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Brown Pelican by Jim Gray

Bird of the Week: Brown Pelican

5/18/2011 // By Laura Tangley

This Friday, May 20, 2011, the nation will celebrate Endangered Species Day. Of the nearly 2,000 plant and animal species listed as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act— first passed in 1966 and updated in 1973—few provide better […] Read more >

karner blue butterfly, endangered butterfly

National Endangered Species Day: Lest We Forget

5/17/2011 // By Roger Di Silvestro

Probably the most astonishing wildlife spectacle that ever occurred in American history was the migration of the passenger pigeon, a bird that resembled a larger, more colorful mourning dove, with a bluish back and a rosy breast. Now largely forgotten, […] Read more >

Pacific Fisher: WA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife

Settlement Will Increase Protections for Imperiled Wildlife

5/10/2011 // By John Kostyack

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) recently announced that it has resolved a host of lawsuits concerning deadlines it missed to protect wildlife under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). As someone working to defend and strengthen our nation’s premier […] Read more >

Pika, via Jon Noad/NWF

Endangered Easter Bunnies??

4/22/2011 // By Amanda Stone

While I’m not one to despoil the fantasies of children by pointing out this weekend’s spokesbunny doesn’t exist, there is a very real threat that the American pika, the mountain bunny of the Rockies, could soon become a figment of […] Read more >

Bald eagle by Andrew Nicholson.

Bird of the Week: Bald Eagle

1/14/2011 // By Laura Tangley

National symbol of the United States, the bald eagle also is an extraordinary conservation success story. Some wildlife experts estimate that when the first Europeans arrived on the continent, between 250,000 and 500,000 bald eagles occupied the country, about 100,000 of […] Read more >

Yogi Bear Frog-Mouthed Turtle

Does the Frog-Mouthed Turtle Exist?

12/14/2010 // By Kristin Johnson

Is the frog-mouthed turtle an interesting species you haven’t heard of? Or a fictional animal that only exists in Jellystone Park? This part amphibian, part reptile creature is featured in the new movie, Yogi Bear, as an almost extinct species […] Read more >

California condor by the US Fish and Wildlife Service

California Condor Population Hits 100

10/7/2010 // By Hannah Schardt

One of the most endangered birds in the world celebrates a happy milestone this week: On Wednesday, the US Fish and Wildlife Service announced that for the first time in half a century, 100 wild California condors now fly free […] Read more >