The death of a snail named George on New Year’s Day marked the extinction of his species. Saving the rest of Hawaii’s unique snails is a race against time—but not one without hope...
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After decades of rumors and searches, the existence of a two-foot-long amphibian called “the reticulated siren” has finally been confirmed
A newly discovered plant genus could be wiped out by dams and mining. Could giving it a name save it from extinction?
A bid to remove the bird from the Endangered Species Act has emerged once again—long after the disappearance of the organization that proposed its removal
In a move that shocked and horrified many conservationists, China this week opened up two legal markets for rhino horns and tiger body parts. Under China’s new rules, which overturn a 25-year-old ban, farm-raised tiger and rhino “products” can be approved for use in medical research or by accredited doctors in hospitals, despite the fact that the body parts have no known medicinal value...
Small, remnant populations might look like they’re doomed, but a new study says they could still deserve protection...
A new study—the first of its kind—finds the world’s conservation areas fail to protect hundreds of rare cactus species...
Researchers have identified a new tree species in Cameroon, but it only grew in a landscape that has now been destroyed by agriculture
The extinction of the Christmas Island flea—and the current risk to other parasites—shows a major gap in conservation efforts
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