The spectacled, or Andean, bear is the only bear native to South America. About 25,000 still live in the Andes and the outlying mountain ranges. Conflicts between the bears and humans are especially common in Peru.
Donald Trump's plans for a "big, beautiful wall" on the US-Mexico border to allegedly stop criminals, rapists, terrorists and drugs pose a serious threat to endangered wildlife.
The Malaysian state of Sarawak is home to some of the largest but most at-risk populations of orangutans in the world. The Semenggoh Wildlife preserve is at the forefront of efforts to ensure they survive.
In her final speech as party chair at the CDU conference in Hamburg, Angela Merkel stressed togetherness and subtly endorsed a potential successor. The race to replace her has gone to a second-round runoff vote.
Reports of a spike in bear attacks has hunters in Romania calling for higher quotas. Conservationists say it is pure hysteria from the country's hunting scene, which is traditionally tied to the Romanian political elite.
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