lifestyle, has declined by more than 70% in just over two decades, new research from the University of Exeter has shown.

News Headlines
#113401
2017-06-20

Conservation success for otters on the brink

Loveable, playful, inquisitive, tenacious, energetic, versatile, charming and undeniably cute. These are just some of the words that can be used to describe an otter. If you’ve been lucky enough to see one of these shy semi-aquatic animals in the wild, you’ll instantly understand why.

News Headlines
#113403
2017-06-20

Relief over discovery of endangered butterfly

The discovery in Fermanagh of a tiny rare butterfly, which was previously thought to be extinct across Northern Ireland, is a heartening development. A environmental surveyor came across the Small Blue - or Cupido minimus - on May 31, fully 16 years after its last sighting, thanks to what is reg ...

News Headlines
#113365
2017-06-19

Whale entanglements skyrocket off the U.S. West Coast

During the 2016 fishing season, 71 whales were entangled off the coast of Washington, Oregon, and California, the highest number ever recorded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Lines and traps meant for crabs or fish can be deadly to whales that become ensnared in th ...

News Headlines
#113347
2017-06-16

Endangered mangrove species found in West Kalimantan

A Kalimantan-based environmental institution has released findings of an endangered mangrove species discovered within the coastal landscape of Padang Tikar and Dabung in Kubu Raya regency, West Kalimantan.

News Headlines
#113302
2017-06-15

Cub photo raises hope for Europe’s rarest and largest wild cat

A first cub photo in over a decade of Europe’s largest and rarest cat, a wild Balkan lynx, raises hopes for the surival of this critically endangered animal.With less than 50 cats remaining in the wild in the mountains of the Western Balkans, this subspecies of the eurasian lynx is close to exti ...

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#113301
2017-06-14

Work begins at Blean Woods to protect rare and threatened butterfly species

Work is being carried out at RSPB Blean Woods to protect one of the country’s rarest and most threatened butterfly species.

News Headlines
#113246
2017-06-12

Action plan to save Sunda Clouded Leopard

International and local scientists, governmental agencies as well as industry players are convening again to save another iconic and endemic species to Sabah, the Sunda clouded leopard, just four months after proposing recommendations towards the conservation of the proboscis monkey.

News Headlines
#113256
2017-06-12

First cub photo gives hope for critically endangered Balkan lynx

A first cub photo in over a decade of Europe’s largest and rarest cat, a wild Balkan lynx, raises hopes for the surival of this critically endangered animal.With less than 50 cats remaining in the wild in the mountains of the Western Balkans, this subspecies of the eurasian lynx is close to exti ...

News Headlines
#113232
2017-06-09

Wolf evolution and 'settled science'

Are the red and eastern wolves separate species, or hybrids with coyotes? And what has that got to do with climate change? Actually a lot, in illustrating what scientific inquiry is and what it isn't.

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#113233
2017-06-09

Searching for vultures

The rocky ledges of the Nilgiris gleam in the morning sun and short stumpy trees jut out from the mountain slopes casting a scraggy silhouette against the summer sky. Except for the talkative birds and the noisy crickets, the whole jungle of Mudhumalai is silent.

News Headlines
#113234
2017-06-09

A SMARTER APPROACH TO HOW WE FEED PEOPLE COULD HELP SAVE ENDANGERED ANIMALS

Limited resources combined with the rate at which the number of people is increasing makes the need for solutions especially urgent.

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#113208
2017-06-08

LEONARDO DICAPRIO SECURES MEXICAN PRESIDENT'S SUPPORT IN SAVING ENDANGERED VAQUITA PORPOISE

Actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio won increased commitment from the Mexican government to save the endangered vaquita porpoise, a marine mammal that could become extinct in a year’s time.

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#113190
2017-06-07

Madagascar's lemurs lurch toward extinction, but there could be a way to save them

The road to Maromizaha Forest in Madagascar winds through hills dotted with charred stumps resembling broken teeth. Trucks roar past a woman named Madeleine, who sits by the road chipping away at granite slabs, making gravel.

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#113157
2017-06-05

UNDP urges PNG to protect its biodiversity on World Environment Day June 5

Port Moresby, June 5, 2017 - On World Environment Day, representatives from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) urged Papua New Guineans to support further protections for the country's unique environment.

News Headlines
#113167
2017-06-05

Birds: Biodiversity sites threatened by water diversion, development, report finds

Some of Australia's richest wildlife regions are at risk – including in national parks – from encroaching development, invasive species and disrupted water flows, a study by BirdLife Australia has found.

