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Endangered Species

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Top Endangered Species Articles

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  • Brookfield Zoo animal spotlight: snow leopards

    Brookfield Zoo animal spotlight: snow leopards
    Pioneer Press features one (or more) of Brookfield Zoo’s animals each month with some background information about the animal, its species, its family and its connection to the zoo. This month is the snow leopard, which lives in The Fragile...
  • Environmental Group Files Notice It Will Sue to Stop Plum Island Sale

    A Connecticut-based environmental group has decided to go to court in an attempt to block the federal sale of Plum Island, claiming the property in Long Island Sound is critical to the welfare of endangered and threatened species. Save the Sound, a...
  • Flat-tailed horned lizard wins 1-year reprieve from urban encroachment

    Flat-tailed horned lizard wins 1-year reprieve from urban encroachment
    A squat lizard with dragon-like head spines won a temporary reprieve from encroachment by urban development and alternative energy facilities on Thursday when California’s Fish and Game Commission declared it a candidate for protection under the...
  • U.S.-Cuba vow to protect environment near Florida coast

    U.S.-Cuba vow to protect environment near Florida coast
    Fearing an oil spill in Cuban waters, U.S. officials have forged a bond with the Castro regime to preserve the threatened marine ecosystem that connects the island nation to the Florida coast. The U.S.-Cuba agreement to move toward normal relations...
  • Obama proposes expanding oil-drilling ban in Alaska wildlife refuge

    Obama proposes expanding oil-drilling ban in Alaska wildlife refuge
    President Obama proposed designating 1.4 million acres of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as protected wilderness, drawing cheers from environmentalists but setting off a bitter new battle Sunday with the Republican-controlled Congress over oil and...
  • Love Of Nature Became Expertise In Botany

    Penni Sharp could often be seen with a jeweler's loupe and a camera roaming the shoreline or the trap rock ridges of Connecticut in search of plants. A midlife master's degree in forest science enhanced her lifelong interest in science, and she became an...
  • Plan to help Biscayne Bay may tighten boat rules

    Plan to help Biscayne Bay may tighten boat rules
    Biscayne Bay's popularity with boaters and fisherman has taken a toll on sensitive marine life, prompting authorities to consider tighter restrictions. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration plans to develop a comprehensive conservation...
  • Florida's staghorn coral makes surprising return

    Florida's staghorn coral makes surprising return
    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 have been found in patches on the reefs from northern Miami-...
  • 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...