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   Extinction Watch: When the Last of a Species Falls Il    Sudan, the last male Northern White Rhino, has an infection. Conservationists hold their breath.

Extinction Watch: When the Last of a Species Falls Il

Sudan, the last male Northern White Rhino, has an infection. Conservationists hold their breath.

   Exclusive: An Inside Look at Cecil the Lion’s Final Hours    A new book by lion researcher Andrew Loveridge reveals previously unreported details about Walter Palmer’s killing of Cecil.

Exclusive: An Inside Look at Cecil the Lion’s Final Hours

A new book by lion researcher Andrew Loveridge reveals previously unreported details about Walter Palmer’s killing of Cecil.

   World Wildlife Day: 6 big cats facing threats    From lions to snow leopards, the world’s big cats are in big trouble from a number of threats including habitat loss and poaching.

World Wildlife Day: 6 big cats facing threats

From lions to snow leopards, the world’s big cats are in big trouble from a number of threats including habitat loss and poaching.

   10 Facts About Pangolins on World Pangolin Day    Do you know what a pangolin is? Where it lives? Why it's so endangered? Most people don't. But World Pangolin Day is a great place to start.

10 Facts About Pangolins on World Pangolin Day

Do you know what a pangolin is? Where it lives? Why it's so endangered? Most people don't. But World Pangolin Day is a great place to start.

   Sumatran elephant found dead with five bullet wounds in chest, head    A female Sumatran elephant was found dead on Monday in Way Kambas National Park in Lampung, one of the species' 25 fragmented habitats on Sumatra island.

Sumatran elephant found dead with five bullet wounds in chest, head

A female Sumatran elephant was found dead on Monday in Way Kambas National Park in Lampung, one of the species' 25 fragmented habitats on Sumatra island.

   Borneo's orangutan numbers at shocking new low after sixteen years of     devastation     Orangutan numbers in Borneo dropped by almost 150,000 between 1999 and 2015, according to report published by scientists this week

Borneo's orangutan numbers at shocking new low after sixteen years of devastation 

Orangutan numbers in Borneo dropped by almost 150,000 between 1999 and 2015, according to report published by scientists this week

   Rhino graveyard highlights poaching threat in Kenya    A tombstone marking the final resting place of a 12-month pregnant rhino felled by poachers stands conspicuously amid 15 others, under a tree at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya's central Laikipia County.

Rhino graveyard highlights poaching threat in Kenya

A tombstone marking the final resting place of a 12-month pregnant rhino felled by poachers stands conspicuously amid 15 others, under a tree at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya's central Laikipia County.

   A Guide to Ethical Elephant Tourism    Elephants are an extremely popular tourist attraction in South East Asia but it's important to note: There's a right way to get the experience of a lifetime without causing a headache for the elephants or their owners.

A Guide to Ethical Elephant Tourism

Elephants are an extremely popular tourist attraction in South East Asia but it's important to note: There's a right way to get the experience of a lifetime without causing a headache for the elephants or their owners.

   NFL names teams for endangered species. Why not help save them?    Chicago Bears. Carolina Panthers. Cincinnati Bengals. Close to half of the NFL teams are named after animals, and almost half of the animals representing teams are in danger of extinction. 

NFL names teams for endangered species. Why not help save them?

Chicago Bears. Carolina Panthers. Cincinnati Bengals. Close to half of the NFL teams are named after animals, and almost half of the animals representing teams are in danger of extinction. 

   A new Supreme Court case pits a timber company against an adorable endangered frog    This frog is at the center of a new Supreme Court case that pits a major global timberland owner against US government efforts to bring the frogs back from the brink of extinction.

A new Supreme Court case pits a timber company against an adorable endangered frog

This frog is at the center of a new Supreme Court case that pits a major global timberland owner against US government efforts to bring the frogs back from the brink of extinction.

   Top ivory investigator murdered in Kenya    Esmond Bradley Martin, whose groundbreaking investigations helped the fight against elephant poaching, died after being stabbed at home in Nairobi.

