U.S. proposes to curb illegal fishing by tracing imports

Feb 5, 2016

U.S. proposes to curb illegal fishing by tracing imports

Shrimp, swordfish, cod and crab are among more than a dozen types of seafood that would be subject to increasing scrutiny under a U.S. plan to curb illegal imports, U.S. officials said Thursday. The proposal announced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ...

Jan 15, 2016

Rare Cambodian elephant footage raises survival hopes

Rare footage of an elephant herd roaming through Cambodia’s biggest forest sanctuary signals the success of a 14-year conservation program and raises hopes for the endangered species’ survival, an environment group said Friday. The camera-trap footage, taken in the spectacular and remote Cardamom Mountains, ...

U.S. says manatee should lose status as endangered species

Jan 8, 2016

U.S. says manatee should lose status as endangered species

The West Indian manatee, or sea cow, should no longer be considered an endangered species because its population has rebounded, particularly in Florida, U.S. officials said Thursday. The tubby, grayish brown marine mammals were listed as endangered almost 50 years ago, after being killed ...

Colombia hoping to repopulate the skies with condors

Dec 24, 2015

Colombia hoping to repopulate the skies with condors

A pair of Chilean condors have been brought to a zoo in Medellin as part of an effort to reintroduce the majestic birds in Colombia, where they have become all but extinct. “Condors are a very endangered species,” said Sandra Correa, director the Santa ...

Dec 23, 2015

Snakes alive! Missing species found off Australia coast

Australian scientists Tuesday hailed the discovery of two sea snake species feared to have become extinct years ago off the Western Australia coast. The short-nose sea snake and the leaf-scaled sea snake had not been seen since disappearing from their only known habitat on ...

Endangered monkey-eating eagle hatched in Philippines

Dec 10, 2015

Endangered monkey-eating eagle hatched in Philippines

A monkey-eating eagle has been hatched in captivity in the Philippines, boosting the giant, critically endangered bird’s fight against extinction. Found only in the rapidly vanishing tropical rain forests of the Philippines, the meter-long (3.3-foot) raptor gets its name from its diet of macaque ...