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Endangered Species

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Top Endangered Species Articles

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  • DNA indicates long-ago Southland wolf was actually a Mexican gray

    DNA indicates long-ago Southland wolf was actually a Mexican gray
    The only wolf ever documented in Southern California may have been a victim of mistaken identity nearly a century ago. The 100-pound male wolf was pursuing a bighorn sheep in the Mojave Desert's rugged Providence Mountains in 1922 when a steel-jaw...
  • Mexican gray wolf population peaks in American Southwest

    Mexican gray wolf population peaks in American Southwest
    There are now more Mexican gray wolves roaming the American Southwest than at any time since the federal government began reintroducing the endangered predators. An annual survey released Friday by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows at least 109...
  • Federal judge dismisses lawsuit over US base in Japan

    A federal judge in San Francisco dismissed a lawsuit that sought to stop construction of a U.S. military base in Japan that it said would harm the Okinawa dugong, an endangered marine mammal related to the manatee. U.S. District Court Judge Edward Chen...
  • 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...
  • Environmental groups sue predator control agency in Idaho

    Five conservation groups that contend federal officials in Idaho are violating environmental laws by killing wolves, coyotes and other wildlife to protect livestock and crops have filed a federal lawsuit. The Idaho-based Western Watersheds Project and...
  • Study: Australia's mammals going extinct at alarming rate due to wild cats and foxes

    Australia has always been unique, from its geographical isolation at the bottom of the Earth to its infamous bevy of venomous creatures. Now, scientists have uncovered another unique — and disturbing — facet of Australian life: the country's...
  • City: Worker's negligence killed 2 endangered monkeys

    An employee's negligence on the coldest night of the year killed two tiny endangered tropical monkeys last month, says the spokeswoman for the City of Alexandria. The employee had worked at the Alexandria Zoological Park since 2008 and admitted failing...
  • 1, 2, 3 octopuses: Off Seattle coast, volunteer divers conduct an underwater census

    To check on the health of the giant Pacific octopus population in Puget Sound, an unusual census takes place every year. Volunteer divers, enlisted by the Seattle Aquarium, take to Washington's inland waters to look for their eight-tentacle neighbors. __...
  • FWC may allow bear hunts to prevent more attacks

    FWC may allow bear hunts to prevent more attacks
    Florida black bears, off-limits to hunters for 20 years, may soon be in the cross hairs again. The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission on Wednesday will be presented with proposed changes to the state's bear-management strategies,...
  • Southwestern Willow Flycatcher shouldn't have U.S protection, biologist says

    Even with powerful top-notch binoculars, it’s not easy singling out the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher from other subspecies of a family of birds known collectively as Empidonax. Expert bird watchers say positive identification of the drab birds...
  • Birds flying in a V take turns in the top spot, study finds

    Birds flying in a V take turns in the top spot, study finds
    It take a flock to fly. Over grueling, dangerous flights, Northern bald ibises will take turns at the toughest job during their migration -- leading the V-shaped formation, a new study finds. The findings, described in the Proceedings of the National...