World’s smallest ungulate, lost for 30 years, found tiptoeing in Vietnam forest

One of the '25 most wanted' lost species, the silver-backed chevrotain is a snaggle-toothed, deer-like species that is the size of a rabbit and...

Photos of the world’s 25 most endangered primates

Meet the primate species that are among the most endangered on the planet, and the most in need of conservation measures.

In last-ditch effort, scientists create embryos of almost extinct rhinos

There are only two northern white rhinos left, and they are both female; but now scientists have created two viable embryos and there is...

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.

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.

Grandmother, grandfather among rare whales who’ve died in 3 weeks

Already suffering a perilous decline, the deaths of 4 North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence this month doesn't bode well...

‘Sides of a Horn’ reveals the human cost of rhino poaching

New short narrative film strives to deepen the global discussion around the illegal wildlife trade.

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.

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

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

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

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