Animal and plant species are vanishing at an accelerating pace around the world—sometimes even before we know that they exist—but conservationists are pushing back against the juggernaut of mass extinction.
Monitoring wombats for behaviours such as pacing and rump biting could help conservation efforts by increasing the success of captive breeding.
The recent death of the last male Northern white rhinoceros —and the imminent extinction of the vaquita porpoise —is a stark reminder we are not going to win every battle to save endangered species in the wild. We ...
A Central Florida bird has begun to plunge so swiftly toward extinction in the wild that biologists are considering the risky option of capturing the last of the species, including fewer than two dozen females.
Three species of reptile on Australia's Christmas Island have been declared extinct in the wild, according to a study released on Tuesday, with scientists baffled as to the cause.
On a quiet, 30-acre property near West Palm Beach, Fla., 19 Florida grasshopper sparrows are starting to sing.
Researchers from The University of Western Australia are supporting a new project to trial the release of critically endangered blue-tailed skinks into a wild enclosure.
Researchers at Flinders University have created SWINGER, computer software with an algorithm that uses information from DNA to match-make endangered animals for captive breeding.
The first captive-bred Florida Grasshopper Sparrow hatched this week under the care of researchers with Florida International University's Tropical Conservation Institute.
Some near-extinct species should be encouraged to breed in the wild rather than in captivity - according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA).