European Bison free to remain in the wild after court decision

Ruling protects the organization behind a unique project to re-establish European bison in the wild

Giraffes? Horses? Squirrels? 20 animals you didn’t know are going extinct

From crayfish to parakeets, these species are at risk of disappearing from the planet.

Nearly 600 suspects arrested in largest anti-wildlife-trafficking operation ever

The World Customs Organization and INTERPOL retrieved thousands of endangered animals during a sweep of arrests across 109 countries.

Do you see a devil in this orchid?

Named for 'el diablo' himself, a new and extremely rare orchid species reveals a wicked heart. Link to full source: Do you see a devil...

Scientists may have just saved the northern white rhino from extinction

With only two members of the species left, a successful egg harvest and fertilization could mean all is not lost.

Elephant poaching declines in Africa, but 15,000 still illegally killed each year

Even though there has been notable progress, at current poaching rates elephants are still in danger of becoming virtually extinct on the continent.

These children are saving Iceland’s lost puffins

The 'puffin patrol' is saving baby puffins by the handful.

‘Butt-breathing’ punk-haired turtle is now officially endangered (Video)

This rebellious, edgy-looking turtle is now unfortunately facing extinction, and conservationists are fighting to save it.

Brazil’s agriculture minister wants to scrap endangered marine species list

It's having a negative effect on the fishing industry, he claims.

Rare blindcat found in US, could prove water-filled caves connect Texas and Mexico

The extremely rare cave-dwelling albino fish with no eyes, the Mexican blindcat, has previously only been known to exist in Mexico. Link to full source:...

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