endangered species

fanshell mussel

The Most Important Animals You May Never Notice

When you peer through the surface of your local stream, you may not notice the mussels burrowed in the rocks.  These aquatic workhorses are key to keeping our streams and …

orca_NOAA Fisheries West Coast

Win for Wildlife: Oregon Rejects Coal Exports

In a landmark decision today, the Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) rejected a necessary permit for Ambre Energy’s Morrow Pacific coal export project along the Columbia River.  This historic decision deals …

Atala, Flickr user Brandon Trentler.

A Tale of Three Butterflies: Endangered Species and the Everglades

Can you imagine a place where alligators and crocodiles live side-by-side? It isn’t a fairytale: it is America’s Everglades! The historic Everglades ecosystem once encompassed 11,000 square miles. Home to …

Oregon State U: Commited to Conservation & Wildlife On and Off Campus

Oregon State University in Corvallis is committed to conservation and wildlife both on and off campus. OSU has proven to be a leader in campus sustainability for many years. In …

Photo: USFWS

Saving Red Wolves with Amazing Foster Den Families

After disappearing from the wild and being carefully reintroduced and conserved, only 90-100 endangered red wolves live in the wild in the entire world. They now make their homes in the …

common loon, tar sands, alberta

Five Things to Know about the Tar Sands Threat to American Birds

Tar sands—a mixture of sand, clay and water from which a dense and extremely viscous form of petroleum, called bitumen, can be extracted—underlie more than 54,000 square miles of northeastern …

The Green River, the site of a recent oil spill, is the chief tributary of the Colorado River. It's  home to endangered fish species and is important to tourism. Photo by Ann Morgan

Drilling Spills on Public Lands Continue to Threaten Water, Wildlife — Our Shared Public Heritage

An unknown volume of oil and water from a Utah drilling site has flown into the Green River, the chief tributary of the Colorado River. The spill—caused by a ruptured …

RedLeggedFrog_Jamie Bettaso Marin

Helping California’s Legendary Frog Go the Distance

Last fall, even before we had hints of the severity of the drought that is ravaging California, I was staring at a small pond in the central part of the …

Endangered Species Game

Endangered Species: Who’s Protected, Who’s Not?

Learn more about the 40-year history of the Endangered Species Act, and read about the recovery of the bald eagle, an American success story. What’s Endangered Near You? You can …

Lemur photo by Clarice Chiquetto.

Lemurs: Big-eyed Wonders Threatened with Extinction

Tomorrow, the movie Island of Lemurs: Madagascar will open in IMAX 3D theaters. This is probably your best opportunity to see lemurs up-close, because the only place on Earth they live is Madagascar. Without …

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