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Endangered Species

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Top Endangered Species Articles

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  • Manatee could be bumped from endangered species list

    Manatee could be bumped from endangered species list
    The manatee could be downgraded from an endangered species to merely threatened as federal wildlife officials, under pressure from boating activists and libertarians, reconsider the status of Florida's popular "sea cow." The U.S. Fish and Wildlife...
  • Great white shark population is healthy and growing, new census shows

    Great white shark population is healthy and growing, new census shows
    A new census study shows there are more than 2,400 white sharks off California and suggests that existing protective measures should be maintained because they are increasing the size and health of the population. The study by a 10-member team led by...
  • 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...
  • The shoddy science behind developers' push to delist the California gnatcatcher

    To the editor: The idea to delist the California gnatcatcher, pushed by developers, is based on second-rate science. ("Developers seek end to federal protections for California gnatcatcher," June 29) I was a reviewer for the developer-funded paper...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Is America's wild horse an invasive species, or a reintroduced native?

    Pleistocene, shmeistocene. To lovers of North America’s wild horses, the mustangs’ link to their Ice Age relatives is far more important than their descent from introduced, domesticated horses. The fans of today’s wild horses are...