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Native Bumble Bees Are Poised to Be First Pollinators Protected Under California Endangered Species Act

The California Fish and Game Commission has voted to begin the process of classifying 4 species of bumble bee native to the state as endangered.

Louisiana Black Bear Removed From Endangered Species List

The Louisiana black bear is the state mammal for Louisiana, and it is one of 16 subspecies of the American black bear. While the...

Thriving Yellowstone Grizzlies to Leave the Endangered Species List

With the abundance of grizzlies making a comeback in Yellowstone National Park, the hefty mammals might be off the list for good.

Rare Fish Saved From Extinction, Swims Off Endangered Species List

A tiny fish has beaten big odds to swim off the endangered species list. Only the second fish to make it off the Endangered Species...

Angry Birds App Helps Protect Real-Life Eggs of Endangered Species

Dozens of bird species across the South Pacific have been listed as endangered, or nearly so, after non-native rats began eating their eggs. The...

Endangered Species Day: 9 Success Stories to Make You Cheer Today

From a grandmother nursing orphaned elephants to a whole town rallying for a little salamander, the past year has been ripe with good news surrounding endangered species. To...

Humpbacks Whales Leap Off Endangered Species List

The majestic humpback whales have something else to sing about. Thanks to the banning of commercial whaling nearly 50 years ago and vigorous conservation efforts,...

For Earth Day, Thousands of Condoms “Protect” Endangered Species

Is it too ironic that endangered species would be united snugly with the cause of preventing unwanted pregnancies? Not for the Center for Biological...

Town Closes Road for Two Months to Help This Wee Endangered Species

For the fourth time, a city in Canada has decided to help out some slow amphibians by closing a road for two months during...
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US Endangered Species Act Turns 40, With Hundreds of Comeback Stories

President Richard Nixon signed into law, 40 years ago on December 28, the strengthened Endangered Species Act after Congress realized that without further protection from...
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90 Percent of Endangered Species Recovering on Time

A new Center for Biological Diversity analysis of 110 endangered species finds that 90 percent are on track to meet recovery goals set by...
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90 Percent of Endangered Species Recovering on Time

A new Center for Biological Diversity analysis of 110 endangered species finds that 90 percent are on track to meet recovery goals set by...
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Humpback Whales May Leap off Endangered Species List

Despite almost hunting these beautiful creatures to extinction, humpback whales may soon be graduating from the endangered species list, thanks to efforts that...
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Bush-era Endangered Species Rule Revoked

The Obama administration last week revoked a rule enacted toward the end of the Bush administration that it said undermined protections under the...
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100 Success Stories for Endangered Species

In honor of the second annual Endangered Species Day, May 18, a Web site celebrates the success stories and details conservation efforts that led...

Endangered Rhino Named Hope Travels Across World to Save His Species

The last Sumatran rhino in the entire western hemisphere has officially arrived in Indonesia to help save his species from extinction. The 8-year-old hero, Harapan...
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Alabama Turns Around Historic Species Loss With First Comeback From Endangered List

Alabama leads the lower 48 states in river bed extinctions, with 29 snails and 28 mussel species so far. But the state now becomes...

17 Years After Being Declared Extinct in the Wild, Turtle Species is Saved by Caretakers of Hindu Temple

An endangered turtle species has been given a second chance at survival thanks to the caretakers of a centuries-old Hindu temple.

In Landmark Case, More Than 200 Wild and Endangered Animals Rescued From Canadian Roadside Zoo

More than 200 exotic animals have been given a second lease on life after they were rescued from an unaccredited roadside zoo in Quebec.

Nation’s First ‘Hempwood’ Factory Could Be Sustainable Lifesaver for Endangered Oak Trees in the US

This new factory in Kentucky is the first facility in the United States to begin making “wood” out of hemp – and the material is 20% stronger than oak.