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Endangered Animals

Fish and Wildlife Service: It's Time for a Serious Course Correction on Wolves

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 04.20.2014 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

I cannot say I was surprised by the recent peer review report on wolf delisting from a panel of independent scientists. They unanimously concluded that the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service's proposal to strip federal protections for gray wolves across nearly all of the lower 48 states was not supported by the best available science.

Hastings' Endangered Species Act "Reform" Is the Movie Groundhog Day All Over Again

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

Are we a country that still believes we should protect our nation's imperiled wildlife heritage for future generations?

The Verdict: Science Behind Stripping Wolf Protections Fatally Flawed

Noah Greenwald | Posted 04.12.2014 | Green
Noah Greenwald

Unless the Obama administration follows the advice of the best science to preserve Endangered Species Act protections for America's wolves, we can be sure they will once again be pushed toward the brink of extinction.

Saving Emperor Penguins Requires Swift Climate Action

Shaye Wolf | Posted 03.26.2014 | Green
Shaye Wolf

Emperor penguins live in one of the most isolated places on earth. But neither that isolation nor their legendary powers of endurance can protect these icons of wild Antarctica from the deadly consequences of our planet's rising temperatures and changing oceans.

Alissa Scheller

You Should Be Worried About Lions Living In Countries That Can't Afford Conservation | Alissa Scheller | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

African lions are in decline -- they currently number about 35,000, and researchers say the situation is critical in West Africa, where there are only...

Rare Monk Seal Pup Is Born On Hawaii Beach, Entire State Dies From Cuteness

Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

Forget the first baby born in 2014, Hawaii is all abuzz about the first monk seal pup born in the new year. The Hawaiian monk seal is the second-m...

Lions Nearing Extinction In West Africa, And We Didn't Even Know It

| Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

By John R. Platt (Click here for original article) Physically and emotionally demanding. That’s how Philipp Henschel, Lion Program Survey Coordi...

11 Animals We May Allow To Go Extinct Because They're Not Cute And Fuzzy

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 03.20.2015 | Green

In 2012, nearly $1 billion was donated in the name of environmental preservation to just three charities: The Conservation Fund, the World Wildlife Fu...

Affirming Our All-American Conservation Values Through the Endangered Species Act

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 02.19.2014 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

After 40 important years of protecting America's wildlife for future generations, we find ourselves at a familiar crossroads, similar to where our leaders stood when they originally passed the ESA.

Who's Killing Hawaii's Monk Seals?

Civil Beat | Nathan Eagle and Sophie Cocke | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

Last year, a man on the Hawaii island of Molokai confessed to killing an endangered Hawaiian monk seal — and nothing happened. He didn't just whi...

Scenes From the Philippines: Post-Earthquake, Post-Typhoon

Charles Knapp, Ph.D. | Posted 01.26.2014 | Green
Charles Knapp, Ph.D.

ZSL and Project Seahorse are working with the communities and local government units to provide emergency support in the form of packs containing food, clean water, and basic medicines.

Scientists Identify More Than 2,300 'Irreplaceable' Places

Posted 11.23.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Russell McLendon: An international team of scientists has made a list of Earth's most "irreplaceable" places, highligh...

We're Head Over Paws In Love With These Tiger Cubs

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 11.18.2013 | Green

The Smithsonian National Zoo's 15-week-old Sumatran tiger cubs, Sukacita and Bandar, made their public debut Monday and showed that two tiger cubs are...

One Of The Biggest Killers Of Whales Strikes Again

Posted 11.14.2013 | Green

Maui is on an island-wide search for a young humpback whale that was seen entangled in polypropylene fishing line Monday. Hawaii News Now reported...

How Could This Adorable Creature Cause $50 Million Worth Of Damage In Hawaii?

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 11.09.2013 | Green

The Aloha State is famous for, well, its spirit of aloha -- you can feel it in the tropical breezes and sense it in the warm and welcoming people. But...

470 Turtles Confiscated From Smugglers In Thai Airport

Agence France Presse | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

Thai customs have found over a thousand turtles and tortoises in airport luggage in a week, including a haul of 470 creatures Friday as conservationis...

LOOK: Hundreds Of New Species Found In The Amazon

Posted 10.23.2013 | Green

At least 441 new species of plants and animals have been discovered in a remote part of the Amazon rain forest, according to the World Wildlife Fund. ...

Should You Care About Every Single Endangered Species?

Posted 10.16.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Tom Oder: Should you care that an obscure flower that only grows in a very limited area, serves no obvious purpose, an...

The Extraordinary Life Of Kamilo The Monk Seal (PHOTOS)

Posted 10.15.2013 | Green

Kamilo is a 6-month-old Hawaiian monk seal, and what an eventful 6 months it has been. Last week, Kamilo made national headlines after biting two ...

Gabriela Aoun

This Hawaiian Monk Seal Is In Time Out For Biting | Gabriela Aoun | Posted 10.09.2013 | Green

Kamilo the Hawaiian Monk Seal is in time out. Just like many preschoolers, it seems he confused biting with playing. His chosen playmates? Two tri...

A Rising Tide Floats One Boat: Noah's Response to Climate Change

Howard J. Curzer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Howard J. Curzer

As climate change comes crashing down upon us, we will face many hard choices between saving species and saving individual animals. Should we follow Noah's lead?

Every Last Rhino Could Be Gone In 10 Years

Posted 11.11.2013 | Green

By the end of September, 704 rhinos had been killed by poachers in South Africa. This startling figure showcases the growing scourge of rhino slaughte...

LOOK: White-Cheeked Gibbon Baby Will Melt Your Heart

Vanessa Martin | Posted 09.19.2013 | Miami

Check out this adorable three-week-old white-cheeked gibbon, the first of the endangered species to be born at Zoo Miami. Born on August 26, the g...

The Amazing Success Story Of Bald Eagle Conservation

Posted 09.15.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Jaymi Heimbuch: Bald eagles are making headlines again, as proven by NPR's recent story about the birds' amazing recov...

Chinese Restaurateur Saves Rare Sea Turtle

The Huffington Post | David Winograd | Posted 09.06.2013 | Small Business

A Chinese restaurateur, Ng Pak-yan, saved a rare Hawksbill sea turtle from an unpleasant end Tuesday evening when a fisherman brought the endangered a...