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Endangered Species

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  • Boynton auction house president guilty of wildlife smuggling

    Boynton auction house president guilty of wildlife smuggling
    The president of a luxury Boynton Beach auction house pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring to smuggle rhinoceros horns, coral and elephant ivory to China. Christopher Hayes, president of Elite Estate Buyers, admitted to participating in a complex...
  • Supreme Court keeps in place protections for California's delta smelt

    Supreme Court keeps in place protections for California's delta smelt
    The Supreme Court on Monday kept in place environmental orders in California that protect the endangered delta smelt and limit the pumping of river water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The justices turned down appeals from several water...
  • Quinn vetoes bill that would've opened bobcats to hunting

    Quinn vetoes bill that would've opened bobcats to hunting
    One day before he is set to leave office, Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed legislation Sunday that would have allowed bobcat hunting in Illinois for the first time in 40 years. The measure would have amended the wildlife code to allow hunters to kill one bobcat in...
  • Jaindl jumps on fixes to protect toad habitat at warehouse site

    Jaindl jumps on fixes to protect toad habitat at warehouse site
    The tiny toad species said to possibly be lurking near Jaindl Land Company's planned 600-plus acre development in Lower Macungie will be protected and monitored under an agreement reached between Jaindl and the state Fish and Boat Commission. David...
  • U.S. scientists to study monarch butterfly numbers for protected status

    U.S. scientists to study monarch butterfly numbers for protected status
    For scientist Tierra Curry, the monarch butterfly is part of the American experience. Native to North America, once present in every U.S. state except Alaska, the insects with the distinctive and colorful wings are known for their spectacular...
  • $5,000 Reward Offered In Shooting Of Bald Eagle In Rocky Hill

    $5,000 Reward Offered In Shooting Of Bald Eagle In Rocky Hill
    ROCKY HILL — A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever may have shot and killed a bald eagle earlier this month. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection reported that...
  • Bobcat hunting may return to Illinois after 40-year hiatus

     Bobcat hunting may return to Illinois after 40-year hiatus
    The bobcat was on Illinois' threatened species list from 1977 to 1999. Five years ago, amateur photographer David Horning was driving along a gravel country road in southern Illinois when the sight of a bobcat with a rabbit clenched in his teeth stopped...
  • Signs of hope for endangered sawfish

    Signs of hope for endangered sawfish
    Approaching Port Everglades in a helicopter, Ryan Goldman peered down at the water and saw a ray swimming at unusually high speed. Behind it, he spotted two large and bizarre-looking predators: the endangered smalltooth sawfish, which use their long,...
  • Forests of rare coral discovered off South Florida

    Forests of rare coral discovered off South Florida
    A surprise discovery along the South Florida coast has revealed dense thickets of a species of coral thought to be disappearing from the region's reefs. More than 38 acres of staghorn coral has been found in patches on the reefs from northern Miami-Dade...
  • There's an easy way to help imperiled monarch butterflies

    There's an easy way to help imperiled monarch butterflies
    There aren't many hands-on things Floridians can do to help wildlife such as panthers, manatees or rare woodpeckers rebound in numbers. But a monarch butterfly is an increasingly imperiled creature that nearly everybody can do a favor by planting a...
  • Busch Gardens welcomes baby gorilla

    Busch Gardens welcomes baby gorilla
    A western lowland gorilla has been born at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. The healthy male was born Dec. 16 to mother Pele, who is caring for the newborn under the watch of the park's animal care team. The birth is the second successful birth of the species at...