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Only Six Northern White Rhinos Left In The World After Death At Wildlife Sanctuary

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 10.22.2014 | Green

One of the last northern white rhinos in the world has died, striking a heavy blow to a species already on the brink of extinction, reports the Ol Pej...

World Falling Behind On Plan To Protect Natural World, UN Says

Reuters | Posted 12.06.2014 | Green

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Governments are failing to meet goals to protect animals and plant...

California Blue Whales Recover From Whaling, Study Finds

AP | Posted 11.07.2014 | Green

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new analysis suggests there are as many blue whales living off the coast of California as there were before humans started hunt...

U.S. Denies Endangered Species Protection For Wolverines

Reuters | Posted 10.13.2014 | Green

By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho, Aug 12 (Reuters) - U.S. wildlife managers on Tuesday denied federal protections for rare wolverines,...

Critically Endangered Gazelle Dies At Zoo After Breaking Its Own Neck

AP | Posted 09.28.2014 | Green

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An endangered gazelle at the Topeka Zoo is dead after beating its head against a gate until it broke its neck. Th...

As Gray Seal Populations Boom, So Do Conflicts

AP | PATRICK WHITTLE | Posted 09.19.2014 | Green

ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — Decades after gray seals were all but wiped out in New England waters, the population has rebounded so much that some frustra...

Researchers Work To Save 'Snot Otters' Disappearing From Streams

AP | By RICK CALLAHAN | Posted 09.09.2014 | Green

CORYDON, Ind. (AP) — With a long, slimy body and beady eyes, North America's largest salamander wouldn't top any cutest animal lists. The hellbender...

Could This Plan Save The Endangered Florida Panther?

Reuters | Posted 09.04.2014 | Green

By Letitia Stein TAMPA, Fla., July 5 (Reuters) - The endangered Florida panther, running out of room to prowl as its numbers rebound, ...

'Shark Girl' Fighting To Save The Ocean's Top Predator

Mother Nature Network | Gerri Miller | Posted 06.14.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Mother Nature Network. In the hierarchy of the ocean, sharks are the apex predator, not the prey. But the fearsom...

More Than 20,000 Elephants Poached In Africa In 2013

AP / The Huffington Post | Posted 06.15.2014 | Green

GENEVA (AP) — More than 20,000 elephants were poached last year in Africa where large seizures of smuggled ivory eclipsed those in Asia for the firs...

Armadillo, World Cup Mascot, Threatened With Extinction

Reuters | Posted 08.12.2014 | Green

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO, June 12 (Reuters) - The armadillo, mascot of the FIFA World Cup, is threatened with e...

Police Search For Man With Dementia

David Lohr | Posted 05.23.2014 | Crime

Police in Virginia are searching for a 50-year-old endangered man who disappeared while walking to a convenience store. James Mack Orange, who poli...

This Is The First Fish Ever Taken Off The Endangered Species List

AP | JEFF BARNARD | Posted 02.04.2014 | Green

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A tiny minnow that lives only in Oregon backwaters is the first fish ever taken off U.S. Endangered Species Act protection ...

470 Turtles Confiscated From Smugglers In Thai Airport

Agence France Presse | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

Thai customs have found over a thousand turtles and tortoises in airport luggage in a week, including a haul of 470 creatures Friday as conservationis...

Nepal's 'Bird Brother' Wants To Save The Crows

Reuters | Gopal Sharma | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A young man with a microphone stepped onto a small stage and cawed like a crow. Minutes later, hu...

LOOK: Hundreds Of New Species Found In The Amazon

Posted 10.23.2013 | Green

At least 441 new species of plants and animals have been discovered in a remote part of the Amazon rain forest, according to the World Wildlife Fund. ...

Should You Care About Every Single Endangered Species?

Posted 10.16.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Tom Oder: Should you care that an obscure flower that only grows in a very limited area, serves no obvious purpose, an...

Why Are So Many Sea Turtles Eating Plastic?

Posted 08.22.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Russell McLendon: Sea turtles around the world are eating plastic at an unprecedented pace, a new study reveals, with ...

Is The Military Finally Learning How To Coexist With Nature?

Posted 08.17.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Russell McLendon: War is hell for everyone involved, including wildlife. But beyond the heat of the battle — where l...

Could These Little Mice Save Threatened Midwestern Prairies?

AP | Posted 09.30.2013 | Green

GRAYSLAKE, Ill. (AP) — To most people, mice are pests. But on a prairie, they are a source of life and vitality. Scien...

Is It Legal To Sell Endangered Plants Online?

| John R. Platt | Posted 07.25.2013 | Green

From John R. Platt: (click here for original story) Did you know that it is often legal to buy and sell endangered species of plants through the m...

Could This Nifty Invention Save Birds?

Posted 07.24.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Matt Hickman: It’s been a good while since I’ve taken a look at traditional building materials tweaked to provide ...

WATCH: Endangered Species On The 'Brink'

Posted 07.13.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Gerri Miller: Human interference, whether it’s poaching, hunting, or developing and otherwise negatively impacting w...

Captive Chimpanzees May Get New Protections

| Posted 06.12.2013 | Green

By John R. Platt: (click here for original article) A long-in-place loophole that exempted captive-bred chimpanzees from the full protections of t...

Why the Trade in Ivory Must Be Banned

Chantal Lyons | Posted 04.02.2013 | World
Chantal Lyons

Since the economic ascent of China does not look likely to falter anytime soon, there is only one way to save elephants from extinction by poaching: a complete and permanent global ban on the trade of ivory.