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#104027
2015-05-26

'Loud wakeup call' over critically endangered dolphin

The smallest and rarest marine dolphin in the world could be extinct within 15 years if protection is not stepped up, new research suggests.

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#104010
2015-05-25

IS threat to Syria's northern bald ibis near Palmyra

A rare bird may become extinct in Syria because of the capture of Palmyra by Islamic State, experts say.

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#103923
2015-05-21

A Grassroots Effort to Save Africa’s Most Endangered Ape

The Cross River gorilla holds the lamentable distinction of being the world’s rarest ape. Inhabiting an arc of mountainous forest along the Nigeria-Cameroon border, this primate was thought by scientists to be extinct until it was rediscovered in the 1980s.

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#103897
2015-05-19

Conservationists decry U.S. plan to retool endangered species rules

Conservationists decried a proposal on Monday by U.S. wildlife and marine animal managers to tweak rules tied to the federal Endangered Species Act, saying the plans would place "crippling" impediments to citizens petitioning to save imperiled creatures.

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#103831
2015-05-14

The country that blends endangered frogs

Peru is one of the most biodiverse nations on earth. Its weird and wonderful wildlife makes it a hotspot for the illegal trade in live animals - and the country's ecological police are struggling to cope.

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#103679
2015-05-01

Lost and found, then lost again? Recently rediscovered hummingbird faces extinction

The blue-bearded helmetcrest (Oxypogon cyanolaemus) is a spectacular hummingbird. It is aptly named for the blue streak of feathers on its chin and a pointed crest on its head resembling a knight’s helmet.

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#103684
2015-05-01

GIS study reveals preferred habitat of Asian elephant

According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the Asian elephant is now an endangered species. Today, there are only 40,000 elephants left in Asia's mainland and about 1,200-1,700 in peninsular Malaysia.

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#103614
2015-04-27

Preserving the endangered Ridley Bronze turkey

They are ugly, tough and bred to survive brutal winters, yet somehow the gnarly Ridley Bronze turkey has captured the heart of a retired nurse on Saltspring Island.

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#103615
2015-04-27

Fish stocking program recovering after major losses

After a power failure and disease caused large numbers of fish to die at hatcheries that supply the province, New Brunswick's stocking program is back on track, however officials would still like to double the number of trout being released every year.

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#103623
2015-04-27

At home with the world's last male northern white rhinoceros

Mohamed Doyo seems to have a dream job. Every evening, he patrols the Kenyan savannah, glimpsing lions chasing down darting Thomson’s gazelles, hearing the calls of red-chested cuckoos and, when there is a full moon, seeing the majestic, snow-capped peaks of Mount Kenya in the distance.

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#103624
2015-04-27

Thai customs seize 511 pieces of elephant ivory destined for Laos

More than three tonnes of elephant ivory have been found at a Thai port stashed in a container shipped from Kenya, customs said on Monday, the second huge haul of tusks from Africa in less than a week.

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#103627
2015-04-27

Two more Sumatran elephants found dead in Aceh

A pair of critically endangered Sumatran elephants (Elephas maximus sumatranus) were found dead this month in Indonesia's Aceh province, just the latest casualties for a species that has been brought into increasing conflict with humans amid the country's oil palm boom.

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#103595
2015-04-23

How financial power can be used to save iconic species from extinction

On Earth Day 2015, prospects for many of the planet’s most iconic species look bleak

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#103558
2015-04-21

Illegal trade in endangered wildlife thriving on eBay despite controls

Illegal online trafficking in imperiled wildlife is rampant, and attempted controls are few and largely ineffective. Log on to most any international internet store that deals in wildlife or wildlife parts, and you’ll find a charnel house of endangered and protected species hawked openly or unde ...

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#103525
2015-04-20

‘Uncharismatic’ endangered species and the fight for funding equality

When it comes to conservation, charisma, convenience and national pride play a role in which species receive funding. Spiders and snakes? Forget about it.

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#103526
2015-04-20

Kharai camels to get protection as endangered species

AHMEDABAD: As now Kutch's 'swimming camels' have got recognition as a separate breed of camels, the experts hope that it would help in conservation and research efforts.

