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.
For the first time in four decades, a Sumatran rhino was spotted in Kalimantan, in Indonesian Borneo, sparking hope for rhino conservation efforts in Indonesia and in the world.
Amphibians throughout the world are threatened with extinction due to disease, climate change and habitat loss, among other serious factors. Now, as a kind of New Year resolution, the Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA) has assigned itself the lofty goal of protecting each and every unique species.
Without revenue from trophy hunting permits, conservation practices in some countries may ultimately be compromised, which could exacerbate biodiversity loss. Rather than banning big game hunting altogether, researchers suggest enforcing stricter regulations.
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.
More than 90 percent of the world's migrating birds suffer from habitat loss along their long and remarkable journeys, so researchers are calling for increased collaborative and international efforts.
Arnold Schwarzenegger recently joined the 96 Elephants campaign to end illegal poaching of African elephant tusks.
A new giant tortoise species, named the Eastern Santa Cruz Tortoise, was recently found in Galapagos. Now studies are helping researchers target conservation efforts that will help protect the animals and their natural habitats.
Since 2003, hedgehog populations have been drastically declining throughout the UK. Here's how you can help.
It's hard to deny that humanity has played a pretty big role in changing nature for the worse. That's why many environmental groups have advocated showcasing the world's natural grandeur, reminding everyday citizens what is worth protecting. The bad news, however, is that this so-called 'eco-tourism' may cause its own problems for Mother Earth.
A newly launched search in Mexico's Sea of Cortez has reportedly found several vaquita marina porpoises, one of the most critically endangered animals in the world. This reassures conservationists that the vaquita isn't extinct yet. However, that doesn't mean the tiny animals are in good shape.
Contemporary gardening has evolved far beyond quiet rural neighborhoods with white picket fences. A global phenomenon, green-thumbed enthusiasts can fuel their hobby by ordering almost any kind of plant over the internet. Unfortunately, new research shows that this could be spreading more invasive species than experts ever expected.
The last two circus lions of Bulgaria are finally free. The Born Free Foundation and Born Free USA have announced that Jora and Black, an inseparable pair of rescued lions, have completed a 10,500 mile journey to find a new home and new freedoms on the spacious plains of Africa.