threatened and endangered species
White nose syndrome continues to threaten bat populations. To help researchers find the cause, and hopefully a cure, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has awarded $800,000 in grants. Here's what one organization is doing to save the Virginia Big-Eared Bat.
A Nature Conservancy director discusses the most endangered animal in the United States. The good news is this critter is on the rebound.
Politicians are requiring ships to slow down, and scientists are tracking right whale communication. Both are happening so that right whales will have a better chance of survival!
The Bush administration is removing gray wolves from the Endangered Species List, but environmentalists think it could be a mistake.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service opens the debate of whether to remove the Northern Rocky gray wolf from the Endangered Species List.
A new study of salamanders in Central America shows dwindling populations — and two species have vanished. Find out why researchers suspect that climate change is the cause.
Governor Sarah Palin announced that the State of Alaska will sue against the decision to place beluga whales on the Endangered Species List.
2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity, a year in which nations agreed to meet benchmarks to prevent further biodiversity loss. However, species extinction and habitat depletion are still on the rise because of human activities. Tipping points are approaching several biodiversity hotspots, which would result in economic and ecological devastation. Nations plan to convene for further action in the coming months.
Who would have ever thought that worms could invade a forest and wreak havoc?
Two grasses under consideration for biofuels in the United States are considered invasive species that may do more harm than good.
The speed of global warming imperils habitats and species alike.
Taking a new look at non-native invasives, such as wild yams.
Fifteen family farms and over 50 restaurants have committed to participation in No Goat Left Behind, a new program developed by Heritage Foods USA.
Tom Newmark won't rest until he's helped establish 10,000 seed sanctuaries--living gardens devoted to propagating and nurturing endangered plants--across the world. He came a step closer this week with the establishment of a sanctuary in India.