Half of the world’s species could become extinct by 2100, biologists say at Vatican conference

Welcome to the planet’s sixth major extinction — take a seat.

Bumblebee becomes the first endangered bee in continental US

For the first time in history, a bee in continental US has been listed as endangered.

Scientists are closer to bringing back enormous, ancient cow

Scientists are trying to de-extinct ancient cows called aurochs.

Sprinting towards extinction: cheetahs number plunge

The cheetahs can’t outrun humanity.

Giraffes are facing a silent extinction – and so are other, undiscovered species

A new report published by the IUCN shows that the emblematic giraffe is facing a threatening decline.

Selective wipe out of large marine species sets the stage for an unprecedented sixth mass extinction

Large marine species are favorably lost which could disrupt marine ecosystems for millions of years.

Humpback whales bounce back from the brink of extinction

Humpback whales have made an epic return.

Four out of six great apes are almost extinct because of us

While the situation of pandas is improving, the same can’t be said about great apes.

Global warming and humans — a lethal combination for megafauna

In between rising temperatures and human hunters, mammoths and sabretooth tigers stood no chance.

Fossil Friday: Helicoprion

Helicoprion is an extinct genus of shark-like, cartilaginous fish that lived from the early Permian (~290 m.y. ago) all through to the massive Permian-Triassic extinction episode (roughly 250 m.y. ago.)