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Endangered Animals

10 of Nature's Tiniest Animals (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

We here at HuffPost Green love to celebrate nature's diversity but this collection of creatures are united by their miniature dimensions. Flip through...

15 Baby Alligators Born In China

Mother Jones | by Julia Whitty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Despite these obstacles, 15 critically endangered Chinese alligators--the most endangered of all crocodilians--hatched at the mouth of the Yangtze. Th...

More Than 800 Wildlife Species Now Extinct

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

More than 800 animal and plant species have gone extinct in the past five centuries with nearly 17,000 now threatened with extinction, the Internation...

Sharks Face Risk Of Extinction

Mail Online | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Almost a third of the world's ocean shark species are facing extinction, conservationists warned yesterday....

Rwanda 'Baptises' 18 Endangered Baby Gorillas

Yahoo! News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Rwanda "baptised" 18 rare baby mountain gorillas at what has become an annual event to highlight the plight of the endangered species....

7 American Species Threatened by Global Warming

Environmental Defense Fund | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Global warming is already starting to have a severe effect on our environment. The Environment Defense Fund has picked seven "ambassador species" -- l...

Feds Crack Down On Sperm Whale Teeth Traffickers

New York | By Camille Dodero (1:16PM 05/27) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Sperm whales are an endangered species, and therefore protected by the Endangered Species Act. That doesn't mean you can't import them -- you just nee...

Silverback Gorilla Hates New Cell Phones (PHOTO)

Getty/AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Kibabu the silverback gorilla looks over his shoulder on his 32nd birthday in his habitat at Taronga Zoo in Sydney on May 25, 2009. The western world'...

Endangered Leopard Stolen In Russian Car-Jacking

Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Police in the Russian city of St Petersburg were today searching for a rare missing leopard which was stolen yesterday when thieves ambushed a TV prod...

WHALE STRIKE: Whale Protection Research Boat Hits Endangered Whale

Telegraph | Last Updated: 11:08PM BST 22 Apr 2009 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The NOAA vessel Auk was returning from a research trip when the whale surfaced about 10 feet in front of it, NOAA spokesman David Miller said....

Major Scientific Study Says Beavers Increase Biodiversity

Mairi Beautyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mairi Beautyman

Would you like a family of beavers moving into your backyard? Seems this primarily nocturnal, semi-aquatic rodent could be returning to Europe after centuries of extinction.

Moving the Ball Forward for Primates, Polar Bears

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Markarian

The federal government took two major steps today to protect wild animals from cruelty and abuse. The government clearly has a key role to play when it comes to animal conservation.

Dear Japan: Dolphins Are Treasures, Not Snacks!

Frankie Churchill | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Frankie Churchill

"Please sir, can you see what you can do to stop the killing of dolphins in Taiji, Japan? I love dolphins!! It is so cruel how they kill them and it takes a very long time for them to die. Please write me back!"

Nepal's Monkey God for Experiments

Subhash Ghimire | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Subhash Ghimire

The scientists and researchers who claim to be the savior of human kind are also the brutal and savage killers of animal species.

Obama Steps Up For Wildlife

Cindy Letchworth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cindy Letchworth

Due to the "midnight regulations" of the Bush administration, many new environmental rules were published before they could be easily reversed.

90 Year-Old Giant Tortoise Mates

Treehugger | Kimberley D. Mok | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Ninety years old and considered one of the world's rarest organisms, the giant tortoise from the Galapagos Islands known as "Lonesome George" stunned ...

Bwindi Gorillas Increasingly Threatened By Human Conflict

VBS.tv | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

VBS.tv just put up another excellent travel video series focusing on the gorilla population in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, where the borders of Ug...

Palin Loses Attempt to Block Protection of Alaska's Whales

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Janet Ritz

Palin had opposed the endangered listing for beluga whales in part by questioning the science and saying the listings would hinder oil and natural gas drilling.

Wolverine: The Latest Furry Sensation

Huffington Post | Verena von Pfetten | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

SACRAMENTO, California (AP) -- A research project aimed at weasels has turned up a bigger prize: a picture of a wolverine, an elusive animal scientist...