Endangered Species

Three Species of Birds from Latin America and the Caribbean Listed for U.S. Endangered Species Act Protection

Three species of birds from Latin America and the Caribbean will be protected by the Endangered Species Act under a final rule published in the August 17, 2010  Federal Register by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Northern Rocky Mountain Gray Wolf Receives Renewed Protection

On August 5, 2010, a U.S. District court overturned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) decision to remove gray wolves in the Northern Rockies from the endangered species list. The court sided conservation organizations that sued to restore federal protections.

Five Penguin Species Receive U.S. Endangered Species Act Protection

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced on August  3, 2010  a final rule to list the yellow-eyed penguin, white-flippered penguin, Fiordland crested penguin, Humboldt penguin, and erect-crested penguin as threatened under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act).

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Adds Two Ecuadorian Birds to Endangered Species List

Two species of birds from Ecuador are now protected by the Endangered Species Act following the publication of two U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service final listing determinations in the July 27, 2010 Federal Register. 

Protection of Endangered Siberian Crane and Crucial Wetland Sites Connects

New conservation plans for the Siberian Crane covering its entire range and migration routes that span continents have now been endorsed to save the species from extinction.

UN Blue Helmets to Airlift Nine Orphan Gorillas to DR Congo Nature Reserve

Nine orphan gorillas will start new lives in a nature reserve in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), thanks to assistance from peacekeepers serving with the United Nations mission in the country, known as MONUC.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Designates Critical Habitat for Threatened Population of Sea Otters

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on October 8, 2009 announced the designation of critical habitat for the southwest Alaska Distinct Population Segment of the northern sea otter (Enhydra lutris kenyoni) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended.

UN Action Plan Year of the Gorilla Boosts Goals of Tayna Gorilla Reserve in Congo

Five years ago, Kakule Vwirasihikya's and his colleagues’ established the 225,000-acre Tayna Gorilla Reserve which protects gorillas, elephants, and leopards while providing many locals with jobs and education. Its community college, Tayna Center for Conservation Biology (TCCB), proudly announced on January 8, 2009, that it now has 220 graduates in natural resource management and conservation. 

New Reserves In Vietnam To Protect Saola, One Of The World's Rarest Animals

The provincial People’s Committees of the central Vietnamese provinces of Thua Thien Hue and Quang Nam endorsed a set of conservation actions on September 28, 2007, that will help ensure the saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis) will survive in Vietnam.

Elephant Sanctuary in the United States Provides 2, 700 Acre Haven for 19 Elephants

The Elephant Sanctuary founded in 1995 in Hohenwald, Tennessee, is the nation's largest natural-habitat refuge developed specifically to meet the needs of endangered elephants.

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