US Considers Removing Humpback Whales from the Endangered Species List

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Africa’s endangered species

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More than 150 bird species are known to have become extinct over the past 500 years, and many more are estimated to have been driven to extinction before they became known to science. The bulk of the recent bird extinctions has been on islands, where species are more susceptible to extermination due to smaller ranges, lower population sizes and a lack of adaptation for coping with introduced predators. The Northern Bald Ibis is listed as Critically Endangered.

US a Hub for Eatin' Them Endangered Species

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Christian Science Monitor Calls for Endangered Species Hour

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I like this opinion piece from the Christian Science Monitor which calls for an "Endangered Species Hour." The Christian Science Monitor rightly points out that citizens and consumers need to get involved in endangered species protection, because at the CITES level, it's all about money and international politics. But jobs that depend on harvesting endangered species will quickly disappear if those species are not protected.

U.S. Endangered Species Act: The System Works

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A prime example is a report newly released by the Center for Biological Diversity which suggests that, by and large, in the United States, the Endangered Species Act is indeed helping to save the birds it protects. Less sanguine are prospects for endangered birds in the Pacific Islands with only a 61% stabilization/growth rate, due to a combination of factors (less funding, smaller populations when first listed as endangered, and all manner of invasive threats).

Endangered Species Act: Potential Downlisting for Hawaiian Goose (nene)

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More than 50 years ago, the Hawaiian Goose (Nene) was one of the first birds listed under the Endangered Species Act, part of the inaugural “ Class of 1967 ”. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed downlisting it from “endangered” to “threatened.”. Under the Endangered Species Act, any listing, uplisting, downlisting, or removal from a list requires a formal “rulemaking” process. Conservation Endangered Species Act Hawaii Hawaiian Goose USFWS

Tom Regan on Endangered Species

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The rights view is not opposed to efforts to save endangered species. But though the rights view must look with favor on any attempt to protect the rights of any animal, and so supports efforts to protect the members of endangered species, these very efforts, aimed specifically at protecting the members of species that are endangered, can foster a mentality that is antagonistic to the implications of the rights view.

Birds to be Removed from Florida Endangered Species List

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will be meeting on Wednesday and will be voting on the removal of sixteen species from the state’s endangered species list , including four birds – Snowy Egret , Brown Pelican , Limpkin , and White Ibis.

The “Rufa” Red Knot is now protected under the Endangered Species Act

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Fish and Wildlife Service has listed the “Rufa” population of Red Knot ( Calidris canutus rufa ) as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). One of the two sub-species of Red Knot occurring in North America, the Rufa subspecies breeds in the Canadian Artic Region and migrates along the east or Atlantic coast of the United States. This means the species is likely to become endangered in the foreseeable future throughout its range.

Another Bird Species Goes Extinct

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The report has bad news for bird species all around, identifying 12.5 percent as being endangered. Tags: birds extinction endangered species This time, it's the Alaotra grebe from Madagascar, according to the 2010 IUCN Red List update for birds, by BirdLife International.

Six South American Bird Species Added to U.S. Endangered Species List

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Good news for conservation efforts for the Ash-breasted Tit-Tyrant , Junín Grebe , Junín Rail , Peruvian Plantcutter , Royal Cinclodes and White-browed Tit-Spinetail ! Asides

More Arctic Species in Trouble

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are wreaking havoc on Arctic species. Tags: climate canada global warming endangered species arctic Global warming and climate change (aren't they one and the same thing?)

Newly Found Species Already Endangered

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Sandpiper Species Heading Towards Extinction

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Endangered Species Act: Delisting the Black-capped Vireo?

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Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is considering changing the status of the endangered Black-capped Vireo : it has proposed delisting it entirely. A reasonable birder could respond to this change in a variety of ways, from satisfaction that another bird species has recovered to concern that FWS is caving to rapacious corporations at the expense of an endangered bird. (If FWS agreed that the species had recovered sufficiently and proposed a rule delisting the vireo.

Sad Story about Exotic Animals in Ohio

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These animals include endangered species. exotic animals ohio endangered speciesThe owner released them and killed himself. Now, 48 of the 56 animals have been put down. Tragic. What was he thinking?

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Tiger Dies from Poaching Injuries in Malaysia

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Horror in Africa

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ivory africa military poaching elephants endangered speciesAfrican elephants being poached in unprecedented numbers. They are disappearing from the continent as the poachers become increasingly militarized. Full story here at the New York Times.

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Nepal is "Poachers Paradise"

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Asian Demand for Ivory Pushing Elephants to Extinction

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Polar Bears Keep "Threatened" Status

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A federal judge on Thursday upheld a 2008 decision to protect polar bears throughout their range as a “threatened” species under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. The polar bear was the first species added to the Endangered Species List due solely to the threat from global warming. polar bear us endangered speciesThis is good news. For the full story, here's the link to the Environmental News Network.

Gulf Coast Wildlife Threatened by Oil Spill

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Chimpanzee Meat Sold In British Black Market

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chimpanzees UK bush meat primates endangered speciesDisgusting. Sometimes it's hard to read these stories. It makes one feel so helpless.

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What is a “Nonessential Experimental” California Condor?

