Nepal's Royal Bengal tiger numbers soar
Nepal's number of Royal Bengal tigers in the wild has soared 64 percent to 198 in just four years, according to a government survey released Monday.
A Malaysian beauty: Newly described endemic herb species under threat of extinction
A new species of rare and beautiful plant has been described from the biodiversity rich Peninsular Malaysia. Ridleyandra chuana is endemic to the region and only known from two small montane forest popula ...
Professor discovers new use for laser in art world
A U.S. professor who developed a laser to study melanoma has discovered a new use for it: uncovering what's underneath artwork without damaging the pieces.
Scientists urge New Zealand to save 'sea hobbit' (Update)
Marine scientists have called on New Zealand immediately to ban fishing in waters inhabited by the world's rarest dolphin, saying that losing just one more of the creatures will threaten the species' existence.
Looking at chimp's future, seeing man's
When researcher Richard Wrangham looks at the future of chimpanzees, he sees people.
Pressure on N. Zealand to save world's rarest dolphin
New Zealand is facing pressure to save the world's rarest dolphin at an international scientific meeting underway this week in what conservationists say is a test of the nation's "clean, green" credentials.
Japan to reject international shark trade regulation
The Japanese government has decided to reject landmark rules on the trade in sharks, an official said Friday, opting for status quo despite a global push to protect the predators.
Catastrophic climatic events leave corals facing a decade-long fight for recovery
Marine conservationists from Plymouth University, and the Universidad Federal da Bahia in Brazil, have spent more than 17 years analysing the diversity and density of coral colonies off the coast of South ...
Reports from the Central African Republic indicate security has returned to Dzanga-Sangha National Park
The following statement was released today by the Wildlife Conservation Society President and CEO Cristián Samper in response to the news that Gabon has agreed to help improve the management of the Central ...
When green means danger: A stunning new species of palm-pitviper from Honduras
A new species of green palm-pitviper of the genus Bothriechis is described from a seriously threatened cloud forest reserve in northern Honduras. Because of similarity in color pattern and scalation, the ne ...
At least 26 elephants massacred by C.African poachers
Heavily armed poachers have killed at least 26 elephants in the Dzanga Bai reserve, a world heritage site in south-western Central African Republic, conservationist body WWF said Friday.
Making a conservation conundrum add up
Scientists at Heriot-Watt have helped conservationists trying to protect rare natural habitats but challenged to know how well they're doing when there's no-where else to compare it to.
Combination of crowdsourcing and computer vision could identify individuals within endangered populations
Keeping track of individuals in an endangered population of animals is a cumbersome and time-consuming task. Conservationists physically tag animals in the wild to better follow them over time. But tagging ...
First falcons born in Paris since 19th century
The first peregrine falcons to be born in Paris since the end of the 19th century have hatched at the top of a giant heating tower close to the Eiffel Tower, it was announced on Tuesday.