An annual aerial survey in Florida reveals that the number of manatees in the state is improving. This has prompted a recurring proposal: to downlist the slow-moving mammal from endangered to threatened species.
Using the CRISPR-Cas9 genetic engineering technology, a team from Harvard seeks to create a hybrid embryo that can potentially resurrect the woolly mammoth. The basis will be the endangered Asian elephant, the extinct creature's closest living kin.
Animals February 16, 2017
An environmental group is suing federal officials for delaying the listing of the rusty patched bumblebee as an endangered species. The group filed the suit Tuesday, insisting that listing is already final as it has already entered the Federal Register.
Animals February 15, 2017
The critically endangered population of saiga antelope is threatened to be wiped out with the outbreak of a disease that comes from sheep and goats. To save the saiga population from extinction, Wildlife Conservation Society scientists said there is a need for further immunization to include the unaffected population.
Animals February 12, 2017
Scientists warn that only 30 specimens of the vaquita porpoise remain on planet Earth. According to them, humans are fast losing the battle and could lose the 'panda of the sea' despite international efforts.
Animals February 7, 2017
Despite bumblebees being placed in the U.S. endangered list, entomologist Jeff Whitworth at Kansas State University said there is no reason to worry about the insects going extinct. He also suggested steps that will improve the bumble bees’ population.
Animals February 1, 2017
A rare case of a zebra shark giving birth to pups without a male partner has been reported in Australia. Removed from a male partner and living in isolation for many, the shark surprised all by producing three offsprings.
Animals January 18, 2017
A four-year study found that 47 percent of sushi served at 26 restaurants in Los Angles from 2012 to 2015 was mislabeled. The study also suggests that environmental regulations governing endangered species have also been violated.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 12, 2017
For the first time in American history, a bumblebee species, namely the rusty patched bumblebee, has been added to the endangered species list with an astonishing decline over the years.
Animals January 11, 2017
Lesser long-nosed bats are proposed to be removed from the edangered species list - and improved agave harvest and cultivation practices in the Mexican tequila industry are deemed key in this development.
Animals January 8, 2017
Trained bottlenose dolphins will use their natural sonar to locate the elusive vaquita porpoises in the Gulf of California. How can the cetaceans help save the endangered species from possible extinction?
Animals January 4, 2017
J2 Granny, one of the oldest known killer whales in the world, was last seen in October 2016 and is now presumed dead. How old was she?
Animals January 3, 2017
Animal conservationists in Hawaii are investigating the death of three Hawaiian crows recently released into the wild as part of a breeding program. The birds have been extinct in the wilderness of Hawaii since 2002.
Animals December 29, 2016
Conservation group WWF has announced the discovery of nearly 163 new species in the Greater Mekong region. These include include a rainbow-headed snake and a dragon-like lizard.
Animals December 21, 2016
A new study has established that inbreeding and consequent gene mixing between chimpanzees and bonobos did happen in the ancient past. The study with its largest analysis of chimpanzee genomes also gave indicators for conserving apes based on their country of origin.
Animals October 29, 2016
Humans continue to kill snow leopards despite the endangered animal's declining number. The attacks are often perpetrated in retaliation for the big cats preying on farmers' livestock.
Animals October 22, 2016
The Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog is making a comeback! After hovering on the brink of extinction, the native California frog is enjoying a resurgence in numbers over the past couple of decades.
Animals October 4, 2016
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service designated 49 species of animals and plants to endangered status. Of these, 48 are endemic to Hawaii including the seven species of yellow-faced bees.
Animals October 4, 2016
Seven species of yellow-faced bee that are native to Hawaii received federal protection under the Endangered Species Act. The listing is the first for any bee in the U.S.
Animals September 30, 2016
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora has stepped in with protective laws for pangolins. As a result, the trade of the scaly mammal is now banned in 183 countries.
Animals September 30, 2016
Wildlife officials in the United States have proposed to place the rusty-patched bumblebee under the protection of the Endangered Species Act. If it happens, the bumblebee will be the first bee species to achieve this status.
Animals September 26, 2016
It's an arctic stakeout. At least 10 polar bears have reportedly 'besieged' a remote Arctic outpost currently housing five Russian scientists. The government is planning to send an emergency delivery to protect both scientists and animals.
