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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 >

Annual List of Candidates for Endangered Species Act Released

11/13/2009 // By Kolleen Kawa

Last week the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services released their yearly assessment of plants and animals that are candidates for protection under the Endangered Species Act. The good news is that this year, four species were removed from the candidate […] Read more >

Congress Gives Interior Programs a Treat

10/30/2009 // By Aislinn Maestas

Yesterday, Congress handed out a giant treat to agencies charged with protecting and managing our nation’s wildlife and natural resources. The House and Senate have approved a $32.2 billion Interior and Environment Appropriations bill — a $4.7 billion increase over […] Read more >

October 11: Have You Hugged Your Wildlife Refuge Today?

10/10/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

National Wildlife Refuge Week started today–a great time of year to get outdoors and the natural world. In a press release about the Week the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said: “President Teddy Roosevelt established tiny Pelican Island in Florida in 1903 as […] Read more >

Efforts to Save the Rare Pallid Sturgeon

7/7/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

A large white and very ancient fish lives in the waters of the Missouri River basin but it is becoming more rare. The Constitution Tribune reports: Pallid sturgeon, which are distinctively almost snow white and Federally “endangered”, and lake sturgeon […] Read more >

Take Friday to Think About Endangered Species

5/14/2009 // By Julia Marden

Last week, the Senate passed a resolution declaring today, May 15, as Endangered Species Day. It’s a day for all of us wildlife enthusiasts (and those who are still joining the party) to learn about endangered species and their habitats. […] Read more >

Clean Cars for Penguins

4/3/2009 // By Julia Marden

Okay, okay, you and I both know that penguins don’t drive. But they stand to benefit just as much from hybrids and electric cars as we do. Recently, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that seven species of penguins–nearly […] Read more >

Great News: Endangered Species Act Restored!

3/3/2009 // By Danielle Brigida

The Endangered Species Act was returned to its old form today, when President Obama directed federal agencies to once again consult with independent scientists at the Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to determine if […] Read more >

Conservation Groups File Suit To Restore Endangered Species Act Protections

12/18/2008 // By Kristin Johnson

The National Wildlife Federation, 13 of its affiliates, and Golden Gate Audubon filed suit today challenging the Bush administration’s regulations weakening the consultation requirements of the Endangered Species Act. According to the lawsuit, the Bush administration’s regulations drastically reduce protections […] Read more >

Just One Week Left To Speak Up For The Endangered Species Act!

10/9/2008 // By Julia Marden

Recent news from Hawaii reported that the federal government has identified 48 species on the island of Kauai to add to the endangered species list. According to the U.S. Secretary of Interior, imperiled ecosystems on the island make the future […] Read more >