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Endangered Species

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  • High demand for luxury wool prompts poachers to slaughter vicunas

     High demand for luxury wool prompts poachers to slaughter vicunas
    Vicunas, the wild Andean relatives of camels, are being hunted mercilessly by poachers as the price of the animals' luxuriantly soft hair, coveted by European and Asian apparel makers for coats, scarves and shawls, goes through the roof. Police last...
  • Volunteers help track endangered, enigmatic bonneted bat

    MIAMI The mysterious Florida bonneted bat, a creature so elusive that biologists know of only one roost in the wild, is actually a chatterbox, far easier to hear than see. And for that information we can thank citizen scientists. Over the past year, they...
  • Scientists paint new picture of endangered singing bats

    Scientists paint new picture of endangered singing bats
    The mysterious Florida bonneted bat, a creature so elusive that biologists know of only one roost in the wild, is actually a chatterbox, far easier to hear than see. And for that information we can thank citizen scientists. Over the past year, they...
  • $700 million plan to help salmon habitat faces new challenge

    A massive federal habitat restoration effort in the Columbia River Basin has spent more than $700 million on breaching levies, restoring tidal channels, reconnecting floodplains and other actions meant to boost salmon and steelhead populations imperiled...
  • Citrus County farm produces monarch butterflies

    There is an important pollinator in Citrus County whose numbers are dwindling. No, it's not the honey bee, but rather a butterfly: The monarch. A butterfly farm in Dunnellon has taken note of the decline of the regal flutterers, and is breeding monarchs...
  • Battle over proposed Yellowstone River dam ramps up

    An escalating legal fight over a $59 million federal dam project on Montana's lower Yellowstone River could decide the fate of an endangered, dinosaur-like fish population that has been blocked from its spawning grounds for decades. Construction on the...
  • Threatened salmon die after utility temporarily shuts canal

    More than one-tenth of the largest wild population of threatened salmon in the Central Valley died after repair work near a power plant led Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to cut off a cooling flow of water into a creek, wildlife and utility officials said...
  • 13 states to share $10 million to reduce wildfire risks

    Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has announced $10 million for land restoration projects in 13 states in a strategy to reduce catastrophic wildfires. Jewell said Friday making land more resilient to fire is essential for vulnerable species and for healthy...
  • New action boosts protections for chimpanzees, further curtailing their use

    WASHINGTON The federal government on Friday boosted protections for chimpanzees, formally declaring both captive and wild populations of the primates as endangered. The action, from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, comes in response to a 2010 petition...
  • Endangered butterfly species not yet taking hold in Elgin fen

     Endangered butterfly species not yet taking hold in Elgin fen
    About 20 species of butterflies can often be found often in area yards, but the endangered species scientists tried to introduce in Elgin still is not showing up. The endangered swamp metalmark butterfly is vanishing nationwide because of its...
  • Court tosses ruling ordering US agency to log more in Oregon

    A federal appeals court on Friday overturned a 2013 ruling that ordered the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to sell more timber in southern Oregon. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit also overturned a ruling in the same case...