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Critically endangered Atlantic blue whales are returning to the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia in a big way, thanks to almost thirty years of wildlife protections in the area. In the first half of the twentieth century, scores of whales were killed by the whaling industry that caused their numbers to plummet rapidly and drove […]

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The number of the endangered beluga whales is dipping around Cook Inlet in southern Alaska, worrying two environmental groups that are planning to file a lawsuit to protect the gorgeous creatures. The groups claim that permits allowed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that opened up oil and gas exploration in the area […]

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The numbers of burrowing owls are dwindling in Florida owing to human development and commercial farming. This is why the Marco Island City Council started an initiative to protect this endangered species by paying homeowners grants of $250 for starter owl burrows on their front yards. Jared Grifoni, City Council vice-chair, said this program is […]

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Human activity is pushing thousands of species to the brink of extinction, and Dahl’s toad-head turtle is one of them. These turtles are found in ponds and small brooks in forests exclusively in the Caribbean region on Columbia’s Atlantic Coast. However, agriculture, cattle farming, and construction have destroyed this species’ natural habitat and pushed it […]

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A recent report issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on oceans and the cryosphere stated that the Arctic ice is melting at a much faster pace than expected by scientists, and this spells doom for the already endangered polar bear populations. This year’s annual minimum of the Arctic sea ice tied with the second-lowest […]

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According to an extensive new research that looked at 529 different bird species, scientists have found that over the last 50 years, North America has witnessed a 29% decline in the number of birds. When put in figures, this number is close to 3 billion. The news has shocked bird watchers and conservationists. “We saw […]

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