Tag: Animal conservation

Tam, Last Surviving Male Sumatran Rhino In Malaysia Dies

Wildlife experts mourn the loss of Tam, the only remaining male Sumatran rhinoceros in Malaysia. Tam's death is a huge blow to conservation efforts, given that the species is already considered a critically endangered species in the world.

Animals May 28, 2019

Instagram Will Alert Users Of Possible Harmful Behavior To Animals Or The Environment

Instagram recently revised its set of community guidelines, adding a restriction for images that portray animal abuse, or the merchandise of endangered animals.

Internet December 6, 2017

The Endangered Species Act Explained, And How Far We've Gone Since Then

May 19 was ‘Endangered Species Day.’ Get to know more about why we must continue to protect threatened wildlife to commemorate the important day and what have been done, so far.

Feature | Science May 21, 2017

Reviving Extinct Species Might Harm Modern Conservation Efforts: Scientists

Scientists are capable of reviving extinct species, but should they? A new study suggests restoring dead animals back to life may harm conservation efforts that focus on currently living species.

Animals February 28, 2017

3 Endangered Hawaiian Crows Found Dead Weeks After Release Into Wild

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

San Diego Zoo Discovers Bullet Fragment Inside Rhino From South Africa

Animal caretakers at the San Diego Zoo have finally solved the mystery behind a wound on a rhinoceros that didn't seem to heal. They discovered that the lesion was caused by a bullet fragment lodged in the animal's flesh.

Animals December 28, 2016

Scientists Track Spread Of White-Nose Syndrome In Bats Using Fungus-Infecting Virus

Researchers have discovered a virus that they can use to track the spread of the fungal disease known as white-nose syndrome in bats. The disease has already killed an estimated 6 million bats in North America since 2006.

Animals December 27, 2016

Most Humpback Whales To Be Removed From Endangered Species List: NOAA

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

Scientists Find One True Wolf In The North, But There Is A Problem

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

Dolly The Sheep Creator Urges Cloning To Save Endangered Species From Extinction

Sir Ian Wilmut, whose team gave life to Dolly the Sheep, suggests a biobank that contains the biological material of various animals could 'revolutionize' conservation efforts. The idea is similar to a modern-day Noah's ark.

Animals July 5, 2016

Scientists Use Computer Algorithm To Capture Sounds Of Endangered Red-Legged Frogs

Researchers have developed a computer program that could help identify the low-pitched calls made by California red-legged frogs. Song meters can collect recordings of the animals' sounds and the algorithm will then analyze if they are from the frogs.

Animals May 31, 2016

Prehistoric Fish Washes Ashore On North Carolina Beach

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

Florida Zoo Reopens After Fatal Attack Of Malayan Tiger

A lead zookeeper was fatally attacked by an endangered Malayan tiger in a Florida zoo. After being closed over the weekend, the Palm Beach Zoo has reopened on April 18.

Society April 19, 2016

Bison 'Coming Home' From Alberta To Montana Indian Reservation

A herd of plains bison, also known as buffalos, is set to be transported from the Elk Island National Park in Alberta, Canada to the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Montana next month. American Indian tribal leaders hope that the return of the bison will be able to restore local population of the animals in the reserve.

Earth/Environment March 29, 2016

World's Largest Rattlesnake Roundup In Texas: Saving Human Lives Or Animal Abuse?

Local residents and tourists gather in Sweetwater, Texas to take part in the festivities of the 'World's Largest Rattlesnake Roundup,' which was designed to help control the population of rattlesnakes in the area. However, the practice is being blasted by animal rights groups for promoting cruelty to animals.

Earth/Environment March 14, 2016

More Sumatran Orangutans Remaining In Wild Than Previously Thought But Threat Persists

A more thorough survey of Sumatra's orangutan populations found that the ape's numbers are more than double the previous estimate. Still, deforestation is set to hit the ape's population hard over the next decade or so.

Animals March 6, 2016

Federal Officials Investigate Deaths Of 13 Bald Eagles Found On Maryland Farm

Wildlife officials in Maryland are investigating the mysterious death of 13 bald eagles that were discovered near a farm on the state's Eastern Shore on Saturday afternoon. The incident is considered to be the largest single die-off of bald eagles in the state in 30 years.

Earth/Environment February 23, 2016

Bigger Is Not Always Better: Mammals With Larger Brains At Higher Risk Of Extinction

A new study conducted by researchers at Stanford University has found that mammals that have relatively larger brain sizes are more susceptible to life-threatening factors than other creatures. Those that have smaller bodies but bigger brains are the ones that fare the worst.

February 18, 2016

NOAA Facial Recognition Software May Help Save Right Whales

North Atlantic right whales are currently classified as endangered species. To help save these marine animals, scientists have developed a facial recognition software that can identify right whales in photos.

Animals January 24, 2016

This Black And White Zigzag Line Optical Illusion Might Help Save Pandas

Russian artist Ilja Klemencov aims to raise awareness on the importance of animal conservation by creating this image of black and white zig-zags. Hidden in this mind-boggling image is a logo of a giant panda, one of the rarest creatures in the world.

Earth/Environment January 18, 2016

Biologists Discover Two Mountain Lion Kittens In Santa Monica Mountains

Two mountain lion kittens were discovered by a team of biologists from the National Park Service. The young animals were located in a secluded den in the western end of the Santa Monica Mountains.

Earth/Environment January 18, 2016

Scientists Hope To Create First 'Test Tube' Rhinoceros

Following the death of Nola, the number of northern white rhino is now down to just three worldwide. Scientists are looking for reproductive techniques in the hopes to create the world's first test tube rhino.

