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Baby steelhead released early as California river water heats up

Rancho Cordova - State wildlife officials released hundreds of thousands of baby steelhead trout from a Northern California fish hatchery on Wednesday — months too early — to try to save their lives in the face of a severe drought.

Tiny Oregon Chub is the first fish taken off the endangered list

Corvallis - A small Oregon backwater minnow has been taken off the endangered list and takes its place as the first fish to ever do so, announced the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Documenting the loss of the Sahara's 'mega-fauna'

Covering most of North Africa, the Sahara Desert is the world's largest tropical desert, covering 3.6 million sq. miles, about the size of Brazil. Largely undeveloped, the Sahara has one of the harshest ecosystems to survive in, for humans and wildlife.

Five more gray whales wash ashore in Chukotka, Russia

Gray whales in the North Pacific belong to two distinct populations, with the Western gray whale population seen mainly along the coasts of China, Korea, Japan and Russia. They have been hunted to the point of near extinction, and less than 100 remain.

Yellowstone wolves possibly among those killed in Wyoming

Recent kills by hunters in an area bordering Yellowstone National Park have biologists and wolf-watchers worried that the Lamar Canyon Pack has again been hit by wolf hunters in the area just outside the park.

World's most endangered species list released

Jeju - Today scientists published a list of the world's 100 most endangered species. The list, the first of its kind, was published by the World Conservation Congress in South Korea.

Endangered species conservation may be helped by a new index Special

A new index, called SAFE (Species Ability to Forestall Extinction), has been developed to help conservationists better understand how close a species may be to extinction and could be used to help determine where to focus limited conservation resources.

Endangered tiger among animals found in British man's freezer

Police raided a suburban house in Coventry, England, arresting a 52-year-old man. Among many different dead and frozen animals they found a tiger, a monkey and a chimpanzee in his freezer.

Endangered Lemurs born in Florida

Tampa - Busch Gardens is celebrating the birth of two baby lemurs. The births, the first at the park, were greeted with much excitement. The lemur's survival is threatened in their native habitat of Madagascar and are listed as an endangered species.

Man jailed for selling endangered species

An Ontario man who used the Internet to arrange cross-border meetings to sell at-risk and endangered species has been sentenced to jail time.

Op-Ed: Iconic Crescent-shaped L.A. Hotel on Endangered Buildings List

Americans can’t tolerate anything that’s old. Not old people, old clothes, old cars, old-fashioned ideas of politeness, etiquette, civility…the mantra is always out with the old, in with the new.

Bedeviling Details on Saving Tasmanian Devils from Extinction

Australia is having a devil of a time trying to save its devils, but a little help may be on the way from a few friends at Loony Toons, cartoon home to Taz.

100 endangered rhinos slaughtered in South Africa in 2008

Vietnamese crime-syndicates are operating from South Africa with only one aim: to slaughter as many African rhinos as they can. The ancient animals' horns are expensive, sold as mythical 'aphrodesiacs' in Chinese traditional medicine shops.

Are Wolves Endangered?

The legal battles over the status of the grey wolf as an endangered species are continuing in the US while at the same time a discussion is ongoing regarding the wolf species we are talking about.

Map Shows Species Most Vulnerable to Climate Change

A new project reveals that out of 17,000 assessed species, over 7,000 could be threatened with extinction because of climate change.

Hundreds Of Fish Species Endangered

In a new report published in Fisheries, researchers have listed 700 fish species as being vulnerable, threatened, endangered or even extinct. The causes are listed as habitat loss, their ranges decreasing, invasive species and perhaps climate changes.

Butterflies Endangered

The delicate winged beauties are growing lesser in number at an alarming rate, loss of these unassuming creatures would be lethal to the food chain if not heartbreaking to lose the sheer pleasure of watching them hover over blossoms...

St. Johns one of ten most endangered rivers

According to a nonprofit group dedicated to waterway conservation, the St. Johns River has been named one of the 10 most endangered rivers in the United States.

