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Endangered Species

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Top Endangered Species Articles

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  • 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....
  • Orchid loss in Md. mountains laid to deer

    Orchid loss in Md. mountains laid to deer
    For as long as anyone can remember, wild orchids have rewarded sharp-eyed hikers in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains with pink, yellow and white blooms peeping from the forest floor. But these "secret beauties," as one researcher dubbed them, are vanishing...
  • Alaska humpback whales may lose 'endangered' status as numbers grow

    Alaska humpback whales may lose 'endangered' status as numbers grow
    JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - Alaska's humpback whales swam a little closer on Wednesday to losing their status as an endangered species after being federally protected for more than 40 years, a U.S. agency said. Alaska in a Feb. 26 petition asked federal...
  • Emperor penguin population to slide due Antarctic climate change

    Emperor penguin population to slide due Antarctic climate change
    OSLO, (Reuters) - Global warming will cut Antarctica's 600,000-strong emperor penguin population by at least a fifth by 2100 as the sea ice on which the birds breed becomes less secure, a study said on Sunday. The report urged governments to list the...
  • Conservation groups sue in Idaho over protection of imperiled lynx

    Conservation groups sue in Idaho over protection of imperiled lynx
    SALMON Idaho (Reuters) - Conservation groups sued Idaho wildlife officials and the governor on Monday, contending the state violated the U.S. Endangered Species Act by not restricting the kinds of traps and snares set by hunters in habitat favored by...
  • Despite decade of protection, resident orcas still in trouble

    Despite decade of protection, resident orcas still in trouble
    It would be so much easier if the whales had faced just one problem. In the decade since Puget Sound's southern-resident killer whales were protected under the Endangered Species Act, scientists have figured out where orcas go in winter. They've...
  • Wolf pups spotted in southwest Oregon's Cascade Mountains for the first time in 70 years

    Wolf pups spotted in southwest Oregon's Cascade Mountains for the first time in 70 years
    Wolf pups haven’t been seen in southwest Oregon’s Cascade Mountains in 70 years … until now. According to Outdoorhub, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says wolf pups have been sighted in the range for the first time since...
  • Gray wolf gains endangered species protections in California

    California has largely escaped two decades of controversy surrounding the resurgence of wolves in the West, but the state stepped firmly into the fray Wednesday as wildlife officials voted to extend endangered species protections to gray wolves....
  • Environmental groups file lawsuit to protect prairie chickens

    Three environmental groups have filed a lawsuit in an attempt to force the federal government to more aggressively protect the lesser prairie chicken. The bird has been on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s threatened species list -- a level...
  • Tale of passenger pigeon extinction may have had natural twist

    Tale of passenger pigeon extinction may have had natural twist
    One hundred years ago in September, Martha the passenger pigeon died in a Cincinnati zoo. She was the last of a North American species whose population once had numbered in the billions. Naturalist John James Audubon once described a mile-wide migratory...
  • Pelican whose mutilation sparked outrage is released into the wild

    Pelican whose mutilation sparked outrage is released into the wild
    It happened quickly, much like his recovery.  The blue animal carrier door opened and Pink, the mutilated brown pelican whose pouch was slashed open, came dashing out, wings up and taking flight for the first time since beginning recovery from the...