Southern Africa’s most endangered shark just extended its range by 2,000 kilometers

Remote underwater camera image of shorttail nurse shark in Mozambique. Credit: Wildlife Conservation Society A team of marine scientists led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has confirmed that southern Africa’s most threatened endemic shark—the Critically Endangered shorttail nurse shark (Pseudoginglymostoma brevicaudatum) – has been found to occur in Mozambique; a finding that represents a […]

Endangered Siamese crocodile in rare sighting at Thai national park

The freshwater reptile was once ubiquitous across Southeast Asia but is currently listed as critically endangered The critically endangered Siamese crocodile has been spotted for only the second time in a decade at Thailand’s largest national park, according to photos released on Saturday. The freshwater reptile—snapped by camera traps sunning itself at Kaeng Krachan National […]

Discovery of endangered female turtle provides hope for extremely rare species

 The world’s most endangered turtle species may now have a fighting chance, after a 3-foot-long (1 meter) female — a potential mate for the lone known male of the species — was discovered in Vietnam.  Researchers from the Asian Turtle Program (ATP) of Indo-Myanmar Conservation (IMC) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) discovered the 182-pound […]

Endangered ferrets get experimental COVID-19 vaccine

While humans are still awaiting a jab with a coronavirus vaccine, endangered black-footed ferrets in Colorado have already gotten their shots.  One hundred and twenty of the ferrets (Mustela nigripes) — once thought completely extinct — have been vaccinated with an experimental veterinary COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Associated Press.  Ferrets are highly susceptible to […]

Capturing 40 years of climate change for an endangered Montana prairie

The intermountain bunchgrass prairie at the National Bison Range, Montana, USA at one of the study areas. Credit: Gary Belovsky Over 40 years of monitoring, an endangered bunchgrass prairie became hotter, drier and more susceptible to fire annually—but dramatic seasonal changes (not annual climate trends) seem to be driving the biggest changes in plant production, […]

Capturing 40 years of climate change for an endangered Montana prairie — ScienceDaily

Over 40 years of monitoring, an endangered bunchgrass prairie became hotter, drier and more susceptible to fire annually — but dramatic seasonal changes (not annual climate trends) seem to be driving the biggest changes in plant production, composition, and summer senescence. Gary Belovsky and Jennifer Slade of The University of Notre Dame, Indiana, present these […]

Capturing 40 years of climate change for an endangered Montana prairie

IMAGE: The intermountain bunchgrass prairie at the National Bison Range, Montana, USA at one of the study areas. view more  Credit: Gary Belovsky Over 40 years of monitoring, an endangered bunchgrass prairie became hotter, drier and more susceptible to fire annually–but dramatic seasonal changes (not annual climate trends) seem to be driving the biggest changes in […]

Study finds growing numbers of critically endangered sawfish in Miami waters

Figure 3 from the paper: (A) Photograph taken by W. A. Fishbaugh in the 1920s, recorded as taken in Miami (courtesy of State Library & Archives of Florida, Florida: https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/165364). (B) Photograph taken by 2 national park rangers in Biscayne Bay National Park near Elliott Key on 23 November 2018, showing a smalltooth sawfish entangled […]

2 calves of one of world’s most endangered large whales spotted

Two rare newborn North Atlantic right whale calves were recently spotted in U.S. waters, according to news reports. This is hopeful news, as the North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis) are critically endangered with only about 400 of them left in the wild, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries.  Biologists from […]