endangered species act

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

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. … Read more

Weekly News Roundup – September 16, 2011

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s National Wildlife Federation news: Loggerhead Sea Turtles Need Protections Enforced September … Read more

Wolverine

Ready to Fight the Stealth Attack on Wildlife? Part Four: Wolverines

Just the name wolverine evokes images of a ferocious fighter, able to take down prey many times its size. However, the U.S. government isn’t one of them. The largest of … Read more

Polar Bears Keep Federal Protection

Global warming is threatening the survival of polar bears, and a U.S. District court judge agrees.  In his decision, he upheld their federal protection under the Endangered Species Act. As … Read more

An Endangered Ecosystem

Picture yourself taking a beautiful spring hike. As you walk, you notice a clearing and decide to sit down under a small opening of trees, looking out over wildflowers, grasses, … Read more

Celebrating Wildlife Success Stories on Endangered Species Day

This Friday, May 20th is Endangered Species Day — a day to both celebrate the successes of wildlife whose populations have been restored, and to learn more about the importance … Read more

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— … Read more

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 … Read more

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). … Read more

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 … Read more