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.
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.
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.
More northern white rhino embryos have been created in a lab in the race to save the subspecies from extinction. There are now five in total.
A combination of satellite images and deep learning computer algorithms can spot elephants from space as well as the human eye.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife officials are looking for the person who scratched the word "Trump" into the back of a manatee.
Filmmakers spent three years following pandas in China's Qinling Mountains, capturing never-before-seen footage of males competing over females.
A botched restoration of a Bartolomé Esteban Murillo painting in Spain has frustrated art conservators and recalled memories of an earlier, similar mistake involving a painting of Jesus.
The voice of a Chilean wild cat called a güiña, the smallest wild cat in the Western Hemisphere, was recently recorded for the first time — and it sounds like a cheeping bird.
With a series of camera traps, researchers have caught the silver-backed chevrotain meandering about its tree-filled home.
The creature survived the crash and wandered dazed in circles around a highway exit in Tallahassee before a trapper turned up.