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  • Gunnison sage-grouse map
    Political pressures outweigh need in battle for Gunnison sage-grouse
    In November 2014, the United States Fish and Wildlife Services downgraded the rapidly-diminishing population of the Gunnison sage-grouse to “threatened” status from “endangered.” In response to this decision, the Center for...
  • Dead bats found by PA Game Commission
    White-nose syndrome is killing off millions of already endangered bats
    Many are not aware of the importance bats play in ecosystems worldwide. With news that they are carriers of mass infectious diseases (such as rabies and ebola), not to mention their connoted relationship to death (but also good luck and rebirth!),...
  • Save African lions and help them get listed as endangered species by Jan 27
    Save African lions and help them get listed as endangered species by Jan 27
    Can you imagine the African lion becoming extinct? According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), it’s a real potential in the foreseeable future. Because of this, the FWS has “proposed to list the lion as threatened under the...
  • Northern long-eared bat
    The battle to conserve the northern long-eared bat
    A newly discovered fungus, is seriously threatening the northern long-eared bat population in the United States, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is making a dedicated effort to help conserve this bat species’ population. Standing in...
  • Two tiny tropical monkeys freeze to death in Louisiana
    Two tiny tropical monkeys freeze to death in Louisiana
    Two rare cotton-top Tamarin monkeys have frozen to death at the Alexandria Zoo in central Louisiana after be left outside overnight as temperatures plummeted into the 30’sF by a careless keeper. A third miraculous managed to survive...
  • Lone wolf now leader of a pack
    Lone wolf now leader of a pack
    Once known as the “world’s most famous lone wolf,” OR7 (so designated by wildlife officials) is lonesome no more. In fact, he has now been confimed as the leader of his own pack, consisting of a mate and at least three offspring,...
  • Neo the bongo
    John Ball Zoo welcomes critically endangered bongo calf, Neo
    On December 16, John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids, Michigan welcomed a new Eastern Mountain Bongo calf. Bongos are a critically endangered antelope species found in central and western Africa. The zoo’s veterinarian, Dr. Ryan Colburn, spoke with...
  • Right whales are sighted off Central Florida's coast
    Right whales are sighted off Central Florida's coast
    Right whales are winter visitors in the Atlantic Ocean off of the east coast of Florida where they follow their food source and to calve. Observant beach goers during those months may catch a glimpse of migrating Right whales as they pass through...
  • Up in the sky...it's National Bird Day
    Up in the sky...it's National Bird Day
    Today, January 5, is the 13th Annual National Bird Day. Our fine feathered friends live over and among us, and it's a perfect time to reflect on how we treat birds and what part they play in our lives. As a young girl, I would stand at the...
  • Ocean Trash.jpg
    Tons of Trash in the World's Oceans
    Nearly 270,000 tons of plastic is floating in the world's oceans, according to a new study by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).The trash is composed of at least 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic, according to NOAA...
  • Yellow Hibiscus
    Yellow Hibiscus
    On a recent trip to Maui, Hawaii we discovered some beautiful examples of our 50thstates’ official flower- the Yellow Hibiscus. An endangered species, these beauties are considered by lovers of tropical plants among the brightest of all the...
  • Angalifu in 2008
    Extremely rare white rhino dies at the San Diego Safari Park
    One of the last remaining northern white rhinos on Earth died of old age at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park yesterday. Angalifu, a well known favorite at the park died at an estimated age of 44. He was born in the wild and originally brought to the...
  • International coalition uses satellite transmitters to track right whales.
    International coalition uses satellite transmitters to track right whales
    For the first time, scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the Aqualie Institute of Brazil, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Cascadia Research Collective, working in cooperation with Fundación Patagonia Natural,...
  • Florida Panther
    Florida Panthers are celebrated this weekend in Collier County
    The fourth annual Florida Panther Festival is set for this Saturday, Nov. 15, at North Collier Regional Park in Naples, and offers interesting and fun opportunities to learn about Florida’s State Animal and one of the most endangered mammals...
  • 100 countries agree to protect additional 21 types of sharks and rays
    100 countries agree to protect additional 21 types of sharks and rays
    More than 100 countries have voted to add 21 kinds of sharks and rays to their list of protected species. These include thresher and silky sharks as well as hammerheads, according to Bradnee Chambers, executive secretary at the Convention on the...