Wolves Could Lose Protected Status in Lower 48 States
Wolves Could Lose Protected Status in Lower 48 States
The US Department of the Interior determined that the population has rebounded enough to no longer need Endangered Species Act protection; conservation biologists disagree.
Wolves Could Lose Protected Status in Lower 48 States
Wolves Could Lose Protected Status in Lower 48 States

The US Department of the Interior determined that the population has rebounded enough to no longer need Endangered Species Act protection; conservation biologists disagree.

The US Department of the Interior determined that the population has rebounded enough to no longer need Endangered Species Act protection; conservation biologists disagree.

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Seven North Atlantic Right Whale Calves Spotted So Far This Year
Seven North Atlantic Right Whale Calves Spotted So Far This Year
Ashley Yeager | Mar 5, 2019
The number of new babies is up from zero born last year, but scientists say the birth rate is still too low to sustain the population of endangered whales.
DNA of Red Wolves, Once Gone from the Wild, Discovered in Texas Pack
DNA of Red Wolves, Once Gone from the Wild, Discovered in Texas Pack
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 14, 2019
The wild population of the species was declared extinct almost 40 years ago, but now researchers have found their genes in a pack of canines near the Gulf coast.
Image of the Day: Surprise!
Image of the Day: Surprise!
Kerry Grens | Nov 21, 2018
A 37-year-old simiang gibbon on birth control unexpectedly gave birth at the San Diego Zoo.
IUCN Red List Update Signals Hope for Gorillas
IUCN Red List Update Signals Hope for Gorillas
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 19, 2018
The status of the mountain gorilla is now endangered, an upgrade from critically endangered. Other species are becoming more threatened.
Fishy Behavior: Prof Allegedly Profited from School Caviar Sales
Fishy Behavior: Prof Allegedly Profited from School Caviar Sales
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 29, 2018
A University of Georgia fisheries researcher, who is head of the school’s program to farm-raise sturgeon and sell their salt-cured eggs, is expected to retire this week.
Image of the Day: New Tiny Frog
Image of the Day: New Tiny Frog
Jef Akst | Oct 23, 2018
A newly described amphibian has such a small range in southern Brazil that it’s already critically endangered.
Interior Department Wants Stricter Data Standards in Conservation Decisions
Interior Department Wants Stricter Data Standards in Conservation Decisions
Kerry Grens | Oct 4, 2018
A new rule would emphasize public, peer-reviewed reports in its decision-making, which has scientists concerned about the exclusion of sensitive, private data.
Congress Considers Endangered Species Act AmendmentsCongress Considers Endangered Species Act Amendments
Congress Considers Endangered Species Act Amendments
Jef Akst | Sep 27, 2018
Opponents of the proposal call the changes a “wildlife extinction package.”
Interior Department Proposes Major Changes to Wildlife Protections
Interior Department Proposes Major Changes to Wildlife Protections
Shawna Williams | Jul 20, 2018
Reshaping how the Endangered Species Act is implemented is seen as a way to streamline bureaucracy, but critics of the plan say it will leave species at greater risk of extinction.