News Headlines
#103392
2015-04-09

New group hopes to raise global profile of the peace-loving bonobo

Of the world's six species of great ape (not including us), it's safe to say that bonobos (Pan paniscus) are the least studied and least known publicly.

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#103343
2015-04-02

Endangered butterfly species records 10-year high

The warm start to 2014 boosted the number of some butterflies, including the critically endangered High Brown Fritillary, a survey has found.

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#103345
2015-04-02

Value of local knowledge in recovering endangered species

A new study explores how recreational anglers' understanding of the ecosystem and fishing practices influence their views of conserving bocaccio, canary rockfish, and yelloweye rockfish in Puget Sound.

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#103340
2015-04-01

Endangered bighorn sheep relocated to ancestral range in Yosemite, Sequoia national parks

FRESNO, Calif. - For the first time in a century, endangered Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep are back on their ancestral range and headed toward recovery, wildlife officials said Monday.

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#103286
2015-03-26

Mexico’s club mosses at risk of extinction

In Mexico’s rainforests, club mosses – fern-like plants that resemble the branches of pine trees - are in trouble.

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#103214
2015-03-19

No love for endangered sea cucumbers

A delicacy in China, the sea cucumber is endangered due to overfishing. But there appears to be little will to save the unglamorous creature.

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#103215
2015-03-19

India could do more to secure snow leopard habitat

As the first international meeting for the conservation of snow leopards gets underway in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, India could do a lot more to promote conservation of snow leopards and habitats

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#103175
2015-03-17

To save an entire species, all you need is $1. 3 million a year

How much would you pay to save a species from becoming extinct? A thousand dollars, a 1 million or $10 million or more? A new study shows that a subset of species – in this case 841 to be exact – can be saved from extinction for about $1.3 million per species per year.

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#103164
2015-03-16

Vietnam Promotes Fight Against Trafficking of Endangered Species

Hanoi, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) Protective authorities of wild animals in danger of extinction focused today to eliminate false beliefs that the horns of rhinos and elephants possess extraordinary medicinal powers.

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#103123
2015-03-12

Farming a threat to endangered Chinese giant salamander

Researchers from ZSL and the Shaanxi Normal University, Xi'an, surveyed 43 farms in China and worked with the Shaanxi Province Fisheries Office to investigate the Chinese giant salamander farming industry

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#102978
2015-03-02

Experts question China's panda survey

Wild panda populations might be rising, but there are concerns over increasingly fragmented habitats.

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#102880
2015-02-20

New software may allow better protection of endangered shark species, says UN agency

19 February 2015 – The United Nations agricultural agency has today announced the launch of new technology that will allow quick identification of species of the fish while better helping to protect endangered shark species and to combat illegal trade in shark fins.

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#102888
2015-02-20

Man-made debris putting marine animals at extinction risk

Man-made debris such as plastic and glass are contributing to potential extinction of some of the already endangered marine species, a study says.

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#102826
2015-02-18

In a first for a fish, Oregon chub removed from endangered list

(Reuters) - For the first time, a fish has been removed from U.S. Endangered Species Act protection as federal officials declared on Tuesday that a tiny shimmering minnow found only in an Oregon valley was no longer in danger of extinction.

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#102781
2015-02-13

Conservation concern for UK insects

More than 30 British insect species have been newly classified as in danger of extinction, due to pollution and habitat loss.

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#102698
2015-02-10

San Diego: Special polar bear collar helps scientists understand the endangered species

Tatqiq, a 14-year-old polar bear at the San Diego Zoo in California, is helping scientists gain knowledge of her endangered species by simply wearing a specialised collar.

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#102634
2015-02-05

Now endangered, captive Florida orca clears a hurdle to freedom

(Reuters) - A push to free Lolita, a killer whale in captivity at the Miami Seaquarium for 44 years, inched forward on Wednesday when federal officials agreed to add her to the endangered species list.

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#102619
2015-02-04

Climate cranks up extinction threat to Borneo mammals

Endangered species in one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots face even greater danger as climate change adds to loss of habitat caused by deforestation.