Top ivory investigator murdered in Kenya

Esmond Bradley Martin, whose groundbreaking investigations helped the fight against elephant poaching, died after being stabbed at home in Nairobi.

   Rhino poaching: Latest figures show a decade of bloodshed in South Africa    When just 13 rhinos were poached in South Africa in 2007, it seemed like the problem was nearly under control – but over a 10-year period, the numbers soared.

Rhino poaching: Latest figures show a decade of bloodshed in South Africa

When just 13 rhinos were poached in South Africa in 2007, it seemed like the problem was nearly under control – but over a 10-year period, the numbers soared.

   China Shuts Down Domestic Ivory Trade In Effort To Fight Poaching    A ban on all ivory sales kicked in Sunday, a year after China announced a four-step-plan to end its legal market. 

China Shuts Down Domestic Ivory Trade In Effort To Fight Poaching

A ban on all ivory sales kicked in Sunday, a year after China announced a four-step-plan to end its legal market. 

   Heart-Wrenching Video Shows Starving Polar Bear on Iceless Land    "We stood there crying—filming with tears rolling down our cheeks,"

Heart-Wrenching Video Shows Starving Polar Bear on Iceless Land

"We stood there crying—filming with tears rolling down our cheeks,"

   The value of biodiversity is unknown, but we must conserve it    Concerns about the environment, let alone biodiversity loss, can seem comparatively minor, distant, or without urgency. Or so suggested by policy actions over the last year.

The value of biodiversity is unknown, but we must conserve it

Concerns about the environment, let alone biodiversity loss, can seem comparatively minor, distant, or without urgency. Or so suggested by policy actions over the last year.

   Using genetics to help save the world's most trafficked mammal: the pangolin    One of Earth’s most evolutionarily unique species is also the world’s most trafficked mammal: pangolins, or “scaly anteaters.”

Using genetics to help save the world's most trafficked mammal: the pangolin

One of Earth’s most evolutionarily unique species is also the world’s most trafficked mammal: pangolins, or “scaly anteaters.”

   Staff at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo are making preparations for the highly anticipated birth of a critically endangered Western Lowland Gorilla    With a breeding recommendation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Species Survival Plan (SSP), the parents to be–15-year-old female Calaya and 25-year-old male silverback Baraka–bred in summer 2017.

Staff at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo are making preparations for the highly anticipated birth of a critically endangered Western Lowland Gorilla

With a breeding recommendation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Species Survival Plan (SSP), the parents to be–15-year-old female Calaya and 25-year-old male silverback Baraka–bred in summer 2017.

   Never Underestimate the Challenge of Saving a Critically Endangered Species    Saving a life is hard; saving a species is heroic. Scientists and conservationists were reminded of this fact this week when they were forced to abandon their last-ditch, Hail Mary plan to save the vaquita, a tiny porpoise barely hanging on to survival off the coast of Baja, Mexico.

Never Underestimate the Challenge of Saving a Critically Endangered Species

Saving a life is hard; saving a species is heroic. Scientists and conservationists were reminded of this fact this week when they were forced to abandon their last-ditch, Hail Mary plan to save the vaquita, a tiny porpoise barely hanging on to survival off the coast of Baja, Mexico.

   Making it easier and safer for informants to turn in wildlife criminals    At over $23 billion annually, the illegal trade in wildlife and wildlife body parts is the fourth most profitable illegal racket on Earth, topped only by drugs, weapons and human slavery.

Making it easier and safer for informants to turn in wildlife criminals

At over $23 billion annually, the illegal trade in wildlife and wildlife body parts is the fourth most profitable illegal racket on Earth, topped only by drugs, weapons and human slavery.

   The endangered baby turtles in Harvey's Path    As storm surges drown eggs and rough surf strands weeks-old hatchlings, workers at Sea Turtle, Inc., a rescue and rehabilitation non-profit based on South Padre Island, are racing to save endangered sea turtles.

