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Rise in mountain gorilla population brings hope for conservationists

Tourism helps too: Visitors pay up to $1,500 an hour to watch gorillas, money that helps pay for park rangers.

14 Nov 2018 9:12 PM

Endangered Sumatran tiger disemboweled, hung up in Indonesia

After killing the animal, the locals hung up its body for display.

05 Mar 2018 3:52 PM

Orangutan population plunging at alarming rate in Indonesia

Finding is in line with International Union for Conservation of Nature's 2016 designation of Borneo's orangutans as critically endangered.

16 Feb 2018 10:54 AM

Study finds African-Americans disproportionately endangered by HIV/AIDS

Less than 41 per cent of blacks had sustained viral suppression, according to the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

09 Feb 2018 7:56 AM

Eastern US cougar declared extinct

Mountain lions or pumas, historically roamed every state east of Mississippi River but mostly vanished by 1900 due to systematic hunting.

27 Jan 2018 8:16 AM


2 Kiwi birds are rare bright spot in grim extinction report

Red List of endangered species, mostly reported grave threats to animals and plants due to loss of habitat and human practices.

06 Dec 2017 9:15 AM

Activists in Mexico protect, release sea turtle hatchlings

It’s a race to protect the endangered turtles: illegal nest raiders can carry off 100 eggs per nest and earn as much $50 per nest doing so.

05 Dec 2017 4:32 PM

Photographing faces of endangered animals

New book by UK photographer Tim Flach documents some of Earth's most treasured species pushed to the brink of extinction by manmade crises.

25 Nov 2017 8:11 AM

China to release second captive panda pair into the wild

The captive stock lacks genetic diversity.

18 Nov 2017 6:49 PM

New species of orangutans discovered

Their numbers are so small, and their habitat so fragmented, that they are in danger of going extinct, say the scientists who studied them.

03 Nov 2017 10:57 AM


New hope for endangered eels, Japanese summer delicacy

Demand for it helped put the creatures on the International Union of Conservation of Nature's "Red List" of endangered species in 2014.

10 Aug 2017 7:52 PM