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Pollution linked to deaths of over 70 endangered giant stingrays

The deaths of over 70 giant stingrays in Thailand's Mae Klong River has been attributed to molasses wastewater that leaked from a sugar/ethanol factory in Ban Pong District of Ratchaburi Province.

Thousands of endangered tadpoles airlifted to Puerto Rico

Oakland - Over 4,000-week old tadpoles left the Oakland Zoo in California this week, headed to Puerto Rico as part of a program to reestablish the multi-colored crested toad once thought to be extinct.

Climate change could slash polar bear numbers 30% by 2050

Ginebra - Polar bears look set to see their numbers dwindle by nearly third by mid-century, a top conservation body said Thursday, warning climate change poses the greatest threat to the king of the Arctic.

Toronto Zoo welcomes Canada's first giant panda cubs

Toronto - At the Toronto Zoo, giants sometimes come in small packages. The zoo is celebrating the birth of two such packages — tiny twin cubs born early Tuesday to Er Shun, one of two giant pandas on loan from China.

Africa's elephants have a champion on their side Special

In the ongoing battle to save Africa's two species of elephants, many organizations have combined forces. But Tara Easter, with the Center for Biological Diversity is at the forefront of this strategy in combating the illegal wildlife trade.

Petition: Protect two species of African elephants as endangered

On Wednesday, citing new research on African elephants, the Center for Biological Diversity has petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reclassify African elephants as two separate species, and protect both as endangered.

Rare sighting of unbelievably cute Chinese Ili pika

An extremely rare sighting of the incredibly cute, Chinese Ili pika, will hopefully bring world attention to the plight of this very elusive but also endangered species.

Endangered young gorilla dies at San Francisco Zoo

San Francisco - A hydraulic door that crushed an endangered young gorilla to death at the San Francisco Zoo on Friday night was custom-made with a fully functional manual shut-off switch, a zoo spokesman said Sunday.

Baby steelhead released early as California river water heats up

Rancho Cordova - State wildlife officials released hundreds of thousands of baby steelhead trout from a Northern California fish hatchery on Wednesday — months too early — to try to save their lives in the face of a severe drought.

Tiny Oregon Chub is the first fish taken off the endangered list

Corvallis - A small Oregon backwater minnow has been taken off the endangered list and takes its place as the first fish to ever do so, announced the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Documenting the loss of the Sahara's 'mega-fauna'

Covering most of North Africa, the Sahara Desert is the world's largest tropical desert, covering 3.6 million sq. miles, about the size of Brazil. Largely undeveloped, the Sahara has one of the harshest ecosystems to survive in, for humans and wildlife.

Five more gray whales wash ashore in Chukotka, Russia

Gray whales in the North Pacific belong to two distinct populations, with the Western gray whale population seen mainly along the coasts of China, Korea, Japan and Russia. They have been hunted to the point of near extinction, and less than 100 remain.

Yellowstone wolves possibly among those killed in Wyoming

Recent kills by hunters in an area bordering Yellowstone National Park have biologists and wolf-watchers worried that the Lamar Canyon Pack has again been hit by wolf hunters in the area just outside the park.

World's most endangered species list released

Jeju - Today scientists published a list of the world's 100 most endangered species. The list, the first of its kind, was published by the World Conservation Congress in South Korea.

Endangered species conservation may be helped by a new index Special

A new index, called SAFE (Species Ability to Forestall Extinction), has been developed to help conservationists better understand how close a species may be to extinction and could be used to help determine where to focus limited conservation resources.

Endangered tiger among animals found in British man's freezer

Police raided a suburban house in Coventry, England, arresting a 52-year-old man. Among many different dead and frozen animals they found a tiger, a monkey and a chimpanzee in his freezer.

Endangered Lemurs born in Florida

Tampa - Busch Gardens is celebrating the birth of two baby lemurs. The births, the first at the park, were greeted with much excitement. The lemur's survival is threatened in their native habitat of Madagascar and are listed as an endangered species.

Man jailed for selling endangered species

An Ontario man who used the Internet to arrange cross-border meetings to sell at-risk and endangered species has been sentenced to jail time.

Op-Ed: Iconic Crescent-shaped L.A. Hotel on Endangered Buildings List

Americans can’t tolerate anything that’s old. Not old people, old clothes, old cars, old-fashioned ideas of politeness, etiquette, civility…the mantra is always out with the old, in with the new.

Bedeviling Details on Saving Tasmanian Devils from Extinction

Australia is having a devil of a time trying to save its devils, but a little help may be on the way from a few friends at Loony Toons, cartoon home to Taz.

100 endangered rhinos slaughtered in South Africa in 2008

Vietnamese crime-syndicates are operating from South Africa with only one aim: to slaughter as many African rhinos as they can. The ancient animals' horns are expensive, sold as mythical 'aphrodesiacs' in Chinese traditional medicine shops.

Are Wolves Endangered?

The legal battles over the status of the grey wolf as an endangered species are continuing in the US while at the same time a discussion is ongoing regarding the wolf species we are talking about.

Map Shows Species Most Vulnerable to Climate Change

A new project reveals that out of 17,000 assessed species, over 7,000 could be threatened with extinction because of climate change.

Hundreds Of Fish Species Endangered

In a new report published in Fisheries, researchers have listed 700 fish species as being vulnerable, threatened, endangered or even extinct. The causes are listed as habitat loss, their ranges decreasing, invasive species and perhaps climate changes.

