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Endangered Species

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Top Endangered Species Articles

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  • Tricolored blackbird gains endangered species protection in California

    Tricolored blackbird gains endangered species protection in California
    The California Fish and Game Commission on Wednesday granted endangered species protections to the tricolored blackbird, approving the designation on a temporary, emergency basis. The reason: Statewide surveys show the tricolored blackbird population...
  • San Gabriel man sentenced to prison for smuggling 46 turtles

    San Gabriel man sentenced to prison for smuggling 46 turtles
    A San Gabriel man tried to avoid detection when he smuggled nearly four dozen endangered turtles, but he wasn't fast enough. Kwong Wa Cheung, 36, was sentenced Tuesday to serve two months in federal prison for trying to smuggle 46 turtles and...
  • Agency: State Road 7 extension can proceed but will harm hawk

    Agency: State Road 7 extension can proceed but will harm hawk
    The long-awaited extension of State Road 7 in Palm Beach County has moved closer to getting built, now that a federal wildlife agency has concluded the project would harm but not risk wiping out an endangered Everglades hawk. The U.S. Fish and...
  • World's rarest cetacean threatened by illegal gillnets

    World's rarest cetacean threatened by illegal gillnets
    The world’s rarest cetacean could disappear in less than four years unless immediate action is taken by the Mexican government to protect it from entanglement in gillnets deployed illegally in its Gulf of California refuge, federal officials said...
  • Threatened: Birds of perpetual summer that refuel in Florida

    Threatened: Birds of perpetual summer that refuel in Florida
    A tiny-but-mighty bird that depends on a critical refueling stop in Florida during a spring migration from Antarctic to Arctic regions was designated a threatened species Tuesday by federal authorities. The announcement by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife...
  • Colombia condor conservation program lacks hard numbers

    Colombia condor conservation program lacks hard numbers
    Their wings spanning 10 feet or more as they glide serenely above Colombia's Andes, condors are majestic physical specimens. They have been important symbols here since pre-colonial times, when indigenous tribes saw them as messengers of the gods and...
  • As species decline, so does research funding

    As species decline, so does research funding
    As I rubbed the frostbite out of my hands on returning from a seal survey on Antarctic ice recently, I was informed that I had the dubious distinction of making the Top 5 in the 2014 list of wasteful scientists compiled by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.)....
  • Manatee season about to begin as protections questioned

    Manatee season about to begin as protections questioned
    As the weather cools, manatees will start streaming into South Florida for a few months of basking in warm water, munching seagrass and trying to avoid getting hit by boats. Manatee season officially begins Nov. 15, when seasonal boat speed limits take...
  • Rover disguised as penguin chick does research better than scientists

    Rover disguised as penguin chick does research better than scientists
    For decades, humans have built rovers to visit places we can't easily reach, including the moon and Mars. Now scientists have built a rover to explore another challenging target: colonies of adorable penguins. A team led by scientists from the...
  • Environmental Nutrition: Choose sustainable fish to protect our food supply

    Environmental Nutrition As the major source of omega-3 fats in our diet, fish is a healthy protein source that people should include more often. Many health organizations, including the American Heart Association (AHA) and Alzheimer's Association,...
  • Prairie chickens coming home to roost downstate

    Prairie chickens coming home to roost downstate
    This may be remembered as the Year of the Prairie Chicken. A project to replenish Illinois' prairie chicken population is going well so far, conservationists say, despite being pulled into the political fray earlier this summer. The three-year effort to...