Newfound family offers hope for Earth's rarest ape
July 16, 2015, 4:45 p.m. by Russell McLendon
Scientists thought there were only 25 Hainan gibbons left, but a newly discovered family of three raises the species' population by 12 percent.
6 things to know about Earth's 6th mass extinction
June 23, 2015, 3:45 p.m. by Russell McLendon
A new study reports the long-suspected mass extinction of wildlife is 'already under way.'
U.S. grants new protections for captive chimpanzees
June 12, 2015, 2:54 p.m. by Russell McLendon
The U.S. has officially reclassified all chimpanzees — both in the wild and in captivity — as an endangered species.
U.S. Coast Guard saves sea turtles tangled in trash
June 9, 2015, 1:55 p.m. by Russell McLendon
A recent search for drug smugglers quickly became an even more urgent mission: saving two sea turtles from ocean plastic.
Giant sawfish have virgin births to survive
June 2, 2015, 10:19 a.m. by Charles Q. Choi, LiveScience
Asexual reproduction may be a form of inbreeding but it may not be a 'reproductive dead end.'
The heartbreaking world of captive exotic birds
May 14, 2015, 9 a.m. by Catie Leary
These powerful portraits will make you think twice before bringing home a cockatoo or macaw.
12 young artists raising awareness of endangered species
May 13, 2015, 9 a.m. by Anna Norris
The Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest encourages kids around the country to get passionate about wildlife conservation.