A 50-year study recently revealed that southern giant petrel seabirds living on the Antarctic island of Signy have experienced substantial population declines and reduced breeding success.
Atlantic puffins, European turtle doves, Slavonian grebes, and pochards are now listed as "vulnerable" species on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species for birds. This doubles the number of endangered U.K. birds.
Conservationists recently created a new nature reserve known as the Geometric Tortoise Preserve to house the largest and last viable population of geometric tortoises.
Aggressive logging is threatening a new coffee tree species that was discovered in Cusuco National Park, Honduras, just two years ago. Now International Union for the Conservation of Nature is declaring it "critically endangered."