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By Adam Moolna, The Conversation
Should scientists keep both red panda species genetically separate and "pure," even if that risks extinction?…
The Trump administration has announced major changes to the Endangered Species Act, the landmark law signed by President Richard Nixon that's credited with saving iconic species like the bald eagle and the grizzly bear. William Brangham talks to Lisa Friedman…
By Vicky Stein
Butterflies also act as big, flashy beautiful warning signs for environmental change.
By John Seewer, Associated Press
The plan affects 1.4 million acres on federal public lands, including 74 national wildlife refuges, U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt said.
It’s estimated that there are fewer than 4,000 tigers remaining in the wild today, compared to roughly 100,000 in the early 1900s. More tigers now live in captivity than in the wild, and many of those live in so-called “tiger…
By Christine Adams-Hosking, The Conversation
Koalas are facing serious threats in the wild.
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 Nsikan Akpan
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 Zachary Green
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 Tom Odula, Associated Press
The world's last male northern white rhino, Sudan, has died after "age-related complications," researchers announced Tuesday.
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