The Bramble Cay melomys, a tiny island rodent, was wiped out by sea-level rise, according to the government of Australia.
New genetic tests may reveal the secret to saving the critically endangered Siamese crocodile from extinction
The gigantic Ozark hellbender salamander is in trouble in the wild, but one zoo—and a hard-working team—is helping to boost its populations
Carcharhinus obsolerus (that’s Latin for “extinct”) swam in the waters of the western Pacific, but it hasn’t been seen in 80-plus years...
The death of a snail named George on New Year’s Day marked the extinction of his species. Saving the rest of Hawaii’s unique snails is a race against time—but not one without hope...
It’s going to be a rough year, but we’ll also see some progress
After decades of rumors and searches, the existence of a two-foot-long amphibian called “the reticulated siren” has finally been confirmed
A newly discovered plant genus could be wiped out by dams and mining. Could giving it a name save it from extinction?
A bid to remove the bird from the Endangered Species Act has emerged once again—long after the disappearance of the organization that proposed its removal
In a move that shocked and horrified many conservationists, China this week opened up two legal markets for rhino horns and tiger body parts. Under China’s new rules, which overturn a 25-year-old ban, farm-raised tiger and rhino “products” can be approved for use in medical research or by accredited doctors in hospitals, despite the fact that the body parts have no known medicinal value...
Small, remnant populations might look like they’re doomed, but a new study says they could still deserve protection...
A new study—the first of its kind—finds the world’s conservation areas fail to protect hundreds of rare cactus species...
Researchers have identified a new tree species in Cameroon, but it only grew in a landscape that has now been destroyed by agriculture
The extinction of the Christmas Island flea—and the current risk to other parasites—shows a major gap in conservation efforts
At least 95 percent of Madagascar’s beloved primates are now at risk, conservationists warn
Experts worry this booming trade could doom the big cats in the wild
Only one male has turned up at the birds’ breeding grounds this year—and he’s too young to breed
New research shows 2,000-year-old baobab trees are suddenly dying. New trees won’t have a chance, either
The fungus that causes white-nose syndrome continues its deadly spread west, but a meeting of bat researchers reveals cause for hope
Conservationists have helped to save North America’s largest bird from extinction, but it’s still important to give every chick a chance to fly free...