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Endangered Karner Butterfly

It’s Endangered Species Day, Fantastic, Now What?

Endangered Species day is May 17 and it’s special because we’re also celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Endangered Species Act! This single piece of legislation has prevented countless extinctions …

Climate Change Takes a Bite out of Wolverines’ Habitat

This summer, comic book fanboys and Hugh Jackman admirers are expected to flock to theaters to see The Wolverine, the latest installment of Jackman’s onscreen portrayal of the adamantium-clawed superhero. …

Judge Takes Away Critical Polar Bear Habitat

A federal judge in Alaska has decided to deny polar bears something they desperately need—critical habitat. The timing of this announcement could not be worse. The bears saw their Arctic ice habitat …

Arizona Mine Threatens Endangered Jaguar

There are very few Jaguars left in the United States, which explains why recent photographs taken by Arizona Game and Fish using motion sensor trail cameras are causing such a stir. …

“Border Bill” Waives Environmental Laws, Puts Wildlife and Public Land at Risk

This week, the House of Representatives will vote on a package of public lands bills, including one highly controversial bill introduced by Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT) that puts wildlife and …

Brown Pelican by Kelle Herrick

Back from the Brink: A Photo Gallery of Birds Helped by the Endangered Species Act

This Friday, May 18, 2012, the nation celebrates Endangered Species Day. To mark the event, we’re sharing photos of five North American bird species that represent endangered species success stories. …

Wildlife in Peril: Nine Species in the Tar Sands War Zone

Canada’s boreal forest is one of the last intact ecosystems on earth — but the fate of its wildlife is in doubt, thanks to the oil industry. Learn more about these remarkable animals, and find out how you can help protect them.

Undermining the Endangered Species Act in the Bay-Delta Estuary

The House of Representatives is poised to vote on H.R. 1873, the “San Joaquin Water Reliability Act”. Touted as a bill that will ease access to water for Californians, the …

It’s Not Easy Being Green, or Yellow, or Red: The Plight of California’s Frogs

During my first thru hike on the John Muir Trail fifteen years ago, on the ascent up to Seldon Pass I encountered a young man energetically trotting down the trail …

What the Hellbender? Salamander Joins Endangered Species List

Despite the devilish name, Hellbenders are harmless salamanders. They live in the Ozarks near cool, clean rivers and streams with lots of rocks.  Unfortunately, the fresh water species is being …

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