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 released along with a Five-Year Status Review, which the FWS undertakes for every species offered protections under the Endangered Species Act to determine if they should retain their endangered status. Given the pop
NEOSHO, MISSOURI - 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 main predator, the tiger shark." A video plays on Connor Jordon’s computer. He and his ecology team are trying to save the hawks bill sea turtle. Connor explained the impact of the assignment. “Most projects we do in class are boring, normal stuff
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-Pa.) and Rep. DeFazio (D-Ore.). Buried in the text of the FAA legislation, which has not had a congressional hearing and has been expedited outside the normal legislative process, are provisions that would enti
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 transfer the animals from the former Cricket Hollow Zoo in Manchester to facilities in Wisconsin and Indiana because of inadequate care. How Appealing links to coverage by Courthouse News Service and last Wednesd
Love them or hate them, few animals evoke stronger emotions than the gray wolf. Iconic without question, a symbol of wild places and revered by people who want them protected at all costs. But also a top-level predator, scorned by ag producers when wolves raid their livestock and despised by the hunters who believe wolves kill too many deer. Additional Articles Recommended by Agweek Minn. semi-truck driver given multiple citations after attempting to haul oversized shed down
Every day, species around the planet are going extinct. And for each species that goes extinct, many more become and remain endangered due to habitat loss, poaching, and climate change. These threatened animals are included on the International Union for Conservation (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species — the world's most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of species. Here are 12 species at risk of extinction, including some that you probably didn't ev