Livestock owners needlessly fear these massive South American birds—and lure them to their deaths with illegal poisons. That puts the entire species at risk...
And they’re not the only ones in trouble—orchid species around the world face increasing threats from illegal trade and habitat destruction
When a species is critically endangered, every individual matters
The snaring crisis in Southeast Asia appears to have claimed the lives of the country’s last wild tigers
“Recalcitrant” seeds hold the secret to saving a critically endangered Indian tree—thanks to a bit of human help
Scientists have once again developed a method to fabricate horns in the lab, supposedly to disrupt poachers and wildlife traffickers. Here’s why that won’t work
In response to pressures from the international community, Mexico has agreed to take more steps to prevent the porpoises’ extinction—but with fewer than 20 remaining, will that be enough?...
But here’s the good news: new research finds it was actually six different species, and five still exist—for now
Well, more specifically their footprints. New research finds that elephants create foot-shaped habitats for breeding frogs as they travel through the forest in Myanmar
Just like climate deniers, they’re out to obfuscate and debase the scientists and conservationists trying to save the world—and maybe get rid of a few pesky species in the process...
The extinction crisis threatens life all over the planet, but scientists are cautious about declaring a species extinct too quickly
The Victorian grasslands earless dragon hasn’t been observed for 50 years, but conservationists haven’t given up hope yet
A new UN report finds that at least 1 million species are at risk of extinction. Will this finally be enough to motivate worldwide action?
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