November 25, 2015

Florida Spending $5 Million To Build 10-Foot Fencing To Keep Panthers Off Deadly Highway

Florida state officials have set aside more than $5 million for the construction of a 10-foot-high fence along Alligator Alley. The structure aims to prevent panthers from reaching the highway.

Earth/Environment November 10, 2015

With Lion Population Likely To Decline By Half In 20 Years, How Will West Africa Cope?

The sharp declines in the number of Central and West African lions in recent years could ultimately lead to a reduction of all lion populations by half over the next two decades, according to a new study. This significant drop in the number of lions could result in far-reaching impacts on the ecosystem of the African continent.

Earth/Environment October 28, 2015

Population Of Grizzlies In Alberta Foothills Doubled In Last 10 Years: Study

The population of grizzly bears have been declining in their natural habitats due to developments, mining and hunting. However, a population survey shows that the population of grizzly bears in Alberta, Canada has increased in the last 10 years as a result of efforts by the government and other wildlife agencies.

Earth/Environment October 19, 2015

Federal Government To Release Final Recovery Plan For Bull Trout In Five States

A final recovery plan to save the struggling bull trout is set to be released by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Wednesday, Sept. 30. The agency's plan will be implemented in five Western states, including California, Idaho and Oregon.

Earth/Environment October 1, 2015

Conservationists In Minnesota Release Herd Of Rare Bison Into Minneopa State Park

Officials from the Natural Resources Department of Minnesota and the Minnesota Zoo have released a herd of 11 extremely rare bison into the wilderness of the Minneopa State Park in the hopes of allowing the animals to grow in population in the state.

Earth/Environment September 26, 2015

Sumatran Rhinos Declared Extinct In Malaysia: What Humans Are Doing To Save The Species

Animal conservationists have announced that the Sumatran rhino, which was once endemic to different parts of Southeast Asia, has now become extinct in Malaysia, following a significant decline in the animal's population in the wild.

Earth/Environment August 21, 2015

River Thames Now Home To Growing Number Of Marine Mammals

Animal conservationists from the Zoological Society of London announced that the recent sightings of marine mammals in the River Thames provide evidence that the once highly congested and polluted waterway is springing back to life.

Earth/Environment August 20, 2015

Studland Bay Seahorses Alive And Breeding Despite Harsh Winters

The recent sightings of seahorses in Dorset's Studland Bay by members of the local wildlife trust have provided new evidence that the sea creatures are alive and breeding instead of being in decline which was initially thought.

Earth/Environment August 19, 2015

US Fish And Wildlife Service Wants 160000 Acres Of Land To Help Build Refuge

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to acquire an additional 160,000 acres of land for its wildlife refuge along the Connecticut River.

Earth/Environment August 18, 2015

Florida Officials Want To Re-evaluate Panther Protection Policies

Officials from the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission in Florida report that they have no plans to remove the Florida panther from the endangered species list or to change protective sanctions placed on the species.

Earth/Environment August 15, 2015

Los Alamos National Laboratory Reports Record Number Of Spotted Owl Chicks In Nests

A record seven chicks of Mexican spotted owls were discovered in nests at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. Biologists say this marks the largest number of the owls they have observed in the research facility's property in a single year.

Earth/Environment July 14, 2015

Oldest Bald Eagle In US Dies At Age 38

The oldest banded bald eagle in the United States was killed when it was hit by a motor vehicle on a road in Monroe County, New York. Environmental experts said the eagle was 38 years old based on the USGS band number on its leg.

Earth/Environment June 18, 2015

San Diego Zoo Joins Last Ditch Effort To Help Rare Giant Turtle Breed

Animal experts from different international conservation groups, including the San Diego Zoo Global, were successful in artificially inseminating the last known female Yangtze giant softshell turtle in the world. The project is part of efforts in saving the species from the brink of extinction.

Earth/Environment May 27, 2015

EU Raises Concerns About The Effect Of Farming On Wildlife

The 'State of Nature' report by the European Union reveals that several natural habitats for wild birds are in danger because of abusive agricultural practices, including the use of pesticides, fertilization and over-grazing.

Earth/Environment May 21, 2015

Wind Farm Construction Could Have Adverse Effect On Seal Hearing

Marine researchers have found that noise levels coming from the construction of offshore wind turbines could negatively affect the hearing of harbor seals along the UK coast.

Earth/Environment May 20, 2015

Antarctic Penguins Face Threat from New Enemy: Tourists

As more and more tourists visit Antarctica, penguins face risks of diseases they may bring with them, scientists say. Long isolation has left Antarctic species with immune systems not used to common world pathogens, they explain.

Earth/Environment December 22, 2014

Teenager's hunting exploits doesn't win fans, prompts Facebook to pull images

Facebook pulls down pictures of teenager's safari in South Africa. A Facebook spokesperson says a petition didn't influence the decision to remove the images of the trophy hunts.

Society July 8, 2014

Japan will launch Pacific whale hunt next week despite ICJ ruling, environmental activists fume

Japan has announced plans to resume 'scientific' whaling in the Pacific Ocean and Antarctic waters in defiance of global ban. Environmentalists have slammed the decision as a cover for commercial whaling.

Earth/Environment April 19, 2014

Lemurs on the verge of extinction, conservationists warn

Ninety percent of lemur species are on the verge of extinction. Political unrest, and a presidential election, may dictate the fate of the endangered mammals.

Animals February 22, 2014

At least 1 in 4 sharks and rays facing extinction in near future

Researchers have found that more than 30 percent of the 1,041 known species of sharks, rays and chimaera are at risk of extinction.

Animals January 23, 2014

Lions in West Africa could become extinct soon, warn researchers

Alarming data gathered by researchers in a new study shows that West African lions are a beleaguered species, and intensive conservation efforts must be implemented to prevent the species from becoming completely extinct.

Animals January 13, 2014

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