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Endangered Species

A collection of news and information related to Endangered Species published by this site and its partners.

Top Endangered Species Articles

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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...
  • Feds appeal Utah ruling striking down prairie dog rules

    U.S. Department of Justice lawyers are appealing a court ruling striking down federal protections for the Utah prairie dog, a decision that animal rights activists say threatens to undermine the Endangered Species Act. U.S. District Judge Dee Benson in...
  • Woolly mammoth genome could shed light on extinctions

    Woolly mammoth genome could shed light on extinctions
    In what may be a first for a long-extinct non-human animal -- and certainly for an extinct creature of such stature -- scientists have assembled the complete genome of the woolly mammoth, gaining insight into why the last surviving population of the great...
  • Feds move to speed approval for Great Plains wind projects

    Federal officials are moving to speed up their review of wind power projects across the Upper Great Plains in anticipation that the industry will continue growing, a situation that's alarmed wildlife advocates who say many bird and bat species are being...
  • No listing for Sierra sage grouse sends signal across West

    Interior Secretary Sally Jewell reversed the government's proposed federal protection for a type of sage grouse specific to California and Nevada on Tuesday, and said it shows it's still possible to head off a bigger, looming listing decision for the...
  • Agency: Humpback whales' recovery is national success story

    The humpback whale became the unofficial symbol for the conservation movement in the last century. The iconic mammal that can be found across the planet was on the verge of extinction. The international community banned whaling the species in 1966, and...
  • Gray whales' Pacific crossing leads to questions of origin

    A study of the migration of rare western Pacific gray whales has led U.S. and Russian scientists to question whether they're a separate population or simply California gray whales that have expanded their feeding grounds. Researchers for decades have...
  • US to announce decision for Nevada, California sage grouse

    Interior Secretary Sally Jewell plans to announce Tuesday whether she will move forward with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's earlier proposal to order federal protection for a type of sage grouse found only in California and Nevada. Jewell plans a...
  • Agency proposes lifting protections for most humpback whales

    The federal government on Monday proposed removing most of the world's humpback whales from the endangered species list, saying the massive mammals have rebounded after 45 years of protection and restoration efforts. National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
  • Most humpback whales could be removed from endangered species list

    Most humpback whales could be removed from endangered species list
    Most of the world's humpback whales could soon be removed from the endangered species list under a new plan from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the agency announced on Monday. Citing improved conservation efforts and population...