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Five Penguin Species Receive U.S. Endangered Species Act Protection

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced on August  3, 2010  a final rule to list the yellow-eyed penguin, white-flippered penguin, Fiordland crested penguin, Humboldt penguin, and erect-crested penguin as threatened under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act).


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Adds Two Ecuadorian Birds to Endangered Species List

Two species of birds from Ecuador are now protected by the Endangered Species Act following the publication of two U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service final listing determinations in the July 27, 2010 Federal Register. 


Protection of Endangered Siberian Crane and Crucial Wetland Sites Connects

New conservation plans for the Siberian Crane covering its entire range and migration routes that span continents have now been endorsed to save the species from extinction.


UN Blue Helmets to Airlift Nine Orphan Gorillas to DR Congo Nature Reserve

Nine orphan gorillas will start new lives in a nature reserve in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), thanks to assistance from peacekeepers serving with the United Nations mission in the country, known as MONUC.


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Designates Critical Habitat for Threatened Population of Sea Otters

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on October 8, 2009 announced the designation of critical habitat for the southwest Alaska Distinct Population Segment of the northern sea otter (Enhydra lutris kenyoni) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended.


UN Action Plan Year of the Gorilla Boosts Goals of Tayna Gorilla Reserve in Congo

Five years ago, Kakule Vwirasihikya's and his colleagues’ established the 225,000-acre Tayna Gorilla Reserve which protects gorillas, elephants, and leopards while providing many locals with jobs and education. Its community college, Tayna Center for Conservation Biology (TCCB), proudly announced on January 8, 2009, that it now has 220 graduates in natural resource management and conservation. 


New Reserves In Vietnam To Protect Saola, One Of The World's Rarest Animals

The provincial People’s Committees of the central Vietnamese provinces of Thua Thien Hue and Quang Nam endorsed a set of conservation actions on September 28, 2007, that will help ensure the saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis) will survive in Vietnam.


Elephant Sanctuary in the United States Provides 2, 700 Acre Haven for 19 Elephants

The Elephant Sanctuary founded in 1995 in Hohenwald, Tennessee, is the nation's largest natural-habitat refuge developed specifically to meet the needs of endangered elephants.


The Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), newsletter is in now available on its Web page.

The latest edition, July 2006, of "CITES World", the biannual newsletter published by the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), in now available, in English, French and Spanish, on the CITES website as an Acrobat PDF file.


Governments Propose New CITES Trade Rules For Dozens of Wildlife Species

The proposals offer detailed arguments on how to improve the conservation
and sustainable use of the African elephant, the minke whale, the great
white shark, various tropical birds, trees and orchids, numerous turtle
species, the southern white rhinoceros, two species of crocodile, the bald
eagle, several medicinal plants and many other species.


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