endangered species

Florida Panther

This Endangered Species Day, Give Florida Panthers Room to Roam!

  |   May 18, 2012

You may have seen the recent story of the 12 week-old Florida panther that was left for dead on the side of the road after getting hit by a car. …

Green sea turtle on Hawaii's Punalu'u beach. Credit: Flickr (The Shifted Librarian)

Righteous is the Turtle. Protect Him!

The green sea turtle slowly clambered onto the black sand beach on the Big Island of Hawaii. Unconcerned with the small group of onlookers, the turtle found a nice spot …

This Friday is Endangered Species Day, do you have any on your campus?

  On Friday, May 18, 2012 join National Wildlife Federation in recognizing Endangered Species Day, a day to learn about the imperiled birds, fish and plants in your area and also …

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. …

Black-footed ferret. Photo by Ryan Hagerty for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

How many grassland animals do you know?

  |   May 4, 2012

Last week the 2012 Farm Bill began its long journey through Congress in the Senate Agriculture Committee, where it passed 16-5. While we think it is a good starting place, …

Brown pelicans rescued in January 2010 (photo courtesy of Tri-State Bird Rescue)

Connecting the Dots for Critters: More Weather and Climate Extremes Affect Wildlife Too

On Saturday May 5, 350.org is holding a worldwide Climate Impacts Day to draw attention to how climate change is causing more extreme weather and climate events, often with devastating …

Tar sands pipelines spell big trouble for species like cranes (photo: Andrea Westmoreland)

Sandhill Cranes: an Ancient Bird, a New Threat, and How You Can Help

What does Big Oil have in store for one of the planet’s oldest residents? Find out more about this amazing animal and its trek across our continent — and how Canada’s tar sands industry puts it in danger.

A bobcat on the prowl at Fort Ord National Monument (Flickr: Conservation Lands Foundation)

A Monumental Announcement for Fort Ord Wildlife

President Obama recently named Fort Ord America’s newest National Monument–an area encompassing nearly 15,000 acres of prime wildlife habitat in Monterey County, California.  A National Monument is a protected area …

NOAA

Another Hawaiian Monk Seal is Found Dead on Kaua‘i

The illegal, intentional killing of endangered Hawaiian monk seals unfortunately continues with yet another found dead on a northeastern beach on Kaua‘i. Known to researchers as RA16 and nicknamed “Noho,” …

Train tracks already run along the Columbia. Tracks like these would cary the coal laden trains along the river. Photo: Bryn Fluharty

Coal Export Threatens a Pacific Northwest Legacy

The Columbia River is a Pacific Northwest legacy. Its mighty waters have inspired songs like the Washington State folk song ‘Roll on, Columbia, Roll on,’ which brings lyrical majesty to …

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