News tagged with species conservation

New endangered giant ibis found in Cambodia

Jubilant conservationists expressed hope Tuesday for the survival of the critically-endangered giant ibis after a nest of the bird species was discovered in a previously unknown habitat in northeastern Cambodia.

Aug 20, 2013
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Pacific sharks disappearing into soup, study says

Pacific stocks of the oceanic whitetip shark, a favourite of fin soup enthusiasts, sank by as much as 17 percent a year between 1995 and 2010 despite catch and finning limits, a study said Wednesday.

Nov 01, 2012
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3Qs: The ethics of species 'de-extinction'

Scientists are closing in on the capacity to clone extinct species using biotechnology and DNA samples from the ancient past, a process that is called "de-extinction." The prospect of bringing back extinct ...

Mar 25, 2013
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Treasure trove of wildlife found in Peru park

The Wildlife Conservation Society's (WCS) Peru program announced today the discovery of 365 species previously undocumented in Bahuaja Sonene National Park (BSNP) in southeastern Peru.

Feb 02, 2012
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Extinction fears shadow global conservation forum

The world's largest conservation forum opened in South Korea Thursday with warnings that reckless development was ruining the planet's natural health, pushing thousands of species towards extinction.

Sep 06, 2012
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Madagascar lemurs top endangered primates list

In the hit cartoon film "Madagascar", the island's lemurs are a lovable bunch of extroverts, but they are also among the world's most threatened primates, conservationists warned on Monday.

Oct 15, 2012
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