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Scimitar-Horned Oryx Returns to the Wild After 23-Year Extinction

The scimitar-horned oryx, a type of antelope once thought to be extinct in the wild, has seen a positive change in its status. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has downgraded its classification from 'Extinct in the...

“World’s Most Dangerous Bird” Emerges From Ocean in Australia

A surprising sight caught the attention of people at Bingil Bay on Australia's eastern coast this Halloween. In the water, there was a mysterious, dark shape, causing a stir. Initially, people believed it might be a shark's fin or even...

21 Extinct Species Removed From US Endangered Species Act

In a recent announcement, the US Fish and Wildlife Service shared that twenty-one species, which are a mix of animals and plants, were removed from the US Endangered Species Act since they were no longer found in the wild. The...

“Rapid Expansion” of the Golden Jackal in Greece Documented by Scientists

Researchers have identified a "rapid and extensive range expansion" of the golden jackal species in Greece, according to a new scientific paper published last month. In recent years, the golden jackal has been struggling in Greece and was listed as...

One of World’s Oldest Wild Lions Killed in Kenya

One of the world's oldest male lions was killed by herders in Kenya. The lion, named Loonkiito, was 19 years old and was killed in Olkelunyiet village on Wednesday night while hunting for livestock. The authorities in Kenya said that...

Canadian Polar Bears Disappearing Rapidly

A recent survey found that populations of polar bears in the western Canadian Arctic, including the western section of Hudson Bay, are rapidly declining. Specifically, the populations of female bears and young bears have dropped drastically. Each year for the...

Sea Cucumbers Worth 1M Seized in Greece

Greece's port authorities launched an investigation shortly after receiving a complaint about the smuggling of a shipment of sea cucumbers on Wednesday night, weighing about 761 kilograms. The sea cucumbers were found on a truck aboard the Kefalonia - Kyllini...

WWF Accuses Greece of Failing to Protect Natura 2000 Sites

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has accused Greece of failing to adequately protect Natura 2000 sites. WWF Hellas, the Greek branch of the NGO, wants the European Commission to intervene and ensure Greek authorities comply with their environmental...

Sea Turtles an Endangered Species in Greece, Conservationists Warn

Conservationists have warned that sea turtles in Greece and the wider Mediterranean region are an endangered species. Specifically, the loggerhead sea turtle, also known as the Caretta caretta, is under threat. The warning was given by the Mediterranean Association to...

US Government Declares 23 Animal Species Extinct

The ivory-billed woodpecker, the best-known American species that had been declared threatened years ago, was declared extinct, along with 22 other species, by the U.S. government on Wednesday. The iconic bird -- which several bird watchers believed they saw just...