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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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#109215
2016-07-20

Whale sharks inch closer to extinction

The world’s largest fish, the whale shark, is in deep trouble.

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#109141
2016-07-12

Bornean Orangutan Now Critically Endangered

The Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) is now critically endangered, with populations in sharp decline due to habitat destruction and illegal hunting, the IUCN declared last week.

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#109127
2016-07-11

Bornean orangutan critically endangered, conservation group says

JAKARTA, Indonesia - A global conservation group says Borneo's orangutans are now a critically endangered species due to hunting and destruction of forest habitat.

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#109117
2016-07-08

Asia’s Unknown, Ignored And Disappearing Animals

Try to name Asia’s most endangered animals, and iconic species such as tigers, orangutans and rhinos likely leap to mind. But pangolins, langurs or saola? Not so much. Most of us haven’t heard of these “other” species, and can’t even picture them.

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#109118
2016-07-08

Chewed plants help detect viruses in wild mountain gorillas, monkeys

Chewed bark, leaves and fruit discarded by mountain gorillas provide a simple way to test the endangered apes for viruses without disturbing them, according to scientists studying mountain gorillas and golden monkeys in East-Central Africa.

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#109091
2016-07-05

Dolly the Sheep creator calls for biobank to save endangered animals

A modern-day “ark” that holds tissues from endangered animals should be built as an insurance policy to save species from extinction, Sir Ian Wilmut, the creator of Dolly the Sheep, has said.

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#109092
2016-07-05

5 ways you can help civil society end the illegal wildlife trade

Asia is a key hub for the illegal wildlife trade. Asian Development Bank sustainable development and climate change consult Maria Cristina Tabing highlights how individuals can help protect critically endangered species.

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#109072
2016-07-04

Caribbean island's last two rare frogs are reunited

Male and female mountain chicken frogs that were sole survivors of deadly disease are hoped to begin breeding on Montserrat for the first time since 2009

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#109076
2016-07-04

Saving the world's rarest parrot with genomics

Off the coast of New Zealand, conservationists are sequencing the genome of kakapo parrots to try and bring the bizarre flightless bird back from the brink. They're also tracking every detail of its strange sex life.

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#109011
2016-06-27

How the dormouse is returning to England’s hedgerows after 100 years

Moves to save the tiny woodland mammal from extinction could herald the reintroduction of larger lost species such as the wolf and sea eagle

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#108994
2016-06-23

Rare moth faces extinction at its last site in England

Dark bordered beauty moths have declined by over 90% at their last stronghold near York due to sheep grazing and habitat loss

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#108967
2016-06-22

Endangered Boreal felt lichen set to decline 50 percent in 25 years despite conservation efforts

Researchers call for increased protection as the federally protected Boreal felt lichen population decline in Atlantic Canada shows links to human impacts on the environment

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#108969
2016-06-22

Golden eagles remain endangered in Mexico

Only about 100 couples remain in the wild, according to official estimates

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#108880
2016-06-10

Hopes for endangered animals revive as 25 born in one year

The government’s effort to save species from extinction has received a boost after 25 females of endangered fauna species gave birth in Indonesia in one year, raising hopes for their future survival. The 25 protected animals were born in seven conservation institutions.

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#108858
2016-06-08

Down to 60: scientists mull risky captive breeding for panda porpoise

As the vaquita – the world’s smallest porpoise – plunges toward extinction, scientists have a tough decision ahead of them: to attempt a super risky captive breeding programme or not?

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#108839
2016-06-07

Experts mull trapping Mexico's endangered 'vaquitas marinas' to breed them in captivity

MEXICO CITY (AP) – A new report on Mexico's endangered vaquita marina porpoise says authorities may have to consider trapping some of the few remaining specimens to try to breed them in captivity or semi-captivity.

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#108800
2016-06-02

What Harambe’s death means for a critically endangered species of gorilla

Two days after Harambe the Cincinnati Zoo gorilla was fatally shot to save a toddler’s life, the zoo’s director, Thane Maynard, lamented the death as a “loss to the gene pool of lowland gorillas.”

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#108734
2016-05-31

Reestablishing a wild population of American burying beetles

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden released 110 pairs of endangered American burying beetles at the nearby Fernald Nature Preserve last week as part of ongoing efforts to restore the beetle’s population in the wild.

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#108768
2016-05-31

Transnational conservation in Turkey could save six threatened bird species

In a great example of nature conservation knowing no national boundaries, Doğa Derneği (BirdLife in Turkey), with the support of the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB, BirdLife in Bulgaria), MME (BirdLife in Hungary) and the Ornithological Society of the Middle East (OSME), hav ...

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#108716
2016-05-30

Russia is trying to reintroduce Persian leopard species

SOCHI: The Russian resort of Sochi is best known for hosting the 2014 Winter Olympics. But now it’s about to welcome a different kind of visitor - one that can break a goat’s neck with a twist of its jaws.

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#108640
2016-05-18

What can extinct species do to help conservation?

The dodo, the passenger pigeon and the Tasmanian tiger are well-known victims of extinction caused by human behaviour, but could their status be used to help conservation efforts from beyond the grave?

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