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Endangered Species

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  • Our endangered environment [Commentary]

    Our endangered environment [Commentary]
    Americans received some welcome news last week about the state of their environment. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced that the Delmarva fox squirrel has recovered sufficiently to be removed from the federal Threatened and Endangered Species list....
  • More Maryland animals, plants in danger of extinction

    More Maryland animals, plants in danger of extinction
    Even as conservationists and government officials celebrated Friday the rebound of the endangered Delmarva fox squirrel, they acknowledged that more animals and plants are slipping toward extinction in Maryland and nationwide. Interior Secretary Sally...
  • Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrel considered recovered

    Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrel considered recovered
    When Guy W. Willey Sr. was growing up, he hunted and ate Delmarva fox squirrels in the low-lying forests of the Eastern Shore, long before it was clear the giant cousins of the common gray squirrel were in danger of disappearing. He was "dirt poor," he...
  • Five Grassland Birds Spotted At Rentschler Field This Year

    The nesting period for grassland birds, depending on the species, can be from late April to mid- or late August, said Patrick Comins, director of bird conservation at Audubon Connecticut. Here are five of the grassland birds spotted nesting at Rentschler...
  • Reviving Rentschler Field Grasslands Debate A Difficult Path

    Reviving Rentschler Field Grasslands Debate A Difficult Path
    EAST HARTFORD — A bird enthusiast is furious over plans to build an $85 million outlet center at Rentschler Field, an important nesting site for several rare grassland birds, and is trying to revive arguments to preserve the land. The outlet...
  • South Florida butterflies win federal protection

    South Florida butterflies win federal protection
    Two South Florida butterflies won federal protection as endangered species Monday, with wildlife managers planning to scorch their former habitats with fire to clear the way for the return of the plants they eat. The Bartram's scrub-hairstreak and...
  • Coral protection could have wide-ranging impact

    Coral protection could have wide-ranging impact
    A federal decision to protect an unprecedented variety of corals found in South Florida could affect beach restoration work, coastal development, channel dredging and fishing. The National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration announced last week it...
  • 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...
  • Health of coral reefs critical for Floridians

    Always the underdog in man versus nature, the silent stalwarts of the sea finally scored a resounding victory, one that may keep them from the ocean's graveyard in our own backyard. Last week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration listed...
  • Manatees, VPK, and Constitution: Letters

    Keep protecting manatees Despite growing, severe threats to manatees' long-term survival, they could be federally downlisted from their current endangered status because of pressure from special-interest groups. In recent years, cold stress and...
  • 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...