It's hard to believe there are still places on Earth that haven't been fully explored. And yet this week brings news that conservation teams working in jungles in Bangladesh and Borneo have discovered previously unknown populations of two critically endangered species, the Irrawaddy dolphin and the Bornean orangutan...
The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation last week petitioned the U.S. Department of the Interior to protect seven Hawaiian bee species under the Endangered Species Act.
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service this week advised people to stay out of caves in the Northeast to hopefully slow the spread of white-nose syndrome (WNS), a deadly fungal infection blamed for the deaths of as many as half a million bats over the past two years...
American freshwater turtles are being harvested at an unsustainable rate to feed the voracious appetite for turtle meat in Asia, warns the Center for Biological Diversity in Tucson, Arizona...
As Canada kicks off its controversial seal hunting season this week, several species of seals around the world face uncertain futures.
In Finland, the Saimaa ringed seal ( Pusa hispida saimensis ), one of the world's few freshwater seals, is likely to become extinct in a few years, according to the Finnish natural resources agency, Metsähallitus...
In the conservation world, there’s a concept known as a "Lazarus" species: Those thought to be extinct, but later rediscovered.
Take Aspalathus recurvispina , for example...
The U.S. is home to an amazing 800 species of birds, but nearly a third of those species are endangered, threatened or in decline. That’s the news from “The U.S.
Fish in the Caribbean have declined significantly since 1995, suggesting that 30 years of steady coral loss in the region is taking its toll, new research shows.
The discovery of a one-month-old tuatara, a rare reptile descended from lizard-like dinosaurs, has conservationists in New Zealand celebrating.
Thanks to its status as the world's most isolated island chain, Hawaii boasts hundreds of species that don't exist anywhere else on Earth. But because of that isolation, and the threat caused by invasive species, Hawaii is also the endangered species capital of the world, with "more endangered species per square mile on these islands than any other place on the planet," according to the web site of Honolulu's Bishop Museum.State and federal officials are hoping to change that with a new program -- the first of its kind -- that will pay Hawaii farmers over the next 20 years to plant native species on unused portions of their land...
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