Beloved monarch butterfly put on the endangered species list.

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The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the global leading authority on the status of biological diversity, has declared the monarch butterfly an endangered species. According to scientists, the monarch population has declined between 23 and 72 percent in the past decade.

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Say it isn’t so – a world without giraffes?!?!

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Sorry kids, but that lovable knock-kneed doofus we call giraffes may soon be no more. Today the International Union for Conversation of Nature classified the crane-necked creature as “vulnerable” meaning it’s at a high risk for extinction.

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Scientists warn Earth faces global mass extinction of wildlife – here’s a mind-boggling list of extinct animals that illustrates the seriousness of climate change.

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Conservationists issued a chilling warning this week telling New Scientists that global wildlife populations are set to have fallen by more than two thirds of 1970 levels by 2020 – and there is no sign that declining wildlife numbers will slow down in our lifetime. To understand the impact, check this list of recently extinct…

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Rare photographs of unusual animals before they became extinct


When we think of extinct animals, species which are no longer living, we tend to envision dinosaurs, woolly mammoths, and saber tooth tigers. What you may not know is that several species, some quite unusual, have only recently been wiped out. In fact, some extinct animals ceased to exist after the 1820’s when photography was…

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