New research reveals exactly how inbred the Devils Hole pupfish is.
Conservation is a major issue around the world with the impacts that humans have on natural ecosystems through activities from mining, building new cities and global warming. There are many conservation groups and efforts that lobby for the conservation of particular species (for example, the polar bear) or groups of animals (for example, tigers), while others are aimed at entire habitats, such as the Amazon rainforest. Conservation efforts can also aim to protect natural resources. Some conservation is done by setting aside national parks and wildlife preserves, while other conservation works targets specific threats to particular species. Read about various conservation efforts and issues below.
A new species of glass frog has been named by a cryptocurrency organization, triggering concern over the high environmental cost of crypto.
The Cambodian Ministry of Environment has asked people to stop collecting a carnivorous plant that resembles a penis, after footage appeared on social media of people picking the rare plant.
Scientists recently described six new species of miniature frogs that inhabit forest floors in Mexico and Guatemala.
Dodos went extinct more than a century ago, and they are an enduring reminder of human-caused extinction.
Authorities at Colombia's airport in Bogotá found and confiscated hundreds of arthropods that German travelers had illegally collected and stashed in a suitcase.
Australian wildlife officials are planning to kill or remove more than 10,000 wild horses from a national park in New South Wales.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has removed 23 species from the endangered species list because they have most likely gone extinct.
Thylacines, once widespread in Australia, have been extinct for nearly a century, but newly colorized footage provides a glimpse of what they looked like in life.
Scientists recently found that a fungus resembling zombies' fingers is more widespread in Australia than anyone suspected.
Tasmanian devils introduced to Maria Island for their own conservation have created an ecological disaster in their new home by wiping out an entire population of little penguins.
Conservationists have confirmed the birth of seven wild Tasmanian devil joeys in mainland Australia for the first time in 3,000 years.
Officials have returned stolen cactuses to Chile, after recovering the rare plants during two raids in Italy in 2020.
A two-pronged, pheromone-producing gland in female dragon mantises only pops up when they are ready to mate.
Researchers recently described a new species of amphibious giant centipede in an archipelago in Japan.
A months-long rescue operation transported the last of nine stranded giraffes to their new home in a mainland sanctuary.
Scientists recently animated the hazards of being a blue whale that's trying to avoid collisions with ships at sea.