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Following the family tradition, Chris Darwin is leading the fight to protect animals from extinction.

Great, great grandson of Charles Darwin says we must change our diet to prevent more wildlife dying off.

Following the family tradition, Chris Darwin is leading the fight to protect animals from extinction

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Water

Avoiding extinction.

In April, Mexico’s Upper Gulf of California is a place of light. Nothing blocks the sun on its arc across the sky. It glares from the green water, and beams off the pale desert and buckled mountain ranges to the west. It foils wide hat brims, burns through shirts, sears the insides of nostrils. It bleaches the very air.

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Climate

Fighting for a foothold.

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Size matters when it comes to extinction risk.

The biggest and the smallest of the world's animals are most at risk of dying out, according to a new analysis.

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Water

CSIRO breeds spotted handfish to save species from extinction.

Scientists have begun a captive breeding program for the spotted handfish, 11 years after it became the first Australian marine animal to be listed as critically endangered.

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Toxics

Save our bats, belugas and bobolinks.

Save our bats, belugas and bobolinks: Editorial

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Ash tree species pushed to brink of extinction.

Five prominent species of ash tree in the eastern U.S. have been driven to the brink of extinction from years of lethal attack by a beetle, a scientific group says.

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Climate

Resurrecting a long-lost Galapagos giant tortoise.

IF YOU GO to Floreana Island, in the Galapagos, you can still see descendants of the giant tortoises that Darwin documented in the 19th century. From the dock, just weave between indolent sea lions and impassive ruby-red marine iguanas and ask around for the truck to the highlands. It’ll be driven by one one of the locals and you can sit on a wooden bench in the back. Hop off at the Asilo de la Paz and wander around until you come across the largest land reptile you have ever seen, eating some iceberg lettuce on a concrete slab. If you’re lucky, he or she might cast an unimpressed look in your direction.

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