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Endangered Species

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Top Endangered Species Articles

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  • South Florida butterflies win federal protection

    South Florida butterflies win federal protection
    Two South Florida butterflies won federal protection as endangered species Monday, with wildlife managers planning to scorch their former habitats with fire to clear the way for the return of the plants they eat. The Bartram's scrub-hairstreak and...
  • Proposed Arizona copper mine may threaten ocelot and jaguar

    Proposed Arizona copper mine may threaten ocelot and jaguar
    A lone male ocelot has become a symbol of the conflict between conservationists and federal officials over a proposal to build an open-pit copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains, just south of Tucson. The discovery of the ocelot in April prompted the...
  • Manatees could lose their endangered species status

    Manatees could lose their endangered species status
    About 2,500 manatees have perished in Florida over the last four years, heightening tension between conservationists and property owners as federal officials prepare to decide whether to down-list the creature to threatened status. Conservationists...
  • Keep wolverines protected, scientists urge Interior Department

    Dozens of the nation’s leading conservation scientists on Thursday expressed strong concern over a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official’s order to override a recommendation by federal biologists that wolverines deserve threatened species...
  • VIMS study: Coastal habitats key to commercial fishery management

    VIMS study: Coastal habitats key to commercial fishery management
    A whole host of fish and shellfish species spawn, hatch, develop into juveniles or grow into adulthood along the variegated coasts of the Chesapeake Bay. The health of coastal habitats, then, is key to the health of these species — many of them...
  • Farming the 'king of the ocean'

    Farming the 'king of the ocean'
    The dark specks swirling around in big water-filled tanks at the Columbus Center hardly look like fish, much less the kings of the ocean. But from these tiny beginnings, a team of Maryland scientists hopes to unlock the secrets of "farming" Atlantic...
  • Everglades testing ground proves attractive to animals

    Everglades testing ground proves attractive to animals
    First, an alligator wallowed out room for a nest. Then a daring turtle moved in. And a deer even stopped by to nose around the growing Everglades oasis. This multi-species time share is a tree island cultivated by scientists as part of a 10-year...
  • California: The next grizzly habitat? Some want to see it happen

    Black bears are a cherished part of the community here, a woodsy gateway town that funnels tourists to Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks, where the first question visitors ask of rangers is "Where can I see a bear?" Local shop owner Cindy Skeen...
  • Grizzlies? In California? Why not?

    Not long ago, the grizzly bear graced more than the state's flag in California. In the 1800s, grizzlies could still be spotted swimming to Angel Island, and the man who became known as Grizzly Adams reportedly took his pet grizzly for regular walks in...
  • On Columbia River, 'just add water' seems to be working

    BREWSTER, Wash. Good luck in ocean conditions for the past several years is stoking a bonanza fishing season for Pacific salmon. But even in this spectacular year, with record-breaking returns of sockeye and chinook predicted to the Fraser and Columbia...
  • Birds lovers take on towering task for chimney swifts

    Birds lovers take on towering task for chimney swifts
    Sometimes on summer evenings, Marion Miller likes to sit in her lawn chair and enjoy the air show happening overhead. With soft and rapid twittering, small smudge-gray birds known as chimney swifts gather at sunset and with amazing precision whip in...