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#111168
2016-11-30

Rwanda's gorillas become new face of climate change

There are less than 900 mountain gorillas left in the world, and their fight for survival is getting even harder. Climate change is forcing the apes to travel farther for food. In our continuing series, "The Climate Diaries," Mark Phillips went to the mountains of Rwanda to see what else is putt ...

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#111092
2016-11-25

Protections for Rare and Endangered Animals Under Threat From Drilling Industry

Midland, Texas -- Monarch butterflies, tiny lizards, and a type of grouse known as the lesser prairie chicken all drew close scrutiny from a large gathering of oil and gas executives at the Permian Basin Petroleum Association's annual meeting this year.

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#111064
2016-11-24

Tigers face ‘unprecedented’ threat from transport projects: WWF

In 2010, 13 tiger range countries pledged to double the number of wild tigers by 2022 – the next Chinese year of the tiger. But the path to achieving these goals appears to be marred by a boom in transport projects, according to a new WWF report.

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#111019
2016-11-23

Elephant Refugees Flee to Last Stronghold in Africa

The elephants swim across the river in a straight line, trunks jutting out of the water like snorkels. With low, guttural bellows, they push their bodies together, forming a living raft to bolster a calf too tiny to stay afloat on its own.

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#111022
2016-11-23

Scientists scale trees in desperate attempt to save orange-bellied parrot

Scientists are scaling trees in Tasmania in an attempt to save the critically endangered orange-bellied parrot after the wild population dropped to the “stupidly low numbers” of just 14 individuals.

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#110975
2016-11-21

Kiwi chicks changing the future of endangered species

One kiwi chick at a time, a West Coast wildlife attraction is changing the fate of some of New Zealand's most endangered kiwi. The West Coast Wildlife Centre celebrated the birth of their 101st Haast tokoeka kiwi chick on Monday, a species with less than 400 birds in the wild.

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#110959
2016-11-18

The beloved Hawaiian honeycreeper birds are at risk of extinction from avian malaria

In the rugged mountain forests of Kaua’i, colorful birds called honeycreepers are dying out. Usually protected by the cooler temperatures found at higher altitudes, the birds are now victims of malaria-carrying mosquitoes that have crept upward as temperatures rise.

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#110964
2016-11-18

Study finds more birds are endangered than previously thought

Hundreds of bird species today face a greater risk of extinction than is formally recognized, a new Duke study found.In a team led by Stuart Pimm, Doris Duke professor of conservation ecology in the Nicholas School of the Environment, researchers concluded that by failing to include new informat ...

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#110851
2016-11-15

Rare river crossing by female raises hopes for boost in Florida panther population

Efforts to save the Florida panther may have broken through a longtime barrier: a female cat appears to have forged the Caloosahatchee River to stake out new territory to the north.

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#110863
2016-11-15

Three new species of miniaturized tropical salamanders are already endangered

An international team of researchers has completed a decades-long study of tiny salamanders found in the high-mountain forests of Oaxaca, Mexico, and concluded that they represent three new species of the enigmatic genus Thorius. With adults smaller than a matchstick, these salamanders are the s ...

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#110822
2016-11-14

10 Technologies That Are Helping Save Endangered Species

In today’s world, scientists and conservationists are starting to work together to look for solutions to help the plight of endangered species around the globe. These solutions are primarily using technology to help revitalize different populations of animals that are experiencing a decline. Usi ...

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#110833
2016-11-14

Move to save Singapore's endangered sea turtles

The gentle sea turtle has long fuelled the imagination, and Singaporeans flock to turtle sanctuaries elsewhere to catch sight of them. But sea turtles also live and nest right here, unknown to many. Unfortunately, the two species of sea turtles most commonly found here - the hawksbill turtle and ...

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#110814
2016-11-11

Will America's Turtles Be Eaten Into Extinction?

Anyone wanting a gourmet meal in the early 1900s in the United States could always count on finding one special dish: turtle.

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#110792
2016-11-10

Endangered species database ‘outdated’, underestimates risk of extinction: new study

The world’s most widely used database of endangered species — the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List — classifies species according to their risk of extinction. But this list underestimates the number of species at risk, concludes a new study.

