Medicine & TechnologyA contract worker from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District’ save two gray baby birds from being crushed by a bulldozer. They have now returned to the wild after being rescued.
The Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) celebrated its 30 years of effective conservation work by reintroducing woylies, or brush-tailed bettongs, to the Northern Territory, where the species were extinct for over 60 years.
Xerces blue butterfly has been the first insects that was pushed to extinction by human activities. With the butterfly gone, researchers identified whether the insects were just a group swarming in San Francisco Bay, or a species of their own.
Wildlife biologists captured for the first time after 40 years a female grizzly bear in Washington state together with its three cubs. They fitted a radio collar on the bear before releasing her and her cubs to monitor it.
A chance encounter at a rare and unique plant - one that does not have leaves feeding on sunlight - has been found deep in the rainforests of Malaysia, paving the way for it to be scientifically described for the next time.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature o IUCN recently said that more than 37,400 animal species are at risk of disappearing or becoming extinct. This also puts human survival under threat.