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Endangered Species

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  • In defense of Texas huntress and conservationist Kendall Jones

    In defense of Texas huntress <em>and conservationist</em> Kendall Jones
    For big-game hunters in Africa, there’s said to be a “Big Five” among animals they’d like to bag: the lion, the elephant, the Cape buffalo, the leopard and the white/black rhinoceros. You might add a sixth: Kendall Jones, the 19-...
  • Is America's wild horse an invasive species, or a reintroduced native?

    Pleistocene, shmeistocene. To lovers of North America’s wild horses, the mustangs’ link to their Ice Age relatives is far more important than their descent from introduced, domesticated horses. The fans of today’s wild horses are...
  • Yellowstone grizzly bears are on the rebound and outbound

    At the age of 5 in Yellowstone National Park, I saw my first grizzly. With my family, I watched a mother and two cubs walk along the shore of Yellowstone Lake. The sighting was a highlight of our trip to America's oldest national park. It also helped...
  • U.S. reverses proposal to list wolverine as threatened species

    U.S. reverses proposal to list wolverine as threatened species
    A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official has ordered federal biologists to withdraw their conclusion that the last 300 wolverines in the continental United States deserve threatened species status. The biologists had recommended the protection on...
  • State agency will look into Ranch hotel changes

    State agency will look into Ranch hotel changes
    The California Coastal Commission has agreed to hold a public hearing on whether a hotel renovation project in Aliso Canyon, approved by the Laguna Beach Planning Commission in May, violates coastal laws, especially regarding environmental protection....
  • California Supreme Court to review opinion in Newhall Ranch dispute

    California Supreme Court to review opinion in Newhall Ranch dispute
    The California Supreme Court has agreed to review a petition filed by environmental and Native American groups opposed to a recent state appellate court opinion in the decades-long dispute over plans to build a community of 60,000 residents about 35 miles...
  • Exotic species are settling in at L.A. Zoo's new rain-forest exhibit

    Exotic species are settling in at L.A. Zoo's new rain-forest exhibit
    The Los Angeles Zoo's new Rainforest of the Americas exhibit doesn't open until Tuesday, but it is already filled with commotion. Dwarf caimans and a giant bird-eating spider were exploring the creature comforts of their enclosures this week....
  • Mark Shand dies at 62; conservationist and travel writer

    Mark Shand — brother of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall — was a modern version of the eccentric, slightly bumbling British adventurer. And he came by it honestly. He once walked and canoed across Indonesia for 12 days to get to a place where he...
  • Geisha remain important to Japanese as numbers dwindle

    Geisha remain important to Japanese as numbers dwindle
    Like ghosts from another time, the real geisha seem to float silently along the streets at twilight, making their way to tea houses and restaurants where they will entertain elite, powerful men. Trained to be exquisite hostesses, they are accomplished...
  • Florida EcoSafaris zip line attraction gets new name

    Florida EcoSafaris zip line attraction gets new name
    A Central Florida zip-line attraction has changed its name. Florida EcoSafaris will now go by the name Forever Florida - Ziplines & Adventures in the Wild. "There has always been some confusion about what is Florida EcoSafaris and what is Forever...
  • Review: 'A Window on Eternity' by Edward O. Wilson

    Review: 'A Window on Eternity' by Edward O. Wilson
    If a single place can capture humanity's fraught relationship with nature, Edward O. Wilson makes a good case for Mozambique's war-torn Gorongosa National Park. Its limestone gorges and lush rainforests helped rear the earliest humans, and it was humanity...