"Mexico is still sitting on its hands while vaquita after vaquita dies in fishing nets," said Sarah Uhlemann from the Center for Biological Diversity,
"When humanity exterminates species of other creatures, it is sawing off the limb on which it is sitting, destroying working parts of our own life-support system," said biologist Paul Ehrlich.
"The extinction crisis gets worse by the day, but Trump officials are twiddling their thumbs as plants and animals fade away," said Noah Greenwald from the Center for Biological Diversity.
The duck-billed mammal is currently listed as Near-Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
One study published in the journal Science found that at least one in five vertebrate species on Earth are bought and sold on the wildlife market.
Chinese giant salamanders were once common across a huge area of China, however, the animals have suffered dramatic declines in recent times
A landmark U.N. report recently warned that one million species around the world are at risk of extinction due to human pressures and climate change.
Plant extinctions endanger other organisms, ecosystems and the ability of humans to survive on our planet.
Ongoing development and expanding road networks have encroached on the Amur leopard habitats.
The Chinese giant salamander is capable of growing up to 5.9 feet in length.
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Police said they found a bear head, two bear paws, meat and a gutted dead civet in Somjit Boonkong's backpack.
Premchai Karnasuta, the president of Italian-Thai Development poached and ate a rare black leopard in a soup at a wildlife park.
Living on a predator-free island has not eliminated the human threat.
The exact cause is still a mystery, though a prime suspect has been named.
Veterinarians observed the vaquita porpoise growing weaker within hours after being placed into captivity.
The black market wildlife trade is growing—as is the stock at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal.
The ancient fish wouldn't be the first large animal to go extinct in China's Yangtze River.