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#110795
2016-11-10

Swingers’ hookup program can find the right match for endangered species

A quick look at the popularity of online dating services like OkCupid and eHarmony shows us that people are pretty comfortable with letting an algorithm choose them a mate. Now we at the Flinders Molecular Ecology Lab want to do a similar thing for other animals.

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#110754
2016-11-07

Uganda: New Approach to Saving Endangered Species

Though poaching is regarded as the main danger for wildlife, there are other factors that kill them, writes Joseph Ondiek

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#110712
2016-11-03

Will the Ax Fall on Nigeria’s National Parks?

Among the unfortunate headlines about Boko Haram and email scams, it is easy to overlook that Nigeria boasts seven national parks and some of the richest biodiversity in West Africa. Nearly all of that flora and fauna is concentrated in Cross River State in the country’s southeast corner, abutti ...

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#110717
2016-11-03

Can digital ecosystems save species from extinction?

Biodiversity and ecosystem services (BES) — in other words, those natural systems that underpin our economies, well-being and survival — face threats that are increasing in number and severity.

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#110724
2016-11-03

Eating The World’s Mammals To Extinction

Hunting by humans is driving many of the world’s threatened mammals to extinction. Elephants are killed for their tusks; rhinos, for their horns ― later to be used in chopsticks, hair clips and luxury ornaments.

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#110675
2016-11-01

Scientists fight for an endangered tortoise with a secret weapon: lasers

Human impact and a booming bird population are devastating the Mojave desert tortoise. But one man is trying some unusual methods to save them

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#110616
2016-10-27

Only 3 Irrawaddy dolphins remain in Laos

The small population of Irrawaddy dolphins in Lao People’s Democratic Republic is now functionally extinct, the World Wildlife Fund announced yesterday.

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#110590
2016-10-26

With an eye on climate change, court gives bearded seals endangered status

A federal appeals court ruled that a certain population of bearded seals can be granted endangered species status even if it is not currently facing extinction.

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#110591
2016-10-26

Rehabilitated orangutans freed in Borneo as species dwindles

KEHJE SEWEN FOREST, Indonesia -- Jamur didn't hesitate as the door of her temporary cramped quarters slid open. In less than a second, the stocky red-haired orangutan was savoring freedom for the first time in nearly two decades.

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#110534
2016-10-21

Wildlife to be leased to private land owners in bid to save threatened species

Under a proposed new trial, private property owners could help protect Australia’s endangered species – and the idea has gained the support of entrepreneur and AG founder Dick Smith.

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#110522
2016-10-20

Endangered Animals Are Being Poisoned In Zimbabwe. Drones Are Flying To The Rescue.

Instead of using guns to kill elephants and rhinoceroses, some poachers in Zimbabwe have begun poisoning the animals’ water with cyanide ― a practice some activists believe could be curbed by flying drones over parks in the African country.

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#110523
2016-10-20

Madagascar's endangered lemurs find refuge

Threatened by habitat loss and hunting, Madagascar's lemurs, a critically endangered species, are finding refuge in a private sanctuary on this vast Indian Ocean island.

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#110524
2016-10-20

CITES Conference Marks Major Breakthrough in Battle Against Endangered Rosewood Trade

New controls on rosewood and an agreement by CITES parties on legal acquisition findings could fill the gap that allows illegal trade of endangered timber species to flourish.

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#110525
2016-10-20

Snow leopards: Numbers decline due to 'retaliation'

Hundreds of snow leopards are being killed by poachers every year across the high mountain ranges of Asia, according to a new report.

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#110483
2016-10-18

Hangul may soon be declared as ‘critically endangered’

Srinagar: As the Kashmir Stag popularly known as Hangul is on the verge of extinction, largely because of human intrusions and domestic livestock grazing, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is all set to declare it a ‘critically endangered’ species to protect this beautifu ...

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#110456
2016-10-17

Returning endangered animals to the wild

It has been 35 years since the Japanese crested ibis disappeared from the skies of Japan. This year, “genuinely wild” chicks, the offspring of ibises born out of captivity on Sado Island, Niigata Prefecture, left their nests for the first time in 42 years.

