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This Is The First Fish Ever Taken Off The Endangered Species List

AP | JEFF BARNARD | Posted 02.04.2014 | Green

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A tiny minnow that lives only in Oregon backwaters is the first fish ever taken off U.S. Endangered Species Act protection ...

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...

Nepal's 'Bird Brother' Wants To Save The Crows

Reuters | Gopal Sharma | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A young man with a microphone stepped onto a small stage and cawed like a crow. Minutes later, hu...

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...

Why Are So Many Sea Turtles Eating Plastic?

Posted 08.22.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Russell McLendon: Sea turtles around the world are eating plastic at an unprecedented pace, a new study reveals, with ...

Is The Military Finally Learning How To Coexist With Nature?

Posted 08.17.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Russell McLendon: War is hell for everyone involved, including wildlife. But beyond the heat of the battle — where l...

Could These Little Mice Save Threatened Midwestern Prairies?

AP | Posted 09.30.2013 | Green

GRAYSLAKE, Ill. (AP) — To most people, mice are pests. But on a prairie, they are a source of life and vitality. Scien...

Is It Legal To Sell Endangered Plants Online?

| John R. Platt | Posted 07.25.2013 | Green

From John R. Platt: (click here for original story) Did you know that it is often legal to buy and sell endangered species of plants through the m...

Could This Nifty Invention Save Birds?

Posted 07.24.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Matt Hickman: It’s been a good while since I’ve taken a look at traditional building materials tweaked to provide ...

WATCH: Endangered Species On The 'Brink'

Posted 07.13.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Gerri Miller: Human interference, whether it’s poaching, hunting, or developing and otherwise negatively impacting w...

Captive Chimpanzees May Get New Protections

| Posted 06.12.2013 | Green

By John R. Platt: (click here for original article) A long-in-place loophole that exempted captive-bred chimpanzees from the full protections of t...

Why the Trade in Ivory Must Be Banned

Chantal Lyons | Posted 04.02.2013 | World
Chantal Lyons

Since the economic ascent of China does not look likely to falter anytime soon, there is only one way to save elephants from extinction by poaching: a complete and permanent global ban on the trade of ivory.

2012: A Farewell to Creatures Great (and Small)

Robert Walker | Posted 02.27.2013 | Green
Robert Walker

The disruption of entire eco-systems is harmful to the people who depend upon them for their economic survival. Poaching in developing countries may temporarily enrich the poachers, but posterity is inevitably impoverished.

10 Books To Add To Your Holiday Reading List!

Posted 12.21.2012 | Teen

Finals are over. Winter break is finally here. The family (bless them) is already driving you crazy. Here's what you need to do, ASAP: put on a comfy ...

Sustainable Bluefin Tuna?

Daniel Klein | Posted 01.26.2013 | Food
Daniel Klein

When we decided to make a video about farmed Bluefin tuna, it was with trepidation.

Five Natural Sites Where Humans Threaten Biodiversity (PHOTOS)

Laura DiMugno | Posted 04.29.2012 | Green
Laura DiMugno

Sadly, 35 of 200+ sites designated as natural World Heritage properties are considered in danger and face threats such as pollution, human armed conflict, poaching, uncontrolled urbanization, and unchecked tourism and development.

Trying Elephant Polo In Thailand

Wendy Diamond | Posted 12.06.2011 | Travel
Wendy Diamond

Still widely revered in Thailand, elephants are honored by celebrities, royalty and many enthusiastic spectators during the King's Cup, an annual elephant polo competition.

Endangered Tigers Are Shrinking From Stress

Discovery News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

India's endangered Bengal tiger is dwindling not only in numbers, but also in stature, according to a recent survey that suggests the famed big cats a...

Quick! Do Something! 9 Disappearing Habitats From Around The World

Huffington Post | Alden Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Sometimes it's development. Sometimes it's ignorance about how nature works. Sometimes it's just plain greed. And of course, throwing climate change i...

Madagascar's Lemurs Endangered Once Again

The Guardian | David Smith in Berenty, Madagascar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The lemur, a furry primate that symbolizes Madagascar's unique biodiversity, is under renewed threat from a "timber mafia" pillaging the island's fore...

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....

15 Rare Elephants Shot In Indonesia For Ivory

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

AP: JAKARTA, Indonesia -- At least 15 endangered Sumatran elephants have been shot or poisoned to death with cyanide-laced fruit this year, marking a...

10 Endangered Vacations: Going, Going, Gone

thedailygreen.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

These are top U.S. destinations you might want to see before they die. "They" being the destinations themselves. Each of these vacation ideas is locat...