The North Atlantic right whale is a critically endangered species with an estimated population of fewer than 350

The North Atlantic right whale is a critically endangered species with an estimated population of fewer than 350

Most North Atlantic right whales that are severely injured in fishing gear entanglements die within three years, a new study led by scientists at the New England Aquarium and Duke University finds. North Atlantic right whales are a critically endangered species whose population has shrunk in recent decades. Scientists estimate fewer than 350 of the […]

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Indonesia teams up with Germany on Sumatran rhino breeding efforts

Indonesia teams up with Germany on Sumatran rhino breeding efforts

JAKARTA — Indonesian and German scientists are collaborating on assisted reproductive technologies for critically endangered species, with a primary focus on pulling the Sumatran rhino from the brink of extinction. Indonesia’s Bogor Institute of Agriculture (IPB) and Germany’s Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (Leibniz-IZW) signed the collaboration agreement in May. It calls for […]

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Banned DDT and PCBs Still Threaten Critically Endangered California Condors

Banned DDT and PCBs Still Threaten Critically Endangered California Condors

Despite being banned since the 1970s, DDT and PCBs are still affecting wildlife today, particularly the California condor, a critically endangered species. The condors feed on dead marine life along the California coast that often contain higher amounts of contaminants compared to marine life elsewhere. Scientists at San Diego State University (SDSU) and San Diego […]

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80 Critically Endangered Australian Frogs Released to the Wild After Surviving Disease and Bushfire Crises

80 Critically Endangered Australian Frogs Released to the Wild After Surviving Disease and Bushfire Crises

The spotted tree frog was already recovering from local extinction when the “Black Summer” wildfires of 2019 to 2020 raged through New South Wales (NSW) in Australia. Of 250 to 300 frogs once released into the wild, only about 10 survived. But now, the critically endangered species is receiving yet another lease on life. The […]

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Malaysian hornbill bust reveals live trafficking trend in Southeast Asia

Malaysian hornbill bust reveals live trafficking trend in Southeast Asia

In August 2021, authorities at Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur International Airport discovered a shipment of eight hornbills, caged but alive, en route to international markets. The Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN) seized the birds and arrested two men for failing to display valid documentation for possession of the birds. Among the haul was a […]

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