Layne Smith

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Why Do We Save Some Species and Let Others Get Devastated?

Why do we use enormous resources to save some species and let others die? Melissa Holbrook Pierson on the strange ways of humans.<p>There are currently …

Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle, Endangered Species, Feeding In Possibly Toxic Waters

<i>From LiveScience.com staff:</i><p>The endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtle has been found feeding in the Gulf of Mexico, in waters threatened by oil spills, heavy commercial fishing and oxygen depletion.<p>The Kemp's ridley turtle is the most endangered and smallest hard-shelled sea turtle in the world. A new …

Wolves slated to lose protection under endangered species act

The gray wolf population has recovered to the point that it can be safely removed from the federal list of threatened and endangered species, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Friday in a proposal that environmental groups suggest is premature.<p>Under its proposed delisting plan, the wildlife …

Hula Painted Frog, Newly Rediscovered Species In Israel, Reclassified Into 'Extinct' Genus

An extremely rare species of frog has been classified into a genus previously known only through fossils, scientists declared this week.<p>In 1996, the Hula painted frog became the first amphibian officially considered extinct by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). …

Hope for Endangered Butterfly Species

Newly collected eggs give the Schaus butterfly a chance.<p><b>You can find the Schaus swallowtail butterfly on a U.S. postage stamp. But you'd have a harder time finding it in the wild.</b><p>The brown-and-yellow insect, which graced a stamp in 1996 to reflect its endangered status, has been hard to locate …

One Man's Quest To Capture America's Endangered Zoo Animals (With A Camera)

To spend a day in the life of <i>National Geographic</i> photographer Joel Sartore, there are a few things you have to get used to. Really long drives, for one. Tigers charging at you. And, of course ... well ... messes.<p>"I'm the only studio portrait photographer I know whose subjects routinely poop and pee …

The beasts from Brazil: country aims to clone endangered species

Brazilian scientists are preparing to clone and hybridise jaguars, collared anteaters, maned wolves and other endangered species in an effort to ease …

DNA reveals mating patterns of critically endangered sea turtle

Related images<br>(click to enlarge)<p>New University of East Anglia research into the mating habits of a critically endangered sea turtle will help …

Wood Stork's Endangered Status Is Up In The Air

The last few years have been especially tough in South Florida for wading birds such as egrets, herons, ibises and wood storks that feed and nest in the region's wetlands.<p>The problem is there are fewer wetlands, and the last few years have been dry, reducing water levels in critical areas.<p>Despite …

Leading paper firm pledges to halt Indonesian deforestation

The world's third biggest paper company has pledged to halt deforestation in Indonesia, and help to restore the habitats of the rare Sumatran tiger …

As moose disappear, Minnesota cancels hunting season

<b>Published at 5:22 p.m. ET:</b> Moose are missing — and the state of Minnesota doesn't want hunters to find them.<p>Minnesota officials banned moose hunting indefinitely on Wednesday because of a dramatic drop in the animal's numbers.<p>The number of moose in the Gopher State has fallen by 52 percent since …

Hedgehog population in dramatic decline

The once common sight of hedgehogs in gardens could become a thing of the past, with the spiny species having suffered a dramatic decline in recent …

Information is Beautiful: Plenty More Fish In The Sea?

It's hard to imagine the damage over-fishing is wrecking on the oceans. The effects are literally invisible, hidden deep in the ocean. But there is …

Red squirrel finds pine marten a fearsome ally in its fight for survival

The endangered red squirrel has found a new ally in its fight for survival against the invading grey squirrel, research has established. Reds are …

Sir David Attenborough picks 10 animals he would take on his ark

Sir David Attenborough has named the 10 endangered animals he would most like to save from extinction.<p>His famous on screen encounter with mountain gorillas helped to bring the animal’s plight to the world’s attention.<p>Yet Sir David Attenborough has decided to omit the apes, of which there are just …

The world's extinct and endangered species – interactive map

Over the past 500 years, human activity is known to have decimated 869 species. Habitat destruction, hunting, alien species, disease and climate …

Elephant Mother Rescues Baby Trapped In Mud (PHOTOS)

There's nothing quite like a mother's love. And elephants are no different than humans in this case, as seen in this breathtaking photo series.<p>According to the Rex USA photo caption, the shots were taken in Spain's Cabarceno Wildlife Park in Cantabria, when a family herd came across a watering hole …

Sharks at risk of extinction from overfishing, say scientists

Sharks risk being driven to extinction due to overfishing, with almost 100 million killed each year, scientists have warned.<p>Many species of shark …

Day #2: First-Ever Footage of Africa’s Most Endangered Parrot Feeding in High Canopy…

Human Journey<p>On the second day of filming and observation the female Cape parrot came much closer… Here is 20 seconds of amazing footage of her calling about 15 feet away from us. We witnessed her close-up on-and-off for an hour and were both shaking when we eventually left the cliff. The reason …

Nepal launches drones to combat poachers

Conservationists in Nepal are to send drone aircraft into the skies in the battle to save the Himalayan nation's endangered tigers and rhinos from poachers.<p>WWF Nepal said it had successfully tested two unmanned "conservation drones" earlier this month in Chitwan National Park, in Nepal's southern …

Thailand's prime minister pledges to outlaw domestic ivory trade

A major victory has been won in the war against the illegal slaughter of elephants, which claimed 25,000 animals in 2012, after Thailand's prime …

In pictures: Meet the world's endangered primates

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2008/aug/05/endangeredspecies.wildlife<p>720<p>Nearly half of all primates are in danger of becoming …

7 Corals Should Be Federally Protected By Endangered Species Act: NOAA

Seven corals found in Florida Keys waters could be added to the list of oceanic species federally protected under the Endangered Species Act.<p>The decision announced Friday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will bring federal officials to the Keys for public comment hearings Jan. …

Shark killings exceed 100m every year as humans become the predators

Sharks are being slaughtered at an unsustainable rate, with a new study showing that 100 million are being killed every year.<p>Ahead of the meeting of …

Species Revival: Should We Bring Back Extinct Animals?

Scientists are debating whether to bring back vanished species.<p><b>On May 6, 1930, a Tasmanian farmer named Wilfred Batty grabbed a rifle and shot a thylacine—commonly known as a Tasmanian tiger—that was causing</b> <b>a commotion in his henhouse. The bullet hit the animal in the shoulder. Twenty minutes</b> …