Giant Tortoise Feared Extinct Reappears After 113 Years
As well as the Fernandina tortoise, another “giant” species thought to be possibly extinct showed up this year—Wallace’s giant bee.
The Government Shutdown Has Halted Wildlife Conservation and Research
Between the loss of revenue and the lack of staff, important wildlife conservation work done by the National Park Service has been put in jeopardy.
Kid Scientists Capture Rare Footage of Endangered Animals on Camera Traps
A unique project turned students at schools around the world into citizen scientists.
Everything You Wanted to Know About This Monk Seal With an Eel in Its Nose
“This is the third or fourth case of an eel in the nose that we have observed.”
Seed Vaults Can’t Save a Third of Critically Endangered Plants
A new study published Friday in Nature Plants showed that 36 percent of critically endangered plants produce recalcitrant seeds, which can’t be preserved.
Our Efforts to Save the Whales May Be ‘Too Little, Too Late’
Both Canada and the US have failed to protect the endangered southern resident killer whale, whose population today is 74.
We Just Discovered This Bird and It's Already Almost Extinct
The blue-throated hillstar is a striking hummingbird. It’s also critically endangered.
Yellowstone’s Grizzly Bears Reinstated as Endangered Species, Judge Rules
A judge has overturned a controversial decision by the Trump administration to remove federal protections from Yellowstone’s iconic grizzly bears.
Scientists Are Taming Endangered Atlantic Bluefin Tuna for Our Sushi
Scientists at the Spanish Institute of Oceanography have spent 15 years trying to domesticate Atlantic bluefin tuna, one of the ocean’s greatest apex predators.
Oregon Wants to Kill More Federally-Protected Sea Lions to Save Endangered Fish
A case study in the unforeseen consequences of well-meaning attempts at wildlife conservation in the Pacific Northwest, so protective as to be counterproductive.
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The World’s Last Male Northern White Rhino Has Died
We take a sobering look at the recent death of the very last male Northern white rhino in the world on 'The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast.'
The Trump Administration Is Waiving 25 Laws to Build a New Bit of 'Wall'
To expand some fencing in New Mexico, the government will need to brush aside a bunch of environmental and land use regulations.