Extinction

Last-ditch attempt to save the endangered vaquita porpoise

$4m mission in Gulf of California aims to rescue world’s most endangered sea mammal – with help from US navy dolphins<p>Scientists are finalising plans to make a last-ditch attempt to save the world’s most endangered marine mammal, the vaquita porpoise. They believe there are now fewer than 30 of …

Biological Species

Why this British woman is fighting to save African lions from extinction

Africa’s lion population is agonisingly low. In Tanzania, Amy Dickman, a Devon-born conservation biologist, is working to help local tribes live in harmony with these wild beasts, and to save them from all-too-possible extinction.<p>Amy Dickman has always been fascinated by big cats, and as a student, …

Wildlife

Trump's Mexican border wall could be death knell for endangered species

History shows that building big walls can have devastating consequences for wildlife.<p>US President Donald Trump has long promised to build a 20ft high …

Wildlife

11 of the most endangered trees in America

Close to extinction<p>More than 6,400 trees are listed as globally threatened on the IUCN Red List, according to the Global Trees Campaign. Over 1,100 …

Nature

Mass Die-Off of Whales in Atlantic Is Being Investigated

Humpback whales have been dying in extraordinary numbers along the Eastern Seaboard since the beginning of last year. Marine biologists have a term for it — an “unusual mortality event” — but they have no firm idea why it is happening.<p>Forty-one whales have died in the past 15 months along the …

Oceans

Genetic engineering could bring the northern white rhino back from extinction

Pioneering science is being used to combat the devastating effects of poaching<p>The last male northern white rhino has seen better days. At the …

Genetics

Last Male White Rhino Joins Tinder

The last surviving male white rhino is joining the online dating scene to hopefully raise awareness and funds to save his species.

Science

Driven to brink of extinction, wild Quebec caribou herd being moved to a zoo

MONTREAL — For environmentalists who have fought for decades to protect a shrinking caribou herd outside Val d’Or, Que., it is the final …

Wildlife

He lost a leg to a shark. Now he's trying to save the species

A decade ago, Achmat Hassiem and his younger brother were playing the part of drowning swimmers in a routine lifesavers’ drill when they spotted a huge dorsal fin speeding toward them in the chilly waters of False Bay, a major habitat of the great white shark.<p>The 16-foot shark was headed for his …

Oceans

6 arrested for rhino poaching

Kaziranga forest staff and police arrested six persons from a nearby village in the park on Monday on charges of their involvement in rhino poaching. …

Crime

Male Northern White Rhino, Sudan, Joins Tinder In Effort To Save Species From Extinction

He really is 'one of a kind'.<p>Many may boast on their dating profiles of being “one of a kind”, but for Tinder’s latest member it’s a fact.<p>Sudan is the last male northern white rhino in the world and has joined the dating app in a bid to save his species from extinction.<p>A joint campaign between …

Wildlife

How a Changing Climate is Impacting the World’s Wild Animals – and Plants, Too

Contrary to what skeptics may think, climate change is no longer something to be debated. We’re witnessing its effects all over the planet in real …

Climate Change

How burgers are tools for mass destruction | Commentary

Last year my best friend went vegan. And while I supported her, I loved meat and I never thought anything could change that.<p>Then, she sat me down …

Burgers

China's rare milu deer return in victory for conservation

BEIJING – The newborn fawn walks unsteadily among the trees that were once part of the Chinese emperor's hunting grounds, where more than a century before its forebears died out in their native China.<p>This April marks the start of the birthing season for the milu deer, which has long been famed as …

China

World’s last male northern white rhino joins Tinder to find mate

Sudan’s online dating profile describes him as a six-foot tall lover of the outdoors who ‘travels widely’ and ‘performs well under pressure’.<p>Dating …

Financial Planning

Helicopters spooked 'Walter' the rhino fleeing Naples wildfire, his burned human rescuer now healing at Tampa General

TAMPA — A Naples zookeeper who saved a rhinoceros from a 7,000-acre wildfire Friday is recovering at Tampa General Hospital after sustaining …

Florida

This Photo of an Orphaned Baby Rhino Reading With His Nurse Will Warm Your Heart

The world is facing a rhinoceros poaching epidemic of horrific magnitude. Although rhino horn is primarily composed of keratin, the same substance …

Vegan Recipes

On Tinder, Swipe Right to Save This Endangered Rhino

He's big, smelly and a little past his prime, but should you happen to see a northern white rhinoceros named Sudan pop up on your Tinder, you might …

Animals

Jeff Horn finally comes face-to-face with boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao

JEFF Horn finally came face-to-face with boxing great Manny Pacquiao, a man who on July 2 will either prove to be his boom or his doom.<p>Eleven years …

Boxing

No end in sight for Japan 'crisps crisis'

Legions of Japanese crisps addicts are suffering and it doesn't look like they'll be getting their full fix anytime soon. The country is in the midst …

Japan

Rare rhino goes on Tinder to highlight crisis

Sudan, the world's last surviving male animal of his kind, is described as loving the outdoors and enjoying travel.<p>His listing says: "I don't mean to …

Animals

Tundu the rhino dies at SA zoo

An 18-month-old southern white rhinoceros has died at Monarto Zoo, east of Adelaide.<p>Tundu died from blood loss on Tuesday, with the zoo believing she …

Science

Baby-monitoring technology helps frog watchers keep eye on mother nature

Frog watchers no longer have to sit for hours by lakes or rivers with clipboards, thanks to a new invention drawing on mobile phone and …

Nature

Firefighters still dousing hot spots at massive fire scene

Firefighters are still dousing hot spots after a massive fire at a seven-story apartment building under construction near the University of …

Fire Fighting

A South African Safari and many of the Animals are Now Endangered

<b>Lions are now on the Endangered list</b>. A Lioness can weigh up to 280 lbs and run 30-36 miles per hour and their prey run 50 mph, but because they can mix in and camouflage themselves they are capable of stalking and hunting very successfully. A Lion can weigh 420 lbs Lifespan: 10-14 yrs<b>.</b><p><b>The last</b> …

Wildlife

You Can Forget that Highway 1 Road Trip This Summer

Big Sur is effectively cut off from the rest of the state after winter storms destroyed a bridge.<p>Thinking about heading to California to take a road …

RVs

Three kilos of suspected rhino horn seized at Noi Bai Airport

Customs officers at Hanoi’s Noi Bai Airport have seized 3 kilos of suspected rhino horn brought from Myanmar on April 25.3 kilos of suspected rhino …

Airports

Firefighter makes 'once-in-a-lifetime' catch, saves baby

Senior firefighter Eric "Bo" Merritt describes how a one-month-old baby was dropped from a 25-30 foot window after an apartment complex caught fire. Hayes Hickman/News Sentinel<p>KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — With heavy smoke billowing from the windows of the apartment building and the size of the fire inside …

Erith fire: Thick smoke billows into sky as flames engulf two tonnes of rubbish in south-east London

Thick black smoke billowed into the sky after two tonnes of rubbish erupted into flames near homes in south-east London.<p>The rubbish and a number of …

London

Using AI to solve mass extinction

Scientists at Microsoft and conservation groups are beginning to use artificial intelligence to save threatened species, conserve protected lands, …

Artificial Intelligence