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Endangered Species

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  • Rare sparrows taken from nest for captive breeding

    Rare sparrows taken from nest for captive breeding
    A controversial plan to raise rare Florida grasshopper sparrows in captivity has begun with a pair of chicks taken from a nest on an Osceola County ranch. The species lives only in Central Florida and is among the most endangered in the nation, with...
  • Saved from Sandy: Shorebird efforts are declared a success

    A crash program to restore New Jersey bay and ocean beaches wrecked by Superstorm Sandy appears to have succeeded in saving tens of thousands of shorebirds that otherwise might have died after the 2012 storm wiped out their feeding grounds. It's a rare...
  • Once endangered, bald eagles find nesting place in Lake County

    Once endangered, bald eagles find nesting place in Lake County
    The wildlife soap opera began in 2007 when two nesting bald eagles were discovered in the midst of a colony of nesting herons and egrets on Ackerman Island near Grass Lake in Lake County. The pair of eagles "usurped a great blue heron nest within the...
  • Plague in Idaho ground squirrels prompts health warning

    Ground squirrels south of Boise have tested positive for plague, and humans and pets should avoid the area, Idaho health officials say. The bacterial disease can be spread by the bites of fleas or by direct contact with infected animals, the Idaho...
  • Can fish habitat be protected along Cattail Creek?

    Can fish habitat be protected along Cattail Creek?
    Some residents believe a proposed townhouse development adjacent to the county’s Cattail Creek Natural Area in Severna Park could damage potential yellow perch spawning areas. Those residents, including members of the Magothy River Association,...
  • New Mexico ranchers, farmers sue over jaguar border habitat

    The setting aside of critical habitat for the endangered jaguar in New Mexico was an "unlawful, arbitrary and capricious" action by federal authorities and needs to be overturned, a new lawsuit says. In court papers filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court...
  • Louisiana black bear could move off threatened-species list

    Federal and Louisiana officials say it's time to get the animal that inspired teddy bears off the list of protected species. The Louisiana black bear population, once down to fewer than 100, has recovered, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is making...
  • Shell hopes to begin Arctic oil drilling project this summer

    Shell hopes to begin Arctic oil drilling project this summer
    The Obama administration on Monday announced conditional approval for Shell Gulf of Mexico Inc. to resume its long and troubled efforts to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean, prompting a backlash from environmental groups that warned of the risks of...
  • How pandas may be eating their way to extinction

    How pandas may be eating their way to extinction
    A giant panda may look like a vegetarian on the outside, but it definitely looks like a carnivore on the inside. A genetic analysis of 121 samples of panda poop finds that the community of microbes living inside these animals’ guts is optimized to...
  • Advocacy group: Wind turbine rules needed to protect birds

    The sky above a tabletop-flat expanse of eastern Michigan farmland near Lake Huron is a well-traveled pathway for migratory birds journeying between summer nesting areas in Canada's boreal forests and wintering grounds to the south. Thanks to reliably...
  • Carbon man pleads guilty to killing bald eagle, great blue herons

    Carbon man pleads guilty to killing bald eagle, great blue herons
    A Carbon County man pleaded guilty last week to killing a bald eagle and five great blue herons near his property at the base of Blue Mountain, close to Bake Oven Knob, and paid more than $4,700 in fines. Carl. D Marion, 46, of the 2500 block of...