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Environmentalists fight move to reduce beetle's protections

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An environmental group said Tuesday that it plans to sue the U.S. government over a decision to reclassify a large scavenging beetle as threatened instead of endangered. ...

Scientists focus on bats for clues to prevent next pandemic

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Night began to fall in Rio de Janeiro’s Pedra Branca state park as four Brazilian scientists switched on their flashlights to traipse along a narrow trail of mud through dense ra...

UN: Global tourism lost $320 billion in 5 months from virus

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The tourism global industry has been devastated by the coronavirus pandemic, with $320 billion lost in exports in the first five months of the year and more than 120 million jobs...

Four new crab species discovered along S. Taiwan river

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese researcher Li Jheng-jhang (李政璋), a doctoral candidate at National Sun Yat-sen University, has discovered four new terrestrial crab species along a river in Taiwa...

Conservationists seek protection of California Joshua trees

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A conservation organization has petitioned for protection of the western Joshua tree under the California Endangered Species Act due to the effects of climate change and habitat des...

Taipei Zoo elephant gets following with slick flick of a hat

Taipei, Aug. 6 (CNA) An elephant at Taipei Zoo pleasantly surprised zoo visitors last week by tossing back a hat that flew into its enclosure, but the zoo said Tuesday that the spectators were lucky b...

India opens a hospital for elephants

More than half of Asia's elephants are found in India, but the country's elephant population has dipped in the past few years - by nearly 10 percent across 23 states between 2012 and 2017. La...

Orangutan conservation bears fruit on Borneo

Warden Nor Emel Farnida Biniti Jaddil ranges through the Semenggoh Wildlife Center, surveying the treetops. Located in Sarawak, in Malaysian Borneo, this is one of just four orangutan rehabilitation c...

Israel opening nature museum, with evolution exhibit

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — After decades of planning and delays, Israel is opening the doors of a new national natural history museum in the city of Tel Aviv, a facility that aims to increase scientific ...

Condor group wants to get more hunters to avoid lead bullets

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An effort to bring one of the world's largest birds back from the brink of extinction is expanding after northern Arizona and southern Utah found some success in getting deer h...

Group: Orangutan orphans a sign of habitat destruction

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian conservation group says the discovery last week of two orphaned baby orangutans on Borneo is further evidence that deforestation and illegal hunting are threate...

California condor takes flight in wild after near extinction

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — In a remote, rugged valley overlooking the Pacific Ocean, researchers closely monitor an endangered icon: the California condor. The giant vultures flap their ...

Outcry grows in Taiwan as second rare leopard cat is hit by car in 2 weeks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - In a short period of time, a second endangered leopard cat has been run over and killed on a road in central Taiwan. This time the incident happened in Changhua County. Similar ...

Rare leopard cat killed on a road in Miaoli.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) Another endangered leopard cat has been run over and killed on a road in Miaoli. There are estimated to be fewer than 500 leopard cats altogether in just 3 locations in Taiwan:...