Conservationists recently created a new nature reserve known as the Geometric Tortoise Preserve to house the largest and last viable population of geometric tortoises.
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.
Rutgers University researchers recommend releasing captive populations of Borneo orangutans back into their natural habitats. Doing so could help the endangered animals rebound.
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.
After 25 adult and pup walrus were found decapitated along a beach in Alaska – some shot and some with their penis bones missing – authorities are suspecting ivory poachers are to blame. Walrus are often hunted illegally for their long ivory tusks and prized oosiks (penis bones).
Two adult gray wolves were found dead within 50 yards of one another Wallowa County, Oregon. Authorities believe poaching was involved. Next month, Oregon's Department of Fish and Wildlife will decide whether to take the gray wolf off the state's endangered species list or not.
Researchers suggest that the few scattered populations of wild rhinoceros should be consolidated and better managed. In their study, they also identified forest protection zones that could benefit the animals and they recommend breeding to create viable populations.
The United Nations Environment Program recently recognized the significant impact that the anti-poaching group known as the Black Mambas has had in combating hunting in South Africa's Balule Private Game Reserve.
Protecting African elephants may become easier with intrepid sniffer dogs, recently graduated from a training program in Africa. They're being installed in which cities' ports?
Despite concerns from conservationists, Zambia is preparing to lift a 2013 ban on the hunting of wild lions and leopards in order to raise funds.
The last known male northern white rhino on Earth is under heavy guard in Kenya as conservationists struggle to save the species from certain extinction.
Amur tigers, the world's largest cats, are likely to go extinct in the near future as habitat loss and poaching devastate their populations; but one coalition of conservationists is quite literally in a race to save this endangered species.
With rhino populations dwindling due to illegal hunting for their horns, poachers have now begun targeting vulnerable baby rhinos instead.
In what would seem like a small victory, an elephant poacher was killed recently in Kenya by wildlife rangers, the Kenya Wildlife Service said Tuesday.