NEWSWORTHY

Jul 6, 2018

Lions eat rhino poachers on South African reserve

At least three suspected poachers who were apparently hunting for rhinos have been mauled to death and eaten by lions on a game reserve in South Africa, the owner said on Thursday. The men entered the Sibuya Game Reserve on the southeast coast armed with ...

Japan adds 41 more species to endangered list

/ May 23, 2018

Japan adds 41 more species to endangered list

The Environment Ministry on Tuesday released its revised endangered list, which now has a total of 3,675 species with the addition of 41. The Mikawa salamander, some 200 of which inhabit a hilly area in the eastern part of Aichi Prefecture, was newly categorized as ...

Only 1% of Japan's largest coral reef is healthy, study finds

May 18, 2018

Only 1% of Japan's largest coral reef is healthy, study finds

Japan's largest coral reef has not recovered from bleaching due to rising sea temperatures, with only 1 percent of the reef in a healthy condition, according to a government study. The overall volume of coral in Sekisei Lagoon near Okinawa had already plunged by 80 ...

Bum-biting wombat's mating habits could hold key to survival

/ May 10, 2018

Bum-biting wombat's mating habits could hold key to survival

Butt-biting is common mating behavior among certain wombats, researchers revealed Thursday, shedding light on the secret sex lives of the furry marsupials in a discovery that could protect the species as a whole from extinction. Scientists monitoring the breeding patterns of the southern hairy-nosed wombat ...

/ May 3, 2018

Amazon river dolphins in steep decline: study

Two kinds of river dolphins are dying off fast in the Amazon region and may face extinction unless they are more vigorously protected against fishing, researchers in Brazil said Wednesday. Once considered abundant in the Amazon basin, the boto (Inia geoffrensis) and the tucuxi (Sotalia ...