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Louisiana black bear is removed from US 'endangered' list

The Louisiana black bear, which inspired the popular stuffed animal "teddy bears" in the early 1900s, was taken off the Endangered Species List on Thursday after 24 years of conservation efforts, US officials said.

Turtles' vulnerable start to life on Philippine coast

Hundreds of tiny turtle hatchlings emerge above a Philippine beach at night and immediately look to the sea, hoping to beat huge odds and start a remarkable trans-oceanic journey lasting decades.

Are conservation efforts for coral reefs misguided?

A recent global analysis indicates that more than half of coral reefs are located less than 30 minutes from the nearest human settlement, but these reefs are receiving less protection than reefs located farter away from people. ...

Giant pandas to remain in Washington to 2020

Just three months after the National Zoo in Washington announced the birth of a giant panda, it had more good news Thursday: pandas are there to stay until December 2020.

Breakthrough in southern quokka conservation

Quokkas (Setonix brachyurus) in the southern forests between Nannup and Denmark are partial to different habitats to their cousins in the northern jarrah forests, highlighting the need for tailored conservation techniques ...

All species, great and small, must be preserved

Researchers warn all species are important, and conservation efforts should be based on the need for biological diversity and not on how useful individual species are to people.

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