Endangered Animals

July 20, 2021

Rare Glass Octopus Is Captured on Video by Deep-Diving Researchers

There are still so many things we do not know about the creatures that live in the depths of the ocean. Research is necessary to help solve the mysteries of the deep and better inform conservation efforts around the world. This is the mission of the Schmidt Ocean Institute. Founded in 2009, the institute lends its research vessel Falkor for free to international scientists.

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June 5, 2021

10 Endangered Marine Animals That Need Your Help

Millions of species inhabit the oceans, lakes, and rivers that are a fundamental part of our planet. As more and more awareness is being raised about how humans affect the ocean, it's also important to understand the true impact we're having on marine animals. We recently brought you the story of the vaquita, a small porpoise that is facing certain extinction.

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May 23, 2021

5 Critically Endangered Species and How You Can Help Protect Them

With 8.7 million animal species, our planet is beautifully diverse. But for some of those creatures, their time is running out. When a species is classed as “Critically Endangered,” it means it’s facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild. Frustratingly, human beings are often the cause—hunting and habitat destruction are the two main causes of animal extinction. However, with the right actions, we can help to undo the damage we’ve caused.

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December 7, 2020

Tiny Pygmy Possums Found on Kangaroo Island After Fears of Bushfires Wiping Them Out

The devastating Australian bushfires of 2019–20 burned almost half of the country and killed or displaced nearly three billion animals. One species that many feared we had lost forever was the pygmy possum. The bushfires destroyed most of their habitat, and no one had seen the rare, tiny creatures since the fires began. However, hope was recently restored when pygmy possums were discovered on Kangaroo Island by wildlife conservation NGO, Kangaroo Island Land for Wildlife.

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