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Lonesome George, photo by Flickr user Scott Ableman.

Lonesome George – Extinction is Forever

6/25/2012 // By Doug Inkley

The Pinta Island tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra abingdoni) is gone, forever. Lonesome George, a sad sentinel for his subspecies and a symbol of the destruction of species caused by humankind, died today of unknown causes. George was the last survivor of […] Read more >

Florida Fairy Shrimp, NOAA

Going, Going, Gone? Two Florida Species May Be Extinct

10/7/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

The south Florida rainbow snake and Florida fairy shrimp may have names that sound magical, but the magic may have run out for both of them. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, both species are probably extinct. These […] 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 >

Panther Pride! Take Action On Endangered Species Day With Eco-Schools USA

5/18/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

Currently, there are 1,324 endangered species listed in the United States—750 plants and 574 animals. What can you do to get involved? Read more >