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#115505
2017-12-06

How Superstitions and Myths Affect Animal Conservation

When someone says “endangered species,” you probably think of rhinos, tigers, and maybe turtles, to name just a few. It’s alarming how our planet’s animals can disappear so quickly. What exactly is an endangered species? It is when a species of animal or plant is at very serious risk of extincti ...

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#115432
2017-12-04

The True Cost of a Dead Elephant

MAUN, Botswana—When the rains finally come to this corner of southern Africa, the land is transformed. Dry rivers flow again. Boreholes fill. Springs seep to the green surface.

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#115433
2017-12-04

Illegal wildlife trade is one of the biggest threats to endangered species – and the UK is a key player

You might not have heard of a pangolin, but they are widely claimed to be the most illegally trafficked mammal in the world.

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#115409
2017-12-01

'Endangered' captures lives of threatened species around the world

From polar bears in the melting tundra to colorful coral reefs in the world's oceans, photographer Tim Flach documented where threatened and endangered animals are living in his new book "Endangered."

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#115421
2017-12-01

Petition for Indonesian government to save Sumatran rhino garners global support

Over 100,000 people have signed an online petition calling for the Indonesian government to do more to save the Sumatran rhino from extinction.

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#115388
2017-11-30

How local ecological knowledge can save endangered and rare animals

From knowing where animals live, to which plants provide what medicinal benefits, communities around the world hold expert levels of knowledge on their local environments.

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#115398
2017-11-30

Endangered species: Egyptian vulture rescued from temple after priest sounds alarm

A temple in Patparganj had an unusual visitor on Wednesday. A white adult Egyptian vulture, rarely seen in Delhi’s skies over the past several years, found its way to a Hanuman temple in the area, where it was spotted by the priest, Bharti Baba.

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#115352
2017-11-28

SOS: Turtles in need

Yellow-spotted river turtle eggs are a delicacy in Peru. Communities who once collected the eggs to eat themselves are now selling them for ever higher prices, pushing the turtles to the brink of extinction.

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#115353
2017-11-28

Indonesia to kick off 10-year plan to save critically endangered helmeted hornbill

The Indonesian government will next year launch a 10-year program to save the critically endangered helmeted hornbill (Rhinoplax vigil), a bird driven to the verge of extinction because of poaching for its distinctive casqued beak.

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#115330
2017-11-27

Scientists successfully transplant coral into the devastated Great Barrier Reef

In a bid to save the endangered Great Barrier Reef from the effects of man-made pollution and climate change, Australian scientists have turned to desperate measures. They’ve first bred baby corals in an artificial environment and later moved them to some of the most damaged parts of the reef. E ...

Meeting
#5681

69th meeting of the CITES Standing Committee

27 November - 1 December 2017, Geneva, Switzerland

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#115283
2017-11-22

We don’t need to save endangered species. Extinction is part of evolution.

Near midnight, during an expedition to southwestern Ecuador in December 2013, I spotted a small green frog asleep on a leaf, near a stream by the side of the road. It was Atelopus balios , the Rio Pescado stubfoot toad. Although a lone male had been spotted in 2011, no populations had been found ...

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#115242
2017-11-17

Conservation call on sawfish nursery

Murdoch University researchers have identified an important nursery for a critically endangered species of sawfish and are calling for conservation efforts to be focused there.

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#115243
2017-11-17

Parrots And Politics Collide In Tasmania's Trashed Forests

Poorly managed logging of Tasmania’s old growth forests threatens to quickly push Australia’s critically endangered swift parrot over the edge and into extinction

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#115246
2017-11-17

Tiger bones? Lion bones? An almost extinct cycad? On-the-spot DNA checks at ports of entry

Wildlife traffickers do their best to make animal and plant parts unidentifiable. When customs officials find bones, maybe all they can say, is that the bones belonged to large cats. Then they have to ask: are those tiger bones? Tigers are threatened with extinction and an international conventi ...

