Using an ear mite treatment commonly used to kills those found in cats and dogs, researchers from the University of California Davis have developed a way to reduce the presence of tumors in the ears of endangered foxes living on California's Santa Catalina Island.
While there has been much debate regarding how cats first made their way to Australia, a new study has confirmed that the invasive felines arrived with European settlers in the 19th century.
Melting Arctic ice means natural underground permafrost freezers can no longer keep food cold enough and encourages polar bears to visit inland communities for longer periods of time. This calls for new and improved above ground polar bear-resistant food storage containers.
More than 90 percent of the world's migrating birds suffer from habitat loss along their long and remarkable journeys, so researchers are calling for increased collaborative and international efforts.
Whales are adversely impacted by the sounds ships make under the water. The combination of a vehicle's speed and its propeller count play a large role in noise disturbance.
More than 17,000 marine species, including whales, sharks, rays and fish, remain threatened due to a lack of marine protected areas.
The oldest known bird -- an albatross named Wisdom -- is about to lay another egg at 64 years old. Researchers believe she has raised as many as 36 chicks and clocked over six million ocean miles of flight time.
Piping plovers are facing habitat loss and breeding space as a result of wetland drainage in the Great Plains.
The U.S. National Institutes of Health has announced plans to cease all research involving chimpanzees. This follows a phasing-out program initiated in 2013 and the 50 remaining individuals in federal custody will be sent to a sanctuary for retirement.
Having rebounded from near-extinction, whooping cranes remain a top priority for conservationists. That's why the Father Hupp Wildlife Management Area in Thayer County, Nebraska, decided to temporarily close when six whooping cranes made a pit stop in the area during their migration.
Lumber Liquidators was recently caught illegally importing hardwood flooring made of trees collected from the habitats of engendered Siberian tigers and Amur leopards. The company has since plead guilty and has agreed to more than $13 million in fines.
Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrels have made a successful recovery and are safe from extinction. Recent population growths justify the animal's happy exit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Endangered Species List.
Atlantic puffins, European turtle doves, Slavonian grebes, and pochards are now listed as "vulnerable" species on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species for birds. This doubles the number of endangered U.K. birds.
Yellowstone National Park's Iconic grizzly bears may soon lose their protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) but not if Native American Tribes have their way.