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#110421
2016-10-13

For A Bird Nearing Extinction, An Indian Doctor Seeks a Cure

Numbers of the great Indian bustard are down to about 250, the result of hunting and habitat loss.

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#110395
2016-10-12

For the first time, bees get added to US endangered species list

In a positive move for bees, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has added seven species of yellow-faced bees in Hawaii to the U.S. Endangered Species List.

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#110403
2016-10-12

African Lions on the Brink: A Conversation with Lion Expert Craig Packer

With roars that rend the African night, lions have captured our imaginations since the dawn of humankind.

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#110404
2016-10-12

22 years and counting – the two whale sharks calling Ningaloo home

They’re believed to be the longest studied wild sharks in the world, providing critical insight into the mysterious endangered species.

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#110343
2016-10-07

Researcher aims to save endangered cranes

Slender, graceful and majestic, Asia’s red-crowned cranes may look the same in the wild or in captivity, but inside they are markedly different in the types of microbes they carry around—something that may guide conservation efforts for the endangered birds

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#110328
2016-10-06

A week of grim tidings for critically endangered right whales

Bad news came in three for critically endangered North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis) in late September.

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#110329
2016-10-06

CITES CoP17 closes after key votes on elephants, lions, pangolins, rosewood, and more

Since September 24, representatives from more than 180 countries have been gathered in Johannesburg, South Africa for the seventeenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP17) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), which closed today.

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#110312
2016-10-05

The Myanmar snub-nosed monkey: discovered and immediately endangered

Back in 2010, scientists discovered a new primate species with a distinct and unusual aversion to rain. Tipped off by hunters’ stories, they found the Myanmar snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus strykeri) in the country’s remote northeastern state of Kachin, near the border with China.

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#110317
2016-10-05

The world just agreed to the strongest protections ever for endangered animals

With some scientists predicting a sixth mass extinction, the world’s protectors of wildlife acted with a greater sense of urgency at a marathon meeting to toughen regulations against killing such endangered animals as sharks, manta rays and anteaters and trading their remains.

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#110318
2016-10-05

World cannot afford luxury animal trade in rhino horns, ivory, endangered species

A decade ago, the number of rhinoceros poached for their horns in southern Africa stood at about 60 each year – a cruel but relatively small illicit trade. Last year, more than 1300 rhinos fell to the poachers' guns.

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#110295
2016-10-04

Bees Added To Endangered Species List For The First Time

Trouble in paradise for seven species of pollinators native to Hawaii.

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#110275
2016-10-03

Disappearing Gardeners: thoughts on the Laotian elephant crisis

In their latest collaborative film, Gardeners of the Forest, Ceylan Carhoglu and Nicole Jordan Webber decided to explore a species whose fate is critically linked to the well-being of an entire ecosystem: the Laotian elephant.

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#110279
2016-10-03

Bid for strongest protection for all African elephants defeated at wildlife summit

Cites meeting blocks proposal for ban on all trade of ivory from four southern African countries with stable or increasing elephant populations - but passes other vital conservation measures

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#110255
2016-09-30

New data shows 'staggering' extent of great ape trade

A new database suggests say there has been a dramatic under-reporting of the live, illegal trade in great apes.

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#110257
2016-09-30

No decline in tiger trafficking: new report

Tiger poaching is showing no sign of slowing down, according to a new report by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network.

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#110265
2016-09-30

Endangered giraffes threatened by Uganda’s oil drilling bid

In the lush greens of Karen-Hardy just next to Nairobi national park, a young male Rothschild’s giraffe called Jock is feeding on greenish-coloured pellets from a container placed on a raised platform.

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#110270
2016-09-30

Seven species of bees now listed as endangered

HONOLULU, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service added seven species of bees to the endangered list, a first for bees in the country, which have seen declining populations over recent years.

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#110242
2016-09-29

New safeguards agreed for world's most trafficked mammal

A little known species driven to the edge of extinction by poaching has gained extra protection at the Cites meeting in South Africa.

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#110248
2016-09-29

Field Notes: Can we alter endangered species to be more adaptable?

