After Thailand's Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary beefed up patrols for poachers starting in 2005, tiger populations grew substantially. This is an outstanding conservation success, say researchers, but they also warn that continued patrolling is needed to ensure that populations of prey grow to meet the food demands of more tigers.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials plan to remove three fox sub-species native to California’s Channel Islands from the endangered species list. It appears the foxes have made a remarkable recovery.
A rare western bumblebee species appears to be staging a comeback in the Pacific Northwest after experiencing dramatic population declines in the 1990s. Researchers are unsure what exactly caused the decline in the first place, but what remains even more of a mystery is why the bees have suddenly rebounded.
Massachusetts' State Department of Fisheries and Wildlife has proposed breeding 150 venomous timber rattlesnakes on a remote island to save the endangered species. What could possibly go wrong?
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.
After nearly being wiped out in Britain, conservationists report the native European Polecat is making a strong comeback across the continent.
North Atlantic right whales were given some more elbow room in critical foraging and breeding habitats off the coast of New England, Florida and South California. These new designations were made by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in hopes of further aiding the whales' recovery.
Three adult piping plovers nested along New York's Lake Ontario shoreline for the first time in over 30 years. Among the birds was a breeding pair that successfully fledged a single chick – a promising step in the recovery of the endangered bird's Great Lakes population.
West Indian manatees have rebounded in Florida, prompting the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to downlist the species from endangered to threatened.
Although fish biomass is often used to evaluate the effectiveness of conservation efforts, a new study suggests the metric doesn't provide the whole story. As a result, researchers are calling for the establihsment and maintenance of larger, more permanent "protected areas" for marine life to thrive.
With only three northern white rhinoceroses left on Earth, experts plan to use stem cells to revive the species before they go extinct.
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.
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.