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Endangered Species

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Top Endangered Species Articles

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  • Students set out on shark-tagging expedition

    Students set out on shark-tagging expedition
    Elizabeth Eubanks, a science teacher at the Palm Beach Maritime Academy in Lantana, who has taken her students on research expeditions to the rain forests of Costa Rica, Hawaii, the Arctic and Alaska, recently was out on the Intracoastal Waterway on a...
  • Feds reopen comment period for mountain caribou protections

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has reopened for comment a proposed plan to change the protected status of a herd of caribou in northern Idaho and northeastern Washington from endangered to threatened. The agency on Tuesday opened the 30-day comment...
  • Czechs deploy wild horses from Britain to save biodiversity

    Twenty-five years ago it was a military zone where occupying Soviet troops held exercises. Today it's a sanctuary inhabited by wild animals that scientists hope will improve biodiversity among local plants as well as save endangered species. A herd of 14...
  • Experts warn African elephant numbers likely to decline

    A high rate of elephant poaching in parts of Africa was unchanged in 2014 compared to the previous year, meaning that a continued decline in elephant numbers is likely, according to a study released Monday at a conservation meeting in Botswana. A...
  • With fungal disease, state mulls 'endangered' tag for bats

    A deadly fungal disease is prompting the state to recommend classifying five of Connecticut's eight native bat species as endangered, including three that weren't even at risk just five years ago. Unlike some listings, which are less about an actual...
  • Mexico gets serious about saving its tiny endangered porpoise

    SAN FELIPE, Mexico Mexico is taking drastic measures to stave off possible extinction of the world's tiniest porpoise, but the doomsday clock keeps ticking on the marine mammal known as the vaquita. If the lights go out on the vaquita, it would mark...
  • US agency: Keep threatened status for green sea turtles

    Hawaii's green sea turtles should continue to be classified as threatened because its population is small and nearly all of them nest at the same low-lying atoll, federal wildlife agencies said Friday. The Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs petitioned...
  • Bald eagles on rise as sightings in Massachusetts increase

    Thirty years ago, local residents only saw bald eagles on the covers of wildlife magazines. Now, if they're lucky, all they have to do is look up. Bald eagle sightings in Massachusetts have increased drastically in the last 20 years, something Norman...
  • Alaska prepares for wood bison return after a century

    Alaska wildlife officials are preparing to release North America's largest land mammal into its native U.S. habitat for the first time in more than a century. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game on Sunday plans to begin moving wood bison from a...
  • Do it for the manatees, GOP lawmaker says of protecting coal plants

    WASHINGTON From November to April, hundreds of manatees huddle in the warm discharge canal of one of Florida's biggest coal-fired plants, the Big Bend Power Station near Tampa, as camera-toting families point and laugh from a viewing deck at the gentle...
  • Bear hunting won't solve Florida's bear-human problems

    Bear hunting won't solve Florida's bear-human problems
        Faced with five incidents in Central and North Florida when female Florida black bears (four of whom had cubs with them) injured people, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has responded with a hasty proposal to open a hunting...