Mongabay offers a glimpse into conservation science in progress: Stephanie Courtney Jones suggests that “pesty” traits that help invasive species spread, could also help endangered species adapt.

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#110224
2016-09-28

Total trade ban for Gibraltar's monkeys expected

Europe's only non-human primate, the Barbary Macaque, is expected to gain the highest level of species protection at the Cites meeting in Johannesburg.

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#110228
2016-09-28

Cuban crocodiles pose conservation conundrum

Genetic analyses of endangered animals reveal high level of interbreeding with hardier American species.

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#110230
2016-09-28

Wildlife butchers of Belén: the town that serves up rare species for a few dollars

In this Peruvian shanty town endangered wildlife is sold daily at market, live or freshly cooked in gory detail by traders flouting lax enforcement. Stopping this growing illegal trade will be key to discussions at Cites this week

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#110231
2016-09-28

Rare bird being driven to extinction by poaching for its 'red ivory' bill

Helmeted hornbills’ solid red beak sells for several times the price of elephant ivory due to soaring demand on the Chinese black market

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#110232
2016-09-28

African elephants, rhinos central at CITES conference

For many endangered species, the race is on control illegal trade before they go extinct. Two high-profile topics being discussed in Johannesburg involve changing the level of protection for African megafauna.

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#110237
2016-09-28

Let's put endangered plants in the spotlight

It’s time we started shouting about illegal sales of endangered plants: it’s just as barbaric as the ivory trade

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#110212
2016-09-27

Madagascar’s largest tortoise could become extinct in 2 years

One of the world’s rarest tortoises, the ploughshare tortoise, is about to become extinct.

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#110216
2016-09-27

Searching for sawfish following the clues of environmental DNA

What has a body like a shark’s, a saw protruding from its head and critically endangered status according to the IUCN?

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#110139
2016-09-23

CITES conference: Future of wildlife at stake

The future of world's most threatened wild species will be discussed at the wildlife conference in South Africa.

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#110140
2016-09-23

The most important conservation event you’ve never heard of is about to start

The eyes of the environmental world are turning to South Africa, where more than 2,000 government representatives from all over the world will be meeting later this week.

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#110141
2016-09-23

EU position for the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)

What is the EU’s position on ivory trafficking? The EU is concerned about the current levels of ivory trafficking and elephant poaching and is at the forefront of international efforts to tackle this problem.

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#110117
2016-09-22

Time running out to save world’s most endangered porpoise, environmentalists warn

There were as many as 570 vaquita in the world back in 1997, but now there are fewer than 60 left — and the species is facing extinction in the very near future if we don’t take immediate action, environmentalists are warning.

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#110107
2016-09-21

Endangered Chinese sturgeon faces new threat to survival in Yangtze River

Release of floodwaters washed farmed non-native species into river, where they will compete with wild fish

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#110108
2016-09-21

On World Rhino Day, We Pay Tribute To A Threatened Species

Today (23 September) is World Rhino Day. Founded in 2010 by WWF-South Africa, the day has grown into an "international success," with events worldwide bringing attention the plight of the rare animals.

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#110110
2016-09-21

Philippine Bleeding-heart doves flutter at the brink, but NGOs respond

The 7,100 islands of the Philippine Republic, scattered across the Pacific Ocean and South China Sea, teem with life.

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#110089
2016-09-20

Preserving the addax, a desert survivalist

The addax could be mistaken for a ghostly mirage in the Sahara Desert. But this antelope is perfectly adapted to survive harsh conditions there.

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#110037
2016-09-16

Bringing people together as scientists to save a zebra species

For 30 long minutes, the two safari buses trundled across the dry bushland of northern Kenya. Rocks and a haze of red dust kicked up from the rough and pitted road. The sun seared through the cloudless sky and thin air of the high escarpment, illuminating the leaves and long blanched thorns of t ...

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#110039
2016-09-16

Extinction looms for native bird species on the Hawaiian island of Kauai

Hawaiian honeycreepers have lived in the islands’ tropical forests for millennia, but the colorful finch-like birds are facing “imminent collapse” on Kauai, experts say.

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#110007
2016-09-15

Saving Rwanda's Endangered Species, One at a Time

Many conservationists devote careers to saving one endangered species. Barely into his 30s, Rwandan Olivier Nsengimana is well into helping rescue and revive two.