The endangered baby turtles in Harvey's Path

As storm surges drown eggs and rough surf strands weeks-old hatchlings, workers at Sea Turtle, Inc., a rescue and rehabilitation non-profit based on South Padre Island, are racing to save endangered sea turtles.

   Loss Of Arctic Sea Ice Causes Earliest Pacific Walrus Haul Out Ever    Hundreds of walruses have hauled out of Arctic waters due to declining sea ice levels, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Wednesday.

Loss Of Arctic Sea Ice Causes Earliest Pacific Walrus Haul Out Ever

Hundreds of walruses have hauled out of Arctic waters due to declining sea ice levels, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Wednesday.

   How Trump's Border Wall Could Block the Most Exciting Wildlife Comeback in North America    In the last decade, a string of jaguar sightings in the American Southwest has electrified residents of Arizona and New Mexico and fascinated people worldwide.

How Trump's Border Wall Could Block the Most Exciting Wildlife Comeback in North America

In the last decade, a string of jaguar sightings in the American Southwest has electrified residents of Arizona and New Mexico and fascinated people worldwide.

   What It's Life to Rehabilitate One of the World's Most Endangered Tiger Cubs    In October 2015, our partner Tambling Wildlife Nature Conservation (TWNC) found an abandoned three-month-old female Sumatran tiger cub in a national park in Sumatra, Indonesia.

What It's Life to Rehabilitate One of the World's Most Endangered Tiger Cubs

In October 2015, our partner Tambling Wildlife Nature Conservation (TWNC) found an abandoned three-month-old female Sumatran tiger cub in a national park in Sumatra, Indonesia.

   The UK is world's largest legal ivory exporter, experts warn    The UK is the world's largest exporter of legal ivory, fuelling consumer demand for the product and the poaching of elephants for their tusks, environmentalists have warned.

The UK is world's largest legal ivory exporter, experts warn

The UK is the world's largest exporter of legal ivory, fuelling consumer demand for the product and the poaching of elephants for their tusks, environmentalists have warned.

   How Vietnam Learned to Stop Poaching   and Love Its Beasts    The country is finally starting to shake its reputation as a hot spot for poaching. Caring for animals has started to become cool.

How Vietnam Learned to Stop Poaching and Love Its Beasts

The country is finally starting to shake its reputation as a hot spot for poaching. Caring for animals has started to become cool.

   How a Wildlife Photographer Gets Up Close With His Dangerous Subjects    Michael Nichols has spent decades photographing iconic wildlife species including mountain gorillas, elephants and lions.

How a Wildlife Photographer Gets Up Close With His Dangerous Subjects

Michael Nichols has spent decades photographing iconic wildlife species including mountain gorillas, elephants and lions.

   New study confirms the oceans are warming rapidly.    Although there’s some uncertainty in the distribution among Earth’s ocean basins, there’s no question that the ocean is heating rapidly

New study confirms the oceans are warming rapidly.

Although there’s some uncertainty in the distribution among Earth’s ocean basins, there’s no question that the ocean is heating rapidly

   Inside the Hawaiian seed bank figuring out how to store the rarest seeds on Earth.    The seed bank, on Kaua’i, is housed alongside NTBG’s collection of 80,000 dried plant specimens and rare botany books in a building that can withstand Category 5 hurricanes.

Inside the Hawaiian seed bank figuring out how to store the rarest seeds on Earth.

The seed bank, on Kaua’i, is housed alongside NTBG’s collection of 80,000 dried plant specimens and rare botany books in a building that can withstand Category 5 hurricanes.

   Yellowstone Grizzly Bear to Lose Endangered Species Protection .   States alone will make the call on dealing with nuisance bears — and will probably include a hunting season for grizzlies.

Yellowstone Grizzly Bear to Lose Endangered Species Protection.

States alone will make the call on dealing with nuisance bears — and will probably include a hunting season for grizzlies.

   What happens once the seals have fully recovered?    The Marine Mammal Protection Act does not address what happens when a marine mammal population recovers.

What happens once the seals have fully recovered?

