Southeast Alaska's Alexander Archipelago wolf was recently denied protection under the Endangered Species Act. Although populations on the Prince of Wales Island have drastically declined, the U.S. Fish and WIldlife Service said the animals don't qualify for additional federal protection.
A pack of rats recently killed 14 orange-bellied parrots housed at a captive breeding facility in Tasmania. These birds are part of a national recovery program working to replenish the species' dwindling population.
Asian carp pose a major risk to Lake Erie's ecosystem. New computer models suggest these invasive fish could soon throw off the balance of the natural food chain and account for nearly a third of the lake's total fish population.
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.
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.
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.
Two species of sea snakes previously thought to be extinct were recently spotted Off the coast Of Western Australia. Scientists from James Cook University suggest that there may still be time to save these species.
The federally endangered snail kite seeks out homes that similar to its birthplace, according to new study. But this puts the birds at an increased risk of predation.
A rare Amur tiger named Cinderella, who was originally found in 2012 – orphaned and near death – in Russia has found her fairy tale ending.
Cheetahs migrated to Africa from North America 100,000 years ago during the last Ice Age. Following their "big move," populations dwindled and incestuous breeding increased. This troubled linage has had a lasting impact on modern Cheetahs, many of which have difficulty reproducing due to a gene mutation that affects sperm development.
A rare Eastern Pacific green sea turtle was recently seen swimming in Northern California's San Joaquin River far from its home near Mexico. Researcher believe the animals have been lured north by warmer El Niño waters and that this may be dangerous for the species if more follow.
Piping plovers are facing habitat loss and breeding space as a result of wetland drainage in the Great Plains.
Researchers may have finally found a cure for the deadly chytrid fungus plaguing wild amphibians. This infectious skin disease has affected over 700 species worldwide, but now scientists may be one step closer to conserving threatened populations.
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.