Cute and adorble American Pikas are starting to disappear due to climate change.
The dry forests of Cambodia once serve as the home for a number of Indochinese tigers, but now, due to excessive human activities, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has declared tigers to be "functionally" extinct.
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.
Hydroelectric dams planned for the tropical rivers of Mekong, Amazon and Congo could destroy local fish habitats and cause human populations to relocate, too. A team of researchers suggest new ways to evaluate the cost and benefits of these massive structures.
Two lion subspecies were recently granted protection under the Endangered Species Act by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This decision follows the death of the famed Zimbabwean lion Cecil, in hopes that cracking down with conservation will reduce illegal trophy hunting.
There are less than 100 Javan green magpies remaining in the wild and captivity. Experts at Chester Zoo have taken in 12 individuals as a desperate final attempt to save them from extinction.
Global salt marsh erosion is largely driven by regular weather patterns, rather than the occasional violent storm.
A New England songbird species known as Bicknell's Thrush is threatened by both climate change and competition. Not only is their habitat being shifted to higher elevations, limiting their range along the Adirondack Mountains, but their behaviorally dominant relatives are pushing them uphill, too.
Wild bees are disappearing from many major agricultural areas across the United States, including California’s Central Valley, the Midwest’s corn belt and the Mississippi River valley. To help examine the problem. University of Vermont (UVM) researchers have created the first national map of bee populations.
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.
Piping plovers are facing habitat loss and breeding space as a result of wetland drainage in the Great Plains.
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.
Recently, a small herd of bison were released in Colorado. This suggests there is hope for the large buffalo that have been struggling to revive themselves ever since populations plummeted in the 1800s.
Industrialization and farming concerns are forcing Borneo orangutans from their natural habitats and closer to human populations which leaves them increasingly vulnerable to poachers. In response, rehabilitation organizations like International Animal Rescue (IAR) are racing agaisnt the clock to rescue and care for sick orangutans that have nowhere else to turn.