The Art on These Endangered Species Stamps Is Incredible

Since 1993, the United Nations has worked to increase global awareness of endangered species through a special set of commemorative postal stamps released each year. This year's set was released today, and features an array of 12 beautifully drawn endangered marine animals. » 10/24/14 1:34am 10/24/14 1:34am

We'll Never Be Able To Collect Data This In-Depth On Lemurs Ever Again

Meet Hiddleston. The blue-eyed black lemur was born at the Duke Lemur Center in March 2013. Since then, Duke researchers and students have recorded every detail of his life in their logbooks. Now, the Lemur Center is setting that data free, along with data for 3599 other lemurs that have called North Carolina their… » 7/28/14 3:16pm 7/28/14 3:16pm

Brazil To Clone Wild Animals In Danger Of Extinction

Brazilian scientists have announced that they are moving ahead with plans to clone a number of endangered species, a list of animals that includes the jaguar, maned wolf, and black lion. The groundbreaking initiative is being conducted by the Brasilia Zoological Garden in partnership with the Brazilian government's… » 11/07/12 6:30am 11/07/12 6:30am

Chinese panda with special "survival training" has been released into…

Back in 2006, Chinese scientists released a panda named Xiang Xiang into the wild as part of their effort to increase population levels. Unfortunately, Xiang Xiang was killed a year later when he got into a fight with wild pandas. Hoping to avoid a similar setback, scientists have now released a second panda into the… » 10/12/12 7:55am 10/12/12 7:55am

The Franciscan manzanita is the last known member of its species

How far would you go to protect the last living member of an entire species? This is precisely the question being faced by national park officials and environmentalists in the San Francisco bay area, where the last-known specimen of the low-growing shrub known as the Franciscan manzanita makes its home. » 8/08/11 8:30am 8/08/11 8:30am