September 12, 2018

By Dr. Karen Shaw Becker

Wolves are fascinating creatures. Known for their eerie-sounding howls, superb hunting skills and ability to thrive in a wide variety of habitats, wolves have nevertheless become remarkably scarce, and one variety's apparent inability to thrive...

May 31, 2018

The Endangered Species Act is under attack. A number of Congress members have introduced legislation designed to chip away at the law, which is the bedrock of wildlife protections in the United States. While it's unlikely that any of this legislation will become law—th...

May 17, 2018

For anyone who cares about animals, Endangered Species Day is an annual day of dread.

More than 14,000 species on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s Red List — the world’s most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of species —...


I was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska, a land of extremes. Temperatures could drop below -50ᵒ Fahrenheit in the winter and the darkness would seem to stretch out endlessly, while the summers...

May 5, 2018

New guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of the Interior now prohibit staff members from informing private interests when they must obtain a permit before they can develop properties where activities may affect habitats of endangered species.

A memorandum issued las...

May 02, 2018 04:29 PM

Updated May 02, 2018 07:59 PM

They're tiny, fluffy and one of them is named for the Norse god of thunder.

They're also critically important to the survival of their species.

With fewer than 300 red wolves left alive, and only a few dozen left in the w...

April 27, 2018

A Species Status Assessment (SSA) released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Tuesday revealed that there are only 44 red wolves left in North Carolina, the only place they exist in the wild, and that they could go extinct within eight years.

The SSA was r...


Teachers try to inspire students to believe htey can change the world.
          Now a project at Neosho middle school has eighth grade students working to save endangered species.
         "It’s eaten by its ma...

WASHINGTON— Two sneak attacks on imperiled wildlife are hidden in legislation to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration. The House of Representatives announced today that it would vote in coming days on the bill, which was introduced April 7 by Rep. Shuster (R...

April 17, 2018

A former zoo in Iowa must transfer its lemurs and tigers to other facilities because of a violation by the Endangered Species Act, a federal appeals court has ruled.

The St. Louis-based 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a federal magistrate judge’s decision to tr...

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