News Headlines
#102584
2015-02-02

A rare glimpse at the elusive Saharan cheetah

Research by scientists and conservationists shows that critically endangered Saharan cheetahs exist at incredibly low densities and require vast areas for their conservation.

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#102556
2015-01-29

Pandas at risk of deadly virus

Giant pandas are an endangered species with a population of just 2,000 animals. Now they face a new threat: Two pandas at a Chinese breeding center have died of canine distemper, a virus related to measels.

News Headlines
#102393
2015-01-15

Mexican Wolves Finally Get Endangered Species Status

North America’s smallest and rarest wolves will finally have the full protection of the Endangered Species Act. Well, almost.

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#102371
2015-01-13

U.S. enlarges area in Southwest where rare wolves can roam

(Reuters) - Rare wolves in the American Southwest will be allowed more room to roam but some could be marked for death if they prey too heavily on elk and deer prized by hunters, under a rule issued by federal officials on Monday.

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#102364
2015-01-11

Endangered goat to be focus of conservation programme at Sir Bani Yas

ABU DHABI - Sir Bani Yas nature and wildlife reserve has welcomed a new addition – the endangered Arabian tahr, a medium-sized goat that usually inhabits mountainous areas.

News Headlines
#102239
2014-12-16

One of six remaining northern white rhinos dies in US

A northern white rhinoceros has died at the San Diego Zoo in California, leaving only five in the entire world.

News Headlines
#102191
2014-12-11

Endangered porpoises four years from extinction

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Biologists say that for the vaquita of the Gulf of California, a small species of porpoise and the rarest cetacean in the world, extinction is just four years away.

News Headlines
#102107
2014-12-04

Endangered Cuban Crocodiles Are Losing Their Genetic Identity

One of the world’s most endangered crocodilians, the Cuban crocodile, is facing a genomic identity crisis.

News Headlines
#102068
2014-12-01

Protection for at-risk species falters over Ottawa delays, scientists say

Scientists monitoring Canada’s process for identifying and protecting endangered wildlife say the system is floundering because the federal government is taking too long to list species that are deemed at risk while not doing enough to improve the status of those that are already listed.

News Headlines
#102052
2014-11-28

Bum-breathing turtles 'at risk of extinction'

Urgent action required to save white-throated snapping turtle amid fears that loss of eggs and hatchlings is crippling the population, says Queensland researcher

News Headlines
#101981
2014-11-25

Chameleon crisis: extinction threatens 36% of world's chameleons

Chameleons are an unmistakable family of wonderfully bizarre reptiles. - See more at: http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1124-hance-chameleon-crisis.html#sthash.wtzspXi2.dpuf

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#101934
2014-11-20

Record 1,020 rhino killed in South Africa

A record 1,020 rhinos have been poached in South Africa this year, the government said Thursday, undermining multiple efforts by authorities to curb the slaughter of the endangered species.

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#101924
2014-11-19

People in Peru are drinking an endangered species: Frog juice. For the (supposed) health benefits.

The Titicaca water frog is very large and entirely aquatic and makes its home in the high-altitude rivers that flow into Andean lake for which it is named.

News Headlines
#101926
2014-11-19

New government fund to stem Australian extinctions

On the day an updated Red List of endangered species is published, Australia announces a bold new conservation initiative in national parks

News Headlines
#101904
2014-11-18

Sushi eaters pushing bluefin tuna toward extinction

GLAND, Switzerland, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- The sharp knives of sushi chefs and the hungry mouths of sashimi lovers have helped drive the bluefin tuna to the brink of extinction.

News Headlines
#101896
2014-11-17

Endangered species: Food and fuel pursuit pushing animals to extinction — especially fish

Snakes, butterflies, and a number of exotic fish are on the brink of extinction, according to the latest list of the world's most endangered species.

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#101898
2014-11-17

Pacific bluefin tuna, American eel listed as endangered species

The International Union for Conservation of Nature has added Pacific bluefin tuna and American eel to its new list of species at risk of extinction.

