Endangered Species Archive
20 August 2014, 04:38 PM ET
Award-winning scientist and conservationist Patricia Wright talks about how she came to love lemurs and how important they are to save.
18 August 2014, 12:43 PM ET
Summer speed limits could reduce roadkill deaths for the rare Hine's emerald dragonfly, an endangered species.
14 August 2014, 05:40 PM ET
China welcomed the birth of the world's first known surviving panda triplets, a rare event for the endangered, bamboo-loving bears.
14 August 2014, 05:15 PM ET
A Chinese zoo shared photos of a rare trio of giant panda cubs. The pictures show the triplets resting in an incubator while their mother recovers from the birth.
13 August 2014, 12:20 PM ET
South Africa will evacuate hundreds of rhinos to reduce the impact of poaching on the population, according to a government minister.
29 July 2014, 12:08 PM ET
They've been described as walking artichokes and the most trafficked mammals in the world. Now, conservationists warn that pangolins, or scaly anteaters, could be eaten out of existence if illegal hunting and poaching continue.
29 July 2014, 10:59 AM ET
Conservationists warn that all eight species of pangolins, or scaly anteaters, may be eaten to extinction if illegal hunting and poaching continues.
23 July 2014, 02:03 PM ET
The feeding grounds of blue whales along the U.S. West Coast overlap dangerously with shipping lanes, placing the behemoths in danger of collisions with ships. This finding could help prevent human threats to these endangered titans, scientists added.
23 July 2014, 02:00 PM ET
Researchers have tagged more than 100 blue whales off the California Coast, finding the behemoths feed around major shipping lanes.
21 July 2014, 11:43 AM ET
A river teeming with spawning salmon lures grizzly bears from hundreds of miles away, new research suggests.
16 July 2014, 02:00 PM ET
The Indus River dolphin range has declined dramatically as a result of dams that have fragmented their native habitat, new research finds.
15 July 2014, 02:13 PM ET
This summer, Hawaii's endangered wildlife will be on candid camera, as two kinds of drones survey the numbers and whereabouts of animals in their natural habitats.
18 June 2014, 06:44 PM ET
After returning to the lower Colorado River in 2012 after a 22-year absence, the endangered razorback sucker fish is now spawning in Grand Canyon National Park.
29 May 2014, 02:02 PM ET
Species are going extinct at least 1,000 times faster than they would be if humans didn't exist, new research finds. However, scientists say that technology and citizen-science tools can turn this biodiversity crisis around.
29 May 2014, 02:00 PM ET
New technology allows researchers to track biodiversity and endangered species like never before. New maps show hotspots of biodiversity around the globe, showing areas that would benefit from targeted conservation.
16 May 2014, 01:51 AM ET
The ongoing collapse of shark populations has already had far-reaching effects on marine ecosystems. To arrest this trend we need scientific data that effectively inform conservation management. But are we focusing our research effort in the right areas?
14 May 2014, 01:28 AM ET
Canada's trade in polar bear skins is driving international concern, and scrutiny.
28 April 2014, 10:12 AM ET
Bison went extinct in Europe nearly 100 years ago, but conservationists are taking small steps to bring the animals back into the wild.
19 April 2014, 02:03 AM ET
Sharks and rays are some of the world’s most threatened animals, with a quarter of all species at risk of extinction.
10 March 2014, 01:46 AM ET
Sea cucumbers are the less glamorous cousins of starfish and sea urchins, occurring in all of the major oceans and seas. As a delicacy in many Asian cultures, they are appreciated for their soft texture, dietary and medicinal properties.
04 March 2014, 07:04 PM ET
Young sea turtles don't always follow the path that scientists expected the animals to travel, with many dropping out of ocean currents into the still waters of the Sargasso Sea.
28 February 2014, 01:34 PM ET
A surge in popularity of horse ownership in China's Sichuan Province threatened the Giant Panda. Only 1,600 pandas live in the wild.
25 February 2014, 06:03 PM ET
A threatened species of owl is losing a turf war in the Pacific Northwest. Northern spotted owls are getting edged out of their already declining habitat by invading barred owls, a new study finds.
21 February 2014, 03:06 PM ET
Lemurs have captured the public imagination in movies such as "Madagascar," but these adorable primates are on the brink of extinction, conservationists say.
07 February 2014, 04:07 PM ET
An independent panel of experts said Friday there are flaws in the science the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) used to make its case for ousting gray wolves from the Endangered Species list.
03 February 2014, 01:51 PM ET
The Southwest's small population of endangered Mexican wolves, once driven to the brink of extinction, has increased for the fourth year in a row, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
22 January 2014, 05:19 PM ET
The number of rhinos illegally slaughtered in South Africa in 2013 reached an all-time high, with an average of three rhinos killed each day, according to new figures released this month by the South African Department of Environmental Affairs.
22 January 2014, 12:09 PM ET
Researchers in Borneo recently captured a stunning new image of a mysterious wild cat known as the bay cat. Almost nothing is known about these elusive cats.
22 January 2014, 10:52 AM ET
Researchers in Borneo recently captured a stunning new image of a mysterious wild cat known as the bay cat. Almost nothing is known about these elusive cats.
21 January 2014, 11:12 AM ET
A quarter of the world's sharks and rays are at risk of extinction, according to a new assessment by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
21 January 2014, 11:06 AM ET
Scientists have discovered a new species of toad that had been hiding on Peru's forest floors with a body camouflaged to look like dead leaves. A lack of eardrums separates it from its close relatives.
17 January 2014, 06:39 PM ET
Is it ever right to kill for conservation?
14 January 2014, 07:01 PM ET
The humble dingo has become something of a scapegoat since its arrival in Australia just 4000 years ago.
10 January 2014, 01:58 PM ET
Raven populations have shot up 300 percent in the last 40 years in the American West, and a new study suggests power poles and other human structures are to blame.
08 January 2014, 05:00 PM ET
Lions in West Africa are on the brink of extinction, with less than 250 adults left living in four isolated pockets, new research suggests.
06 January 2014, 12:58 PM ET
In a ceremony today (Jan. 6), China destroyed 6 tons of its stockpile of illegally traded ivory, part of what experts see as a trend in crackdowns on poaching in the country.