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Time and money make a difference in endangered species recovery
Since passage of the Endangered Species Act in 1973, over 1,300 endangered species have been protected in the United States and its territories. (2005-08-15)
Endangered shortnose sturgeon saved in Hudson River
For the first time, a fish identified as endangered has been shown to have recovered -- and in the Hudson River near New York City, report Cornell's Mark Bain and colleagues in the online publication PLoS ONE. (2007-01-31)
ASU researcher says now is the time to prioritize endangered species
Currently, resources allocated to recover endangered species are insufficient to save all listed species, and with a scarcity of funds what is needed to be effective is a more analytical approach that can bring clarity and openness to resource allocation, argues Leah Gerber, an Arizona State University conservation biologist. (2016-03-14)
Species in the Spotlight campaign highlights NOAA Fisheries' endangered species conservation efforts
NOAA Fisheries announced today a new Species in the Spotlight campaign to focus recovery and public education efforts on eight marine species that are at risk of extinction. (2015-05-14)
The perils of publishing location data for endangered species
While the increasing accessibility of data from scientific studies creates many benefits -- and represents a process that should be broadly embraced -- in the context of conserving endangered species it can actually be problematic, write David Lindenmayer and Ben Scheele in this Essay. (2017-05-25)
Global map shows new patterns of extinction risk
The most detailed world map of mammals, birds and amphibians ever produced shows that endangered species from these groups do not inhabit the same geographical areas, says new research published today. (2006-11-01)
Genetic analysis calls for the protection of 2 highly endangered Portuguese fish species
A chromosome study of the endemic Portuguese fish Squalius aradensis and S. torgalensis draws attention to their current status of highly endangered species. (2013-03-21)
Update on an endangered Philippine cycad species
Empirical studies of in situ populations invaluable for conservation efforts. (2017-10-01)
Endangered species list more bleak than originally thought
The global extinction crisis ignores thousands of affiliated species that are also at risk of being wiped out, making the list of endangered species much larger and more serious than originally thought, says a study produced in part at the University of Alberta. (2004-09-09)
Intervention offers 'best chance' to save species endangered by climate change
A University of York scientist is proposing a radical program of (2011-03-17)
Many endangered species face long waits for protection
The Endangered Species Act was enacted by Congress in 1973 to protect species threatened with extinction. (2016-08-10)
Unique frog helps amphibian conservation efforts
A tropical frog -- the only one of its kind in the world -- is providing conservationists with exclusive insights into the genetic make-up of its closest endangered relatives. (2011-03-07)
Australia's endangered bettong reveals how weather effects species distribution
Australian scientists studying the reliability of species distribution models for revealing the response of animals to climate change have focused their research on the endangered marsupial, the northern bettong. (2011-10-06)
In communicating wildlife conservation, focus on the right message
If you want people to care about endangered species, focus on how many animals are left, not on the chances of a species becoming extinct, according to a new study by Cornell University communication scholars. (2016-10-31)
Max Planck researchers urge more prominent role for zoos
Zoological gardens breed animals from threatened populations and can thus make a greater contribution towards biodiversity conservation. (2011-03-17)
Eradicating invasive species sometimes threatens endangered ones
What should resource managers do when the eradication of an invasive species threatens an endangered one? (2014-05-30)
Lincoln Park Zoo applauds government decision to consider reclassifying chimpanzees as endangered
Lincoln Park Zoo applauds the federal government's announcement today that it will evaluate a petition to list chimpanzees living in the United States as an endangered species. (2011-09-01)
Expansion of Australian reserves for fairy possums might be at expense of other species
Current nature reserves are not very suitable for the critically endangered Critically Endangered Leadbeater's Possum, but expansion of nature reserves might come at the expense of other Australian forest species, according to a study published Jan. (2017-01-25)
Conservation in Canada
Conservation actions could be more efficient if there is similarity among taxa in the distribution of species. (2004-05-04)
The world's largest canary
Biologists at Lund University, together with their colleagues from Portugal and the UK, have now proven that the endangered São Tomé grosbeak is the world's largest canary -- 50 percent larger than the runner-up. (2017-06-21)