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Of course, the California Condor is listed as “endangered” under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and it has been famously subject to some of the most ambitious conservation efforts (including litigation ) ever undertaken for a bird. One management tool used by FWS is reintroduction of an endangered species into its former range. An “essential” population is, not surprisingly, required for the continued existence of a species. The U.S.

Mexican Male Caught Smuggling Titi Monkeys

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Humboldt Penguins in Chile Face Extinction

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rats chile extinction penguins endangered speciesFrom the Huffington Post. Invading rats with bodies up to 8 inches (20 centimeters) long have begun eating eggs and chicks, and some experts fear that unless the rats are eradicated, they could tip the Humboldt penguin toward extinction.

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Cute Pictures from Mountain Gorilla Births in February

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virunga happy news primates mountain gorillas endangered speciesTwins born in February, a rare event! Here's the link to some cute pictures! Eerie how similar to humans they appear.

No Marine Animal Protection from CITES

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The opening line in this USA Today article says it all, "Every proposal to protect marine species at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species meeting in Doha, Qatar was voted down." Tags: CITES marine animals Japan china endangered species It's unfortunate, but true, thanks primarily to Japan and China.

"Thin Green Line" Surveys Wildlife Crime in UK

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Efforts to Rescue Lolita the Orca from Miami

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They sued the National Marine Fisheries Service for excluding captive killer whales from listing under the Endangered Species Act. The activists claim Lolita is being "kept in an inadequate tank, without companions of her own species or adequate protection from the sun.". captivity whales entertainment Orcas aquariums PETA endangered speciesRead the rest of the article in the Courthouse News Service.

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Interpol Makes Arrests in Tiger Smuggling

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A coordinated international law enforcement operation has led to the arrest of 25 individuals suspected of taking part in the illicit trade of tigers, one of the world's most endangered species. International collaboration in wildlife crime enforcement is critical to protecting species like tigers that are on the brink of extinction," said Fred O'Regan, President and Chief Executive Officer of IFAW, the International Fund for Animal Welfare. From the PR Newswire.

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314 U.S. Bird Species Threatened — Many with Extinction — by Global Warming

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Like any birder visiting a new place, I had a target species list I was hoping to seek out during the one day I had available between business commitments. It shows that of 588 species assessed, 314 species in the continental United States and Canada will lose half or more of their current ranges by 2080 if global warming continues at its current pace (which is approximately 8 degrees F of warming by the end of the century). Most species go extinct. Species.

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Sydney Morning Herald Spotlights Mountain Gorillas

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Malaysia is One of the Centers of Wildlife Trafficking

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Malaysia is a transit hub, a supply source, and a consumer hub for endangered wildlife. Tags: wildlife crime wildlife trafficking malaysia endangered species A deadly combination.

Bird Litigation: “Standing” and the California Gnatcatcher

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As a result, the bird has a long history with the Endangered Species Act. If it was not, there would be no listing, as the overall species was not in peril. FWS released a 5-year review of the species in 2010. Conservation Bird Litigation California Gnatcatcher Endangered Species Act USFWS

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South African Caught Smuggling Live Crocodiles

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He was caught at an airport with about 70 live animals, including at least three different endangered species and eight inch-long Caiman crocodiles. Tags: wildlife smuggling wildlife crime reptiles crocodile south africa endangered species The article says most are okay , but in varying stages of health. I don't know how these poor animals survive stuffed in luggage. Very cruel.

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Endangered Birds: 50th Anniversary for the Class of 1967

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Before the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA), there was the Endangered Species Preservation Act of 1966. endangered species was issued on March 11, 1967, under the earlier law, and those listings were ultimately grandfathered into the ESA. The “ Class of 1967 ” includes 36 species of birds, and they range from those delisted due to recovery to those lost to extinction. Conservation endangered species Endangered Species Act extinct birds

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Asian Countries Score Another Victory Over Marine Animals

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Delegates to the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) conference in Qatar voted down three of four proposals to protect sharks. China, by far the world’s largest consumer of the cartilaginous fish, for sharkfin soup, and Japan, which has battled to keep the convention from being extended to any marine species, led the opposition. Tags: CITES united nations marine animals Japan china endangered species

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Illegal Puma Skin Sent to India

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PETA Exposes Horrible Practice of Reptile Skinning

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Leopards Threatened by Extinction Too

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Bird Litigation: Is the Golden-cheeked Warbler Still Endangered?

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Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) declared the Golden-cheeked Warbler “ endangered ” under the Endangered Species Act. Ultimately, FWS maintained the “endangered” classification, in large part because of continued habitat loss. Nevertheless, in 2016, FWS denied the petition , finding the Golden-cheeked Warbler “has not been recovered, and due to ongoing, widespread destruction of its habitat, the species continues to be in danger of extinction.”

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“Condors over Cologne” – Rogue Ales & Spirits: Condor Kolsch

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Following passage of the United States Endangered Species Preservation Act of 1966, the California Condor ( Gymnogyps californianus ) was among the first 75 species listed for protection, the so-called “Class of 1967”. Conservation Food Reviews Birds and Booze California Condor endangered birds endangered species Endangered Species Act Germany Oregon

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