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Endangered Species

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  • Saving The New England Cottontail Rabbit

    Saving The New England Cottontail Rabbit
    This is a wild bunny alert: Our New England cottontail rabbit is in trouble. It won't be much of a surprise to learn that we're to blame. Perhaps it will lessen the guilt to know state and federal environmentalists — and a few conservation-...
  • Daytrippers: Whale Watch

    Daytrippers: Whale Watch
    The Privateer IV is docked in Gloucester, Massachusetts, one of the oldest seaports in the country. It is a high speed vessel, owned by 7 Seas Whale Watch and, every summer, visitors flock to it's decks to travel out into the open waters in hopes of...
  • The strange 'virgin births' of the smalltooth sawfish

    The strange 'virgin births' of the smalltooth sawfish
    Desperate times call for desperate measures, which may explain why some critically endangered smalltooth sawfish are reproducing asexually in the wild.  The smalltooth sawfish is a member of the ray family, and under normal circumstances it reproduces...
  • Feds releasing plan for bull trout conservation in 5 states

    Federal officials are releasing a plan Thursday to recover struggling bull trout populations in five Western states with the goal of lifting Endangered Species Act protections for the fish. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes lifting...
  • Researchers find 'virgin birth' in endangered sawfish

    MIAMI In a new study published Monday in the journal Current Biology, Stony Brook University researchers working with Florida scientists discovered seven endangered sawfish living in two rivers conceived through a process called parthenogenesis the...
  • Bobcat hunting bill sent to Rauner

    Bobcat hunting bill sent to Rauner
    Hunting and killing bobcats could be legal in Illinois for the first time in 40 years if Gov. Bruce Rauner signs a measure the House approved Sunday. The bill would allow hunters to kill one bobcat per hunting season, which would run from Nov. 1 to Feb....
  • 120,000 endangered saiga antelopes die mysteriously in Kazakhstan

    120,000 endangered saiga antelopes die mysteriously in Kazakhstan
    More than 120,000 critically endangered saiga antelopes — more than one-third of the worldwide population — have died in Kazakhstan since mid-May, and the cause of the “catastrophic collapse” is unclear, officials said. “...
  • Imperiled bird, the greater sage grouse, is key to land preservation plan

    Imperiled bird, the greater sage grouse, is key to land preservation plan
    The greater sage grouse once numbered into the millions, but its population has shrunk to no more than hundreds of thousands as human developments have expanded across 10 western states. Now, the fate of the imperiled bird, is at the center of a...
  • State to release Puget Sound steelhead in lakes, not rivers

    Thousands of hatchery-raised steelhead trout will be released into Washington lakes rather than Puget Sound rivers this year, after federal biologists said they want to do a fuller review to ensure that hatchery fish don't harm federally threatened wild...
  • Wyoming intervenes on US' side in Grand Teton grizzly suit

    The state of Wyoming is intervening on the side of the federal government in a lawsuit over the number of grizzly bears that elk hunters in Grand Teton National Park would be allowed to kill before park officials would have to reassess their rules for the...
  • Republican Wyoming on board with federal sage grouse policy

    Many Republicans are wary of a large federal effort to protect the greater sage grouse — but not the Republican governor of Wyoming, the state with the biggest share of the birds and more energy development in their habitat than any other. Interior...