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75% more animal species listed as endangered in 11 years

The number of endangered species in Brazil has increased by 75% between 2003 and 2014, according to the latest national listing of endangered species published Wednesday (Dec. 17) by the Ministry for the Environment.

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Amazon river dolphins used as bait and threatened with extinction

A survey conducted by researcher Sannie Brum in 35 fishing communities in a sustainable development reserve in the Purus river region, in the state of Amazonas, has disclosed that Amazon river dolphins (Inia geoffrensis), known locally as red or pink dolphins, are bei

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