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World’s rarest ape on the edge of extinction

In a new research article, a team of international researchers argue that the Tapanuli Orangutan--a species discovered last year in Sumatra, Indonesia, and one...

Proposed border wall will harm Texas plants and animals

In the latest peer-reviewed publication on the potential impacts of a border wall on plants and animals, conservation biologists, led by a pair of...

Rocky habitats need to be protected for endangered amphibians

Rare amphibians living on rocky plateaux in western India are in desperate need of greater protection as their habitats are being eroded by expansions...

Texas’ first federally endangered mussel species

In February the Texas hornshell mussel, Popenaias popeii, became the first among 15 state-threatened freshwater species to receive federal protection under the U.S. Endangered Species...

Hope for one of the world’s rarest primates

A team of WCS scientists recently completed the first-ever range-wide population census of the Zanzibar red colobus monkey (Piliocolobus kirkii) an endangered primate found...

People fear sharks less when they understand their behavior

An experiment involving more than 500 visitors to an aquarium 'shark tunnel' has shown the public's fear of sharks reduces when they learn about...

Scientists urge endangered listing for cheetahs

A comprehensive assessment of cheetah populations in southern Africa supported by the National Geographic Society reveals the dire state of one of the planet's...

Tigers cling to survival in Sumatra’s fragmented forests

Researchers on an expedition that tracked endangered tigers through Sumatran jungles for one year have found that tigers are now clinging to survival in...

Shifting presence of North Atlantic right whales

A new study confirms what marine mammal researchers have suspected for a while: right whales use nearly the entire eastern seaboard during the winter,...

Endangered turtle discovered in Illinois after 30 year absence

Researchers report the first sighting in 30 years of a wild alligator snapping turtle in Illinois. The discovery may be a sign of hope...

Climate change, sparse policies endanger right whale population

North Atlantic right whales – a highly endangered species making modest population gains in the past decade – may be imperiled by warming waters...

Life on the edge

Breaking up the rain forest into small, isolated patches is forcing more species to live at the forest edge and putting those that are...

Under pressure

When 15 North Atlantic right whales turned up dead in U.S. and Canadian waters in the summer of 2017, it was declared an unprecedented...

Climate change may slowly starve bamboo lemurs

Madagascar's Cat-sized greater bamboo lemurs are considered one of the most endangered primate species on Earth. They almost exclusively eat a single species of...