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#101816
2014-11-07

Cape Verde group answers turtle SOS

The Cape Verde Islands are a key nesting area for loggerhead turtles. But the species is endangered as a result of hunting and mass tourism. On the island of Sal, SOS Tartarugas takes care of turtles - big and small.

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#101798
2014-11-06

Rarest Kiwi Species Gets Breeding Boost

Fifty birds flew home last month. Now, 50 may not seem like much and flight might not sound all that unusual for birds, but we’re talking about the critically endangered rowi (Apteryx rowi), New Zealand’s scarcest kiwi species and one of the world’s rarest flightless birds.

News Headlines
#101806
2014-11-06

Invasive species threaten biodiversity

Huilo Huilo - Until a few decades ago, there were no beavers in Patagonia. That changed when 20 pairs of the tree-chewing creature were introduced with the hopes of creating a fur industry.

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#101775
2014-11-04

Fight to save endangered Indus dolphins, turtles

SUKKUR: Local legend has it that Pakistan's Indus River dolphin was once a woman, transformed by a curse from a holy man angry that she forgot to feed him one day.

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#101675
2014-10-29

Will a U.S. endangered species listing help save lions in Africa?

"The African lion -- a symbol of majesty, courage and strength since earliest times -- faces serious and continuing threats to its survival," said U.S Fish and Wildlife Director Dan Ashe.

News Headlines
#101584
2014-10-22

Saving the survivor: China scrambles to keep the finless porpoise from extinction

On the morning of July 14, 2002 Qi Qi ate breakfast as he always did.

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#101560
2014-10-21

When the Endangered Species Act Threatens Wildlife

When the Endangered Species Act passed in 1973, the concern was that iconic species such as the bald eagle would become extinct. The main threats were from shooting, poisoning and trapping.

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#101561
2014-10-21

Unable to protect rhinos, Kruger Park opens auction on endangered species

When a discreet “invitation to bid” advertisement appeared in a South African newspaper this month, it was a shocking admission of defeat by one of the world’s most famous wildlife reserves.

News Headlines
#101494
2014-10-17

Vanishing Species: Local Communities Count their Losses

PYEONGCHANG, Republic of Korea, Oct 16 2014 (IPS) - The Mountain Chicken isn’t a fowl, as its name suggests, but a frog. Kimisha Thomas, hailing from the Caribbean island nation of Dominica, remembers a time when she could find these amphibians or ‘crapaud’ as locals call them “just in the backy ...

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#101475
2014-10-16

Slender-billed curlew: Where has Europe's rarest bird gone?

"To the memory of the slender-billed curlew," says Dr Janos Botond Kiss, raising a beaker of ruby-tinted plum brandy, pressed from the fruits of his garden.

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#101433
2014-10-15

African penguins put researchers in a flap

Robben Island is notorious as the site where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years in prison, but now the island’s 1,200 breeding pairs of African penguins are sparking a scientific controversy. At stake is the survival of an endangered species, as well as how fisheries around the world are managed.

Meeting Document
#101242
2014-10-06

UNEP/CBD/COP/12/INF/43

National Red Lists: Global Coverage and Applications

News Headlines
#101263
2014-10-06

In the Age of Extinction, which species can we least afford to lose?

Climate change and human intervention are accelerating the planet's loss of biodiversity. So should we try to preserve 'useful' bees before 'cuddly' tigers?

News Headlines
#101203
2014-10-02

This could be the world's most endangered animal

NEWSER) – A new species of whale has been identified in an underwater canyon in the Gulf of Mexico, but scientists fear they won't have long to get to know it:

News Headlines
#101176
2014-10-01

David Attenborough backs £1m project to save Bengal tiger

Indian village to be relocated to create the most densely packed population of tigers in the world and stop them eating people

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#100988
2014-09-17

UN: 'Time to take the heat off turtles'

At a UN-organized meeting in Bonn, experts are discussing the plight of endangered sea turtles. Expert Colin Limpus told DW climate change is just the latest human-made factor making life tough for turtles.

