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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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  • Feds to look at restoring grizzly bears to Pacific Northwest

    SEATTLE Nearly four decades after grizzly bears were declared threatened in the Lower 48 states, long-stalled efforts to bring the species back to Washington's North Cascades are rolling again. The federal government announced Thursday that it will...
  • 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...
  • Fish and Wildlife drops proposal to list wolverine as threatened

    Fish and Wildlife drops proposal to list wolverine as threatened
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday withdrew its proposal to list the wolverine as a threatened species in the contiguous United States. The agency said its earlier research, which concluded that climate change was destroying the snow-loving...
  • On wings of endangered butterflies, critics attack Florida planned Walmart

    MIAMI (Reuters) - A Florida real estate developer is putting on hold plans to build a Walmart store and hundreds of apartments after federal officials last week moved to protect two species of endangered butterflies on the proposed site, a rare tract of...
  • Bighorn sheep rescued from Riverside County canal

    Bighorn sheep rescued from Riverside County canal
    A bighorn sheep was rescued from a canal near the Arnold Palmer Golf Course in La Quinta after it became stuck, officials said Tuesday. The sheep, which is an endangered species, was lethargic when an animal control officer found it about 6 p.m. Sunday,...
  • 1,000-pound alligator snared in Alabama hunt

    1,000-pound alligator snared in Alabama hunt
    Hunters in Alabama snared an alligator weighing more than 1,000 pounds, the largest ever caught in a legal hunt in the state, conservation officials said on Monday. The alligator, caught with a snare hook in a southern Alabama state park early Saturday,...
  • Wild horses maimed by isolation, corralled by controversy

    COROLLA, N.C. Retired Washington, D.C., police Officer E.T. Smith patrolled the beach in his four-wheel drive truck on a recent morning, keeping an eye out for wild mustangs and the drunks who like to harass them. The horses have survived on this...
  • The fate of the California gnatcatcher

    The fate of the California gnatcatcher
    Southern California developers are petitioning federal authorities to kick the California gnatcatcher off the list of threatened species, where it's been since 1993. They're backed by a scientific study, which they helped fund, showing a lack of DNA...
  • Conservationists to sue U.S. for denying protections for wolverines

    Conservationists to sue U.S. for denying protections for wolverines
    Conservationists said on Wednesday they will sue the Obama administration over its decision to deny federal protections for rare wolverines in the mountains of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. In a 60-day notice of intent to file the suit, a coalition of...
  • 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...