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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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.
Sea otter gives birth outside the Aquarium!
It’s not every day you get to watch a sea otter pup come into the world! But when a pregnant wild otter took shelter in our Great Tide Pool Saturday, we had a unique opportunity to see it happen.
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...
BBC Earth - If it has to, a horned lizard can shoot blood from its eyes
Almost everything will try to eat horned lizards, from coyotes to carnivorous mice. In response they have evolved an arsenal of defences. The blood squirt is far from their only trick...
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...
AMNH Scientist Kills Mysterious Island Bird For Research
On a trip to the Solomon Islands to research endemic wildlife in the jungle, scientist Christopher Filardi stumbled on an amazing find: A male Moustached Kingfisher, a colorful bird so rarely spotted ...
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...
Conservation status
The conservation status of a group of organisms (for instance, a species) indicates whether the group still exists and how likely the group is to become extinct in the near future. Many factors are ta...
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Captive breeding
Captive breeding is the process of breeding animals in controlled environments within well-defined settings, such as wildlife reserves, zoos and other commercial and noncommercial conservation facilit...
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Lists of IUCN Red List endangered species
On 29 January 2010, the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species identified 5220 (2754 Animalia, 1 Fungi, 2464 Plantae, 1 Protista) endangered species, subspecies and varieties, stocks and sub-populations....
IUCN Red List endangered species (Plantae)
On 29 January 2010, the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species identified 2464 endangered species, subspecies and varieties, stocks and sub-populations in the Plantae kingdom.
IUCN Red List endangered species (Plantae) - Wikipedia
Habitat Conservation Plan
A Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) is a required part of an application for an Incidental Take Permit, a permit issued under the United States Endangered Species Act (ESA) to private entities undertaki...
Habitat Conservation Plan - Wikipedia
BBC Earth - If it has to, a horned lizard can shoot blood from its eyes
Almost everything will try to eat horned lizards, from coyotes to carnivorous mice. In response they have evolved an arsenal of defences. The blood squirt is far from their only trick...