Koalas are facing serious threats in the wild.
By Christine Adams-Hosking, The Conversation
They wouldn’t survive the deserts of Tatooine or the frigid planet Hoth, but these newly described, tarantula-like spiders are named after the stormtroopers who marched through the “Star Wars” movies.
By Vicky Stein
Asian elephants are 10 times more endangered than African savanna elephant and facing a new serious threat. Poachers are taking the skin of Asian elephants in Myanmar and turning it into ruby red jewelry.
By Nsikan Akpan
After the world's last male northern white rhino died in Kenya two weeks ago, scientists are hoping in vitro fertilization with the last two females can save the subspecies from extinction. The government is also using the rhino’s death as…
By Zachary Green
By Tom Odula, Associated Press
The world's last male northern white rhino, Sudan, has died after "age-related complications," researchers announced Tuesday.
By Rashmi Shivni, Teresa Carey
This dolphin and whale graveyard may hold the secrets to cetacean lifestyles.
One of the world’s most endangered species, the sea turtle, is under threat from human encroachment and poaching. But a conservation biologist has developed a strategy that could help save them. By placing 3D-printed eggs with GPS trackers in nesting…
By Rashmi Shivni
For half a century, more than 80 percent of wars occurred within biodiversity hotspots. Scientists knew war forced animal populations to decline, but they didn't know the extent--until now.
By John R. Platt, Scientific American
The entire Hendrix’s liveforever species could be wiped out by a single tractor.
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