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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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