For The First Time, Bees Declared Endangered In The U.S.
Seven species of Hawaiian yellow-faced bee, decimated by invasive species and habitat loss, are now federally protected.
African Elephant Population Declines By 30 Percent
A census of African savanna elephants in 15 countries between 2007 and 2014 found the population decreased by 144,000 animals.
Hong Kong's Dolphins At Risk Of Disappearing
As Hong Kong seeks to expand its international airport and with a major new bridge project under way, campaigners warn that the dwindling number of much-loved pink dolphins in surrounding waters may d...
Puget Sound Orcas Welcome Sixth Baby Born To Endangered Pods This Year
Conservationists are thrilled. The newborn orca is the sixth baby born to Puget Sound’s three pods since last December, boosting their numbers to 82. Michael Harris, the executive director of the Paci...
Climate change could push snow leopards to extinction
It is estimated that there are as few as 4,000 snow leopards left in Central Asia's high mountains. Poaching and habitat loss have contributed to a 20 percent population decline over the last 16 years...
Exclusive Video: First "Glowing" Sea Turtle Found
Scientists diving recently near the Solomon Islands made an illuminating discovery: The first biofluorescent reptile ever recorded. The critically endangered hawksbill sea turtle is the first reptile ...
Very Rare Pink Dolphin Spotted Again (And She May Be Pregnant)
- Captain Erik Rue of Calcasieu Charter Service first spotted the mysterious pink dolphin they affectionately call, "Pinky" in 2007 out while fishing on his boat with his company Calcasieu Charter S...
60,000 Antelope Died In Four Days And No One Knows Why
It started in late May when geoecologist Steffen Zuther and his colleagues arrived in central Kazakhstan to monitor the calving of one herd of saigas, a critically endangered, steppe-dwelling antelope...
It's time to shout stop on this war on the living world
George Monbiot: Our consumption is trashing a natural world infinitely more fascinating and intricate than the stuff we produce
Critically Endangered Species Successfully Reproduced Using Frozen Sperm
Black-footed ferrets, a critically endangered species native to North America, have renewed hope for future survival thanks to successful efforts by a coalition of conservationists, including scientis...
Cecil The Lion And Other Endangered Animals Are Projected On To Empire State Building In Stunning New York Light Display
The Empire State Building broadcast images of endangered animals to New Yorkers on Saturday in a video projection said to be the first-of-its-kind. It is not known exactly how many people saw the disp...
This Is Why The Government Just Crushed A Ton Of Ivory In Times Square
Victor Gordon’s illegal trade in elephant ivory was delivered a final, crushing blow Friday. U.S. officials who confiscated hundreds of carved ivory artworks from Gordon’s strange exotic store in down...
All Chimps To Be Protected Under Endangered Species Act In The US
The decision follows a 2013 proposal by US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), to provide a distinction between captive and wild chimpanzees. The ruling will come into effect in September 14. Wild chim...
Evolution Abandoned Giant Pandas After They Switched To A Bamboo Diet
A giant panda may look like a vegetarian on the outside, but it definitely looks like a carnivore on the inside. A genetic analysis of 121 samples of panda poop finds that the community of microbes li...
Endangered Cockatoos Found Crammed Into Plastic Bottles
At least 21 cockatoos have been discovered stuffed into 1,500 ml plastic water bottles at an Indonesian port during an anti-smuggling operation. The cockatoos, which are described as critically endang...
Three Critically Endangered Amur Tiger Cubs Born At Ohio Zoo
Initially the cubs had been monitored by using a remote camera planted in their den. The cubs' mother, 10-year-old Irisa has failed to nurse her cubs, and therefore experts decided to hand raise the b...
Endangered species
An Endangered (EN) species is a species which has been categorized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List as likely to become extinct. "Endangered" is the second mo...
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Extinct animals
The following are lists of extinct animals by region.
For The First Time, Bees Declared Endangered In The U.S.
Seven species of Hawaiian yellow-faced bee, decimated by invasive species and habitat loss, are now federally protected.
Climate change could push snow leopards to extinction
It is estimated that there are as few as 4,000 snow leopards left in Central Asia's high mountains. Poaching and habitat loss have contributed to a 20 percent population decline over the last 16 years...
Bahamian hutia
The Bahamian hutia or Ingraham's hutia (Geocapromys ingrahami) is a species of rodent in the family Capromyidae. Geocapromys ingrahami is endemic to the Bahamas.
Its natural habitats are subtropic...
Bufo cryptotympanicus
Bufo cryptotympanicus is a species of toad in the Bufonidae family. Known commonly as the earless toad, it is found in southern China (Guangxi and Guangdong provinces) and northern Vietnam (on/near M...
Incidental Take Permit
An incidental take permit is a permit issued under Section 10 of the United States Endangered Species Act (ESA) to private, non-federal entities undertaking otherwise lawful projects that might result...