Bringing back extinct animal species could potentially wipe out one or more existing animal species.
Giraffes are now at risk of extinction as their numbers reportedly dropped by 40 percent in the last 30 years. With all the attention on global warming and climate change, many were surprised to find giraffes slowly disappearing. Scientists believe that if their population declines further, giraffes will be vulnerable to extinction.
Animal conservationists around the globe are lauding the efforts of Kyrgyzstan President Almazbek Atambayev to save the snow leopards dwelling in the mountainous regions of the former Soviet-controlled nation.
Even in the scientific community, things aren’t so cut and dried. Debates over the ethics of changing the natural world have been getting louder due to the increasingly advanced techniques involved in gene drives. Gene drives are a type of study that ensures a certain trait is passed from parent to offspring.
Nine out of the 14 distinct population of humpback whales were removed from the federal endangered species list.
Born Free USA, a global leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, has spearheaded a campaign for fur donations to fight animal cruelty.
These creatures have existed for over a hundred million years. What are some simple things that we can do as individuals to ensure they last for a hundred million more?
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.
Birds' survival largely depends on their nesting materials, and in this viral video, one bird decided to use fur from a sleeping canine.
A plan to open a $20 million dolphin park in the Arizona desert this July has sparked an ire among environmentalists
Today's a good day for animal conservationists as 33 abused big cats from South American circuses are finally scheduled to head back to their homeland on the 29th.
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.
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.
Researchers from the University of Sydney have trained Australian monitor lizards to avoid eating deadly cane toads, by feeding them smaller, non-lethal ones. This could help save endangered lizards that have recently suffered catastrophic population declines, following poisonous toad invasions.
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.