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#115200
2017-11-15

Scientists team up on study to save endangered African Penguins

With less than 25,000 breeding pairs in existence today, it is an uphill battle for the African Penguin, which calls South Africa home. The 60 percent drop in their population since 2001 has put them on the endangered species list by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. In some So ...

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#115201
2017-11-15

Scientist calls on public to help 'unlock' genes of threatened bat species

A University of Southampton scientist is calling on the public's help in her bid to unlock the genetic secrets of an endangered bat species.

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#115139
2017-11-10

Who Cries for Butterflies?

They are disappearing in front of our eyes, and no one can tell how much our lives will change without them. All over the world, scientists are recording a dramatic "ecological Armageddon" that is showing itself first in the realm of insects.

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#115122
2017-11-09

How do you stop the next mass extinction? Look to the past

Black rhinos, red wolves, whooping cranes: the global list of endangered species grows every year to the point where some researchers say we're witnessing the start of Earth's next mass extinction.

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#115086
2017-11-08

New Orangutan Species Faces Potential Extinction: Here’s How Humans Can Save It

Scientists have identified an isolated group of orangutans in the Sumatran forest of Batang Toru as an entirely new species, which they named as Pongo tapanuliensis. However, the species has also been listed as endangered, with fewer than 800 surviving members.

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#115096
2017-11-08

Where, oh where, are the rhinos of Bukit Barisan Selatan?

LAMPUNG, Indonesia — Dripping with sweat, breathing heavily, I followed several members of the Rhino Protection Unit (RPU) down a steep, forested slope characteristic of Sumatra’s Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park. I was thankful whenever we paused: to look at a spot where a deer had rubbed ag ...

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#115100
2017-11-08

Higher biodiversity due to river-expanding measures

Lower flood risk and the start of biodiversity recovery - those two things can go together quite well. Multiple groups of endangered and protected species are returning to river areas in the Netherlands, reveal researchers of Utrecht University and Radboud University today in Science Advances.

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#115008
2017-10-30

Penguins in peril

A registered wildlife rehabilitator has managed to rescue four Fiordland penguins from Albany’s coastline this year alone. Fiordland penguins are one of the rarest penguin species in New Zealand and only breed in the south part of the country.

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#115002
2017-10-27

Call to conserve 'crucial' rare Wales spider species

Action is needed to conserve Wales' rare spider species, including those which only live underground, a review has found. Some of the 500 species of spiders that live in Wales are found almost nowhere else in the world, according to Natural Resources Wales (NRW).

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#114976
2017-10-26

Almost half of threatened vertebrates are on islands — and that could help save them

Nearly half the world’s vertebrates faced with extinction live on islands where it is easier to control the invasive species that may endanger their survival, a study published Wednesday said.

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#114985
2017-10-26

Cat on a hot tin roof

On the roof of the world, the high mountains and plateaus of Central Asia, lives the enigmatic snow leopard—an endangered wild cat which is said to roam the inhospitable landscapes in over 12 countries (Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, China, Mongolia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, ...

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#114968
2017-10-25

Extinction looms for two rare bird species after devastating hurricanes

Conservation biologist Paul Reillo is torn between two worlds in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria—one of swift action and one of waiting.

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#114970
2017-10-25

Will anyone act to save the caribou? Ontario is not.

Instead of implementing caribou recovery plans, the Ontario government has allowed logging and logging roads to continue to expand into unfragmented forests, causing critical caribou habitat to be lost. Scientists have warned that delays in addressing industrial expansion will result in a lower ...

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#114943
2017-10-24

Elephant poaching declines in East Africa

While the outlook for elephants looks good in Botswana, South Africa and Namibia, in Central Africa, there have been dramatic losses of elephant populations over the last decade, with levels of illegal killing remaining very high.

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#114930
2017-10-23

The Hidden Crisis Shaping Life on Earth

The diversity of species on Earth is plummeting, and by 2100, the number of extinctions could be as high as 1,000 – what can we do about it?

