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Endangered Species

A collection of news and information related to Endangered Species published by this site and its partners.

Top Endangered Species Articles

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  • Saving The New England Cottontail Rabbit

    Saving The New England Cottontail Rabbit
    This is a wild bunny alert: Our New England cottontail rabbit is in trouble. It won't be much of a surprise to learn that we're to blame. Perhaps it will lessen the guilt to know state and federal environmentalists — and a few conservation-...
  • Daytrippers: Whale Watch

    Daytrippers: Whale Watch
    The Privateer IV is docked in Gloucester, Massachusetts, one of the oldest seaports in the country. It is a high speed vessel, owned by 7 Seas Whale Watch and, every summer, visitors flock to it's decks to travel out into the open waters in hopes of...
  • Animal-rights groups, Maitland handler battle over fate of endangered tigers

    Animal-rights groups, Maitland handler battle over fate of endangered tigers
    A dispute between a Maitland-based exotic-animal handler and an animal-rights group over six endangered Bengal tigers has stretched from Mexico to Minnesota — and it's not over yet. Mitchel Kalmanson applied in February for a permit with the U.S....
  • Dragonfly drying up Lockport's future water needs

     Dragonfly drying up Lockport's future water needs
    State and federal officials are limiting where Lockport engineers can dig for public water wells because an endangered dragonfly species has a home in the city. "I don't see how a dragonfly on an island in the Des Plaines River stops us from digging for...
  • Federal report: Polar bears in peril due to global warming

    Polar bears are at risk of dying off if humans don't reverse the trend of global warming, a blunt U.S. government report filed Thursday said. "The single most important step for polar bear conservation is decisive action to address Arctic warming," the...
  • US wildlife agency won't list wild horse as endangered

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has rejected a proposal to list the North American wild horse as a threatened or endangered species. Friends of Animals and The Cloud Foundation filed a petition last summer seeking Endangered Species Act protection for...
  • Domestic cats stay away from coyotes, study finds

    Domestic cats stay away from coyotes, study finds
    Domestic cats may be cute and cuddly, but they’re also adept hunters. In the United States, cats kill billions of birds and small mammals a year, experts say. But where does all this carnage happen? Near people’s houses, a new study...
  • Is it endangered? More study for alligator snapping turtles

    Is it endangered? More study for alligator snapping turtles
    Federal protection may be needed for three amphibian species and seven reptiles, including the hard-biting, spiky-shelled alligator snapping turtle, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says. The Fish and Wildlife Service said Tuesday that those species...
  • Study: Polar bears could feel global warming's sting by 2025

    About a third of the world's polar bears could be in imminent danger from greenhouse gas emissions in as soon as a decade, a U.S. government report shows. The U.S. Geological Survey, the Interior Department's research arm, said updated scientific...
  • Red wolf reintroductions halted while changes considered

    Federal officials said Tuesday that they won't release any more endangered red wolves in eastern North Carolina while they study the feasibility of maintaining the only wild population of the species. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said that no...
  • Federal wildlife agency puts off decision on N. Carolina red wolf recovery effort

    RALEIGH, N.C. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Tuesday it will stop reintroducing endangered red wolves into the wild, while it continues to study the feasibility of continuing its troubled program at the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge in...