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Endangered

Describes a species threatened with immediate extinction throughout all or most of its range owing to the actions of people.

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  • Life-sized elephant sculptures are roaming London
    This past summer, a herd of 100 Asian elephants made their way across The Mall in front of London’s Buckingham Palace. They weren’t live animals, however, but life-sized elephant sculptures that were handmade by Indigenous community members from the...
  • Tasmanian devil conservation project turns tragic for birds
    Save the Tasmanian Devil Program (STDP), a project initiated by the Tasmanian and Australian governments to preserve endangered Tasmanian devils on Maria Island, has backfired after the predators killed seabirds in large numbers...
  • How to protect endangered baby sea turtles
    Nearly every species of sea turtle is endangered, some of them at critical levels. That’s a remarkable statement, considering they’ve roamed the Earth’s waters and beaches for more than 100 million years and even survived the events that caused...
  • Critically endangered regent honeyeaters are losing their song
    A recent study published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B has revealed that the regent honeyeater has forgotten its song. The joyful bird, which was once abundant in South Eastern Australia, is losing its song because of the threat...
  • San Diego Zoo apes get experimental, animal-only COVID-19 vaccine
    In California, like other states, officials have come up with a priority list of COVID-19 vaccination recipients: healthcare workers, long-term care residents, elderly people, endangered apes — wait a minute, did the bonobos and orangutans at the San...
  • Endangered black-footed ferret is successfully cloned
    The birth of Elizabeth Ann, a black-footed ferret, on December 10, 2020, marked a major achievement in the recovery of the species. Elizabeth Ann is the first black-footed ferret to be cloned with the aim of increasing the genetic diversity of the species....
  • World's smallest reptile discovered in Madagascar
    Lizard lovers will swoon over a newly discovered species of tiny chameleon. Brookesia nana dwells in the Madagascar rainforest and may be the smallest — and cutest — reptile on Earth. Scientists announced its discovery in the journal Scientific Reports...
  • Shark populations have decreased by 71% in the last 50 years
    A recent study published in the journal Nature has revealed that the number of sharks in the oceans has reduced by 71% since the 1970s. Ray populations are also plummeting. Because of these alarming findings, researchers are now calling on governments...
  • Trump administration weakens endangered species' protections
    More than 3,000 Americans died of COVID-19 on December 15 alone. But instead of focusing on the public health crisis that is killing citizens and ruining their livelihoods, President Trump’s administration was busy getting in a few more digs at wildlife...
  • IUCN's latest Red List update comes with good and bad news
    The latest IUCN Red List has declared 31 more species extinct, and about 30% of plant and animal species on the Red List are at risk of extinction. While much of the news is grim, there were a few bright spots, with several species showing signs of recovery...
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