Do you know your extinct and endangered animals? Above is an Amur leopard, a species that is still around but critically endangered. Unfortunately, there are many examples of animals lost forever, or close to the brink of extinction. Take the quiz and see if you know whether these animals are extinct or extant (still living). …
The recovery of the imperiled tricolored blackbird in California’s Central Valley is closely linked with the state’s dairy industry. More than $370,000 has been paid to dairy farmers who agree to delay harvesting their fields, where tricolored blackbirds nest. Earlier this month, California listed the tricolored blackbird as an endangered species on an emergency basis.
Six months ago, Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill that, when it takes effect next Thursday, will enrich every citizen of Illinois: It adds the black bear, gray wolf and cougar to the state's list of protected species. More on that smart move in a moment.
A new, very rare species of sea lily has been identified by an American scientist. Rather than name the creature himself, he's providing the opportunity of a lifetime and auctioning off those rights on eBay. Funds to help further research.
or many years, corporate agribusiness interests and their Astroturf groups, including the Coalition for a Sustainable Delta and the Latino Water Coalition, have blamed Endangered Species Act protections for Delta smelt and Central Valley Chinook salmon for creating an alleged "Dust Bowl" on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley.
However, the campaign to blame Delta smelt and salmon for reductions in Delta exports was shown to be a big “red herring,” pardon the pun, when Restore the Delta (RTD), opponents of Governor Jerry Brown's Bay Delta Conservation Plan to build the peripheral tunnels, and researchers from California Water Research of Santa Cruz revealed that Delta smelt and salmon protections had little impact on water pumping operations from the Delta in 2014
People have an extra month to comment on a federal proposal that would list the West Coast fisher population as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.The deadline to give input is now Feb. 5 instead of Jan. 5, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife S