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#106958
2016-01-22

Popular pet fish listed as “threatened” under Endangered Species Act

The US National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) published a final rule Wednesday listing the Banggai cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni) as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The species will be the first saltwater aquarium fish listed, and only the twenty-eighth marine fish.

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#106934
2016-01-21

Rare muriqui monkey hideout found in Brazil

VILA VELHA, Brazil, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- A recent survey of Brazil's Caparao National Park turned up a rare discovery -- a new group of northern muriqui, one the planet's most threatened primate species.

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#106874
2016-01-18

Footage of wild Asian elephants marks success for Cambodia’s protected forest

CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL (CI), a U.S.-based environmental non-profit, released footage on Friday of the largest herd of elephants seen in Cambodia in the past decade.

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#106861
2016-01-15

Footage of elephants in Cambodia raises hopes for Asian species in the wild

Rare footage of an elephant herd roaming through Cambodia’s biggest forest sanctuary has signalled the success of a 14-year conservation programme and raised hopes for the endangered species’ survival.

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#106806
2016-01-12

China's craze for 'aquatic cocaine' is pushing two species into oblivion

Affluent Chinese are putting two Mexican species at risk due to demand for dried swim bladders. But will this year’s Cites meeting on the wildlife trade force a crackdown?

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#106812
2016-01-12

Rare Caribbean lizards on the verge of extinction, says US body

THE United States Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday announced that seven species of Caribbean skinks or lizards may qualify for Endangered Species Act protection.

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#106794
2016-01-11

Rare UK butterfly under threat as elms disappear

Wildlife Trust estimates tree disease has left around 1,000 mature English elms, which are the exclusive habitat of declining white-letter hairstreak

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#106761
2016-01-07

Science-driven strategies for more effective endangered species recovery

The Endangered Species Act (ESA), which quietly passed its 42nd birthday last week, has shielded hundreds of species in the United States from extinction and dramatically achieved full recovery for a celebrated few.

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#106721
2016-01-04

The Endangered Species Act isn't broken, but is its implementation faltering?

We've all heard them. Claims from powerful special interests and members of Congress blaming federal environmental regulations for a host of economic maladies. The Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act and the Endangered Species Act (ESA), are vilified with alarming regularity.

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#106697
2015-12-23

US adds African lions to endangered species list after Cecil controversy

The US government has sent a powerful message to lion sports hunters, announcing that it will amend its Endangered Species Act to include protections for African lions and tighten laws to restrict the importation of wildlife trophies.

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#106686
2015-12-22

US places Indian lion in endangered species list

WASHINGTON: The US will place a breed of lion found in India and Africa in the endangered species list in a bid to curb the dramatic decline of their population.

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#106652
2015-12-17

Researchers just proved that attacks on the Endangered Species Act are not based on reality

Though it would reportedly end the United States’ decades-old oil export ban, an omnibus funding bill passed by the US Congress today also contains some victories for environmental conservation.

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#106628
2015-12-16

Relocation of finless porpoises in China boosts hopes for species' survival

Conservationists celebrate after four critically endangered Yangtze porpoises are successfully relocated to a secure reserve

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#106551
2015-12-10

Nepal’s endangered river dolphins return

[KATHMANDU] The first study in two decades of the Ganges river dolphins in Nepal estimates that the numbers of the endangered species have increased to about 50 individuals. This is an improvement over the two dozen sightings recorded in the 1990s.

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#106380
2015-12-02

The search for Britain’s only native species of cicada

It was an email from an automated system telling him that a recording of a New Forest cicada's song might have been detected. The species, Cicadetta montana, hadn't had a confirmed sighting in Britain for 15 years. It's a fascinating creature - the only cicada native to Britain and one which is ...

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#106198
2015-11-23

Northern white rhino dies at San Diego Safari Park; only three others remain

ESCONDIDO, Calif., Nov. 22 (UPI) -- One of the world's last remaining northern white rhinos died Sunday in Southern California, officials said.

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#106094
2015-11-13

San Diego Zoo and a sanctuary in Kenya announce plan to save northern white rhinos

An ambitious, scientifically-complex plan aimed at saving one of the world's most endangered species -- the northern white rhino -- was announced Thursday by the San Diego Zoo and the Ol Pejeta Sanctuary in Kenya.

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#106065
2015-11-11

World’s most elusive shark found and tagged for the first time

They are one of the most elusive sharks ever. Lurking in murky tropical rivers, no live adults had ever been seen before.

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#106066
2015-11-11

ASAP: reversing decline of critically endangered species in Southeast Asia

Species in Southeast Asia are in crisis. Compared with most other regions, Southeast Asian countries — Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam — have a higher proportion of species that are categorized as threatened on ...

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#105964
2015-11-03

Vitamin supplements could save critically endangered kakapo

They make an eccentric pair. The world’s heaviest parrot – which also happens to be flightless – depends on the berries of a tall conifer tree for breeding, but the rimu tree can go for years without producing any fruit at all.

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#105965
2015-11-03

Indonesia blazes threaten endangered orangutans

The world’s only wild orangutans — already besieged by logging, hunting, pet trading and the steady expansion of palm-oil plantations — are now threatened by forest fires that have burned for months on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra in southeast Asia.

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#105880
2015-10-30

Macedonia dam faces the axe over risk of Balkan lynx extinction

Controversial €100m hydropower project likely to lose funding after Bern Convention warns of ‘decisive negative impact’ on the critically endangered lynx

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#105883
2015-10-30

Protected California salmon numbers drop as drought warms water

The number of young winter run Chinook salmon in the Sacramento River is considerably lower so far this year than in 2014, federal authorities said, prompting concerns that the drought is making it harder for the endangered species to recover.

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#105886
2015-10-30

Turtle doves, puffins one step closer to extinction

GLAND, Switzerland, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- The International Union for Conservation of Nature has declared the Atlantic puffin and European turtle dove "vulnerable" to global extinction and added them to its Red List of threatened species this week.

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#105859
2015-10-29

Four UK bird species including puffins 'face extinction'

Puffins are among four UK bird species now at risk of extinction, according to the latest revision of a global conservation database.

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