African elephants are the leading cause behind the tree-density loss in Kruger National Park. A new study sheds light on how conservationists can maintain sustainable preserves while reducing the effects of the growing number of tree-eating elephants.
Orangutans and other rare species on the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Borneo are endanagered, in large part due to commercial plam oil cultivation. In the last decade alone, orangutan populations have declined by 50 percent as the result of habitat loss and smoke-related deaths.
Mexico has begun a survey of the world's most endangered marine mammal, the vaquita porpoise of Mexico's Gulf of California. The scientific team will include Mexico, the U.S., Germany and the United Kingdom.
A new giant tortoise species, named the Eastern Santa Cruz Tortoise, was recently found in Galapagos. Now studies are helping researchers target conservation efforts that will help protect the animals and their natural habitats.
The breeding success of white-tailed eagles is being threatened by the growth and expansion of wind farms, which could further reduce populations of these unique birds.
In a controversial move, up to 10 Mexican gray wolves (El Lobo) will be released in 2016 by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. The species numbers approximately 109 in two states, Arizona and New Mexico. Advocates say that unless numbers increase, inbreeding will cause fewer pups to grow healthily or to full term.
Rutgers University researchers recommend releasing captive populations of Borneo orangutans back into their natural habitats. Doing so could help the endangered animals rebound.
Since 2003, hedgehog populations have been drastically declining throughout the UK. Here's how you can help.
A newly launched search in Mexico's Sea of Cortez has reportedly found several vaquita marina porpoises, one of the most critically endangered animals in the world. This reassures conservationists that the vaquita isn't extinct yet. However, that doesn't mean the tiny animals are in good shape.
Thanks to conservation efforts, endangered Sonoran desert tortoise populations have rebounded, and will be removed from the list of federally protected species.
Scientists plan to clone giant pandas from Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland in hopes of saving the endangered species.
The illegal trade of exotic fauna is having profound effects on declining cacti populations worldwide.
After facing significant population declines, the military and great green macaws are now listed as an endangered species. As a result, import into and export out of the U.S. without a permit will be illegal.
A blue whale and a few sperm whales were both seen recently by a whale-watch tour near Bar Harbor, Maine. Only six sperm whales have been seen by the operation in 33 years.