New scientific evidence suggests that a growing number of creatures could disappear from the earth. One-fifth of the vertebrates and as many as a third of all sharks and rays are now threatened with extinction.
Listing as 'threatened' sought for arctic seals Article | The Obama administration proposed listing six subspecies of ice-dependent seals as threatened under the Endangered Species Act on the grounds that diminishing sea ice in the Arctic threatens their survival.
New study says more species are threatened Video | Species on the International Union for Conservation of Nature "Red List", which assesses the conservation status of species in order to promote their conservation. The list includes the California Condor, the Asian Crested Ibis, Przewalski's Horse, and the Humpback Whale.
Congress passes shark protection bill Article | Lawmakers have passed a landmark shark conservation bill, closing loopholes that had allowed the lucrative shark fin trade to continue thriving off the West Coast.