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#114921
2017-10-20

The case that humans are creating new species despite killing off so many

We humans have left a nasty mark on the Earth, no doubt. We’ve poisoned waterways, incinerated forests, and poured greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. We've critically endangered some species by demolishing huge swaths of their natural habitat, and greedily hunted others to extinction.

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#114904
2017-10-19

Fighting Extinction: Researching and Designing Solutions to Protect Endangered Species

The African wild dog. The Asian elephant. The Eastern lowland gorilla. These are just three of the many vertebrate species facing possible extinction because of human activities. Is there anything we can do to protect endangered species, and slow overall extinction rates?

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#114905
2017-10-19

'Save the dung beetle!' Global science chief says biodiversity vital

Governments should extend the protection of nature far beyond iconic creatures such as tigers and elephants to species including worms and beetles that are vital to human prosperity, the chair of a global scientific project said on Thursday.

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#114852
2017-10-16

More sightings of an endangered species don't always mean it's recovering

If more sightings of an endangered species are recorded, does that mean its numbers are increasing? Australia's native forest logging industry is arguing yes.

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#114753
2017-10-05

Belize to create world’s first ray sanctuary

The government of Belize today announced the establishment of the first-ever nationwide ray sanctuary, motivated, in part, by data from Global FinPrint scientists at FIU. Globally, rays are threatened with extinction due largely to overfishing, habitat loss and climate change. They are even more ...

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#114759
2017-10-05

The bold, tech-fuelled plan to save Africa's big beasts

Kenya's rhinos, elephants, and zebras pull in millions of tourism dollars and supply jobs. Poachers threaten that – but an ambitious programme is combining the influence of local communities and innovative technology to keep them at bay.

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#114760
2017-10-05

Hippos are being pushed towards extinction by an insatiable demand for their teeth

When it comes to the global wildlife trade, conservationists have a long list of things to be worried about. They might need to add hippos to the top of that list.

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#114626
2017-09-27

In pictures: The ten most endangered animals in Africa [infographic]

Africa’s animal population is on a steep decline, and we all know it. The reasons for extinction and endangerment of these beautiful creatures vary from poaching to habitat loss to climate change, and whether we accept it or not, we all have our shares of contributions.

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#114604
2017-09-26

Pocket-sized turtle is now endangered!

Found only in Mexico and U.S., the Sonoyta mud turtle is down to just 100 in numbers It may not be surprising that an “aquatic desert” turtle faces long odds in life, but environmentalists and biologists still welcomed this week’s endangered species designation for the Sonoyta mud turtle.

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#114605
2017-09-26

Botanic gardens are world's "best hope" for saving threatened plants

"If we do not conserve our plant diversity, humanity will struggle to solve the global challenges of food and fuel security, environmental degradation, and climate change"

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#114567
2017-09-22

Can the Javan rhino be saved before disaster strikes?

As the old saying warns, it’s bad enough to put all your eggs in one basket. If you have to, though, at least try not to leave that basket sitting on the beach under an active volcano.

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#114520
2017-09-20

Pangolins reduced to small, isolated populations in Bangladesh: new study

Pangolins, one of the most trafficked mammals in the world, are fast disappearing from earth. Yet, we know very little about these solitary animals. Even basic information such as pangolins’ populations is severely lacking, scientists say, making it difficult to plan conservation actions to save ...

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#114496
2017-09-19

Sharks become victims of most deadly predator in the Gulf - overfishing

It looks like a fearsome predator of the seas. Nearly two metres long when fully grown, hunting with 15 rows of sharp teeth and its presence announced by the dreaded triangular fin carving through the water.In fact, we have nothing to fear from the Smoothtooth Blacktip shark, which lives largely ...

