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Endangered Animals News
December 7, 2019

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Biodiversity across the globe could be in a worse state than previously thought, as assessments fail to account for long-lasting impact of land change, a new study ... read more

Miniature Fanged 'Deer' Rediscovered Tiptoeing Through Vietnam's Coastal Forests

Biologists have rediscovered a species lost to science since 1990 called a silver-backed chevrotain -- a deer-like species that is the size of a ... read more

Crushing Bite of Giant Kangaroos of Ice Age Australia

An in-depth analysis of the skull biomechanics of a giant extinct kangaroo demonstrates that the animal had a capacity for high-performance crushing of foods, suggesting feeding behaviors more ... read more

Researchers Unearth 'New' Mass-Extinction

A team of scientists has concluded that earth experienced a previously underestimated severe mass-extinction event, which occurred about 260 million years ... read more
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Oyster Deaths: American Slipper Limpet Is Innocent

Researchers have managed to shine some light on the decline in numbers of the European oyster. They have concluded that the occurrence of the invasive American slipper limpet (Crepidula fornicata) is ... read more

Biodiversity and Wind Energy

The location and operation of wind energy plants are often in direct conflict with the legal protection of endangered species. The almost unanimous opinion of experts from local and central ... read more

People, Climate, and Water Played a Role in the Extinction of Australia's Megafauna

For the first time, the research suggests a combination of climate change and the impact of people sealed the fate of megafauna, at least in south-eastern Australia. And that distribution of ... read more

Unravelling the Venomous Bite of an Endangered Mammal

Highly similar venom toxins found in shrews and endangered Caribbean mammals, despite common ancestor over 70 million years ... read more

A Monkey's Balancing Act

Endangered monkeys living in the wild are intelligently adapting their lifestyle to fit with their human neighbors, learning to avoid manmade risks and exploiting increased contact with people, new ... read more

Wildfires in Oregon's Blue Mountains to Become More Frequent, Severe Due to Climate Change

Under a warming climate, wildfires in Oregon's southern Blue Mountains will become more frequent, more extensive and more severe, according to a new ... read more

Almost a Third of Tropical Africa's Flora Faces Extinction

31.7% of tropical Africa's vascular plant species could be threatened with extinction, reveals an international study. Using a new approach based on the key elements of the assessment process ... read more

How to Fight Illegal Cocoa Farms in Ivory Coast

The world's love for chocolate has helped decimate protected forests in western Africa as some residents have turned protected areas into illegal cocoa farms and hunting grounds. But an ... read more

Endangered Whales React to Environmental Changes

Some 'canaries' are 50 feet long, weigh 70 tons, and are nowhere near a coal mine. But the highly endangered North Atlantic right whale is sending the same kind of message about disruptive ... read more

A Century Later, Plant Biodiversity Struggles in Wake of Agricultural Abandonment

Decades after farmland was abandoned, plant biodiversity and productivity struggle to recover, according to new ... read more

The Little Duck That Could: Study Finds Endangered Hawaiian Duck Endures

New research has found that the genetic diversity of the koloa is high, and conservation efforts on the island of Kauai have been ... read more

Bigger Doesn't Mean Better for Hatchery-Released Salmon

A recent study examines hatchery practices in regards to how Chinook salmon hatcheries in the PNW are affecting wild populations over the past decades. Over 65 years, Chinook salmon hatcheries in the ... read more

Creating Fake Rhino Horn With Horse Hair to Help in Saving the Endangered Rhino

Scientists have invented a way to create fake rhino horn using horse ... read more

Unless Warming Is Slowed, Emperor Penguins Will Be Marching Towards Extinction

Emperor penguins are some of the most striking and charismatic animals on Earth, but a new study has found that a warming climate may render them extinct by the end of this ... read more

Why Did the Turtles Cross the Highway? They Didn't, but They Still Might Be Impacted

Researchers set out to determine the impact of the Route 33 bypass through Wayne National Forest on the local box turtle population. The answers were not exactly what they ... read more

Red Deer Are Evolving to Give Birth Earlier in a Warming Climate

Red deer living on the Isle of Rum, on the west coast of Scotland, have been giving birth earlier and earlier since the 1980s, at a rate of about three days per decade. New results now show that ... read more

Scientist Sheds Light on Complexity of Biodiversity Loss

Species richness -- the number of different species in a given ecological community -- is not the only, nor necessarily the best, way to measure biodiversity impacts on ... read more

Jaw-Some Wombats May Be Great Survivors

Flexible jaws may help wombats better survive in a changing world by adapting to climate change's effect on vegetation and new diets in conservation sanctuaries. An international study has ... read more

Ancient Bone Protein Reveals Which Turtles Were on the Menu in Florida, Caribbean

Thousands of years ago, the inhabitants of modern-day Florida and the Caribbean feasted on sea turtles, leaving behind bones that tell tales of ancient diets and the ocean's past. An ... read more

Best of Frenemies: Unexpected Role of Social Networks in Ecology

Social networking, even between competing species, plays a much bigger role in ecology than anyone previously thought, according to ... read more

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