The Marine Mammal Protection Act does not address what happens when a marine mammal population recovers.

   Vatuvara Island: A Haven for Threatened Species    Many of the islands we have explored in northern Lau remain much as they were during the days of Captain Cook’s early exploration – untouched and unparalleled in beauty.

Vatuvara Island: A Haven for Threatened Species

Many of the islands we have explored in northern Lau remain much as they were during the days of Captain Cook’s early exploration – untouched and unparalleled in beauty.

   The vanishing animals that future generations will never see    Some of the world’s most exotic animals could be extinct within months, conservationists have warned, with future generations growing up in a world without many of the species that are alive today.

The vanishing animals that future generations will never see

Some of the world’s most exotic animals could be extinct within months, conservationists have warned, with future generations growing up in a world without many of the species that are alive today.

   Here's What Extinction - and Near Extinction - Looks Like    Since 1620, when the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock, an estimated 500 species and subspecies of plants and animals have gone extinct in the United States.

Here's What Extinction - and Near Extinction - Looks Like

Since 1620, when the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock, an estimated 500 species and subspecies of plants and animals have gone extinct in the United States.

   Ocean Species are in Trouble: U.S. Coral Reef's Could Disappear Within Decades, Scientists Warn    Global warming is taking its toll on coral reefs in U.S. waters, and many of the marine sanctuaries near Hawaii, Florida and the Caribbean are expected to disappear within a few decades.

Ocean Species are in Trouble: U.S. Coral Reef's Could Disappear Within Decades, Scientists Warn

Global warming is taking its toll on coral reefs in U.S. waters, and many of the marine sanctuaries near Hawaii, Florida and the Caribbean are expected to disappear within a few decades.

   Any changes to the current Endangered Species Act will weaken its purpose    Given the current political context, the overwhelming likelihood is that any enacted legislation would significantly weaken the nation’s law for protecting endangered and threatened wildlife and their habitat.

Any changes to the current Endangered Species Act will weaken its purpose

Given the current political context, the overwhelming likelihood is that any enacted legislation would significantly weaken the nation’s law for protecting endangered and threatened wildlife and their habitat.

   Sea ice that's moving means polar bears must walk more and eat more    Rapid global warming has sped up the movement of sea ice off Alaska’s coasts, and already- at-risk polar bears are paying a price.

Sea ice that's moving means polar bears must walk more and eat more

Rapid global warming has sped up the movement of sea ice off Alaska’s coasts, and already- at-risk polar bears are paying a price.

   Farming, Hunting Push Thousands of Species Toward Extinction    Unless we sort out how we feed the growing human population, thousands of birds and mammals will face the specter of extinction in coming decades.

Farming, Hunting Push Thousands of Species Toward Extinction

Unless we sort out how we feed the growing human population, thousands of birds and mammals will face the specter of extinction in coming decades.

   The Endangered Species Act is often too little too late, but it's all we've got    By the time most species are listed, they’re too far gone for the act to be able to do much to revive them.

The Endangered Species Act is often too little too late, but it's all we've got

By the time most species are listed, they’re too far gone for the act to be able to do much to revive them.

   10 Elephants Poisoned With Cyanide in Zimbabwe    Nine adult elephants and one calf have been poisoned with cyanide around Zimbabwe’s largest wildlife area, the government’s Hwange National Park.

10 Elephants Poisoned With Cyanide in Zimbabwe

Nine adult elephants and one calf have been poisoned with cyanide around Zimbabwe’s largest wildlife area, the government’s Hwange National Park.

   Trump administration cancels proposed limits on marine mammals and sea turtles trapped in fishing nets    The Trump administration announced Monday that it has canceled proposed limits on the number of endangered whales, dolphins and sea turtles that can be killed or injured by sword-fishing nets on the West Coast.

Trump administration cancels proposed limits on marine mammals and sea turtles trapped in fishing nets

The Trump administration announced Monday that it has canceled proposed limits on the number of endangered whales, dolphins and sea turtles that can be killed or injured by sword-fishing nets on the West Coast.

