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Talks open on no fishing zone to protect Antarctic seas

Fishing and oil drilling could be banned across more than two million square kilometres of the frigid seas around Antarctica in a historic attempt to conserve the last pristine ocean.<p>Negotiations this week at a meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources …

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>…

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 …

Pipes in California river are likely killing endangered sturgeon - Futurity

Unscreened pipes that divert water from the Sacramento River into adjacent farm fields may be killing young green sturgeon.

In The World's 'Sixth Extinction,' Are Humans The Asteroid?

The dinosaurs were killed during the Fifth Extinction — which scientists suspect was caused by an asteroid. Now, we are living through an epoch that many scientists describe as the Sixth Extinction, and this time, human activity is the culprit. As one scientist put it: We're the asteroid.<p>Elizabeth …

11 Animals That Are Now Extinct ... And It's Our Fault

Major extinction events are nothing new for the planet, but species are now dying out at an alarming rate thanks to humans.<p>We are presently losing dozens of species every day, according to the Center for Biological Diversity. Nearly 20,000 species of plants and animals are at a high risk of …

One-quarter of shark and ray species are in trouble

The first global analysis of the threats to sharks and their kin suggests that about one-quarter of all the world’s species are at risk.<p>Nicholas …

Australia’s Irrational Shark Cull Likely Illegal

Opponents of Western Australia's controversial shark cull are mounting a case against the practice, saying that it could violate several state and …

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 …

Scientists explore skin colors of extinct marine reptiles

“Our discovery enables us to make a journey through time and to revisit these ancient reptiles using their own biomolecules.” – Per Uvdal, research …