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Giant panda populations have grown, but 223 still face high risks

The good news? China's population of wild giant pandas has increased by nearly 17 percent in the last decade. The bad news? Of these wild pandas, 223 are at high risk of not surviving, an official survey on the endangered bears has found.

Chinese police at lunch allegedly eat endangered giant salamander

Shenzhen - A banquet for Chinese officials turned violent last week when journalists photographed them eating a critically endangered giant salamander, media reports say. The diners included senior police officials who appeared to flout Beijing's austerity campaign.

Zoo officials on edge after murder of rare Tasmanian devil

Albuquerque - Tasmanian devils are known for their feisty temperament, but this wasn't enough to save one of the little creatures from a cruel death at the hands of a stranger who crushed its skull with a slab of asphalt.

Most French canned tuna from non-sustainable sources — Greenpeace

Paris - Greenpeace France last week revealed its first survey of canned tuna sold in French supermarkets aiming to highlight which tuna brands are eco-friendly being sourced by sustainable means or from plentiful stocks.

Study highlights ecological fallout as carnivore numbers decline

Afraid of the wolf? The world will be a whole lot scarier if wolves and other large carnivores become extinct, according to a new study published Friday by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), in collaboration with the University of Montana.
 

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African lions occupy only 17 percent of their historical range and have declined dramatically in num...
African lions occupy only 17 percent of their historical range and have declined dramatically in number due to habitat loss and indiscriminate killing in defense of humans and livestock.
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