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#109945
2016-09-12

That Fish on Your Dinner Plate May Be an Endangered Species

Endangered and threatened fish are sometimes passed off as other species in markets around the world, according to a new report.

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#109907
2016-09-09

Dormice in Britain 'vulnerable to extinction'

Britain's native dormouse has declined by more than a third since the year 2000 according to a new report by wildlife charity, the People's Trust for Endangered Species.

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#109869
2016-09-08

Black, white and unique: the Malayan tapir struggles for recognition

Two-month old Asahan sucks milk greedily from a bottle. The baby Malayan tapir — his spotty brown juvenile coat already morphing to the distinctive black and white of an adult — was rescued by local villagers who found the displaced animal wandering alone through an oil palm plantation and then ...

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#109848
2016-09-07

Most humpback whales to be taken off federal endangered species list

Federal authorities are taking most humpback whales off the endangered species list, saying they have recovered enough in the last 40 years to warrant being removed.

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#109856
2016-09-07

Vaccines May Save Africa’s Rarest Wolves From Extinction

The endangered Ethiopian wolf suffers from high levels of rabies—but a new vaccine trial may help save the species.

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#109812
2016-09-06

Four out of six great apes one step away from extinction, experts say

The Eastern gorilla -- the largest living primate -- has been listed as Critically Endangered due to illegal hunting, according to the latest update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

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#109822
2016-09-06

Eastern gorillas, plains zebras under threat of extinction

The world's largest living primate, the Eastern gorilla, has been listed as under threat of extinction in the annual Red List of endangered species.

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#109796
2016-09-02

Species conservation profile of a critically endangered endemic for the Azores spider

Subject to continuing population decline due to various factors, an endemic cave-dwelling spider from the Azores is considered as Critically Endangered. To provide a fast output potentially benefiting the arachnid's survival, scientists make use of a specialized novel publication type feature, c ...

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#109766
2016-08-31

Another big predator in Southeast Asia faces extinction

Conservationists have long known that it’s hard – and in some cases – nearly impossible to survive as a tiger in Southeast Asia. Burning forests, high human populations and unflagging demand for tiger blood, tiger skin and crushed tiger bone means the big cats have to tread a daily gauntlet of s ...

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#109767
2016-08-31

Can Field Data and Science Save the Bornean Orang-utan?

Fifteen years ago, when I was living in Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo, I would occasionally be privileged enough to be able to watch wild Bornean orang-utans in the rain forest.

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#109730
2016-08-26

England's best-loved wildlife still in serious decline, report shows

Much of England’s best-loved wildlife remains in serious decline, according to the latest official assessment from the government. Birds and butterflies on farmland have continued their long term downward trend and 75% of over 200 “priority” species across the country – including hedgehogs, dorm ...

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#109707
2016-08-25

Endangered species often wait 12 years or more to be listed for protection

Delays in listing endangered species on the U.S.’s endangered species list is pushing many of them towards extinction, a new study has found.

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#109692
2016-08-24

Indonesia must do more to protect whale sharks, conservationists say

In 2013, Indonesia declared the whale shark a protected species, hoping to put a dent in the thriving trade in its body and parts which was pushing the world’s largest fish toward extinction.

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#109670
2016-08-22

Logged forests are havens for endangered species in Southeast Asia

LONDON, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- A logged forest isn't a lost forest, new research reveals. In recent surveys, scientists from Imperial College London found a surprising number of endangered species living in logged forests in Borneo.

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#109625
2016-08-18

US endangered-species recovery surges to record high

Nineteen species delisted from Endangered Species Act in past seven years.

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#109605
2016-08-16

Mystery of Bizarre Bird Deformities May Be Solved

ANCHORAGE, ALASKAScientists working with sophisticated DNA sequencing technology think they may have solved a 20-year-old mystery of what has caused thousands of Alaska’s wild birds to be afflicted with deformed, twisted beaks.

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#109599
2016-08-15

Rare Afghani Deer Endures Two Major Wars, Is Ultimate Survivor

Researchers feared the endangered ungulate had gone extinct. The Bactrian deer proved them wrong. t had been more than 40 years since researchers last caught sight of the Bactrian deer in Afghanistan.

