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Endangered Turtles Face New Threat in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Green sea turtles remain a rare sight in many parts of the world, but one Indonesian island tasked with protecting them is being …

Rare tortoises are branded to make them unattractive to poachers

The booming illegal international wildlife trade forced conservationists to do the unthinkable Tuesday: Brand the golden domes of two of the rarest tortoises on Earth to reduce their black market value by making it easier for authorities to trace them if stolen.<p>"It's heartbreaking that it's come to …

How endangered porpoises hear in one of the world’s busiest rivers

New research on how the highly endangered Yangtze finless porpoise navigates and communicates in th high-traffic waters near China’s Three Gorges Dam.<p>…

Porpoises

Brazil Wants Fishermen to Stop Killing Its 'Magical' Pink Dolphins

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Brazil's Fishing and Aquaculture Ministry is outlawing the fishing of a certain breed of catfish for …

There are only six northern white rhinos left in the world

“The species now stands at the brink of complete extinction, a sorry testament to the greed of the human race”<p>Only six northern white rhinos are left alive after Suni, a 34-year-old and the first of his kind to be born in captivity, was found dead on Friday by rangers at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy …

How Elephant Teeth Taught Scientists Extinction Exists

In 1796, Georges Cuvier convinced his fellow researchers that some bones belonged to a species that no longer roamed the Earth.<p>At the end of the 18th century, Georges Cuvier was thinking quite seriously about elephant teeth. He was working in Paris, in the National Museum of Natural History, where …

Captive Killer Whale Is Ruled to Be Member of Endangered Species

The ruling does not affect other captive orcas in the United States.<p><i>Updated February 5.</i><p>The federal government listed a captive orca at a Miami aquarium as an endangered species on Wednesday, though the new designation doesn't mean the killer whale will be released anytime soon.<p>Animal activists have …

As Oceans Become Killing Field, Fish We Eat Dwindle

The oceans have become a killing field. Thanks to giant trawlers armed with technology and massive nets, the seas are running low on the fish we like to eat, like halibut and cod, making room for the ones we don’t like.<p>Over the past century, the biomass of predatory fish in the world's oceans has …

Climate Change Could Wipe Out One Sixth Of Earth's Species

A new study predicts that many Earth lifeforms risk extinction<p>Global warming has already affected our sea levels and permafrost, and now it’s coming after plants and animals. A new study shows that if we current on our current trajectory of global warming, 16 percent of species will be in danger of …

In This Brazilian Town Dolphins Have Been Helping Locals Fish for Over a Century

Fishermen from the Brazilian town of Laguna have developed a unique symbiotic relationship with dolphins: they rely on the intelligent creatures to …

Oil slick off the Great Barrier Reef confirmed, flyover tomorrow to determine extent

Great Barrier reef oil spill: Unconfirmed reports appear to suggest that a 10 kilometre long oil spill is under urgent investigation as Government …

Turtles' future at risk as scientists show rising sea levels affect egg hatchings

Rising sea levels could decimate sea turtle nesting sites around the world, scientists have warned, with the largest rookery site for green turtles increasingly at risk from being swamped by seawater.<p>Scientists predict huge sea level rise even if we limit climate change<p>Read more<p>Researchers have …

Great Barrier grief

<b>The UN’s World Heritage Committee stopped short of listing it as ‘in danger’, but is Australia doing enough to protect the Great Barrier Reef ?</b><p>This …

The 10 best national parks in the US

After considering location, accessibility, and scenery, we picked the 10 parks that must make your must-visit list — whether it be for a week-long …

Rarely-seen deep water whale washes up on Massachusetts beach

Biologists with the New England Aquarium are investigating what may have caused a rarely-seen deep water whale to wash up on a Massachusetts beach.<p>The carcass of the 17-foot female, weighing almost a ton, was found Friday on Jones Beach in Plymouth.<p>Aquarium biologists and staff from the …

Man charged after jumping zoo fence to pet cougars – and posting video

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium presses charges against Joshua Newell, 35, after clip shows affectionate meeting with big cats<p>Ohio zoo officials say they are pressing charges against a man who jumped a fence to pet cougars, then posted a video on YouTube.<p>The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium said the Delaware …

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We Were Arrested For Trying To Stop The Murder Of Hundreds Of Whales

142 pilot whales were slaughtered last night on the beach at Torshavn, the capital of Denmark's Faroe Islands. 1,100 people and more than a hundred …

Beauty and devastation in ‘Life’ on the Great Barrier Reef

The abiding takeaway from the three-part documentary series “Life on the Reef” is that the single largest living organism on Earth — Australia’s Great Barrier Reef — is not only fragile, but in an ongoing fight for its life.<p>Originally made for Australia’s ABC-TV, “Reef” premieres Wednesday, July …

Dolphins in Peru are Being Killed for Shark Bait. Here’s What You Can Do to Stop it!

For years, the country of Peru has outlawed the killing of dolphins. And for years, a number of Peruvian fishermen have ignored these laws, often …

Asia

Camera-Embedded Horns Could Make Rhino Poachers an Endangered Species

Rhinoceroses are one of our planet’s most majestic, and endangered, species. Since 2009, the rate of rhino poaching has increased an astonishing nine …