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Endangered species News

Bird’s eye view: Bird threat zones revealed

Scientists have produced detailed maps revealing the areas in the world where bird populations are in decline. The majority of regions are in South America.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Iranian and U.N. officials attempt to save the Asiatic cheetah

Tehran - At first glance protecting an endangered cheetah seems straightforward. However the situation in Iran is more complicated than any casual observer could realize.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Op-Ed: The high cost of being an attractive and enamoured male

Chachapoyas - Many animal features have evolved in order to enhance survival and reproductive success. In some cases being attractive may bring success in finding a mate, but it may also have adverse effect on survival. Such is the case for a Peruvian hummingbird.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 5 comments

Tiny java mouse deer born in Bioparc Fuengirola (Video)

Fuengirola - About the size of a hamster at birth, this little guy will reach the approximate size of a rabbit when fully grown. Considered to be an endangered species, the birth of the new baby delighted all involved.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

California redwoods being poached as a source for drug money

Criminals and drug users are entering the California National and State parks at night and poaching redwood burls and other knotty growths from the world's tallest trees, some nearly 2,000-years old.
In the Media by Karen Graham

Op-Ed: Reflections on zoos and euthanasia

The slaughter of giraffe Marius at a Copenhagen zoo has prompted interest in just how many healthy animals are actually slaughtered by zoos in Europe and worldwide. It seems numbers are unknown, however scientific thought is that slaughters are necessary
In the Media by Dawn Denmar

Hundreds of dead animals found at S.A. airport

Madagascar is the world's fourth largest island and is considered a "biological hotspot." Over 90 percent of its wildlife are found nowhere else on the planet. Man's threat to the island's diverse ecosystems, and unusual wildlife is a real concern.
In the Media by Karen Graham

Bill seeks to remove federal protection for endangered species

Washington - The Endangered Species Management Self-Determination Act, currently in committee in the Senate, seeks to leave protection of endangered species up to the Governors of each state and automatically remove protections for animals after five years.
In the Media by Justin King - 6 comments

Auction winner of rhino hunt fears he's the endangered species

Chris Knowlton looks forward to facing and becoming intimately involved with a black rhino. He's the lucky winner of an auction that gives him a permit to legally shoot one of the endangered beasts. Now he fears for his life, right in his own backyard.
In the Media by Karen Graham

Norway attempts to catalog every species

In 2009 Norway announced that it was setting out to catalog every species contained within its borders. To date this had led to over 1,000 new species being discovered.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Humpback whales could be dropped as an endangered species

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has launched a review of whether it should take North Pacific humpback whales off the endangered species list.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Plan to save Maui's dolphins

Only 55 adult Maui's dolphins are known to survive off the coast of New Zealand. A plan has been launched to try and save the few dolphins that are left.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Reward for information about endangered wolf killings

Six endangered red wolves have been shot in the last month in North Carolina, prompting the federal government to advertise a reward made up of contributions from conservationist organizations.
In the Media by Justin King - 4 comments

German zoo forced to change name of Fidel, the Cuban crocodile

Hoyerswerda - One of seven endangered Cuban crocodiles hatched at the Hoyerswerda Zoo was given the name "Fidel". Apparently his name has caused some problems due to associations with the Communist revolutionary, Fidel Castro, and has had to be changed.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

Endangered species of sacred scarab beetles found in S. Africa

Natal - Two new endangered species of the scarab dung beetles have been discovered by scientists in southern Africa. At one time the beetles were famous as the sacred beetle amulets and jewelry of ancient Egypt, similar to the cross worn by Christians of today.
In the Media by Nancy Houser

Two new species of the scarab beetle found in Africa

In ancient Egypt, scarab beetles were revered and considered sacred. They were a symbol of hope and the restoration of life. Their images could be found on amulets, funerary objects and seals. The discovery of two new species are important finds.
In the Media by Karen Graham

Endangered giraffe killed in freak Spanish road accident

Valencia - A 2-year-old female giraffe named Jerezana, was en route from Jerez de la Frontera to the Bioparc de Valencia, when a truck crashed into the convoy transporting the animal. She was severely injured in the accident and later had to be put to sleep.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Man busted for smuggling eggs of rare bird species in underwear

Customs authorities in Zurich, Switzerland seized a man, apparently a bird specialist, who was smuggling the eggs of protected parrots in his underwear, whilst traveling the world and trading them.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 6 comments

