Over half of the non-human primate species are facing extinction in the next 50 years, and humans are to blame.
In yet another battle against a possible loss of a species, nature seems to be at the losing end once more. This time, with one of the world’s most iconic animals, the giraffes of Africa.
Researchers from Pennsylvania State University have made a surprising discovery: elkhorn corals may have been on earth for over 5,000 years. Along with experts from the National Marine Fisheries Service and Dial Cordy & Associates, it was determined that the Acropora palmate in the Caribbean and Florida has an extraordinary level of resiliency.
After many years of a fishing ban in the U.S. on this endangered species, the goliath grouper population is recovering as sports fishermen and charter boat operators in the Keys report that the 800-pound fish has been causing big trouble according to National Geographic.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List has been the standard for determining the effects of a changing world on biodiversity since it was founded in 1964. But a recent study has revealed that more than 200 bird species in six rapidly developing regions are at risk of extinction even though they are not included in the IUCN Red List.
After decades of conservation efforts, the common hippopotamus population has finally recovered after years of poaching. The good news was announced in a newsletter published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Pigs, Peccaries, and Hippos Specialist Group.
The Wildlife Conservation Society announced Sunday at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawaii that the world's largest great ape, the Grauer's gorilla (Gorilla beringei graueri), is now considered as "Critically Endangered" on IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
The years of conservation efforts on giant pandas in China have proven successful as these adorable bears have been downgraded from being "Endangered" to Vulnerable" on the Interational Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species. However, is climate change trumping everything that China has done for the past years?
Scientists listed the recently discovered tiny spider as critically endangered due to the threat of habitat loss caused by human activities.
The dwindling population of so many endangered animals is heartbreaking, but new research revealed that things aren’t totally hopeless after all.
A new assessment of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature has reclassified the two shark species as "endangered," and Bornean orangutans as "critically endangered."
There are currently 4,898 species listed as critically endangered. This means that they still exist in the wild but are at high risk of extinction because of their declining numbers.
Recent camera trappings in a national park in Ethiopia reveal a hidden population of up to 200 lions. Researchers say this could be promising for the currently vulnerable species.
A second form of contagious cancer has been found in eight Tasmanian devils across southeastern Tasmania. This makes researchers question the rarity of transmissible cancers.