Scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Turtle Survival Alliance has stumbled upon 44 eggs of the Burmese roofed turtle, one of the rarest reptiles in the world.
Scientists from the American Museum of Natural History have discovered that the Bay of Bengal could drive the evolution of new life forms. In collaboration with the Wildlife Conservation Society and Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes (Universidade de Lisboa), marine scientists have found two dolphin species in Bangladesh waters that are genetically distinct from those in other regions of the Indian and western Pacific Oceans.
The central Amazon Jaguar Conservation Unit is the biggest jaguar stronghold in the world, but even here, biological diversity and jaguar populations can fluctuate. The Wildlife Conservation Society has recently presented a plan to help guide multi-institutional efforts in conserving the jaguar (Panthera onca) in the Amazon basin.
Researchers discover just how widespread poaching still is as they found that most ivory in the black market come from elephants killed less than three years ago.
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.
Tens of millions of bison once flourished across Canada and Mexico. Today, just a handful of bison live in Yellowstone National Park with population swelling to roughly 4,900.
Bringing a spark of hope to wildlife conservation groups, is the increasing number of tigers in the wild after 100 years, as reported by WWF.
Male wild gorillas appear to "hum" or "sing" while eating their favorite food. Since these calls are too quiet to be a sort of "diner bell," researchers suggest they are used to coordinate group feeding activities. In other words, if the food is tasty, males signal to women and younger group members to join in on the good eats.
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.
A new chameleon species sporting blue spots was recently found in the mountains of Tanzania. Researchers say this find highlights the diversity of animals living in this region.
With the help of detection dogs, researchers have located areas within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem that may be suitable for grizzly bear habitats. This will allow researchers to better target conservation measures.
A nursery ground for sand tiger sharks was recently discovered in Long Island's Great South Bay. Researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society's New York Aquarium say this find will help them better protect the vulnerable animals.
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.
A rare Amur tiger named Cinderella, who was originally found in 2012 – orphaned and near death – in Russia has found her fairy tale ending.