Butterflies Endangered

The delicate winged beauties are growing lesser in number at an alarming rate, loss of these unassuming creatures would be lethal to the food chain if not heartbreaking to lose the sheer pleasure of watching them hover over blossoms...

St. Johns one of ten most endangered rivers

According to a nonprofit group dedicated to waterway conservation, the St. Johns River has been named one of the 10 most endangered rivers in the United States.

Op-Ed: Two Very Different Surgeries For Endangered Sea Turtles

'An unlucky day for a rare giant sea turtle believed to be an endangered Leatherback, which was caught on a beach near Gaza City, slaughtered and eaten by Palestinian fishermen who said its blood was an aphrodisiac, among other therapeutic qualities.'

Killing to Conserve?

Fred Morris, of Draper, Utah, seems to be a man of conflicted interest, if not conflicted ideals. He’s a trophy hunter, has hunted in 160 countries, and has a home filled with 400 birds and animals which he’s shot.

The 2007 Red List of Endangered Species is out and It's Not Pretty

With our closest relatives the Great Apes making this year's death list , the ICUN findings highlight once more humankind's dreadful impact on the environment. Also, R.I.P. the Yangtze River Dolphin.

New on the Menu: Tigers, Sharks, Turtles & Bears.

Ever tried shark fin soup? How about bear paws? Maybe tigers, or turtles? Civet cat might be up your alley, or pythons? All delicacies, all endangered, all illegal and all big business.
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Hylaeus connectens is just one of the species of Genus Hylaeus  yellow-faced bees that are native to...
Hylaeus connectens is just one of the species of Genus Hylaeus, yellow-faced bees that are native to hawaii.
Forest and Kim Starr
Cheetah  one of the Chimpanzees rescued by Save the Chimps Inc. tries his hand at painting.
Cheetah, one of the Chimpanzees rescued by Save the Chimps Inc. tries his hand at painting.
Save The Chimps Inc.
California coho salmon are seen swimming in Lagunitas Creek in Marin County in 2005.
California coho salmon are seen swimming in Lagunitas Creek in Marin County in 2005.
Turtle Island Restoration Network
The Kashmir musk deer in Afghanistan is an endangered species.
The Kashmir musk deer in Afghanistan is an endangered species.
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Millerton Lake  the reservoir of Friant Dam and the largest on the San Joaquin mainstem.
Millerton Lake, the reservoir of Friant Dam and the largest on the San Joaquin mainstem.
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Tournament of Roses Parade Grand Marshal Dr. Jane Goodall  11th female Grand Marshal  at Tournament ...
Tournament of Roses Parade Grand Marshal Dr. Jane Goodall, 11th female Grand Marshal, at Tournament House, 2012.
floatjohn
Wild Tangerine is one of 32 threatened Guadalupe fur seals we have responded to this year.
Wild Tangerine is one of 32 threatened Guadalupe fur seals we have responded to this year.
Marine Mammal Center
The Eastern quoll is one of Australia s endangered mammals. Cane toads  feral foxes and cats have al...
The Eastern quoll is one of Australia's endangered mammals. Cane toads, feral foxes and cats have all had an impact, reducing their numbers significantly.
Michael Barritt & Karen May
Megacephala carolina floridana.
Megacephala carolina floridana.
Paul M. Choate, University of Florida
Over 750 species of terrestrial snails were once described from the Hawaiian Islands  representing o...
Over 750 species of terrestrial snails were once described from the Hawaiian Islands, representing one of the most stunning examples of species radiations in the world. Sadly it is estimated that over 90% of this diversity has been lost.
Division of Forestry and Wildlife - State of Hawaii
Mahogany gliders are threatened due to habitat loss  with over 80 percent of its natural habitat bei...
Mahogany gliders are threatened due to habitat loss, with over 80 percent of its natural habitat being cleared to grow sugar cane.
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Dry irrigation channel of the San Joaquin River.
Dry irrigation channel of the San Joaquin River.
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Pine Rocklands are today the most endangered ecosystem in South Florida and require a certain flame ...
Pine Rocklands are today the most endangered ecosystem in South Florida and require a certain flame to keep them alive.
Tropical Audubon
Rare daylight sighting of nesting leatherback sea turtle at Grand Riviere
Rare daylight sighting of nesting leatherback sea turtle at Grand Riviere
Photo by Bill Cancellare Jr
The dark coloration of the timber rattlesnake in New Hampshire helps in camouflaging it from predato...
The dark coloration of the timber rattlesnake in New Hampshire helps in camouflaging it from predators.
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FAMILY: This adult female gorilla is the surrogate mother to the 8-month-old boy gorilla seen with h...
FAMILY: This adult female gorilla is the surrogate mother to the 8-month-old boy gorilla seen with her at San Francisco Zoo in 2009.
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Eastern Lowland Gorilla (Gorilla beringei graueri) Adult male (silverback) given name - Ciminuka. Ka...
Eastern Lowland Gorilla (Gorilla beringei graueri) Adult male (silverback) given name - Ciminuka. Kahuzi-Biega National Park DRC. Photo taken in 2005.
Rick Murphy
The Indochinese tiger is now  functionally extinct  in Cambodia.
The Indochinese tiger is now "functionally extinct" in Cambodia.
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Check out the lipstick and mascara. The vaquita is a cute looking cetacean.
Check out the lipstick and mascara. The vaquita is a cute looking cetacean.
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