FYI News

When learning ends and action begins

When should biologists stop their research and take action to conserve habitats for threatened or endangered species? Researchers recently tackled this question by creating a new model that calculates how long scientists should spend improving

Conservation News

USFWS plans to delist 23 extinct species

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Survey has proposed removing 23 extinct species from the federal Endangered Species Act. Many of these species, like a bird called the Kauai ʻakialoa (Akialoa stejnegeri), haven’t been seen in decades.

FYI News

Komodo dragons creep toward extinction

Komodo dragons, the world’s largest reptiles, are heading toward extinction, warns the International Union for Conservation of Nature, which has reclassified the species from “vulnerable” to “endangered” on its Red List. “It’s moving toward extinction,”