The number of the world's smallest and most endangered marine mammal, the vaquita, has plummeted to less than 100, despite efforts of the Mexican government to save its species.
Peruvian actor and environmentalist Richard Torres participated in a symbolic wedding to a tule tree in Oaxaca, as part of his campaign to raise awareness on deforestation.
Years of conservation efforts in hopes to prevent the extinction of the endangered green sea turtles in Florida and the Pacific Coast of Mexico has finally paid off, as federal wildlife officials reclassified the species to "threatened" status.
The Bahamas, the Caribbean, Florida and Mexico are just some of the places that witness the spectacular coastal bird, Reddish egret. Unfortunately, this fascinating bird is slowly declining in number and is becoming a rare sight in many places lately.
More than 120 Morelet's crocodiles were found dead after suffocating and crushing one another while traveling to a wildlife facility in Mexico.
For years, desert tortoise populations in Mexico remained grouped under two species. However, a new study has identified a third individual among the bunch.
A rare orchid characterized by elegant color patterns was recently "stumbled upon" in the deciduous forests of Mexico’s Pacific slope of Oaxaca state.
Bycatch threatens several species of dolphins and porpoises with extinction. To mitigate the effects of accidental catches, Mexican authorities have instated an emergency two-year ban on gillnetting.
Following some careful ancient DNA detective work, researchers believe they have tracked down the origin of Phytophthora infestans, which is the pathogen responsible for the 19th century Irish potato famine.
Ornithologists and researchers recently released a new French bird atlas, the first since 1989 to show the nation's bird biodiversity.
With Halloween fast approaching, this is a good time to learn about a relatively small crustacean known as the Halloween crab for its colorful appearance.
Mexico has begun a survey of the world's most endangered marine mammal, the vaquita porpoise of Mexico's Gulf of California. The scientific team will include Mexico, the U.S., Germany and the United Kingdom.
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.
Thanks to conservation efforts, endangered Sonoran desert tortoise populations have rebounded, and will be removed from the list of federally protected species.
Every year, monarch butterflies migrate south or west to escape cold northern climates. To better understand this annual migration, reseachers from Washington State University have been breeding and releasing butterflies that are labeled with identification stickers.