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    Getty A Monarch butterfly. On July 21, 2022, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature placed the migratory monarch butterfly on its Red List of threatened species and classified it as endangered. Monarchs migrate across North America each year and are one of the continent’s most widely recognized species. The Conversation asked...
    Whale Shark / Georgia Aquarium Georgia Aquarium is becoming a Center for Species Survival (CSS) through a partnership with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Species Survival Commission (SSC), part of the world’s largest environmental conservation organization. The Aquarium, one of just three...
    There are 40% more tigers living in the wild than previously thought, a new study has shown. A population assessment of the endangered species found that there are between 3,726 and 5,578 tigers living in the wild around the world - a huge jump from statistics taken in 2015. The assessment, carried out by the...
    MONARCH butterflies are part of the Nymphalidae family and are often recognized for their orange color. In July 2022, the insects were declared endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and could soon face extinction. 2Monarch butterflies are now endangeredCredit: Getty Why are monarch butterflies endangered? The International Union for Conservation...
    (CNN)One of the most popular and recognizable insects is at risk of extinction, according to a global organization focused on conservation and sustainability.The International Union for Conservation of Nature has added the migratory monarch butterfly to its Red List of Threatened Species as endangered, the group said in a release Thursday. "It is difficult to...
    A monarch butterfly in the butterfly pavilion at the LA County Natural History museum Wednesday, June 1, 2022.David Crane | MediaNews Group | Los Angeles Daily News via Getty Images The iconic black and orange monarch butterfly is threatened with extinction because of habitat destruction and climate change, international conservationists said on Thursday. The monarch butterfly,...
    (CNN)A man convicted of starting California's Dolan Fire -- which critically injured a firefighter, destroyed several homes and killed a dozen of endangered condors -- was sentenced to 24 years in prison, prosecutors announced.Ivan Gomez, 31, was found guilty of 16 felony counts, including arson, cultivating marijuana, throwing rocks at a vehicle and 12 counts...
    More than a third of the world's sharks and rays are threatened with extinction, according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). In a report released earlier this month, the group said the loss is primarily due to overfishing and compounded by ocean pollution and climate change.  SHARK TOURISM BENEFITS CAPE COD...
    (CNN)A top international conservation agency warned that 28% of the 138,374 species identified on its "survival watchlist" as being under threat have now been moved to the more dangerous "red list" -- meaning they are at high risk of extinction. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) reported during its annual Red List...
    PARIS (AP) — The world’s sharks and rays have seen declines in their populations since 2014 and more and more are now threatened with extinction, according to a new red list released Saturday at a global conference aimed at protecting dwindling species. The Komodo dragon is now listed as endangered, notably because of rising sea...
    The last Sumatran rhinoceros photographed at her sanctuary on the island of Borneo. October 30, 2019.Kaisa Siren/Imago/ZUMA Fight disinformation. Get a daily recap of the facts that matter. Sign up for the free Mother Jones newsletter.This story was originally published by Yale E360 and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The Sumatran rhino, the smallest,...
    Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak is in the running to become the first woman from the Arab world to head IUCN. She has served as the managing director of several conservation agencies, such as the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi, the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund, and Emirates Nature. She has seen grants given to conservation...
    According to the Guardian, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has launched a conservation tool to help threatened and endangered animals and plants recover from population loss. The IUCN red list is an updated list of endangered species and how close they are to extinction. Mountain gorilla and Bayard’s adder’s-mouth orchid are...
                      by Patrick Pester  It took three biologists to haul a 240-pound (109 kilograms) fish out of the Detroit River in Michigan last month. The nearly 7-foot-long (2.1 meters) “monster’ sturgeon,” caught and released by the Alpena Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office, could be more than...
    Loxodonta cyclotis, smaller than its savannah cousin and living mainly in the forests of Central and West Africa, has seen its population drop 86% in 30 years and is now considered critically endangered. extinction, warned IUCN Thursday in an update of its red list of threatened species. The population of savannah elephants (Loxodonta africana)...
    LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — Increasing threats of poaching and loss of habitat have made Africa’s elephant populations more endangered, according to a report released Thursday by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. The African forest elephant is critically endangered, and the African savanna elephant is endangered. The two species had previously been grouped together...
    The International for Conservation of Nature updated its red list this week and includes 31 newly extinct species. There was some good news in the released report as well, however. The European Bison is showing signs of recovering and is no longer listed as “Vulnerable.” The report highlights the success that conservation efforts have had...
    GENEVA – A leading conservation group uniting governments and civil society says all four known freshwater dolphin species are now threatened with extinction, after newly discovered information on the tucuxi in the Amazon river system showed it too is endangered. The finding from the International Union for Conservation of Nature comes as its latest...
    By JAMES BROOKS and JAMEY KEATEN, Associated Press GENEVA (AP) — A leading conservation group uniting governments and civil society says all four known freshwater dolphin species are now threatened with extinction, after newly discovered information on the tucuxi in the Amazon river system showed it too is endangered. The finding from the International Union...
    Criminal gangs in Bolivia linked to the “Chinese mafia” are allegedly bribing police and customs officials to smuggle jaguar parts to China, a report by environmental groups claimed on Thursday. In a report commissioned by the International Union for Conservation of Nature in the Netherlands (IUCN NL), 75 intelligence sources, including traffickers of illegal goods,...
    Clemson University has found 604 unmarked graves on its South Carolina campus. But who were they? Costco is dropping popular coconut milk after allegations of monkey labor, PETA says Do you know these lucrative Social Security secrets? Ad Microsoft ...
    Scientists are joining forces to save Lake Titicaca's endangered and unfortunately-named 'scrotum frog' from extinction. The frog, Telmatobius culeus, which is unmistakable due to its baggy folds of skin, lives in Lake Titicaca, which sits on the border between Peru and Bolivia.  It is listed as ‘critically endangered’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, due...
    Patrick Goguen, right, an Acadian from Moncton, beats on a drum while Noel Milliea, an elder from Elsipogtog First Nation, performs a ceremony on the dead right whale to honor the animal's spirit before a necropsy is performed on June 7, 2019.Nathan Klima | Boston Globe | Getty Images The North Atlantic right whale has...
    The world’s rarest gorillas have been caught on camera with babies for the first time, much to the delight of conservationists. A remote camera operated by the Wildlife Conservation Society captured the remarkable photos of the group of rare Cross River gorillas in Nigeria’s Mbe mountains. The most endangered gorilla subspecies, only around 300 Cross...
    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A worldwide conservation organization said Thursday that the status of a rare species of whale has worsened to the point where it deserves greater attention from the global environmental community. The International Union for Conservation of Nature said it is moving the North Atlantic right whale from “endangered” to “critically endangered”...
    (CNN)"This is a year that didn't happen," says Craig Hilton-Taylor. Many of us may wish this was the case. Hilton-Taylor, of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), is referring to the "huge" gap in biodiversity data as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. "We've lost lots of valuable time in terms of monitoring,"...
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