UTHealth: Rapid population decline among vertebrates began with industrialization
Rapid population decline among vertebrate species began at the end of the 19th century when industrialization was at its peak, according to researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. (2016-12-15)
Hundreds of threatened species not on official US list
Many of the animal species at risk of extinction in the United States have not made it onto the country's official Endangered Species Act list, according to new research from the University of Adelaide. (2011-12-12)
Virginia Tech fisheries department releases cultivated mussels at Nature Conservancy site
Seven years after a toxic spill wiped out aquatic life along seven miles of the Clinch River 17,000 mussels were released into the river at Cedar Bluff in Southwest Virginia. (2005-06-20)
Rare Tibetan antelope listed as endangered
The Bronx Zoo-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) today applauded a decision today by the US Fish and Wildlife Service to list the Tibetan antelope, also known as (2006-03-30)
Notre Dame biologists call for regulation of rare plant sales
People are increasingly obtaining endangered or threatened plants, often illegally, and moving them outside their native range, according to an article in the journal Nature by biologists Patrick Shirey and Gary Lamberti of the University of Notre Dame. (2011-01-27)
Identifying species from a single caviar egg
A new tool enables identification of high-end caviar from Beluga sturgeons by analyzing DNA from a single caviar, a development that helps ensure the fair international trade of caviar and contributes to conservation of the species in the wild. (2017-05-30)
When eradicating invasive species threatens endangered species recovery
Efforts to eradicate invasive species increasingly occur side by side with programs focused on recovery of endangered ones. (2014-05-29)
Preference for gravid females makes rare iguana consumption unsustainable
The Valle de Aguán spiny-tailed iguana is a critically endangered species found in Honduras. (2014-12-02)
Managing For Many Species Crucial To Head Off Threats Of Extinction, Says Director Of National Biological Service
Managing for a single endangered species may put other species at risk and is no longer a reasonable policy option, according to a paper published today in the journal Science (1997-01-23)
New petition seeks to save elephants, end ivory importation in US
Recent genomic research has prompted a petition that calls for the reclassification of African elephants from one threatened species to two endangered species, forest elephant and savannah elephant, to protect both from imminent extinction. (2015-06-15)
Endangered Species Act provisions appear to benefit imperiled organisms
An analysis of the conservation status of 1095 species that have been protected under the US Endangered Species Act (ESA) indicates that those that have been given more protection under the act are more likely to be improving in status and less likely to be declining than species given less protection. (2005-04-01)
The splendid Skadar Lake (Montenegro and Albania), surprises with new species of snails
The Skadar Lake system at the border of Montenegro and Albania is a well-known hotspot of freshwater biodiversity and harbors a highly diverse mollusc fauna. (2013-03-29)
Scientists find that non-native snakes are taking a toll on native birds
The Everglades National Park in Florida is home to hundreds of species of native wildlife. (2011-03-10)
New study uncovers major inaccuracies in global wildlife trade monitoring
A new study by scientists from Conservation International and the World Wildlife Fund shows that in some cases, the figures for trade recorded under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) vary wildly from records kept by the US Customs Service. (2005-11-03)
Endangered Species' Recovery Plans Face Comprehensive Scientific Review
In 25 years, the Endangered Species Act has spawned numerous recovery plans, but there still the question of how well the listed species are recovering. (1999-05-10)
'The Ecology and Conservation of Seasonally Dry Forests in Asia'
Despite the importance of seasonally dry forests, little is known of their ecology. (2011-07-28)
Genetics reveals big fish that almost got away
Researchers from the University of Hawaii, the Wildlife Conservation Society, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, National Marine Fisheries Service and Projecto Meros do Brazil discovered a new species of fish -- a grouper that reaches more than six feet in length and can weigh nearly 1,000 pounds. (2008-08-21)
Study indicates large raptors in Africa used for bushmeat
Bushmeat, the use of native animal species for food or commercial food sale, has been heavily documented to be a significant factor in the decline of many species of primates and other mammals. (2014-07-24)
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