Three papers published in the journal Science this week showcase success stories that may point the way to future victories for endangered animals and plants. Thanks to conservation programs, several European bird species are rebounding; the most endangered mammal in North America, the black-footed ferret, has recovered rapidly from a low of only 18 ferrets in the late 1980s to 223 last year; and Peruvian rain forests are faring better. (AP) Thanks to Abigail for submitting the link!


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