In 2011, most tuna species were considered at serious risk of extinction, following decades of relentless commercial fishing. Thankfully, some of these species are on the way to recovery, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) which recently … [Read more...] about Good news for our oceans: tuna species no longer on brink of extinction
The Kiwkiu, also known as the Maui Parrotbill, was once a common sight on the Hawaiian islands of Maui and Moloka’i. But as a result of human activity, feral pigs, wildcats, and mosquito-transmitted diseases, the golden, thick-billed bird’s population dwindled to around 150. In … [Read more...] about Rediscovery of endangered Hawaiian bird brings hope for its population
The life of a manatee is not an easy one, especially over the past couple of years. Luckily, you can help ensure that these aquatic creatures get more protection, but first, we should discuss their plight. During the first half of this year up until early July, at least 841 … [Read more...] about Manatees are struggling this year! Here’s how we can help.
The Baird’s tapir is listed as an endangered species on the IUCN Red List, with less than 5,500 animals left in the wild. As a result of habitat loss induced by logging and land clearing for agriculture, the animal population has decreased by over 50 percent in the past three … [Read more...] about This endangered baby tapir is on an important conservation mission
The Puerto Rican crested toad is the only toad native to Puerto Rico and, in recent years, the endangered species’ population numbers have been decreasing. Currently, there are only an estimated 1,000 to 3,000 amphibians left in the wild in the Guanica State Forest in the … [Read more...] about Tadpoles bred in Nashville could help save endangered Puerto Rico toad