All Articles on Extinction

A polar bear keeps close to her young along the Beaufort Sea coast in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (Photo: Susanne Miller/USFWS/Flickr) Views
Species in Peril: Loss, Love and Protection
Our nonhuman relatives need us and, we need them.
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Earth Challenge participants can take action to address bee declines in the mobile app, such as "petition their governments to ban certain pesticides, address agricultural practices that are decimating bee populations, or create habitats for bees and other pollinators," write the authors.  (Photo: Brian/flickr/cc) Views
World Honey Bee Day–Another Reminder that 40% of Insect Species Now Threatened With Extinction
Researchers need our help to advocate for policies that will protect insect populations.
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All 17 species of Red Colobus, including Temminck's Red Colobus (Piliocolobus basius temminckii) are threatened, making this Africa's most threatened genus of monkeys. Hunting for bushmeat—much of it illegal—and habitat loss continue to pose the most urgent threats to primates across the continent. (Photo: Mic Mayhew/IUCN) News
Updated Species Extinction List Signals 'Urgent Action Needed to Save Life on Earth'
More than one in four of the 120,372 plant and animal species assessed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature are at risk of extinction.
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A sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii) is seen inside a cage at Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program's rehabilitation center on November 10, 2016 in Kuta Mbelin, North Sumatra, Indonesia. The orangutans in Indonesia have been known to be on the verge of extinction as a result of deforestation and poaching. (Photo: Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images) News
Top Global Experts Say Humanity Must 'Heal Our Broken Relationship With Nature' to Prevent Future Pandemics
"We must curb the high risk trade and consumption of wildlife, halt deforestation and land conversion, as well as manage food production sustainably."
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World Environment Day Provokes Warnings That 'To Care for Humanity, We Must Care for Nature'
U.N. chief António Guterres, Fridays for Future strikers, and other activists and experts demand bolder environmental action globally.
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<p>Primatologist and conservationist Jane Goodall particpated in a Tuesday webinar about pandemics, wildlife, and intensive animal farming. News
Jane Goodall Warns Humanity Will Be 'Finished' After Covid-19 Without Ending 'Absolute Disrespect for Animals and the Environment'
"Our disrespect for wild animals and our disrespect for farmed animals has created this situation where disease can spill over to infect human beings."
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Andatu, a Sumatran rhino, one of the rarest large mammals on earth, is seen at the Rhino Sanctuary at Way Kambas National Park in eastern Sumatra November 8, 2016. News
'Extinction Is a Political Choice,' Scientist Says After Study Warns of Threat to Civilization From Humans Destroying Wildlife
"This new study shows yet again that the very survival of humanity is at stake if we don't end the heartbreaking wildlife extinction crisis."
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Female koala Anwen recovering from burns at The Port Macquarie Koala Hospital in Port Macquarie, Australia News
Thousands of Koalas Feared Dead in Australia Wildfires
Record wildfires continue: "I think this is the single loudest alarm bell I've ever heard on global heating."
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'We Should Be Worried': Study Confirms Fear That Intense Ocean Acidification Portends Ecological Collapse
"We have been warned."
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'Completely Terrifying': Study Warns Carbon-Saturated Oceans Headed Toward Tipping Point That Could Unleash Mass Extinction Event
"Once we're over the threshold...you're dealing with how the Earth works, and it goes on its own ride."
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