It has been estimated that there are a mere 3,000 wild tigers left in all the world. Even as conservationists and international officials scramble to see these animals saved, they often overlook one underlying threat. Tiger farming is driving a demand for exotic products that condemns these majestic hunters to a life as glorified livestock.
A group of researchers and environmentalists are seeking help for eastern hellbenders by filing a petition Thursday seeking endangered species protection in New York for the salamander species.
Mirroring the sentiments of countless climatologists and past studies, the World Bank has released a new report that details how increasing "extreme weather" is unavoidable in the wake of climate change. According to the report, this extreme weather will still increase in prevalence despite international efforts to mitigate the causes of this change.
A hoard of 500 dead sea lions was mysteriously found recently on a Peruvian beach, leaving scientists puzzled.
Numerous cold-stunned sea turtles, among them the critically endangered Kemp's ridley, were saved from frigid waters off the East Coast on Thursday.
In the dark waters off the California coast, a rare deep-sea anglerfish was caught on camera for only about the sixth time in history, according to reports.
The decline of Kemp's ridleys, Texas' official sea turtle, can be attributed to over-harvesting of their eggs and incidental capture in fishing gear, but now experts say that that the 2010 BP oil spill may also play a role, setting back this species' recovery.
It's come to the public's attention that a wind farm company operating in the United States filed a lawsuit last month in an attempt to hide the number of bird deaths that occurred from their energy-saving turbines.
As part of a pre-approved event, gray wolves and others will be targeted as part of a five-year annual "killfest" in Salmon, Idaho set to begin next year, sparking controversy and outrage among conservationists.
Species expert Joel Greenberg, author of the new book "A Feathered River Across the Sky," explores the rise and fall, and possible comeback, of the long-extinct passenger pigeon.
Even as winter closes in, the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) continues to be a threatening nuisance to states across the East Coast, destroying ash trees and jacking up the price of firewood just before we need it. Now it has spread to new states and Canada, sparking renewed efforts to keep it contained.
The illegal ivory trade continues to devastate wild elephant populations across Africa, and it seems now that people from all walks of life, including Chinese basketball superstar Yao Ming, are speaking up.
The secret behind the dinosaur disappearances that occurred millions of years ago, supposedly from some giant meteor smash, may in fact lie right in your own neighborhood, near a New Jersey strip mall.
The Pacific Bluefin tuna, a fish popular among sushi eaters, is verging on the brink of extinction as the global food market places "unsustainable pressure" on the species, a conservation group warned Monday.