The emperor penguin, the world's largest penguin, faces a dramatic population decline over the next 85 years, researchers say. Shrinking Antarctic ice sheets threaten the habitat and food sources of the emperor penguin.
The island night lizard was delisted as an endangered species in the US this week, after three decades of restoration efforts. Its recovery highlights an increased success rate in reestablishing endangered species.
Using non-toxic manicure acrylic along with old wetsuits and hair-extension glue, scientists have successfully attached solar-powered satellite tags to turtles' shells, to learn more about about the sea creatures' early life history.
Minnow endangered: The Oregon chub, a tiny minnow that lives only in the backwaters of Oregon's Willamette Valley, is set to become the first fish ever taken off the US government's list of endangered species.
The Dallas Safari Club sold a permit to hunt an endangered African black rhino for $350,000. Though the money will go toward protecting the species and the rhino designated for the hunt is old, wildlife and animal rights groups say the event sends the wrong message.
Government scientists have recommended that grizzly bears in the Yellowstone area no longer need listing under the Endangered Species Act. But environmentalists warn of a potentially declining bear population tied to climate change.