News Headlines
#100932
2014-09-15

Ancient sturgeon in China's Yangtze 'nearly extinct'

The Chinese sturgeon, thought to have existed for more than 140 million years, is now on the brink of extinction, according to local media.

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#100890
2014-09-12

Wildlife activists say new U.S. lynx protections fall short

(Reuters) - The federal government will extend protections to all imperiled Canada lynx in the lower 48 U.S. states, but wildlife advocates said on Thursday it was ignoring important parts of the rare cats' range and they vowed to challenge the move in court.

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#100848
2014-09-10

The plan to save the rarest fish in the world – that happens to be named after puppies

The Devils Hole pupfish (Cyprinodon diabolis) is the rarest fish in the world. Found only in a single, tiny limestone cavern in the Devils Hole geothermal pool about 100 km east of Nevada’s Death Valley National Park, these fish have the smallest known geographic range of any vertebrate in the wild.

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#100813
2014-09-09

'Canary in the cornfield': monarch butterfly may get threatened species status

Monarch butterflies were once a common sight throughout the North American heartland. In Mexico, where they overwinter, single trees would often be covered in thousands. But declines in milkweed – their caterpillars’ only source of food – have led to a 90 percent decline in monarch numbers. Now, ...

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#100814
2014-09-09

North America's key birds facing extinction, study finds

314 species, including the bald eagle and 10 state birds of US at risk from climate change

News Headlines
#100700
2014-08-29

Number of Threatened Coral Species Jumps From 2 to 22

A ruling by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration bumps the number of protected coral species to 22.

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#100564
2014-08-21

Chile’s Largest Amphibian in Danger of Extinction

SANTIAGO – Chile’s helmeted water toad, a unique species in the world and the largest amphibian in that South American country, is in serious danger of extinction due to habitat loss and other factors, experts told Efe

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#100523
2014-08-19

Support our red-haired cousins, the orangutans, before it's too late

As orangutans are added to a list of the world’s 25 most endangered primates, we are discovering that these great apes are more like humans than we supposed

News Headlines
#100447
2014-08-13

Giant Amazon fish becoming extinct in many fishing communities, saved in others

The team compared mainstream bioeconomic theory—which policymakers have depended on in order to protect fish populations—with the lesser-known "fishing-down" theory, which predicts that large, high-value, easy-to-catch fish can be fished to extinction.

News Headlines
#100335
2014-08-01

House approves changes to Endangered Species Act despite veto threat

The House passed a bill Tuesday that would require the government to disclose all data it relies upon when determining whether a species is endangered.

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#100274
2014-07-30

87 new bird species considered threatened with extinction

Scientists have added 361 new bird species to the IUCN Red List following a major taxonomic review of non-passerine birds, i.e. non-perching or non-songbirds.

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#100208
2014-07-29

Pangolins being eaten to extinction, conservationists warn

Pangolins are being "eaten to extinction" due to a demand for their meat at banquets in China and Vietnam and their scales for use in Chinese medicine, conservationists have warned.

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#100197
2014-07-28

Nigeria: 'Only 100 Gorillas Left in Nigeria'

The Country Director of Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Mr. Andrew Dunn, has made a shocking revelation that there are only 100 gorillas left in the whole of Nigeria.

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#100179
2014-07-25

Biologist warn of early stages of Earth's sixth mass extinction event

In a new review of scientific literature and analysis of data published in Science, an international team of scientists cautions that the loss and decline of animals is contributing to what appears to be the early days of the planet's sixth mass biological extinction event.

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#100124
2014-07-22

Worldwide rhino horn trade continues unabated

More rhinos were killed by poachers last year in Africa than ever before. In 2014 the dubious record looks set to be broken again. The black market price for rhino horn is now considerably higher than cocaine.

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#100084
2014-07-17

Will the last ape found be the first to go? Bonobos' biggest refuge under threat (Part I)

The bonobo, or pygmy chimpanzee (Pan paniscus), is a species of great ape that has experienced a steep drop in population over the past two decades due to habitat loss and bushmeat hunting stemming from wars. Found only in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), estimates place the number of ...

