endangered species act

Brown Pelican by Jim Gray

Bird of the Week: Brown Pelican

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— …

karner blue butterfly, endangered butterfly

National Endangered Species Day: Lest We Forget

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 …

Pacific Fisher: WA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife

Settlement Will Increase Protections for Imperiled Wildlife

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). …

Pika, via Jon Noad/NWF

Endangered Easter Bunnies??

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 …

Bald eagle by Andrew Nicholson.

Share the Facts: Wildlife Impacts of Proposed Federal Budget Cuts

Right now, our nation’s most important conservation laws — including the Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, and Clean Air Act — are under attack in the federal budget bill …

Bald eagle by Andrew Nicholson.

Bird of the Week: Bald Eagle

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 …

Yogi Bear Frog-Mouthed Turtle

Does the Frog-Mouthed Turtle Exist?

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 …

California condor by the US Fish and Wildlife Service

California Condor Population Hits 100

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 …

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