North America

A Mexican porpoise is facing extinction — almost by accident

The world’s most endangered marine mammal is a small porpoise called the vaquita — Spanish for little cow. The vaquita has been under threat for years, but now the poaching of a rare fish

01 September 2015

Five near-blind monk seals become ambassadors for vanishing species

For the first time, Hawaiian monk seals are on public display outside of the Aloha State.

31 August 2015

Live interview interrupted by a Blue Whale - video

Steve Backshall's interview with whale expert Doris Welch is cut short when, against all odds, the team spot a Blue Whale live on air.

30 August 2015

México despliega drones para evitar la caza furtiva de huevos de tortuga

El Gobierno vigila por aire los nidos de especies en peligro de extinción como la golfina.  Soldados y policías llegan a las playas de Oaxaca al inicio de la temporada de desove

21 August 2015

UPS Halts Shark Fin Shipments

Sandy Springs-based UPS has stopped accepting shipments of shark fins, following criticism of the practice.

20 August 2015

Mexico to Strengthen Protection of Endangered Species

Mexico will strengthen the protection of the olive ridley sea turtles on the beaches of the states of Oaxaca and Michoacan, by intensifying their operatives in the natural spawning areas of this en

19 August 2015

Scientists unite on World Elephant Day calling for ban on ivory trade in the U.S.

A group of 250 scientists from varied backgrounds, disciplines and organizations around the world have united to send a letter to Barack Obama for the sake of our world's elephants.

12 August 2015

Last night The Empire State Building became the face of extinction

The filmmakers behind the upcoming documentary "Racing Extinction" wanted to start a movement in New York City.

03 August 2015

Obama announces more restrictions on sale of ivory from African elephants

In Kenya, President Obama said the US will ban trade of elephant ivory across state lines. Despite existing regulations, the US remains the second-largest market for ivory, behind China.

25 July 2015

Stranded great white shark rescued from Massachusetts beach – video

A young great white shark is rescued from a sandbar in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, on Tuesday.

15 July 2015