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05

Jun

Extinct bat rediscovered after 120 years without a sightingA bat species thought to be long extinct has been caught by researchers in Papua New Guinea, over a century after the first and only specimens were collected.

Extinct bat rediscovered after 120 years without a sighting
A bat species thought to be long extinct has been caught by researchers in Papua New Guinea, over a century after the first and only specimens were collected.

26

Mar

Newly discovered beautiful snail species on the brink of extinctionThe snails live only on a few rare limestone hills in Southeast Asia, and these hills are under threat from cement companies.

Newly discovered beautiful snail species on the brink of extinction
The snails live only on a few rare limestone hills in Southeast Asia, and these hills are under threat from cement companies.

18

Mar

Remembering the passenger pigeon, 100 years laterThe Harvard Museum of Natural History has opened an exhibit in hopes of reminding the public of this cautionary tale.

Remembering the passenger pigeon, 100 years later
The Harvard Museum of Natural History has opened an exhibit in hopes of reminding the public of this cautionary tale.

05

Mar

How to decide which extinct species should be resurrectedWhile not as cool as bringing dinosaurs back from extinction, some scientists are suggesting that certain butterflies and pigeons could return.

How to decide which extinct species should be resurrected
While not as cool as bringing dinosaurs back from extinction, some scientists are suggesting that certain butterflies and pigeons could return.

24

Feb

Leaping lemurs! Habitat crisis prompts calls to actionConservationists say these eccentric primates are on the brink of extinction as their treetop homes are threatened by the illegal hardwood trade and forest burning for crops.

Leaping lemurs! Habitat crisis prompts calls to action
Conservationists say these eccentric primates are on the brink of extinction as their treetop homes are threatened by the illegal hardwood trade and forest burning for crops.

10

Feb

Rats will thrive after next mass extinction (and they’ll get bigger too)From apartment building basements to swamps and forests, rats have managed to find ways to cope in a wide range of conditions and habitats on Earth.

Rats will thrive after next mass extinction (and they’ll get bigger too)
From apartment building basements to swamps and forests, rats have managed to find ways to cope in a wide range of conditions and habitats on Earth.

10

Oct

Debating the dodo: Extinction date challenged by journalsThe flightless bird is thought to have gone extinct by 1662, but one geologist has discovered observations that may challenge that extinction date.

Debating the dodo: Extinction date challenged by journals
The flightless bird is thought to have gone extinct by 1662, but one geologist has discovered observations that may challenge that extinction date.

07

Oct

treehugger:

Illustrator Samantha Dempsey wanted to bring attention to the un-charismatic creatures that have gone extinct. She created species empathy tattoos, which are temporary tattoos to honor animals that have disappeared.

26

Aug

How biotechnology could revive extinct animalsResearchers are setting their sights to resurrecting passenger pigeons and woolly mammoths, but would it do more harm than good?

How biotechnology could revive extinct animals
Researchers are setting their sights to resurrecting passenger pigeons and woolly mammoths, but would it do more harm than good?

03

Aug

Once-extinct horse species welcomes new fillyFour decades after the Przewalski’s horse vanished from the wild, scientists are calling the recent birth of a foal by artificial insemination ‘a huge breakthrough.’

Once-extinct horse species welcomes new filly
Four decades after the Przewalski’s horse vanished from the wild, scientists are calling the recent birth of a foal by artificial insemination ‘a huge breakthrough.’