While the gentle sea cows have escaped their endangered status, they are still classified as threatened, which means that they are no longer thought to be in imminent danger of extinction.
The U.S. Department of the Interior has announced that the West Indian manatee has been delisted as a "threatened" species under the Endangered Species Act. However, animal groups are not happy, saying the decision may result to greater threats.
This species has never been recorded in the UK before, as it is normally found in deep waters during the day in tropical climates
Researchers have found three new species of miniature salamanders from the mountain forests of Oaxaca, Mexico.
Nine out 14 humpback whale populations are now removed from the endangered list. This is good news to the dwindling humpack whales population. But how did these endangered whales escape extinction?
The Wildlife Conservation Society announced Sunday at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawaii that the world's largest great ape, the Grauer's gorilla (Gorilla beringei graueri), is now considered as "Critically Endangered" on IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
For weeks, a massive manatee was spotted hanging out in Cape waters. However, as cooler temperatures arrive in fall, wildlife experts say that Cape Cod's strange visitor might be in danger.
California Department of Fish and Wildlife investigates the death of three sea otters washed ashore on the Santa Cruz Coast, offering a $10,000 reward for those with information regarding their shooter.
Investigation has found that the bag of bear legs that was found on the 26th of July, which was boarded in Laos.
Zombie turtles or ‘Frankenturtles’ were released by researchers into Chesapeake Bay to find out why many turtles die in the area.
Recent research revealed that there is no "smoking gun" to halt or reverse the amphibian decline.
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.
A record-breaking 6,250 manatees were recently counted during aerial surveys in Florida. While this is good news for the threatened animals, conservationists warn the population boom is likely a result of warmer waters, rather than a sign of recovery.
In an important campaign to bring in more research money for the unique population of belugas in the St. Lawrence, whose waters are downstream from the industrialized Great Lakes, sponsors are being found as part of the opportunity to "Adopt a Beluga." Wouldn't you like a blubbery, chirpy small whale?