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China's wild giant panda population explodes after major effort to protect species

Dozens of nature reserves have helped wild pandas to breed, aiding the bears' move from endangered to vulnerable.<p>China's wild panda population has …

Endangered Species

Snow leopard protection project launched in Xinjiang - Xinhua

URUMQI, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- A pilot snow leopard protection project was launched Thursday in the eastern Tianshan mountains, a major habitat of the …

Wildlife

Genome points to inbreeding, disease behind bumblebee decline: research

(Reuters) - Researchers in Canada playing detective with the yellow-banded bumblebee's genome have found evidence that inbreeding and disease are the likely reasons for the decline of the species, York University's Associate Professor Amro Zayed told Reuters.<p>The team led by Zayed, Sheila Colla and …

York University

Rare piglet first of its kind born at Brevard Zoo

A North Sulawesi babirusa piglet named Java, who made his arrival on Saturday, Aug. 4, was the first member of his species to be born at the Brevard …

Florida

Farmers wonder about impact of alternatives to pesticides being banned

OTTAWA — The federal government is giving farmers three years to figure out what pesticides they can use to protect their crops from aphids and …

Pesticides

A big addition to Safari Park's babies

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park’s population has a slightly wobbly new addition to its population of African elephants.<p>The baby elephant, dubbed …

Wildlife

Every Life Matters: Resettling European Ground Squirrels in Bulgaria

People in Panagyurishte - a town of 16,564 inhabitants in Central Bulgaria - have been waiting for a reliable water supply into their homes for …

Water

What homebody island birds could tell us about adaptation and evolution

"We were seeing these differences at extremely small spatial scales, and these patterns are repeated across all three pine stands," Ghalambor …

Birds

Rare flamingos in England laid eggs for the first time in 15 years — and experts are saying it's because of Europe's heatwave

Rare Andean flamingos in Britain have laid eggs for the first time in 15 years, and experts have credited Europe's recent heat wave.<p>The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust said record-breaking temperatures led six flamingos to lay nine eggs at the Gloucestershire reserve in southwest England.<p>But none of …

Birds

Amid Europe’s Heat Wave, Rare Flamingos Lay First Eggs in 15 Years

LONDON — In a feat attributed to the recent heat wave that swept across Europe, rare Andean flamingos at a wetlands reserve in Britain have laid eggs for the first time in 15 years.<p>The exotic birds are “fickle breeders” and can go years without nesting successfully, the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust …

Animals

Adorable Przewalski’s horse foals ‘thriving’ after bumper breeding year

Four rare foals are “thriving” at a conservation centre in the US.<p>The Przewalski’s horse foals — three colts and a filly — were born between March …

Horses

Call to end domestic ivory trade in New Zealand

Calls have been made to end the legal domestic trade of ivory in New Zealand.

New Zealand

Volunteers plant lotus to feed endangered white cranes

It's almost harvest season for lotus roots in Jiangxi province, but Zhou Haiyan, 46, has no plans to reap what she sowed: The roots are not for …

News (China)

Baby Snow Leopards Make Their Public Debut

The blue-eyed twins were born at the San Francisco Zoo in June. Snow leopards are considered a vulnerable species.<p>SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Two baby snow …

San Francisco

Alex, the National Zoo’s 100-year-old Aldabra tortoise, is euthanized

By Dana Hedgpeth<p>, Reporter<p>One of the National Zoo’s oldest and largest animals died Tuesday after caretakers found fluid inside his shell and around his heart.<p>Zookeepers euthanized Alex, a 100-year-old Aldabra tortoise who arrived at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington in the mid-1950s. …

Tortoise

Fisherman hooks 11-foot endangered sawfish off Florida pier, releases it back into ocean

A fisherman in Florida was just as surprised as anyone after he hooked an 11-foot-long sawfish while angling off a pier in Palm Beach.<p>Andrew Dereniuk was out fishing on the Juno Beach Pier in on July 31 when he snagged something big, though he didn't know what it was, according to Palm Beach …

Fish

Imran Khan Set To Initiate '10 Billion Tree Tsunami' Nationwide

Pakistan has seen a sudden shift in climatic patterns recently. Varying on quite vile and vigorously fluctuating parameters, the country has seen a …

Imran Khan

Can AI be a game changer for the future of elephants?

With fewer than 500,000 elephants left on earth, both species – African and Asian – are in peril. Asian elephants are classified as endangered, with …

Endangered Species

STOP Construction of Dam That Will Flood Critical Sanctuary for Endangered Chimpanzees!

In November 2017, the government of Guinea established a 6,426 square-kilometer sanctuary for chimpanzees, an endangered species in need of human …

Chimpanzees

Baby rhino settles in with mom at new Safari Park exhibit

Photo Gallery<p>SAN DIEGO — A nearly 7-week-old greater one-horned rhino calf and her mother barreled into their Asian Savanna field exhibit at the San …

Wildlife

Elderly Emu Dies at Smithsonian’s National Zoo

Bird House staff at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo are mourning the loss of Darwin, an elderly male emu who was humanely euthanized Aug. 3. At the …

Smithsonian

A giant blue whale washed up dead on a beach in Japan — and it's the country's first ever sighting of the animal

Beachgoers in Kamakura City, Japan, received quite a shock on Sunday when a 34-foot blue whale washed up dead on the beach.<p>The Washington Post reported that experts claimed this is the first time a blue whale has ever been recorded on Japanese shores.<p>The cause of the mammal's death is reportedly …

Blue Whale

Is Our Dependence on Plastic Worth the Threat to Marine Animals? - The Quint

<b>Video Editor:</b> Ashutosh Bhardwaj<p>Aren’t these appalling images of animals and birds trapped in ocean waste disturbing?<p>Birds trapped in plastic bags, a …

India News

Endangered orchard found in SW China

KUNMING, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- Two groups of endangered Corybas taliensis plants have been found on Gaoligong Mountain in southwest China's Yunnan …

News (China)

Celebrate World Lion Day At The Detroit Zoo

Celebrate lions at the Detroit Zoo with Erin, a lioness rescued from a junkyard, and Simba, a young lion once owned by a royal family.<p>ROYAL OAK, MI — …

Royal Family

1,125 Indian Star Tortoises seized from three train passengers

In a major haul, 1,125 endangered Indian Star Tortoises, which were meant to be smuggled to Bangladesh, were seized from three passengers on board a …

West Bengal

Businesses, shoppers must see how they can save and profit, Asia-Europe Meeting concurs

ENVIRONMENTAL experts have called for financial incentives to spur the urgent implementation of plastic-waste reduction efforts and mitigate threats …

Thailand

France's Yuan Meng panda celebrates first anniversary

Yuan Meng, France's first ever giant panda cub, celebrates on Saturday its first anniversary at Beauval zoo in central France, where large crowds …

News (China)

New habitat for giant salamanders debuts at Detroit Zoo

A new renovated space is now home to Japanese giant salamanders

Detroit

Four wildlife conservation success stories

Around the world, biodiversity is declining rapidly. A report released in May by the International Union for Conservation of Nature aims to inspire …

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