News Headlines
#113107
2017-05-31

Monarchs in Peril

The decline of monarch butterflies is leaving an indelible mark. For those of us who grew up catching them, rearing them in deli cups, and releasing them, perhaps we feel a loss, not only for ourselves, but also for the future generations of backyard biodiversity lovers

News Headlines
#113100
2017-05-30

Identifying species from a single caviar egg

A new tool enables identification of high-end caviar from Beluga sturgeons by analyzing DNA from a single caviar, a development that helps ensure the fair international trade of caviar and contributes to conservation of the species in the wild.

News Headlines
#113085
2017-05-29

Cheetahs return to Malawi after decades

On May 17, conservation non-profit African Parks, the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) and Malawi’s Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW) flew four African cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) from South Africa and reintroduced them to Liwonde National Park in southern Malawi.

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#113072
2017-05-26

Endangered badgers find unlikely friends in Ontario farmers

Ontario’s 200 endangered badgers are hanging on by a thread. And their habitat — perhaps even their future — depends a great deal on farmers. Badgers live in burrows around the perimeters of farmers’ fields and creeksides. They’re common in western Canada and parts of the U.S., where they’re som ...

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#113027
2017-05-24

Hunting Big Game: Why People Kill Animals for Fun

"The big beast stood like an uncouth statue, his hide black in the sunlight; he seemed what he was, a monster surviving over from the world's past, from the days when the beasts of the prime ran riot in their strength, before man grew so cunning of brain and hand as to master them."

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#113040
2017-05-24

It's high season for turtles to set out in search of the perfect nest

If you are driving near the water in the Senneville area, you might want to keep an eye out for wandering turtles. It’s high season for female turtles to be setting out in search of the perfect nesting spot.

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#112990
2017-05-23

Biodiversity under increasing threat, report finds

Many of China's wildlife are living in worsening conditions, a new conservation report has found.The China Nature Watch Report 2016, released on Monday to mark International Day for Biological Diversity, sheds lights on conservation of endangered fauna and flora species in China. The results are ...

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#112955
2017-05-22

Cat Ba, a sanctuary for endangered species

With unspoiled beaches, ancient fishing villages, hundreds of serene islands covered with dense greenery and a national park with a diverse range of wild species, the Cat Ba Archipelago is truly a hidden gem for those in love with natural beauty. Hong Van reports.

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#112972
2017-05-22

Conservation and nameless earthworms: Assessors in the dark?

Species that live exclusively in a single region are at a particular risk of extinction. However, for them to be protected, thorough assessments of the environmental impacts need to be performed.

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#112973
2017-05-22

Police using drones to protect birds of prey

Police in Northern Ireland are using drones to patrol the nest sites of protected birds of prey.They have been used to monitor areas where the birds are being persecuted.

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#112934
2017-05-19

Half the world's species could go extinct and you're part of the problem

For many people, species on the verge of extinction are "out of sight, out of mind," but on Endangered Species Day the National Geographic Society is making sure that no one will be able to look away.

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#112937
2017-05-19

National Geographic Photo Ark Illuminates Endangered Species Day With Stunning Images

For many species, time is running out, which is why on Endangered Species Day, the National Geographic Society and the Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA), the national trade association for the out of home (OOH) advertising industry, launched a groundbreaking OOH campaign aimed at ...

News Headlines
#112918
2017-05-18

East Africa: Tanzania Faces Decline in Wildlife Population - Report

Dar es Salaam — Tanzania faces a decline in wildlife population and environmental degradation due to population growth, environmental mismanagement and economic activities, a report indicates.

News Headlines
#112885
2017-05-16

Rare Mexican porpoise faces 'imminent extinction'

An immediate extension of a fishing ban is desperately needed to save the world's most endangered marine species. Campaigners say there are only 30 vaquita porpoises left, with their population having plummeted by 90% since 2011.

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#112887
2017-05-16

Protecting endangered species: 6 essential reads

The Endangered Species Act, passed in 1973, created a framework for protecting and recovering species in peril and the ecosystems on which they depend. Critics in Congress are pressing to rewrite the law, which they argue limits development and has failed to help many species recover. For Endang ...

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#112872
2017-05-15

Ten years after the crisis, what is happening to the world’s bees?

Teen years ago, beekeepers in the United States raised the alarm that thousands of their hives were mysteriously empty of bees. What followed was global concern over a new phenomenon: colony collapse disorder.

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#112841
2017-05-12

Big metropolises predominate illegal trade of wildlife species: report

Illegal trade of wildlife species is predominantly recorded in big metropolises like Lahore and Karachi, WWF-Pakistan said in a report Thursday in Lahore.

