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USFWS to review "endangered" status of Florida manatee

Last month, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it would consider downlisting one of our nation’s most beloved endangered species: the …

Beavers Are Mysteriously Back in Britain—but Not Entirely Welcome

The government is concerned about the return of a destructive animal thought extinct.<p>Tom Buckley was overjoyed. Earlier this year the retired environmental scientist proudly documented the first family of beavers living wild in England since the species was hunted to near extinction in Britain …

U.S. Denies Endangered Species Protection For Wolverines, Despite Declining Populations

By Laura Zuckerman<p>SALMON, Idaho, Aug 12 (Reuters) - U.S. wildlife managers on Tuesday denied federal protections for rare wolverines, outraging conservationists but pleasing Western states that opposed adding the reclusive but feisty member of the weasel family to the endangered and threatened …

More African elephants are dying than being born, study shows

Study estimates that 100,000 elephants have been killed by poachers in the last three years alone<p>Africa's fragile elephant population may be declining even faster than previously estimated, according to a major study published this week. The paper, published Monday in the Proceedings of the …

A Florida nail technician helped researchers develop a tracking device for endangered sea turtles

Serendipity has always played a significant role in scientific progress. Some researchers estimate that 33-50 percent of scientific discoveries are due to luck and happenstance. But as Louis Pasteur once said, “Chance favors only the prepared mind.”<p>For conservationists, studying sea turtles has …

Deaths of bighorn sheep in Arizona spark controversy over conservation effort

The first phase of a three-year plan by Arizona wildlife officials to bolster herds of bighorn sheep has resulted in the death of half the population, after the 31 sheep were transplanted at a cost of $150,000 into the Catalina Mountains where mountain lions killed 15 of the protected species …