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Endangered Species

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Top Endangered Species Articles

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  • Manatees could lose their endangered species status

    Manatees could lose their endangered species status
    About 2,500 manatees have perished in Florida over the last four years, heightening tension between conservationists and property owners as federal officials prepare to decide whether to down-list the creature to threatened status. Conservationists...
  • South Florida butterflies win federal protection

    South Florida butterflies win federal protection
    Two South Florida butterflies won federal protection as endangered species Monday, with wildlife managers planning to scorch their former habitats with fire to clear the way for the return of the plants they eat. The Bartram's scrub-hairstreak and...
  • Wild horses maimed by isolation, corralled by controversy

    COROLLA, N.C. Retired Washington, D.C., police Officer E.T. Smith patrolled the beach in his four-wheel drive truck on a recent morning, keeping an eye out for wild mustangs and the drunks who like to harass them. The horses have survived on this...
  • On wings of endangered butterflies, critics attack Florida planned Walmart

    MIAMI (Reuters) - A Florida real estate developer is putting on hold plans to build a Walmart store and hundreds of apartments after federal officials last week moved to protect two species of endangered butterflies on the proposed site, a rare tract of...
  • Bighorn sheep rescued from Riverside County canal

    Bighorn sheep rescued from Riverside County canal
    A bighorn sheep was rescued from a canal near the Arnold Palmer Golf Course in La Quinta after it became stuck, officials said Tuesday. The sheep, which is an endangered species, was lethargic when an animal control officer found it about 6 p.m. Sunday,...
  • Proposed Arizona copper mine may threaten ocelot and jaguar

    Proposed Arizona copper mine may threaten ocelot and jaguar
    A lone male ocelot has become a symbol of the conflict between conservationists and federal officials over a proposal to build an open-pit copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains, just south of Tucson. The discovery of the ocelot in April prompted the...
  • Vernal pools at Costa Mesa park need protection, agency finds

    Vernal pools at Costa Mesa park need protection, agency finds
    The environmentally sensitive vernal pools at an Orange County regional park are being threatened by everything from pedestrians to pesticides and need to be better protected, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has found. After an 11-month review of the...
  • If grizzly bears returned, would Californians be safe?

    Things could get a little bit wilder in California in the not-too-distant future. OR-7, the celebrated wolf that wandered from northeastern Oregon all the way into California, didn't stay here. But he settled fairly close, in southwestern Oregon, with a...
  • On Columbia River, 'just add water' seems to be working

    BREWSTER, Wash. Good luck in ocean conditions for the past several years is stoking a bonanza fishing season for Pacific salmon. But even in this spectacular year, with record-breaking returns of sockeye and chinook predicted to the Fraser and Columbia...
  • Farming the 'king of the ocean'

    Farming the 'king of the ocean'
    The dark specks swirling around in big water-filled tanks at the Columbus Center hardly look like fish, much less the kings of the ocean. But from these tiny beginnings, a team of Maryland scientists hopes to unlock the secrets of "farming" Atlantic...
  • Ships and blue whales on a collision course off California coast

    Ships and blue whales on a collision course off California coast
    Blue whales cluster for long periods in the busy shipping lanes off the California coast, according to a new study that raises concern about collisions between vessels and the endangered animals. “It’s an unhappy coincidence,” said...