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Gabon's Leatherback Turtlesupdated: Wed Mar 07 2012 06:22:00

Inside Africa heads to the coast of Gabon in central Africa, in search of the endangered leatherback turtle.

CNN's Going Green: 'Your Green World' updated: Thu Oct 06 2011 13:08:00

The third installment of our Going Green series looks at cutting-edge ideas from around the globe.

Philippe Cousteau with sea turtles: Part 2updated: Thu Oct 06 2011 13:08:00

Environmentalist Philippe Cousteau takes a look at a baby sea turtle on Cape Island, South Carolina.

U.S. beefs up conservation efforts for endangered sea turtlesupdated: Sun Sep 18 2011 20:04:00

The government has revised its rules on sea turtles to try to decrease the number killed every year and reduce the threats they face.

A lucky loggerhead turtle beats the oddsupdated: Thu Sep 15 2011 08:41:00

She was named Sara, after the daughter of the man who found her, and she got to go home Wednesday.

A lucky loggerhead turtle survives the oddsupdated: Wed Sep 14 2011 20:09:00

She was named Sara, after the daughter of the man who found her, and she got to go home Wednesday. For her, home is the waters of the Florida Keys, a place no one expected she'd ever return to.

War's forgotten: Tripoli Zoo animals suffer, lacking food, waterupdated: Wed Aug 31 2011 02:16:00

The residents of zoos are often the first to be neglected when cities are hit by man-made or natural disasters.

Zoo animals impacted by Libyan fightingupdated: Wed Aug 31 2011 02:16:00

CNN's Nic Robertson pays a visit to the Libyan zoo and finds animals that are greatly affected by the fighting in Libya.

Wildlife service lists Gopher tortoise as candidate for protectionupdated: Tue Jul 26 2011 18:02:00

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has added more populations of the Gopher tortoise to a growing list of species eligible for protection under the Endangered Species Act, but limited resources will prevent the agency from doing more at this time.

Escape to Oahu's far shoreupdated: Thu Jul 14 2011 12:09:00

On Hawaii's capital island, there's the glitz of Honolulu, and then there's the side less traveled.

Injured turtle gets some helpupdated: Sat Jun 11 2011 08:11:00

Turtle researchers help dig a nesting hole for a leatherback turtle, after sharks bit off most of her rear flippers.

Injured by a shark, mother turtle gets help laying eggsupdated: Sat Jun 11 2011 08:11:00

Long after the suntanned crowds pack up their umbrellas and chairs and the tide has washed away that day's sand castles, Clover slowly makes her way onto the beach.

Royal couple's honeymoon possibilities in the Seychellesupdated: Fri May 13 2011 13:01:00

Buckingham Palace may be agonizingly tight-lipped about the juicy details of William and Kate's honeymoon, except that they're somewhere in the Seychelles. But not everyone's quite so discreet.

Year after Gulf oil spill, group gives mixed report card for wildlifeupdated: Wed Apr 13 2011 09:10:00

Nearly a year after the start of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, some wildlife is recovering, while other species could need significant help, according to a National Wildlife Federation study released Tuesday.

Scientists unsure why dolphins washing up deadupdated: Fri Apr 08 2011 01:56:00

Dead baby bottlenose dolphins are continuing to wash up in record numbers on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, and scientists do not know why.

Suspected smuggler stuffed squirrels, tortoises into suitcasesupdated: Fri Feb 11 2011 04:11:00

An alleged would-be smuggler was caught at a Thailand airport with dozens of rare wildlife -- including snakes, squirrels and tortoises -- stuffed into three suitcases, a wildlife monitoring organization says.

33 endangered, threatened sea turtles released into Gulf watersupdated: Thu Oct 21 2010 16:40:00

Months after rescuers found them struggling and covered in oil, 33 endangered and threatened young sea turtles are finally going home to the Gulf of Mexico.

Sailing the Galapagos Islands in styleupdated: Mon Sep 06 2010 11:12:00

With its Giant Tortoises, fearless Sea Lions, colorful crabs and endless other vivid and unusual species, the Galapagos Islands maintain an almost mythical status among the world's must-see natural wonders.

Staying up all night to save sea turtlesupdated: Fri Aug 27 2010 15:10:00

A lifelong nature lover, Oscar Aranda studied biology in college and knew he wanted to work somehow with animals at sea.

CNN Hero: Oscar Arandaupdated: Fri Aug 27 2010 15:10:00

Oscar Aranda patrols the beaches of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, to protect endangered sea turtles and preserve their eggs.

Paul the Octopus joins England's 2018 World Cup bidupdated: Thu Aug 19 2010 19:19:00

He made his name predicting Germany's 2010 World Cup results, but now Paul the Octopus is returning home to help England's bid to stage the 2018 tournament.

Day-old baby turtles released in Floridaupdated: Tue Aug 03 2010 13:58:00

Baby turtles, rescued as eggs from Alabama beaches during the oil disaster, hatched and were released in Florida.

Gulf Coast turtle hatchlings released on Florida's east coastupdated: Tue Aug 03 2010 13:58:00

One-day-old loggerhead turtles were set free adjacent to the Kennedy Space Center overnight, scurrying down a beach in the cover of darkness to begin their lives.

Saving nature's unborn from Gulf oil disasterupdated: Mon Jul 12 2010 16:31:00

One by one, with a hand as steady as a surgeon's, Lorna Patrick removes eggs from a sea turtle's nest on a Florida beach.

Plight of the sea turtlesupdated: Mon Jul 12 2010 16:31:00

CNN's Brooke Baldwin reports on the plight of the sea turtles in the Gulf.

Why we must try to save oiled birdsupdated: Fri Jun 11 2010 12:33:00

The BP oil spill has brought into the public's eye the tragedy of oiled wildlife. The pictures last week of pelicans completely covered in oil were horrific and rightly produced an outcry of rage from the public.

Birds scrubbed clean at rescue stationupdated: Wed Jun 09 2010 09:58:00

CNN's Brian Todd visits a pelican rescue station in Louisiana, where the number of birds treated continues to grow.

At wildlife rehab center, oiled pelicans get a second chanceupdated: Wed Jun 09 2010 09:58:00

The sign out front points the way: birds, please enter to the right; humans, enter on the left.

Oil disaster deadly for Gulf wildlifeupdated: Tue Jun 08 2010 15:05:00

A young sea turtle in the Gulf of Mexico spends most of its time swimming near the ocean's surface, where it can easily crest the water to breathe.

Gulf birds drenched in oilupdated: Fri Jun 04 2010 07:21:00

CNN's Gary Tuchman reports on how birds and other sea life drenched in oil are being cared for.

We are all Gulf victims nowupdated: Fri Jun 04 2010 07:21:00

In some ways, a catastrophe of this magnitude could not have happened in a worse place. Or at a worse time of year.

Gulf spill shows our oily reflectionupdated: Tue May 18 2010 07:24:00

The days of man vs. nature are over. Today, with environmental catastrophes a daily occurrence, the interests of animals and humans dovetail as never before. It's not either them or us. We're both facing the same monstrous threat.

Saving Dauphin Islandupdated: Tue May 18 2010 07:24:00

Dauphin Island, Alabama, wages a war against the oil spill at sea. CNN's Reynolds Wolf reports.

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