   We Might be the Last Generation to See Elephants Like This.    At this current trajectory the largest land mammal on Earth may disappear within our lifetimes.

We Might be the Last Generation to See Elephants Like This.

At this current trajectory the largest land mammal on Earth may disappear within our lifetimes.

   Patrol Elephants are Helping Their Wild Cousins.    Elephant patrols are helping to reduce conflicts between wild elephants and farmers in Sumatra.

Patrol Elephants are Helping Their Wild Cousins.

Elephant patrols are helping to reduce conflicts between wild elephants and farmers in Sumatra.

   Can LED Lights Save Sea Turtles?    Hundreds of thousands of sea turtles are accidentally killed by fishing gear—caught on dangling hooks or entangled in nets—every year.

Can LED Lights Save Sea Turtles?

Hundreds of thousands of sea turtles are accidentally killed by fishing gear—caught on dangling hooks or entangled in nets—every year.

   China to Ban Domestic Ivory Trade by End of 2017    WWF and TRAFFIC welcomed today’s historic announcement that China will close down its domestic ivory trade by the end of 2017, signalling an end to the world’s primary legal ivory market.

China to Ban Domestic Ivory Trade by End of 2017

WWF and TRAFFIC welcomed today’s historic announcement that China will close down its domestic ivory trade by the end of 2017, signalling an end to the world’s primary legal ivory market.

   Exclusive Look Into How Rare Elephants' Forests Are Disappearing    A high-stakes game playing out in a remote biodiversity hot spot pits the palm oil industry against the ecological integrity of the last place on Earth where critically endangered Sumatran elephants, tigers, rhinos, and orangutans live side by side.

Exclusive Look Into How Rare Elephants' Forests Are Disappearing

A high-stakes game playing out in a remote biodiversity hot spot pits the palm oil industry against the ecological integrity of the last place on Earth where critically endangered Sumatran elephants, tigers, rhinos, and orangutans live side by side.

   'Super Macro' Photos Reveal The Magic World of the Tiniest Creatures in the Sea    To the untrained eye, the crystal waters surrounding the Maltese Islands in the Mediterranean look devoid of life. But zoom in a bit, and the barren sea transforms into a breathtaking patchwork of pulsing colour, movement and light. 

'Super Macro' Photos Reveal The Magic World of the Tiniest Creatures in the Sea

To the untrained eye, the crystal waters surrounding the Maltese Islands in the Mediterranean look devoid of life. But zoom in a bit, and the barren sea transforms into a breathtaking patchwork of pulsing colour, movement and light. 

   Poachers Break Into French Zoo, Kill White Rhino And Steal His Horn    Poachers forced their way into a French zoo and killed a southern white rhinoceros named Vince, sawing off one of his horns before fleeing into the night.

Poachers Break Into French Zoo, Kill White Rhino And Steal His Horn

Poachers forced their way into a French zoo and killed a southern white rhinoceros named Vince, sawing off one of his horns before fleeing into the night.

   One of Africa's Last Great Tusker Elephants Was Killed By Poachers    The massive Satao II was found dead in Kenya, likely shot by a poisoned arrow. Conservationists are mourning the loss.

One of Africa's Last Great Tusker Elephants Was Killed By Poachers

The massive Satao II was found dead in Kenya, likely shot by a poisoned arrow. Conservationists are mourning the loss.

   A tiny aircraft gives researchers a big-picture view    WWF staff travel Thailand and Myanmar for days at a time on the unpaved roads that traverse the 40,000-square-mile area, conducting research, training park rangers, and more.

A tiny aircraft gives researchers a big-picture view

WWF staff travel Thailand and Myanmar for days at a time on the unpaved roads that traverse the 40,000-square-mile area, conducting research, training park rangers, and more.

   Mangroves mean life for coastal communities throughout the tropics    While mangroves provide valuable services for people and the planet, they’re disappearing at an alarming rate and human activity is mostly to blame.

