endangered species
Ecologists Welcome Seventh Great Ape Species into Our Family
Ecologists Welcome Seventh Great Ape Species into Our Family
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 2, 2017
The Tapanuli orangutan has been identified as the newest species of great ape, but also likely the most endangered. 
US Navy Dolphins to Capture Vaquitas to Save Them from Extinction
US Navy Dolphins to Capture Vaquitas to Save Them from Extinction
Kerry Grens | Oct 6, 2017
The dolphins and their trainers will search for the endangered porpoises and enclose them in a protected pen.
North American Ash on Brink of Extinction
North American Ash on Brink of Extinction
Catherine Offord | Sep 15, 2017
The latest IUCN Red List update also reveals substantial declines in antelopes and other species, but some level of recovery in populations of snow leopards.
Optimism for Key Deer After Hurricane Irma
Optimism for Key Deer After Hurricane Irma
Kerry Grens | Sep 11, 2017
A refuge for the endangered species on Big Pine Key in Florida took a direct kit, but several deer have been spotted.
Great Lakes Gray Wolf to Retain Endangered Status
Great Lakes Gray Wolf to Retain Endangered Status
Catherine Offord | Aug 2, 2017
A US Court of Appeals ruled that the Interior Department acted prematurely in removing the animals from the endangered species list.
Study: Bumblebee Species Declining Worldwide
Study: Bumblebee Species Declining Worldwide
Aggie Mika | Jul 20, 2017
The first global evaluation of populations demonstrates that certain species are diminishing considerably.
A Snake Species Not Seen Alive for 64 Years Appears in Brazil
A Snake Species Not Seen Alive for 64 Years Appears in Brazil
Ignacio Amigo | Jun 1, 2017
Locals helped researchers find the extremely rare boa.
Snake Secrets
Snake Secrets
The Scientist Staff | May 31, 2017
See a boa species that scientists hadn't witnessed alive in more than 50 years.
No Place to Hide
No Place to Hide
Claire Asher | May 31, 2017
Environmental DNA is tracking down difficult-to-detect species, from rock snot in the U.S. to cave salamanders in Croatia.
Congress, States Propose Protection Cuts for Endangered Species
Congress, States Propose Protection Cuts for Endangered Species
Joshua A. Krisch | Mar 8, 2017
The Endangered Species Act has been under fire since January, as states' attorneys general and US Congress alike have attempted to weaken it.