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Rare find: Only known U.S. jaguar caught on video in AZ mountains

Tucson - He's the only known wild jaguar in the U.S., and he's finally been caught — on video. The big cat, known as "El Jefe," (the boss), is seen prowling around a creek in the Santa Rita mountains of southern Arizona.

Historic settlement — Atrazine, Roundup will be assessed by EPA

The EPA will begin analysing the impacts of Atrazine and Glyphosate, the two most-commonly used pesticides in the U.S., on 1,500 plant and animal species in the U.S. under the terms of a settlement reached today with the Center for Biological Diversity.

Africa's elephants have a champion on their side Special

In the ongoing battle to save Africa's two species of elephants, many organizations have combined forces. But Tara Easter, with the Center for Biological Diversity is at the forefront of this strategy in combating the illegal wildlife trade.

Petition: Protect two species of African elephants as endangered

On Wednesday, citing new research on African elephants, the Center for Biological Diversity has petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reclassify African elephants as two separate species, and protect both as endangered.

625 wolves left in Montana, over 6000 permits to hunt them issued

Conservation groups are in an uproar over Montana’s decision to issue over 6000 permits to hunt the last 625 remaining wolves in the state. In addition to 6000 permits, the state loosened regulations governing the hunting of the animals.

100,000 Endangered Species condoms to be given away for Earth Day

Tucson - Conservation group the Center for Biological Diversity, is getting creative for Earth Day on April 22. They're highlighting human overpopulation and global animal extinction by giving away free endangered species condoms, 100,000 of them.

New report calls for end to all new offshore drilling

Tucson - BP's catastrophe last year in the Gulf of Mexico that spilled more than 205 million gallons of oil into the ocean's waters, the result of fundamental dangers not being addressed, has led to a new report calling for an end to all new offshore drilling.

‘Endangered species’ status sought for dwarf seahorse

New Orleans - The dwarf seahorse, a one-inch long seahorse facing increased pressures for survival due to last year’s BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, was petitioned for Endangered Species Act protection this week by a conservation group.

Lethal bat disease spreads, now found in Ohio and New Brunswick

Richmond - Bat colonies in Ohio are now diagnosed with white-nose syndrome, a fast-moving lethal disease first diagnosed in the US in 2006 that is sweeping across the eastern part of the country, leaving more than 1 million dead bats in its wake.

US govt. misses legal deadline to protect loggerhead sea turtles

Washington - The US government has failed to issue a final ruling that would grant additional protections for the loggerhead sea turtle, a ruling required by a court-ordered settlement between conservation groups and the government over prior delays.

‘Critical habitat’ of 11,000 acres proposed for rare leopard frog

Washington - The rare and threatened Chiricahua leopard frog of the southwestern US received an added gift this week in its fight against extinction, a proposed designation of more than 11,000 acres of critical habitat situated in Arizona and New Mexico.

Conservation groups petition gov’t to reintroduce Florida panther

Fayetteville - Conservation groups have joined forces in petitioning the US Secretary of the Interior to reintroduce the endangered Florida panther into suitable areas of south Georgia and northern Florida, including the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.

Group sues Interior Department for gray wolf recovery plan

Washington - The Center for Biological Diversity has launched a lawsuit to institute a national recovery plan for gray wolves throughout much of the lower 48 states of the US.

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The Center for Biological Diversity plans to distribute 100 000 conservation friendly condoms for Ea...
The Center for Biological Diversity plans to distribute 100,000 conservation friendly condoms for Earth Day 2012.
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The rare Chiricahua leopard frog s livelihood has taken on new meaning  with a recently-proposed  cr...
The rare Chiricahua leopard frog's livelihood has taken on new meaning, with a recently-proposed "critical habitat" designation for 11,000 acres of its historic range.
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