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#100007
2014-07-10

Sold into extinction: great apes betrayed by protectors

In what appears to be corruption in high places, the international body charged with protecting endangered species has turned a blind eye to massive illegal trade of endangered Great Apes.

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#99975
2014-07-08

Plundered for their unique body parts, sawfish are on the brink

Sawfish are the most endangered group of marine fish in the world, largely thanks to overfishing and habitat loss. Formerly abundant, they have disappeared from many countries' waters, and in many others they are scarcely holding on.

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#99958
2014-07-07

Florida panthers rebound as wildlife service offers ranchers payment plan

Lack of land for endangered puma has US officials preparing payment plan to ranchers, many of whom resent the cats

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#99936
2014-07-03

Vulnerable dolphins keep to themselves

Two dolphin species in north-western Australia are vulnerable to local extinction because they rarely mingle with their own kind outside their immediate location, a new study has found.

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#99919
2014-07-02

On the brink of extinction: Javan rhino has new enemy in invasive palm

he last of Indonesia's critically endangered Javan rhinoceroses have survived poachers, rapid deforestation and life in the shadow of one of the archipelago's most active volcanoes. But an invasive plant is now posing a new threat to the world's rarest species of rhino.

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#99920
2014-07-02

Wild creatures of the tropics are being lost before they’re found

Our Tropical Future: A new report on the State of the Tropics has revealed rapid changes in human and environmental health in the Earth’s tropical regions. This is the third in a four-part series about the new report, based on the work of 12 universities and research institutions worldwide, whic ...

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#99726
2014-06-18

Japanese Eel Added to International Endangered Species List

Rich with vitamins and minerals, eels are credited by many Japanese people for helping them stay in good health and maintain their skin complexion. But eel stocks have plummeted rapidly in recent years and the country is now facing losing the traditional delicacy, which is typically enjoyed in t ...

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#99706
2014-06-17

Over 800 species added to IUCN threatened list, including 44 lemurs

Experts have added 817 species to the threatened categories of the IUCN Red List in the latest update. Those added include 51 mammals—mostly lemurs—and over 400 plants.

Meeting Document
#99683
2014-06-16

UNEP/CBD/WGRI/5/INF/26

Supporting the Implementation of Aichi Target 12

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#99616
2014-06-12

More than 90% of lemurs face extinction, IUCN warns

Updated 'red list' describes the primates as one of the most threatened groups of animals on Earth

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#99486
2014-06-04

Endangered wild cattle discovered in Cambodia's northwest

Unexpected photos from Siem Reap Province, north-west Cambodia, signal hope for the country's wild cattle amidst threats from hunting and habitat loss.

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#99466
2014-06-03

Newly discovered snails at risk of extinction

A team of Dutch and Malaysian scientists has recently completed one part of a taxonomic revision of Plectostoma, a genus of tiny land snails in Southeast Asia. Unfortunately, according to their article published recently in ZooKeys, it seems that these animals may be going extinct as fast as the ...

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#99152
2014-05-20

UK overseas wildlife 'needs protection'

Fancy sniffing a pretty yellow Arlihau flower in the wild? You'll have to hurry down to Pitcairn Island as there are only six plants left.

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#98954
2014-05-06

France launches action plan to save endangered hamster

Authorities in the French region of Alsace have launched an action plan to save a hamster facing extinction, more than two years after Europe's top court rapped Paris for neglecting the little rodent.

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#98904
2014-05-02

Endangered leopard images are proof of conservation progress in Caucasus

New images of the endangered Caucasian leopard emerged this week proving ten years of conservation efforts are working.

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#98699
2014-04-24

Chelonians for dinner: hunting threatens at-risk turtles and tortoises in India

The extinction risk faced by mammals is often in the limelight. But it may be surprising to learn that next only to primates, chelonians—or turtles and tortoises—are the world’s most imperiled vertebrate group

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#98604
2014-04-16

Diverse gene pool critical for tigers' survival, say experts

Increasing tigers' genetic diversity -- via interbreeding and other methods -- and not just their population numbers may be the best solution to saving this endangered species, according to research.

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