Op-Ed: Two Very Different Surgeries For Endangered Sea Turtles

'An unlucky day for a rare giant sea turtle believed to be an endangered Leatherback, which was caught on a beach near Gaza City, slaughtered and eaten by Palestinian fishermen who said its blood was an aphrodisiac, among other therapeutic qualities.'

Killing to Conserve?

Fred Morris, of Draper, Utah, seems to be a man of conflicted interest, if not conflicted ideals. He’s a trophy hunter, has hunted in 160 countries, and has a home filled with 400 birds and animals which he’s shot.

The 2007 Red List of Endangered Species is out and It's Not Pretty

With our closest relatives the Great Apes making this year's death list , the ICUN findings highlight once more humankind's dreadful impact on the environment. Also, R.I.P. the Yangtze River Dolphin.

New on the Menu: Tigers, Sharks, Turtles & Bears.

Ever tried shark fin soup? How about bear paws? Maybe tigers, or turtles? Civet cat might be up your alley, or pythons? All delicacies, all endangered, all illegal and all big business.

Baby boom for endangered tigers

More than 84 Siberian tigers are born in captivity since March this year in China's Hengdaohezi Feline Breeding Center. The center has grown more than 750 in this breeding center and plan to release 620 of them into the wild.

Manatees May be Removed from Endangered List

The number of Florida manatees has nearly doubled since 1991, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service sees this as reason to downgrade the animal's threat level. But not everyone agrees.

Sumatran Rhino Arrives in Indonesia

The first Sumatran rhino born in captivity in more than 100 years arrived in Indonesia.....

Endangered Sea Turtles Die in Bangladesh

Hundreds of endangered sea turtles have been found dead along Bangladesh's coast over the past two weeks, triggering concerns about pollution and local fishing practices.

Wolves to Be Hunted if Removed From U.S. Endangered List

Gray wolves in the U.S.'s northern Rocky Mountain region may become the victims of their own success.

Endangered Cranes Killed in Fla. Storms

All 18 endangered whooping cranes that were led south from Wisconsin last fall as part of a project to create a second migratory flock of the birds were killed in storms in Florida

'Goblins' May Be Newest Endangered Species

A mans refusal to tear down his condemned barn is backed by a very strange reason,He doesn't want to upset the Goblins.

Alliance For Zero Extinction Targets 800 Endangered Species

Targeting specific geographical sites, the alliance hopes to spur action to save 794 endangered species.
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Rare daylight sighting of nesting leatherback sea turtle at Grand Riviere
Rare daylight sighting of nesting leatherback sea turtle at Grand Riviere
Photo by Bill Cancellare Jr
Oregon Chub
Oregon Chub
Mexican gray wolves are not necessarily gray. In fact  their fur is a mix of gray  rust  black and c...
Mexican gray wolves are not necessarily gray. In fact, their fur is a mix of gray, rust, black and cream, making for a really striking coat.
Jim Clark, USFWS
Found in Madagascar  this amphibian has an incredible defense mechanism. When a predator tries to ea...
Found in Madagascar, this amphibian has an incredible defense mechanism. When a predator tries to eat the frog, the frog’s skin secretes a thick fluid that sticks to the mouth and eyes of the predator, causing the animal to release the frog. This species is listed in CITES Appendix I due to an unsustainable pet trade.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters
On Wednesday  January 16  2013  a four-year-old Mexican gray wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) named M1133 ...
On Wednesday, January 16, 2013, a four-year-old Mexican gray wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) named M1133 took his first careful steps out of his crate into Arizona’s Apache National Forest, near the New Mexico border. Courtesy of USFWS
Adopt a Manatee and get a free t-shirt from the Save the Manatee Club in Florida
Adopt a Manatee and get a free t-shirt from the Save the Manatee Club in Florida
Save the Manatee Club
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.
Jim Rorabaugh / USFWS


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