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Over 500 million animals have died in Australian bushfires

As Australia battles wildfires that have incinerated more than 4 million hectares (9.9 million acres) and killed 17 people across five states, volunteers are trying to save wild animals caught in the inferno.

Australian Humpback dolphin ventures on land to eat

Only a few months ago was it revealed that the Australian humpback dolphin was now listed as a new species. Scientists have been studying these creatures for years, but it is just recently that they have found out just how truly unique they really are.

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.

€500,000 Rhino exhibits stolen from Irish museum were uninsured

Dublin - On the night of April 17, rhino heads and horns estimated to be worth €500,000 were stolen by a masked gang of raiders who broke into Ireland’s National Museum Archives. It now transpires the rhino heads and horns were not insured.

Threatened with extinction, koalas listed as vulnerable species

Koalas –– Australia's living teddy bear –– has been listed as as vulnerable on the national list of threatened species, making efforts to ensure the much-loved koala is protected for future generations.

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.

1st Nations take Canada to court over failure to protect Caribou

Edmonton - Just over a month ago, three Canadian First Nation communities had called on the government of Canada to enact emergency measures to protect Woodland Caribou populations found in Alberta.

Double Boost for Threatened Species

Two species, that are at an increasing threat in the wild, have been given a boost from an unexpected quarter: Europe's Zoo.

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The European lynx.
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