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#114501
2017-09-19

Size matters when it comes to extinction risk

The biggest and the smallest of the world's animals are most at risk of dying out, according to a new analysis. Size matters when it comes to extinction risk, with vertebrates in the so-called "Goldilocks zone" - not too big and not too small - winning out, say scientists.Action is needed to pro ...

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#114502
2017-09-19

First orangutan birth in Aceh reserve ‘gives hope’ for survival of species

The first baby orangutan was born at the Pinus Jantho Nature Reserve in Sumatra, a sign that the species might survive the global extinction crisis now underway.

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#114457
2017-09-15

Tiger Species Thought Extinct Is Possibly Spotted in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Park rangers in Indonesia may have spotted an animal thought to live only in folklore and history books: a Javan tiger, declared extinct more than 40 years ago.

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#114458
2017-09-15

Why people chauffeured hundreds of eels around Ottawa this summer

It was part of a massive volunteer effort each year to help the eels migrate around a dam that blocks their path, and it raises questions about Canada’s Species At Risk Act

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#114431
2017-09-14

Once-abundant ash tree and antelope species face extinction -- IUCN Red List

Gland, Switzerland, 14 September 2017 (IUCN) - North America's most widespread and valuable ash tree species are on the brink of extinction due to an invasive beetle decimating their populations, while the loss of wilderness areas and poaching are contributing to the declining numbers of five Af ...

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#114388
2017-09-12

When Rwanda named baby mountain gorillas

This year marks the 13th edition of the annual flagship event, locally known as Kwita Izina. It is the flagship of Rwanda’s conservation efforts and brings together conservation enthusiasts from all over the world to celebrate the central African country’s success in protecting the endangered sp ...

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#114366
2017-09-11

China's Endangered Fireflies

We left Wuhan, China, late one afternoon, crossing the Yangtze River and driving south for hours. As darkness fell, we joined the crowd that spilled out from five massive tour buses. Over 400 city dwellers—young couples, grandparents, families with kids—had traveled for hours into the countrysid ...

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#114362
2017-09-08

The week in wildlife – in pictures

Stag deers in London’s Richmond Park, elks in east China, and Bactrian deer in central Asia are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world

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#114363
2017-09-08

Monarch Butterfly Could Be At Risk Of Extinction

A new research finds that the number of monarch butterflies in North America has significantly dwindled in the last three decades. Are these butterflies in danger of extinction?

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#114364
2017-09-08

Jackie Chan fights for pangolins

Martial arts superstar and wildlife champion Jackie Chan calls for an end to the consumption of pangolin products in a new public service announcement video. “Protecting pangolins is not just about saving an endangered species, but also about healthy ecosystems.”

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#114264
2017-08-31

Video: Ducklings recorded leaving nest in Northern Plains of Cambodia

Today, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released video of three Endangered white-winged ducklings leaving their Koki tree-hollow home for the first time while their mother patiently waits for them to follow. The ducklings are the latest piece of great news resulting from an innovative pro ...

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#114189
2017-08-25

Injured bird of prey gets a new lease of life in Sharjah

Sharjah: An injured bird of prey from the falcon family, was given a new lease of life and was helped to fly again over the Kalba mountains, thanks to the efforts of the Environment and Protected Areas Authority (EPPA) in Sharjah.

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#114171
2017-08-24

Magical creatures help conservation.

Beliefs in magical creatures can impact the protection of biodiversity, and the field of conservation needs to consider them seriously, researchers have warned.

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#114177
2017-08-24

Scientists release record number of endangered soft shell turtles

Scientists in London, Ont. have released a record number of eastern spiny softshell turtle hatchlings into the wild in the largest single attempt in Canada to bring the endangered species back from the brink of extinction.

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#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 ...

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#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 ...

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#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.

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#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.

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#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.

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#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

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#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.

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#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.

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#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.

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#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 ...

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#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.

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#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.

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#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 ...

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#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.

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#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 ...

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#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.

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#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.

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#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 ...

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#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 ...

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