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Fin whale, mountain gorilla populations rise amid conservation action

The mountain gorilla has been moved from the 'critically endangered' category to 'endangered'

Fate of wild places in five countries’ hands

​More than 70% of Earth’s last untouched wilderness lies in the territories of just five countries

Why Kenya’s proposal to execute convicted poachers is a bad idea

Kenya has proposed the death penalty for wildlife poachers. Jeremiah Asaka argues why it won't solve the problem of poaching.

New tech is revolutionising ecology, conservation

From tiny sensors that can be fitted to animals, to swarms of remotely-piloted drones, researchers have a host of new ways to study the natural world

Nine years tracking South Africa’s white sharks ― the lessons learnt

If sharks habitats aren't known, it's harder to conserve either the animals or those habitats

It’s a ‘Whodunnit’, as Aussie reptiles go extinct

Lister's gecko, the blue-tailed skink and the Christmas Island forest-skink were downgraded from "critically endangered" to "extinct in the wild".

Black rhino to return to Chad after South Africa deal

Six black rhino, who are listed as critically endangered, will be moved to Chad in 2018.

Desperate 11th-hour bid to rescue little dragon ‘Smaug’

'Sungazers have long been flagged as vulnerable on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red Data list of threatened species"

See the Big 5 before the climate wipes them out

Most countries cannot afford to keep species alive; they have to pay their own way. Human pressures and the changing climate indicate difficulties.

Motor engine noise severely impacts marine life

Levels of noise similar to those at a rock concert are bombarding the world’s marine life, making it harder for them to hunt and to detect predators.

Wildlife devastation in South Sudan war ‘alarming’

Slaughtered for tusks and meat, endangered wildlife numbers have taken a huge knock since soldiers and rebels began fighting in December.

Butterflies save themselves from extinction

The Quino checkerspot butterfly has saved itself from extinction by shifting to a higher altitude and picking a new species of plant for laying eggs.

Hope for near-extinct SA butterfly

South African lepidopterists are in a flutter after the discovery of a second colony of critically endangered Wolkberg Zulu butterflies.

The expendables? Most endangered species listed

Scientists ask whether humans care only for species from which they can extract benefit, and dismiss the rest as "worthless".

Estate plan threatens wetland

An envisaged road to serve commercial interests in Northern Gauteng will destroy endangered frogs' breeding ground environmentalists have said.

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