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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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  • Manatee could be bumped from endangered species list

    Manatee could be bumped from endangered species list
    The manatee could be downgraded from an endangered species to merely threatened as federal wildlife officials, under pressure from boating activists and libertarians, reconsider the status of Florida's popular "sea cow." The U.S. Fish and Wildlife...
  • Ban more snakes, advocate urges

    Two years ago, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service banned the import and sale of Burmese pythons and three other species of non-native snakes that have disrupted sensitive ecosystems, especially Florida's Everglades. Now the agency is considering banning...
  • U.S. reverses proposal to list wolverine as threatened species

    U.S. reverses proposal to list wolverine as threatened species
    A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official has ordered federal biologists to withdraw their conclusion that the last 300 wolverines in the continental United States deserve threatened species status. The biologists had recommended the protection on...
  • Yellowstone grizzly bears are on the rebound and outbound

    At the age of 5 in Yellowstone National Park, I saw my first grizzly. With my family, I watched a mother and two cubs walk along the shore of Yellowstone Lake. The sighting was a highlight of our trip to America's oldest national park. It also helped...
  • Wood stork's 'threatened' status causes controversy

    The nation's premier advocate for wild birds supported authorities when they eased protections for bald eagles and other species in past years. But the move last month by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to downgrade safeguards for wood storks,...
  • Two water snake species threaten to displace native snakes

    Two types of non-native water snakes have gained a foothold in the Sacramento region, and scientists fear their spread could imperil endangered native species. A thriving population of the common water snake and the southern water snake now call the area...
  • Is America's wild horse an invasive species, or a reintroduced native?

    Pleistocene, shmeistocene. To lovers of North America’s wild horses, the mustangs’ link to their Ice Age relatives is far more important than their descent from introduced, domesticated horses. The fans of today’s wild horses are...
  • Nature's dying migrant worker

    SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, Calif. On a cool January day in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Steve Ellis culled his sick bees. The only sounds were their steady buzz and the chuffing of the smoker he used to keep them calm as he opened the hives, one...
  • Great white shark population is healthy and growing, new census shows

    Great white shark population is healthy and growing, new census shows
    A new census study shows there are more than 2,400 white sharks off California and suggests that existing protective measures should be maintained because they are increasing the size and health of the population. The study by a 10-member team led by...
  • Manatees may lose endangered status

    The manatee's 47-year-run as an endangered species may soon come to an end, as the federal government assesses whether the tubby marine mammal can look forward to a brighter future. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced a preliminary conclusion...
  • Developers seek end to federal protections for California gnatcatcher

    Developers seek end to federal protections for California gnatcatcher
    Developers citing new scientific evidence are pressing to end federal protections for the California gnatcatcher, whose status as a threatened species has barred development in many areas of prime Southern California coastal real estate for two decades....