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2012-10-13 04:04:18

A SMART and powerful tool to combat wildlife crime and help save endangered species has been unveiled at the IUCN World Conservation

2012-10-01 10:17:38

The IUCN World Conservation Congress has adopted a motion sponsored by the Wildlife Conservation Society and partners to create a Green List to assess conservation success.

Extinction Risk For Many Invertebrates
2012-09-01 07:33:40

Twenty percent of the invertebrate species across the globe -- spineless creatures ranging from earthworms to bees to butterflies to lobsters and beyond -- are facing the possible risk of extinction unless more is done to protect them.

Mass Extinction Of Species Could Prove Harmful To Humans
2012-06-20 11:29:42

Plants and animals, both wild and domestic, are inextricably linked and any mass extinction of species would be catastrophic for life around the world, including humans.

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2011-12-14 03:54:16

Many of the animal species at risk of extinction in the United States have not made it onto the country's official Endangered Species Act (ESA) list, according to new research from the University of Adelaide.

Western Black Rhino of Africa Declared Extinct
2011-11-10 12:26:45

The International Union for Conservation of Nature said on Thursday that the Western Black Rhino of Africa has been declared officially extinct.

2011-07-25 20:40:19

A new study by top global fisheries experts presents an alarming assessment of several economically important fish populations.

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2011-07-10 08:33:21

Tuna species are in more danger now than ever before, as two new species were added to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species this week.

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2011-06-17 10:15:07

A species of antelope that is possibly the source for the legend of the unicorn has been successfully reintroduced into its native habitat after having been hunted to all but extinction.


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  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
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