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#109600
2016-08-15

Take the WWF quiz: Which endangered species are you? - See

The Philippines is a biodiversity hotspot, home to thousands of species, many of which are unfortunately endangered. To spread more information about these threatened creatures before it's too late, WWF Philippines has created a short and fun quiz for you to take. Are you a high-flying, intense ...

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#109580
2016-08-12

The ivory trade isn’t just a disaster for elephants. It threatens our future too

Today is World Elephant Day, when people with a passion for pachyderms come together to celebrate the wonder of elephants and raise funds to protect them. It seems paradoxical that the largest land animal, which has come to symbolise strength and sagacity, should be so vulnerable – but across Af ...

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#109590
2016-08-12

California island foxes removed from endangered species list

Not long ago, foxes native to the Channel Islands off the California coast teetered on the edge of extinction.They have rebounded to the point where U.S. wildlife officials on Thursday removed three subspecies of island fox from the roster of federally endangered species, hailing their comeback ...

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#109557
2016-08-11

Humans and climate change are threatening to wipe out 8,000 animal species

Farming, hunting and climate change are among the most significant threats faced by more than 8,000 animal species worldwide.

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#109559
2016-08-11

Biodiversity: The ravages of guns, nets and bulldozers

There is a growing tendency for media reports about threats to biodiversity to focus on climate change.Here we report an analysis of threat information gathered for more than 8,000 species. These data revealed a contrasting picture.

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#109560
2016-08-11

In Costa Rica, Photographing Jaguars to Help Save Them

About 650 feet from the buildings of a remote eco-lodge in southern Costa Rica, an automatic camera last year shot a picture of a passing jaguar, a spectacular big cat that is one of the country’s most endangered animals, and the focus of strenuous conservation efforts.

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#109567
2016-08-11

Many endangered species face long waits for protection

The Endangered Species Act (ESA) was enacted by Congress in 1973 to protect species threatened with extinction. To receive protection, a species must first be listed as endangered or threatened in a process that is administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. A two-year timeline for the m ...

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#109520
2016-08-10

World Lion Day: What Would You Do to Protect Lions?

Given the number of conservation issues surrounding the animal kingdom’s noblest of big cats, the first question I asked myself was, “which lion topic should I focus on?”

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#109526
2016-08-10

Texas mussel proposed as endangered, with implications for waterways

In what is a likely harbinger for special habitat protections that would affect waterways in Central Texas, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will announce Wednesday that it is considering an endangered species tag for a Texas freshwater mussel.

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#109495
2016-08-08

Kids' lemonade stand idea helps raise funds for endangered species

Two budding philanthropists are using a summertime staple to support endangered species. Dylan Woods, 9, and Jacey Molinelli, 8, set up a lemonade stand at the Calgary Zoo to raise money for endangered species.

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#109448
2016-08-04

For many endangered species, it's survival of the cutest, Ottawa scientists find

Most of the cash for conserving endangered animals goes to big “charismatic” species and there’s little left for smaller spineless ones, a global survey by Ottawa scientists shows.

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#109406
2016-08-03

Peru: threatened delicacy from the Amazon

The paiche is the largest carnivorous freshwater fish in the amazon region. And a delicacy. That threatens its population, which affects indigenous fishermen as well.

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#109396
2016-08-02

Big beasts are facing an 'extinction crisis': Most of the planet's large animals could die out by 2100

In less than a hundred years the majority of the planet's biggest beasts could become nothing more than a distant memory. By 2100, animals like leopards, great white sharks and elephants will be extinct unless conservation efforts step up, a new report says.

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#109283
2016-07-26

Mexico bans gillnets to protect rare vaquita porpoise

To protect the world’s rarest and most threatened marine mammal, Mexico will permanently ban the use of gillnets throughout the range of vaquita porpoise from September, and phase out night fishing by the end of this year.

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#109232
2016-07-21

South Africa's great white sharks 'facing extinction'

South Africa's great white shark population is heading for possible extinction after a rapid decline in numbers, say researchers.

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