Animals September 13, 2016
The decision of the International Union for Conservation of Nature to upgrade the status of giant pandas from endangered to vulnerable has drawn protests from China. According to China, the downgrade will slacken protection work and inflict irreversible losses on the existing panda habitats.
Animals September 7, 2016
NOAA has removed 14 whale populations from its list of endangered species. Despite reaching dangerously low levels in the past, the animals are now recovering thanks to conservation efforts in the past 40 years.
Animals September 7, 2016
The Endangered Species List saw a bit of shift over the weekend. Giant pandas are no longer considered endangered, but eastern gorillas have taken their place and are now considered critically endangered.
Animals September 6, 2016
The Grauer's gorilla, long considered as the largest ape in the world, has now been declared as 'critically endangered' by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. The population of the gorilla has dwindled because of habitat loss and poaching.
Animals September 5, 2016
Four groups of California island foxes once on the brink of extinction have now bounced back and recovered, wildlife officials said. The population recovery is considered the fastest among endangered mammals.
Animals August 12, 2016
The gray wolf (Canis lupus) is considered as the one 'true' wolf species in North America, a new study suggests. How can this affect the Endangered Species Act?
Animals July 28, 2016
A pair of fish belonging to the rare, eyeless Mexican blindcat species was recently found in a Texan underwater cave, offering more details into the endangered catfish species and the state of aquifers in the area.
Animals June 18, 2016
Following the tragic incident at Cincinnati Zoo, more than 146,000 people have signed the Change.org petition that calls for the creation of 'Harambe's law.' Activists want to impose penalties on 'negligent visitors.'
Animals May 31, 2016
Mexico's vaquita porpoise is on the edge of extinction and may be wiped out within six years, experts have revealed. Conservationists call on the government to enforce stricter measures and ban dangerous fishing nets.
Animals May 15, 2016
Around 21 percent of all plant species around the world are in danger of going extinct, a new study reports. What can scientists do to protect global biodiversity?
Earth/Environment May 10, 2016
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued a draft rule in March to remove grizzly bears from the endangered species list. Is the time right for a delisting, or do grave challenges to grizzly populations still exist?
Animals May 7, 2016
A strange-looking fish known as the Atlantic sturgeon was washed ashore on a beach in North Carolina on Monday. The creature has been swimming the waters of the Earth since the age of the dinosaurs some 120 million years ago.
Animals May 5, 2016
Tigers are being poached at an increased rate in India, where the largest population of these majestic cats live. More tigers have already been poached so far in the year 2016 compared to the whole of 2015.
Animals May 1, 2016
The police nabbed a man who was caught on video repeatedly striking a pregnant monk seal in Hawaii. If found guilty, he will spend time in prison and pay hefty fines.
Animals April 30, 2016
A viral video of a lemur has been circulating online, but a conservationist says there is nothing cute about the clip. The video might spur increased demand for the already endangered species.
Animals April 29, 2016
Australian scientists are training endangered quolls to resist toxic cane toads. The program will release up to 30 quolls in the wild to repopulate the species in Kakadu.
Animals April 25, 2016
Poachers have a new enemy: artificial intelligence. Scientists have developed an AI system that can continuously learn and adapt to illegal activities and help rangers move swiftly to protect endangered animals in the wild.
Robotics April 24, 2016
A cassowary, dubbed as the world's most dangerous bird, found its way inside a house of an Australian couple. Though the bird stayed there for only a few minutes, it scared the couple who took cover behind the dinner table.
Animals April 17, 2016
A bat sound library created by international scientists is the world's biggest and the first to collect over 4,500 bat calls from around half of 130 species in Mexico. This audio library is hoped to assist in bat conservation efforts worldwide.
Earth/Environment April 15, 2016
With a population of less than 250, Indonesia's Bawean warty pig is world's rarest pig. Experts said the animal deserves to be listed as endangered in IUCN's Red List.
Animals April 11, 2016
Tigers have been declared "Functionally Extinct" in Cambodia and the Government plans to revive the tiger population in the country.
April 7, 2016
Federal officials have removed green sea turtles from the list of endangered species. Conservation efforts for decades from all groups and government agencies have paid off and will still continue.
Animals April 6, 2016
The species of the largest gorilla in the world is declining in numbers due to the bloody civil wars that have plagued the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a new report. The bloodshed and violence have decimated the Grauer’s gorillas, found only in the DRC.
Earth/Environment April 6, 2016
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