Scientists discover four new lizard species in California

Berkeley - Biologists based in California this week announced the discovery of four new species of legless lizards. Nothing unusual about that, you might think. But the discovery wasn't made thousands of miles away. Quite the contrary.
In the Media by Robert Myles

Orangutans announce travel plans a day before leaving

A new study shows that wild orangutans not only plan their travel routes in advance, but let others know about their trip ahead of time as well.
In the Media by Lizz Riggs - 2 comments

Iceland resumes endangered fin whale hunts

Despite being a member of the International Whaling Commission (IWC), Iceland ignored the ban on commercial whaling and has killed two endangered fin whales in just a few days.
In the Media by Elizabeth Batt - 8 comments

'Endangered Species' prints by Andy Warhol up for auction

London - In the 1980's, following a conversation about ecology and beach erosion, Warhol's New York art dealers suggested he make prints of endangered species. He went ahead and called his works "animals in make-up".
In the Media by Anne Sewell

'Lost world' of eight new species discovered near Loch Ness

Biodiversity studies carried out on a charitable foundation’s ancient woodlands west of Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands have unearthed a wide range of rare and endangered species, some previously unknown.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 10 comments

Prince William makes impassioned plea to save endangered species

Bangkok - Representatives of 177 countries gathering in Bangkok for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, (CITES), received support, yesterday, from Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, second in line to the British Crown.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 4 comments

Peru & the Andean condor: A contradiction in celebration (Video)

For the people living up in the Peruvian Andes, the condor is a sacred creature. However they continue to use the endangered species in Yawar festivals, strapping them to the backs of bulls in bull fights, injuring and killing many.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Op-Ed: Cambodia's Prey Lang rainforest urgently needs help

Prey Lang is the last large primary forest of its kind on the Indochinese peninsula. The rainforest provides food and water for hundreds of thousands of people and endangered species, plus livelihoods for residents, yet it is now in serious danger.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Adapted technology gives insight into endangered whales and orcas

Through adapted technology such as marine robots and satellite tagging, researchers are tracking and gathering data on endangered cetaceans.
In the Media by Elizabeth Batt - 2 comments

Florida woman arrested for riding a manatee

Saint Petersburg - The 53-year old woman was arrested after being photographed riding a manatee on Sept. 30. She faces a second-degree misdemeanor charge under the Florida Manatee Sanctuary Act.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb

Old English Sheepdog on endangered species list

The Old English Sheepdog is now listed as an ‘at risk’ or 'vulnerable' dog breed due to the low numbers that have been born in recent years.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Biodiversity: 400 more species threatened with extinction

Hyderabad - More than 400 additional plant and animal species have joined the list of endangered species, the so-called ‘Red List,’ it was revealed at the UN conference on biodiversity held this week.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 2 comments
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Press Office, Parc Zoologique de la Boissiere du Dore, Loire-atlantique, France
Major celebrates his 49th birthday at Parc Zoologique de la Boissiere du Dore, Western France
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Jungle animals in Edinburgh
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Tucker trying to pick up the scent of whale scat.
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An endangered condor is  celebrated  by Peruvians in the Yawar Festival by being strapped to the bac...
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An endangered condor is "celebrated" by Peruvians in the Yawar Festival by being strapped to the back of a bull during a bull fight.
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Jungle animals in Edinburgh
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An endangered condor is  celebrated  by Peruvians in the Yawar Festival by being strapped to the bac...
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An endangered condor is "celebrated" by Peruvians in the Yawar Festival by being strapped to the back of a bull during a bull fight.
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The Oriental Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus orientalis)  photographed in Kolkata  West Bengal  India.  T...
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The Oriental Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus orientalis), photographed in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. The Large-billed Reed Warbler is similar in appearance.
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New study says it has finally linked ocean noise to stress in North Atlantic right whales.
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New study says it has finally linked ocean noise to stress in North Atlantic right whales.
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Andy Warhol s  Endangered Species  series on auction at Sotheby s London on March 19  2013.
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Andy Warhol's "Endangered Species" series on auction at Sotheby's London on March 19, 2013.
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Jungle animals in Edinburgh
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Polar bear in Wager Bay (Ukkusiksalik National Park, Nunavut, Canada). Bears may require supplemental feeding scientists suggest.
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Jungle animals in Edinburgh
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Jungle animals in Edinburgh
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