In a controversial move, up to 10 Mexican gray wolves (El Lobo) will be released in 2016 by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. The species numbers approximately 109 in two states, Arizona and New Mexico. Advocates say that unless numbers increase, inbreeding will cause fewer pups to grow healthily or to full term.
Rutgers University researchers recommend releasing captive populations of Borneo orangutans back into their natural habitats. Doing so could help the endangered animals rebound.
Americans have depended on groundhogs for tips on when spring will arrive for over two centuries; now scientists say they can do better with new modeling software. Here's their prediction for the coming year.
Vines are becoming increasingly abundant in tropical forests as a result of climate change and severe seasonal drought and their rapid growth is harming trees and impacting carbon storage, a new study has revealed.
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.
Over the past five years, more than 200 new species have been found in the Eastern Himalayas and noted in scientific studies.
The illegal trade of exotic fauna is having profound effects on declining cacti populations worldwide.
Western prairie fringed orchids in North Dakota are being threatened by invasive hawk moths and bumble bees who have been stealing nectar from these victim plants without pollinating them. Understanding this "nectar larceny" could help researchers better conserve rare plant populations.
A new study suggests that a nutrient-rich, balanced diet can boost coral resilience under thermal stress, which can be caused by climate change.
In a partnership first, loggers in northeastern Russia are teaming up with biologists to better protect natural fish owl habitats, a major step in preserving the endangered birds.
There may be hope for the endangered Chittenango ovate amber snail after all. Thanks to captive breeding, the snails are now recovering.
After tagging over 500 bluefin tuna, researchers have determined that the internal temperature of Bluefin Tuna can be used to indentify where the fish feed and how impact ocean temperatures impact them. This discovery will help conservationists better protect the threatened species.
A recent eradication process removed 242 non-native arctic foxes from Chirikof Island in Alaska. The invasive species was originally introduced for fur farming but has since become a nuisance, threatening natural habitats and bird populations.
Brazilian authorities regularly publish "blacklists," where they name and shame communities responsible for illegal deforestation. This strategy has increased law enforcement and decreased tree loss experienced in Amazon forests.