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Leopards Are More Vulnerable Than Believed, Study Finds

Leopards are reclusive and known for their ability to adapt, traits that have led some wildlife biologists to assume that the animals remained relatively abundant in the wild.<p>But a study published on Wednesday suggests that leopards have lost as much as 75 percent of their historic range since …

Science

Thai Officials Battle Buddhist Monks Over Tigers’ Fate

SAI YOK, Thailand — Saira Tahir, a London lawyer, waved a bamboo pole with a plastic bag affixed to the end high in the air. A 200-pound tiger leapt and swatted it like a house cat batting a string toy.<p>For her $140 premium admission, Ms. Tahir also bathed a tiger, bottle-fed a cub and posed for a …

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175 states sign landmark Paris deal on climate change

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Leaders from 175 countries signed the Paris Agreement on climate change Friday as the landmark deal took a key step forward, potentially entering into force years ahead of schedule.<p>U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, holding his young granddaughter, joined dozens of world …

AMERIKIDS USA Launches New Game for Earth Day

16 April 2016 | AMERIKIDS USA News Release<p>AMERIKIDS USA® founder Lynn Rogoff is launching a Save an Endangered Animal for Earth Day game. For Earth …

News Promoting the Plight of Endangered Species and the Efforts to Save Them

18 April 2016 | American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) News Release<p>Bowling for Rhinos (BFR) is a national bowl-a-thon fundraising event geared to …

Organizations Working to Save Endangered Species

18 April 2016 | American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) News Release<p>Bowling for Rhinos (BFR) is a national bowl-a-thon fundraising event geared to …

Indonesia’s Orangutans Suffer as Fires Rage and Businesses Grow

NYARU MENTENG, Indonesia — Katty, a docile, orange-haired preschooler, fell from a tree with a thump. Her teacher quickly picked her up, dusted off her bottom, refastened her white disposable diaper and placed her back on a branch more than seven feet off the ground.<p>Katty is an orangutan, about 9 …

In ‘Half Earth,’ E.O. Wilson Calls for a Grand Retreat

This week, the biologist Edward O. Wilson, professor emeritus at Harvard University and recipient of two Pulitzer Prizes, will publish his 32nd book, a personal exhortation to conserve biodiversity titled “Half Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life.”<p>The book offers an improbable prescription for the …

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A Danger to Our Grizzlies

IN 1805 the explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, making their way across the West, were warned by American Indian tribes of grizzly bears’ awesome strength. At first Lewis scoffed at the tribes’ advice, writing in his journal that “in the hands of skillful riflemen they are by no means as …

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communications. Prior to that, Goodman was VP, Global Research Operations at Kantar Retail, where he managed retail analysts across multiple practice …

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For Logging’s Crimes, Tougher Punishments

I HAVE loved wood and the smell of sawdust ever since I was a child and got to wander among the open sheds at the local lumberyard. But for years now I have had a sick feeling every time I shop for almost anything made of wood. The prices are often unbelievably good, but then I notice the words …

Crime

Old Nuclear Fallout Proves Useful for Sea Turtle Clues

Sea turtles drift in mysterious currents. How long do they live? How fast do they grow? When do they reach sexual maturity?<p>Answers to these and other basic questions elude researchers, stymieing efforts to better understand and protect the world’s seven marine turtle species, all but one of which …

Sri Lanka Destroys Illegal Elephant Tusks

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — A group of saffron-robed monks chanted as officials crushed more than 300 elephant tusks in a seaside ceremony on Tuesday, as the new government of President Maithripala Sirisena sought to differentiate itself from its predecessor by sending a powerful message of intolerance …

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U.S. Pours Millions Into Fighting Poachers in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG — The Obama administration is stepping up efforts here to combat wildlife poaching, an expanding criminal enterprise in South Africa that has driven several animal species toward extinction and fueled the growth of international gangs.<p>But the effort is coming as South Africa wrestles …

Indonesia’s Forest Fires Take Toll on Wildlife, Big and Small

JAKARTA, Indonesia — A disoriented, pregnant orangutan, her treetop home in Indonesian Borneo reduced to charred wood, is rushed to a rehabilitation center by conservationists, who dodged walls of fire and toxic smoke.<p>Veterinarians care for 16 abandoned baby orangutans already living at the center. …

Australia Deploys Sheepdogs to Save a Penguin Colony

“Massacred,” read the banner headline in the local newspaper — just the single word, as if describing an act of war. Below it was a photo of dead penguins and other birds, the latest casualties in Australia’s long history of imported species’ decimating native wildlife.<p>Foxes killed 180 penguins in …

Penguins

Scientists Hope to Bring a Galápagos Tortoise Species Back to Life

The dodo is dead. The passenger pigeon has passed on. But Lonesome George, the iconic Galápagos tortoise whose death marked the end of his species, is in post-mortem luck.<p>A scientific expedition has discovered some of his close blood relations alive and well. With careful breeding, biologists now …

After Cecil Furor, U.S. Aims to Protect Lions Through Endangered Species Act

Five months after a lion named Cecil was shot and killed in Zimbabwe by a Minnesota dentist, the Obama administration has decided to place lions in Africa under the protection of the Endangered Species Act, an action that will set a higher bar for hunters who want to bring lion trophies into the …

The Moment This Orangutan Knew She And Her Baby Would Be OK

Much has been written about the plight of orangutans clinging to life in the dwindling forests of Indonesia. But where words fail, a single image can …

Animals

Indonesia’s Forest Fires Take Toll on Wildlife, Big and Small

JAKARTA, Indonesia — A disoriented, pregnant orangutan, her treetop home in Indonesian Borneo reduced to charred wood, is rushed to a rehabilitation center by conservationists, who dodged walls of fire and toxic smoke.<p>Veterinarians care for 16 abandoned baby orangutans already living at the center. …

Forestry

Lion Population in Africa Likely to Fall by Half, Study Finds

Lion populations throughout many parts of Africa have declined sharply since the early 1990s and are likely to shrink by half again in the next two decades unless a major conservation effort is mounted to save them, a new study has found.<p>The study, which analyzed data from 47 of the 67 African lion …

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A Shifting Approach to Saving Endangered Species

When the Obama administration announced last month that it would not add the greater sage grouse to the endangered species list, some conservation …

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Illuminating the Plight of Endangered Species, at the Empire State Building

TRAVIS THRELKEL was standing on the roof of a building on Fifth Avenue and 27th Street looking uptown at his canvas. It’s hard to miss: It’s the Empire State Building, and on Saturday evening he and his collaborator, the filmmaker and photographer Louie Psihoyos, will project digital light images …

Empire State Building

U.S. Will Call All Chimps ‘Endangered’

All chimpanzees will be designated as endangered under the Endangered Species Act, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service announced Friday.<p>The move follows a petition filed in 2010 by Jane Goodall, The Humane Society of the United States and other groups to eliminate a longstanding distinction …

Death on the Steppes: Mystery Disease Kills Saigas

Before the end of the last Ice Age, saigas roamed by the millions in a range stretching from England to Siberia, even into Alaska. Eventually they moved to the steppes of Central Asia, where they continued to thrive — until the 20th century, when these strange-looking antelopes began flirting with …

Scientists Make Novel Attempt to Save Giant Turtle Species

Earlier this month, an international team of scientists, veterinarians and zookeepers gathered at the Suzhou Zoo near Shanghai. Their desperate mission: to attempt the first artificial insemination ever of a softshell turtle, saving the species from oblivion.<p>“Even if we get just one or two …