Stories tagged: endangered species
UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 9:46 p.m.
Two Hawaiian crows, or alala, have done something momentous in the struggle to save the critically endangered species. They have built a nest.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 9:45 p.m.
Rescuers who respond to distressed whales and other marine animals say the federal government shutdown is making it more difficult to do their work.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 9:21 p.m.
A new calf has been born to the critically endangered southern resident killer whales, researchers confirmed.
Tue., Dec. 18, 2018, 2:40 p.m.
The federal government is violating the Endangered Species Act by failing to consider how salmon fishing off the West Coast is affecting endangered killer whales, two conservation groups said Tuesday …
Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 9:18 p.m.
Federal judges must look again at an agency’s decision to declare a tract of Louisiana timberland “critical habitat” for an endangered Southeastern frog, following a ruling Tuesday by the nation’s …
UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 7:19 p.m.
The Trump administration on Thursday proposed ending automatic protections for threatened animal and plant species and limiting habitat safeguards that are meant to shield recovering species from harm.
UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 7:28 p.m.
Eight critically endangered black rhinos are dead in Kenya after wildlife workers moved them from the capital to a new national park, the government said Friday, calling the toll “unprecedented” …
Wed., April 25, 2018, 8:49 p.m.
A first-of-its-kind intensive count of western Africa gorillas found far more of the apes than conservationists previously thought.
UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 11:55 a.m.
N. Atlantic right whales will be extinct in 25 years, scientists say – unless we act now to save them
For years, spring has signaled the return of North Atlantic right whales – one of Earth’s most endangered species – to Cape Cod Bay. But lately the imperiled animals have …
UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
The South Selkirk mountain caribou herd may be extinct after aerial surveys found only three remaining animals.
UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 2:50 p.m.
Federal wildlife officials want to protect a rare white and green butterfly found only on Washington’s San Juan Island.
Thu., Feb. 8, 2018, 11:24 a.m.
WILDLIFE – Washington state wildlife managers are seeking public input on recommendations to keep the pygmy rabbit and grizzly bear on the state’s endangered species list, and to downlist the …
Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 6 a.m.
Volunteers in North Idaho are lichen their role in saving the most critically endangered animals in North America.
Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Another gray wolf has been found dead in Oregon, marking the third such unsolved death of a federally protected wolf in the past year, state and federal wildlife officials said. …
Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
A Washington State University professor erred in controversial research released in 2014 suggesting that killing wolves that attack cattle is counterproductive because it stimulates more attacks, according to a statistical …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 10:26 p.m.
The Trump administration announced Wednesday it will not list the Pacific walrus as a threatened species based on diminished Arctic Ocean sea ice, concluding that the marine mammals have adapted …
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 6:12 a.m.
Researchers with the federal government and the New England Aquarium have developed a new model they said will provide better estimates about the North Atlantic right whale population, and the …
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 6:05 a.m.
Sea turtles are lumbering back from the brink of extinction, a new study says.
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
In a remote, rugged valley overlooking the Pacific Ocean, researchers closely monitor an endangered icon: the California condor.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 7:32 p.m.
Conservation groups said Monday that the Mexican government’s lack of action is to blame for the near-extinction of the critically endangered vaquita marina porpoise.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 12:06 p.m.
A judge has ruled a small population of grizzly bears in Montana and Idaho near the Canadian border can be considered endangered even if they are not on the brink …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 7:38 p.m.
A group that represents farmers is calling the costs of saving imperiled salmon in the largest river system in the Pacific Northwest unsustainable and is turning to the Trump administration …
UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017, 12:12 p.m.
For the second time in a decade, the U.S. government has removed grizzly bears in the Yellowstone region from the threatened species list.
Sat., July 8, 2017, 6 a.m.
In 1979, Diane Boyd left her native Minnesota and headed west to begin tracking the first radio-collared gray wolf from Canada to recolonize the Western U.S., where humans had effectively …
UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017, 5:33 p.m.
The Republican-dominated Western Governors Association endorsed the aims of the Endangered Species Act on Wednesday but asked Congress to make changes, including giving states a bigger role and clarifying recovery …
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 8:08 p.m.
Protections that have been in place for more than 40 years for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area will be lifted this summer after U.S. government officials ruled …
Wed., June 21, 2017, 7 p.m.
Many state groups and agencies that handle Endangered Species Act functions for the federal government have been casting worried looks at the endangered status of their funding.
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017
For the second consecutive year, a Spokane man’s motion-activated trail camera has captured an image of what appears to be a gray wolf in Mount Spokane State Park. Wolves are …
UPDATED: Mon., June 12, 2017, 2:20 p.m.
The Trump administration has thrown out a new rule meant to keep endangered whales and sea turtles from getting tangled in mile-long West Coast fishing nets.
Sun., June 11, 2017, 6 a.m.
Gray wolves appear to be checking out territory west of the Cascades in eastern Skagit County, according to photos, tracks and other signs, federal officials say.