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Threatened Species

Manatees May Soon Lose Their Endangered Status

AP | By JENNIFER KAY | Posted 08.29.2014 | Green

MIAMI (AP) — As they do whenever they visit Florida, Greg Groff and his young daughter stopped by the manatee pool at Miami Seaquarium, where the sp...

Florida Preserve Lets Visitors Hang Out With Wolves

AP | MELISSA NELSON-GABRIEL | Posted 08.07.2014 | Green

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This State's Putting Up A Big Reward For Sea Otter Hunter

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.03.2014 | Green

A sea otter hunter is still on the loose six months authorities found three of the three of the adorable, threatened creatures shot and killed in Nort...

Fat Farm For Elephants To Open Soon

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.31.2014 | Green

Humans aren’t the only species in the animal kingdom with an obesity problem. A foundation in Northern California plans to open an elephant “fat f...

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...

Back From the Brink to Back to the Brink: Species Conservation in a Complicated World

Charles Knapp, Ph.D. | Posted 11.30.2013 | Green
Charles Knapp, Ph.D.

When you think of bringing endangered species back from the brink of extinction, you might picture the California condor or the bald eagle. You probably don't think of the Jamaican iguana.

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...

Declining Iguana Population Signals Trouble in Paradise

Charles Knapp, Ph.D. | Posted 03.25.2013 | Green
Charles Knapp, Ph.D.

Tropical islands brim with wildlife: brightly feathered and boisterous birds, towering palm trees and, of course, scaly lizards. Unfortunately, contrary to popular belief, many lizards are disappearing before our eyes.

How Dogs Help Protect Threatened Species

Posted 01.10.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Laura Moss: In 2005, the Little Penguin population of Australia’s Middle Island dropped to fewer than 10 birds. When...

WATCH: The World's 'Biggest And Baddest' Animals

Posted 01.03.2013 | Green

"There's something intrinsically fascinating about the animals that are either the largest or the most dangerous in the world," says Niall McCann. ...

After Losing Federal Protections, Will They Be Hunted?

AP | By MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 02.04.2013 | Green

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — With bear-human conflicts on the rise, wildlife managers in the Northern Rockies are laying the groundwork for trophy hunts f...

Endangered Wildlife Reflects Troubled Waters

Leda Huta | Posted 01.14.2013 | Green
Leda Huta

The Endangered Species Coalition just released a report detailing 10 imperiled water-related ecosystems, and the imperiled wildlife that depend on them. Pay attention: there's probably a lake or river near you on the list.

PHOTOS: The World's 100 Most Threatened Species

Posted 09.21.2012 | Green

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Zoological Society of London recently released a list of the 100 Most Threatened Spe...

PHOTOS: Magnificent Species On The Brink

Posted 09.05.2012 | Green

By OurAmazingPlanet Staff: Some of Asia's most magnificent animals are at a crossroads and may not survive if steps aren't taken to save...

Interactive Map Shows Locations Of 25,000 Species

Posted 05.14.2012 | Green

By InnovationNewsDaily Staff: What Map of Life wants to answer is simple, but difficult: Where in the world do plants and animals live? The freely ...

PHOTOS: Tiger Overload!

Posted 05.07.2012 | Green

Some may seem ferocious and terrifying, others cute and cuddly, but all tigers share one thing in common -- they're an endangered species. Tigers (Pan...

Several Rabbit Species Threatened By Climate Change

Posted 04.08.2012 | Green

The Easter Bunny may be a welcome visitor for children, but some of his brethren are facing great challenges. Several notable rabbit species are becom...

The Unique Idea That Saved This Bird From Extinction

Posted 02.10.2012 | Green

By John R. Platt (Click here for original article.) For centuries the tribal Nyishi people in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh have worn the...

WATCH: Clumsy Polar Bears Play With Pumpkin

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Christian | Posted 01.16.2012 | Green

It seems these clumsy polar bears didn't get the memo that Halloween is long gone. But who can blame them for mucking around after a busy few months o...

Species Endangered, But Not According To The U.S.?

| Posted 12.16.2011 | Green

By Rose Eveleth (Click here for original article.) In the last few months the Western black rhino and the South Florida Rainbow Snake have gone ex...

Rattlesnake's Reaction To Climate Change Over 300,000 Years Offers Glimpse Of Future

| Posted 12.10.2011 | Green

By Karen Hopkin (Click here for original article.) It's hard to feel a sense of urgency about climate change -- it feels so slow. Well, try tellin...

Court Says Yellowstone Grizzlies Still Threatened

AP | By MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 11.22.2011 | Green

BILLINGS, Mont. -- A federal appeals court says the decline of a food source for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone region is sufficient reason to keep ...

WATCH: Threatened Species Highlighted In Adorable Animal Videos

Posted 12.04.2011 | Green

These animals might be pretty cute, but they also might not be around much longer. October 4 is World Animal Day. According to The Boston Globe, t...

Where Nature Does Her DNA Banking

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with www.thegrengrok.com.When it comes to biodiversity, all land is definitely not created equal.Diversity, our financial analysts and H.R...

World Needs A 'Barometer Of Life' To Protect Species, Scientists Warn

BBC News | Mark Kinver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The world needs a "barometer of life" to prevent ecosystems and species being lost forever, scientists have warned....