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Endangered Species

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  • Singing the blues [Editorial]

    Singing the blues  [Editorial]
    The Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab is an omnivore. If a favorite food like worms, plants or baby clams is unavailable, it switches to something else. Maryland's human denizens may want to seriously consider doing that same thing. That's because the latest...
  • The shoddy science behind developers' push to delist the California gnatcatcher

    To the editor: The idea to delist the California gnatcatcher, pushed by developers, is based on second-rate science. ("Developers seek end to federal protections for California gnatcatcher," June 29) I was a reviewer for the developer-funded paper...
  • Manatee could be bumped from endangered species list

    Manatee could be bumped from endangered species list
    The manatee could be downgraded from an endangered species to merely threatened as federal wildlife officials, under pressure from boating activists and libertarians, reconsider the status of Florida's popular "sea cow." The U.S. Fish and Wildlife...
  • Ken Ziffren Honored to L.A. Zoo Assn.'s Beastly Ball

    Los Angeles film czar Ken Ziffren opted for a pithy speech when he climbed onstage to receive the Tom Mankiewicz Leadership Award Saturday night at the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association's 44th Annual Beastly Ball. The veteran entertainment industry...
  • Grazing on federal land under threat because of drought

    Grazing on federal land under threat because of drought
    There's not much anyone can tell Barry Sorensen about Idaho's Big Desert that he doesn't know. Sorensen, 72, and his brother have been running cattle in this sere landscape all their lives, and they've weathered every calamity man and nature have thrown...
  • Condor spotted in San Mateo County is first in 110 years

    Condor spotted in San Mateo County is first in 110 years
    A condor that was released into the wild at Big Sur last year has been sighted in San Mateo County, marking the first appearance of the bird in the Northern California county in 110 years. Condor #597, also known as "Lupine," was spotted on private...
  • Tale of passenger pigeon extinction may have had natural twist

    Tale of passenger pigeon extinction may have had natural twist
    One hundred years ago in September, Martha the passenger pigeon died in a Cincinnati zoo. She was the last of a North American species whose population once had numbered in the billions. Naturalist John James Audubon once described a mile-wide migratory...
  • Lawsuit seeks federal protection for San Bernardino flying squirrel

    Lawsuit seeks federal protection for San Bernardino flying squirrel
    A cocktail of threats including rising temperatures, fire-suppression projects and predation by pet cats is forcing a rare species of flying squirrel in the San Bernardino Mountains to retreat to ever higher elevations in search of suitable habitat....
  • Environmental groups file lawsuit to protect prairie chickens

    Three environmental groups have filed a lawsuit in an attempt to force the federal government to more aggressively protect the lesser prairie chicken. The bird has been on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s threatened species list -- a level...
  • Orchid loss in Md. mountains laid to deer

    Orchid loss in Md. mountains laid to deer
    For as long as anyone can remember, wild orchids have rewarded sharp-eyed hikers in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains with pink, yellow and white blooms peeping from the forest floor. But these "secret beauties," as one researcher dubbed them, are vanishing...
  • Pelican whose mutilation sparked outrage is released into the wild

    Pelican whose mutilation sparked outrage is released into the wild
    It happened quickly, much like his recovery.  The blue animal carrier door opened and Pink, the mutilated brown pelican whose pouch was slashed open, came dashing out, wings up and taking flight for the first time since beginning recovery from the...