Every year, millions of North American monarch butterflies head south for the winter -- but recently their numbers have plummeted by up to 90 percent. In Washington, responding to a petition submitted by conservation organizations, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife…
New research shows that African giraffe populations have decreased by 40 percent over the last 15 years, pushing the world's tallest animal closer to extinction.
Tigers are dying in record numbers in India, mostly due to poaching, the country's wildlife officials said this week.
By Ashira Morris
Manatees are the slow, lumbering, gentle giants of the aquatic ecosystem. Every November, they make their way to Florida’s warmer waters for the winter marking Manatee Awareness Month. Celebrate by learning eight facts about the gentle sea cows.
Virunga National Park in Eastern Congo is the spectacular home to the only mountain gorillas left on the planet, and many other types of wildlife. A new documentary tells the story of a group of rangers working to protect the…
By PBS NewsHour
The African lion population is shrinking due to habitat loss, lack of prey and violent contact with humans, including trophy hunting. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing that these animals be listed as a threatened species. Jeffrey Brown…
By Susan Moran
Climate change isn’t just a problem for rare species. This threat, coupled with habitat loss and other environmental threats, is putting a number of common species at risk. By focusing on landscape-scale, or large-scale, efforts, conservationists aim to thwart further…
By PBS NewsHour
By Vic Pasquantonio
Sunday is World Lion Day, designed to bring awareness of the species teetering on the brink of extinction and inspire conservation efforts around the globe.
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