Mangroves mean life for coastal communities throughout the tropics

While mangroves provide valuable services for people and the planet, they’re disappearing at an alarming rate and human activity is mostly to blame.

   Pollution Has Worked Its Way Down to the World's Deepest Waters    The Mariana Trench is the deepest part of the world's oceans and yet it is polluted.

Pollution Has Worked Its Way Down to the World's Deepest Waters

The Mariana Trench is the deepest part of the world's oceans and yet it is polluted.

   2017 Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest    Winning photos for the 2017 Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest.

2017 Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest

Winning photos for the 2017 Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest.

   Giraffes, Rarer Than Elephants, Put on Extinction Watch List    The giraffe, the tallest land animal, is now at risk of extinction, biologists say.

Giraffes, Rarer Than Elephants, Put on Extinction Watch List

The giraffe, the tallest land animal, is now at risk of extinction, biologists say.

   Celebrating the Biggest Conservation Wins of 2016    In the waning days of 2016, it’s important to pause for a moment to celebrate all we’ve accomplished.

Celebrating the Biggest Conservation Wins of 2016

In the waning days of 2016, it’s important to pause for a moment to celebrate all we’ve accomplished.

   Canada Designates Its Second And Largest Arctic Marine Protected Area    A new marine protected area in the Canadian Arctic protects species and habitats, prevents oil and gas development, and safeguards economic activities.

Canada Designates Its Second And Largest Arctic Marine Protected Area

A new marine protected area in the Canadian Arctic protects species and habitats, prevents oil and gas development, and safeguards economic activities.

   Stunning Photos of Switzerland's 'Ghost Cats'    An elusive predator returns to Europe’s mountains, helping restore nature’s balance. 

Stunning Photos of Switzerland's 'Ghost Cats'

An elusive predator returns to Europe’s mountains, helping restore nature’s balance. 

   The Broad Footprint of Climate Change from Genes to Biomes to People    Climate change is dramatically disrupting nature, from genes to ecosystems - study.

The Broad Footprint of Climate Change from Genes to Biomes to People

Climate change is dramatically disrupting nature, from genes to ecosystems - study.

   These Beautiful Maps Reveal the Secret Lives of Animals    New technology lets mapmakers follow baboons, vultures, and everything in between.

These Beautiful Maps Reveal the Secret Lives of Animals

New technology lets mapmakers follow baboons, vultures, and everything in between.

   Arrival of Baby Orangutan is a Symbol of Hope for Conservation in Sumatra    One of the last great stands of rain forest in the deforestation hotspot of the Indonesian island of Sumatra has welcomed an exciting new addition.

Arrival of Baby Orangutan is a Symbol of Hope for Conservation in Sumatra

One of the last great stands of rain forest in the deforestation hotspot of the Indonesian island of Sumatra has welcomed an exciting new addition.

   World's wildlife being pushed to the edge by humans - in pictures    Global wildlife populations will decline by 67% by 2020 unless urgent action is taken.

World's wildlife being pushed to the edge by humans - in pictures

Global wildlife populations will decline by 67% by 2020 unless urgent action is taken.

   Protecting Nature: The Photographs That Moved Them Most    Wildlife photographers play a major role in preserving what’s left of our fragile ecosystem.

Protecting Nature: The Photographs That Moved Them Most

Wildlife photographers play a major role in preserving what’s left of our fragile ecosystem.

   Living Planet Report 2016    Risk and resilience in a new era.

Living Planet Report 2016

Risk and resilience in a new era.

   Northern White Rhinos Guarded as 1 Male Left Worldwide    With 1 male left worldwide, Northern White Rhinos are under guard 24 hours.

Northern White Rhinos Guarded as 1 Male Left Worldwide

With 1 male left worldwide, Northern White Rhinos are under guard 24 hours.

   World Wildlife Falls by 58% in 40 Years    Global wildlife populations have fallen by 58% since 1970, a report says.

World Wildlife Falls by 58% in 40 Years

Global wildlife populations have fallen by 58% since 1970, a report says.


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