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#112843
2017-05-12

Gorilla conservation enhances livelihoods in Western Uganda

Two critically-endangered mountain gorillas called Bweza and Mishaya calmly walk into view. They are on their early morning stroll through the quiet chilly air in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Their eyes carry a message to us human visitors: We are related.

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#112855
2017-05-12

Famous tree-climbing lions of Uganda roaming farther as prey animals decrease

Scientists in Uganda studying the behaviors of the country's famous tree-climbing lions have found that the home ranges of lion prides in the study areas have increased over time as they search farther for diminishing numbers of prey animals.

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#112830
2017-05-11

Why has Labour included bees in its manifesto?

If you were wondering why bees popped up in the Labour party’s leaked manifesto this week, then here’s the answer.Since 1900 about 20 bee species have become extinct in the UK and 35 more are now at risk.

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#112793
2017-05-09

Focus on recently extinct and endangered species, not woolly mammoths: study

t's not a good idea to bring back moa or other extinct species, a new study says.Instead, any "de-extinction" of lost species should target recently extinct species rather than ancient fauna, University of Otago conservation biologist Professor Philip Seddon said.

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#112796
2017-05-09

Lazarus species: Five cool animals we wrongly believed extinct

Will Bill Laurance and his team find Tasmanian tigers lurking in Australia’s remote Cape York peninsula? Numerous animals that were thought to be extinct have recently been rediscovered. Here are our top five species that came back from the dead – and two more that might also have been written o ...

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#112798
2017-05-09

After a 200-year absence, wild wolves return to Denmark

It's been a long time since a wild wolf pack has roamed in Denmark. The last of the country's wolves was killed in 1813. That is, until 2012 when a male wolf made its way back into Denmark. Now, a handful of years later, there are not only several males but finally a female.

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#112778
2017-05-08

Malaysia seizes more than $2 million in pangolin scales in largest haul

Malaysia has seized more than $2 million worth of scales from pangolins, the world's most poached animal, at Kuala Lumpur airport in the largest haul seen in the country, officials said on Monday.

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#112763
2017-05-05

Rare glimpse of the most endangered species on the planet up close

A COMICAL puffin flapping its wings, a stately bison alone in the forest and a fearsome wolverine have become pin-ups for the cause of conservation.

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#112748
2017-05-04

Albatrosses counted from space

They are using the highest-resolution satellite images available to gauge the numbers of Northern Royal albatrosses. This endangered animal nests almost exclusively on some rocky sea-stacks close to New Zealand’s Chatham Islands.

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#112753
2017-05-04

Nine aquatic animals added to Canada’s list of at-risk species

Nine aquatic animals have been added to Canada’s list of species at risk. Each of the nine species has been adversely affected by humans through either damage to habitat or exploitation such as overfishing, according to Eric Taylor, chair of Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada.

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#112737
2017-05-03

Saving the most endangered plants in the world

When talking about endangered species, we tend to think of African elephants that are killed in huge numbers every year for their tusks; the majestic tiger that is poached for its skin, teeth or claws; or the critically endangered black rhino killed for its horns.

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#112738
2017-05-03

NGOs call for work to stop on Yunnan dam that may wipe out China’s last green peafowl habitat

Three Beijing-based environmental NGOs are calling for work on a hydropower station in Southwest China's Yunnan Province to be suspended in order to protect China's last remaining green peafowl habitat.

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#112710
2017-05-02

The bark side: domestic dogs threaten endangered species worldwide

Humans and their canine companions share many close bonds. Wolves (Canis lupus) were the first animal domesticated by people, some time between 15,000 and 50,000 years ago. There are now an estimated 1 billion domestic dogs across their near-global distribution.

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#112696
2017-05-01

SA-based co Dimension Data wants to bring connected conservation project to India

BENGALURU: Johannesburg-based IT services firm Dimension Data, which helped save the white rhinoceroses in South Africa from extinction because of poaching, now wants to help protect endangered species in India, such as Asiatic lions and Bengal tigers, through its connected conservation project.

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#112676
2017-04-28

Trump's Mexican border wall could be death knell for endangered species

US President Donald Trump has long promised to build a 20ft high wall along America's southern border with Mexico - a promise that has led to international ridicule, and diplomatic spats between the two countries.

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#112671
2017-04-27

Scientists find new population of endangered cats in Borneo

April 28 (UPI) -- Scientists have discovered a new population of bay cats, an elusive cat species endemic to Borneo.

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#112531
2017-04-13

Commentary: Is the Endangered Species Act facing extinction?

Before we overhaul the Endangered Species Act, we should better understand what it means to deliberately allow a species to go extinct.

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