Sep 8, 2016

Expanded U.S. habitat ordered for rare lynx

A federal judge ordered U.S. wildlife managers on Wednesday to enlarge habitat protections in Idaho, Montana and Colorado for the Canada lynx, a rare wild cat that roams the Rockies and mountain forests of several other states. Chief U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen in ...

'Suppon' soft-shell turtle added to threatened species list

Jul 5, 2016

'Suppon' soft-shell turtle added to threatened species list

The International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources has added the Chinese soft-shell turtle, known in Japan as suppon, to its Red List of Threatened Species. The turtle, a delicacy in Asia, was added in the category of “vulnerable,” the third-highest among ...

Baby elephants become latest status symbol among Sri Lanka's rich

Jul 1, 2016

Baby elephants become latest status symbol among Sri Lanka's rich

Expensive and high-maintenance, baby elephants have become the ultimate status symbol for Sri Lanka’s wealthy elite — a trend that has horrified conservationists and prompted a government crackdown. Elephants are venerated in mainly Buddhist Sri Lanka and capturing them is illegal. Yet authorities say ...

Hairy future for Australia's beloved koala

Jun 10, 2016

Hairy future for Australia's beloved koala

A sweet, sickly smell filled the air as a 12-year-old koala named Sherwood Robyn was brought into an examination room at Australia’s first hospital for the furry marsupials. From afar, she appeared in fine health. But closer inspection revealed a “wet bottom” — a ...