African forest elephant in the Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Republic of the Congo.
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The International Union for Conservation of Nature has made two big decisions related to the conservation of the African elephant.
Pangolins are illegally traded, linked to the coronavirus pandemic and driven to extinction in some areas. That's why it's vital to reintroduce this threatened species back into the wild.
Chimbu is a baby tree kangaroo, and he is the latest success in a complex web of international conservation.
Three North American little brown bats with signs of white-nose syndrome, which is virtually certain to hit Australian bats without further action.
It's been a deadly summer for Australia's wildlife. But beyond the fires, we need to act now to protect bats -- which make up a quarter of Australian mammal species -- from a silent overseas killer.
The scaly-foot snail, otherwise known as the sea pangolin.
When Julia Sigwart went looking for the scaly-foot snail – or Sea Pangolin – in the deep ocean, they were hard to find. Now they are seen as endangered from the prospect of deep sea mining.
We should be worried about the adder – but not because it's dangerous.
Despite ongoing conflict in the DRC, the number of endangered mountain gorillas in the Virunga National Park has increased.
For the survival of iconic species in Africa, it is crucial that conservation efforts do not ignore conflict zones.
DNA analysis reveals that there are three populations of Antarctic blue whales.
Paula Olson, courtesy of IWC
Antarctica's blue whales all feed in the same place. But a new genetic analysis suggests they are actually three separate populations that breed in different parts of the globe.
Fragments of woodland surrounded by cleared land in south west Australia.
Australia may have reputation for vast areas of wilderness, but in reality the continent's ecosystems have been chopped and diced. Now we need to protect what's left.
Feral cats are thought to be responsible for the decline of many Australian species.
Feral cats are highly adaptable and highly variable, hence we must continue to search for their Achilles Heel and invest in a wide range of control methods.
The Bramble Cay melomys - the latest in a long line of extinct Australian mammals.
Last July, the federal environment minister, Greg Hunt, announced the appointment of Gregory Andrews as Australia’s first Threatened Species Commissioner. His mission: to help avert the extinction of a…
Pandas migrate long distances in order to maintain nutritionally balanced diets of bamboo. Researchers from the University…
Some 14 new species of dancing frogs have been found in the mountains of India, but researchers say changing habitats puts…
An innovative breeding technique could help bring Australia’s endangered kangaroos and wallabies back from the brink of extinction…
Leopardus tigrinus can be found in Eastern Amazonia or the dry semi-arid Caatinga.
Project Wild Cats of Brazil
A new species of wild cat in central and north-eastern Brazil has been confirmed, according to a study published today in…
Captive bred Tasmanian devils have recently been reintroduced to Tasmania. But do we want daring or docile devils in the wild?
Reintroduction programs are key initiatives for re-establishing or re-stocking animal populations, and while some are successful, many, unfortunately, are not. Endangered and critically endangered animals…
Green and Leatherback turtles are swallowing plastic at twice the rate they were 25 years ago. The research conducted by…
The US Endangered Species Act controversially lets ordinary citizens propose endangered species: would it work in Australia?
The US Endangered Species Act, which became law in 1973, was one of the first major pieces of national legislation for the protection of biodiversity. It is still one of the most stringent. It has also…
Only 5% of the world’s plants, and 1% of invertebrates have been assessed under IUCN guidelines.
If an entire forest falls and its occupants approach extinction, does anybody hear it? Since for the vast majority of species, the answer is most likely no, we decided to be proactive and recently published…
A new report on Australian birds has added four more species to the critically endangered list and found that a total of…