IUCN red list of endangered species

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Crocodile dies after chewing on electric wire after being ‘attracted’ to it
The 10-year-old male Cuban crocodile at the Smithsonian zoo in Washington probably bit on electrical equipment in its enclosure

Samira Asma-Sadeque

26, Dec, 2022 @6:12 PM

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Lost and found: twitchers delight at sweet song of the black-browed babbler
Since the bird was ‘rediscovered’ by accident in Borneo in 2020, ornithologists have returned to study the melodious species last documented more than 170 years ago

Graeme Green

01, Dec, 2022 @4:00 PM

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‘Generally ignored’ species face twice the extinction threat, warns study
Wildlife with little data faces double the risk of dying out – which may mean many more species are endangered than previously thought

Phoebe Weston

04, Aug, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Down but not out: how the European mink found refuge on an Estonian island
Pushed to the brink by invasive American mink and habitat loss, a reintroduced wild population is finally thriving on Hiiumaa island

Tom Peeters in Hiiumaa, Estonia

29, Mar, 2022 @8:30 AM

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‘I feel I’ve made a mark’: the man who built homes for 60,000 swifts
Retired salesman John Stimpson was so moved by the cries of birds unable to find nests, he decided to act. Now he has made enough boxes to house half the UK’s swifts

Phoebe Weston

20, Jan, 2022 @7:45 AM

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Atlantic fishing nations agree to ban catches of mako, world’s fastest sharks
Conservationists hail move as ‘critical breakthrough’ to protect endangered shortfin mako, prized for meat, fins and sportfishing

Karen McVeigh

24, Nov, 2021 @6:26 PM

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Farmers tempt endangered cranes back – by growing their favourite food
In Cambodia’s fertile Mekong delta, farmers are switching to the rice varieties loved by the world’s tallest flying bird to help stop its decline

Anne Pinto-Rodrigues

20, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Boom time for Cape Verde’s sea turtles as conservation pays off
The number of nesting sites on the archipelago has risen dramatically, but global heating sees male population plummet

Annika Hammerschlag

26, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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An actor, two big bees and a lot of experts: a week spent tackling the planet’s problems
World’s largest conservation summit since Covid-19 brought 4,000 people to Marseille to showcase issues and solutions from coral reefs to land protection

Patrick Greenfield

11, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Avocados and vanilla among dozens of wild crop relatives facing extinction
Study finds agriculture and pesticide use threaten relatives of world’s most important crops, considered crucial to food security

Patrick Greenfield

07, Sep, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Third of shark and ray species face extinction, warns study
Number of species of sharks, rays and chimaeras facing ‘global extinction crisis’ doubles in a decade

Karen McVeigh

06, Sep, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Komodo dragon in danger of extinction as sea levels rise
World’s largest lizard moves from vulnerable to endangered on IUCN red list of threatened species

Phoebe Weston

04, Sep, 2021 @12:30 PM

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