• The Endangered Species Act (ESA) provides a critical safety net for America's native fish, wildlife and plants. (fws.gov)
  • As drinking-water sources and aquatic wildlife habitats are being increasingly and unnecessarily contaminated by endocrine disruptors, the effects on imperiled species are profound. (biologicaldiversity.org)
  • Julie MacDonald, a former deputy assistant secretary overseeing the Fish and Wildlife Service, did pervasive harm to the department's morale and integrity and may have risked the well being of species with her agenda, Interior Inspector General Earl Devaney said in his report out on Monday. (hindustantimes.com)
  • Devaney said "MacDonald's zeal to advance her agenda has caused considerable harm to the integrity of the ESA program and to the morale and reputation" of the Fish and Wildlife Service, as well as potential harm to animals under the Endangered Species Act. (hindustantimes.com)
  • Rep Nick Rahall, a West Virginia Democrat, said the findings "paint a picture of something akin to a secret society residing within the Interior Department that was colluding to undermine the protection of endangered wildlife and covering for one another's misdeeds. (hindustantimes.com)
  • Wildlife agencies should reconsider the growing emphasis on multi-species plans, or at least take care to ensure that multi-species plans include the same level of attention to the needs of single species as is found in dedicated plans," the researchers write in the study. (nationalgeographic.com)
  • STANFORD -- It is against the law to do bodily harm to any creature listed in the Fish and Wildlife Service's "red book" of endangered species. (stanford.edu)
  • Emerging diseases affecting more and more wildlife species such as bats, frogs and salamanders are the result of an increase in travel and trade, which allows pests and pathogens to hitch rides to new locations, and warming temperatures that enable more pests to survive and spread. (phys.org)
  • Wildlife trafficking also continues to be a big problem because for some species, the fewer members there are, the more valuable they become to poachers and hunters. (phys.org)
  • The Chinese turtles were born as part of the Wildlife Conservation Society's breeding propagation program to build colonies in the hope of maintaining a viable population to save the species. (inquisitr.com)
  • One person who made headway is Dr. Terri Roth, director of Cincinnati Zoo's Center for Conservation and research of Endangered Wildlife. (cnn.com)
  • If you are interested in supporting the BB&T Medical Clinic for Raptors and Endangered Species, please make checks payable to Riverbanks Society, 500 Wildlife Pkwy, Columbia SC 29210-8014. (riverbanks.org)
  • The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has 17 categories of species status. (wikipedia.org)
  • A 2018 report by the Endangered Species Coalition found that ten species in particular are "imperiled" by the Trump administration's proposals: California condor, giraffe, Hellbender salamander, Humboldt marten, leatherback and loggerhead sea turtles , red wolf, rusty patched bumble bee, San Bernardino kangaroo rat, West Indian manatee, and Western yellow-billed cuckoo. (phys.org)
  • Invasive species - Humans have introduced non-native species (both intentionally and accidentally) to a wide variety of habitats, often with devastating consequences. (arkive.org)
  • But put endangered non-native species in *similar* habitats, in hopes for expanding genetic diversity. (metafilter.com)
  • That question -- whether the Endangered Species Act should simply protect rare species from bodily harm or whether their habitats must be protected as well -- is before the Supreme Court and Congress. (stanford.edu)
  • Congress is considering legislative changes to the act as well that would weaken protection of endangered species' habitats when human economic interests are at stake. (stanford.edu)
  • Like other threatened animal species , Sumatran rhinos began disappearing because of human encroachment on their rainforest habitats and the practice of poaching. (cnn.com)
  • 321 CMR 10.00 establishes a comprehensive approach to the protection of the Commonwealth's Endangered, Threatened, and Special Concern species and their habitats. (mass.gov)
  • Priority Habitats are used for screening Projects or Activities that may result in the Take of State-listed Species and to provide guidance to project proponents regarding a Project or Activity through consultation with the Division. (mass.gov)
  • Specifically, 321 CMR 10.00 sets forth procedures for the listing of Endangered, Threatened, and Special Concern species, establishes rules and prohibitions regarding activities which Take such species or alter designated Significant Habitats, the Taking and possession of State-listed Species, and procedure for the delineation of Priority Habitat, and the review of Projects or Activities within Priority Habitat. (mass.gov)
  • Section 10 of the ESA lets us issue permits that allow 'take' of listed species for recovery-related research and other activities. (fws.gov)
  • But this is difficult, if not impossible, when there are thousands of miles between populations of the same species and it is highly challenging to get permits to exchange animals. (redorbit.com)
  • The species was discovered in 1992, and at most a few hundred -- and as few as a couple dozen -- of the animals are thought to exist. (cnn.com)
  • Perhaps a crop that attracts an insect that the endangered animals eat. (metafilter.com)
  • To guard against trade and trafficking of endangered animals, many nations had made it extremely difficult to get permission to move an endangered animal across international lines - even for the purpose of captive breeding. (redorbit.com)
  • Of the many animals that qualifies to be on the endangered species list, only 1% actually taken out of it. (yahoo.com)
  • A US Court of Appeals ruled that the Interior Department acted prematurely in removing the animals from the endangered species list. (the-scientist.com)
  • The first global evaluation of populations demonstrates that certain species are diminishing considerably. (the-scientist.com)
  • The Trump administration has thrown out a new rule meant to keep endangered whales and sea turtles from getting tangled in mile-long West Coast fishing nets. (spokesman.com)
  • 8) Paying farmers in encroachment areas to grow crops specifically for the purpose of being 'ravaged' by the local endangered fauna. (metafilter.com)
  • The scalloped hammerhead shark will be added to the "globally endangered" species list this year. (redorbit.com)
  • United Nations Environmental Program and the World Conservation Monitoring Centre, and International Union for Conservation of Nature, Red List of Threatened Species. (nationmaster.com)
  • These include measures to allow for the consideration of economic impacts when enforcing the ESA, ending the practice of automatically giving threatened species the same protection as endangered species , and making it easier to remove species from the endangered list. (phys.org)
  • For the second time in a decade, the U.S. government has removed grizzly bears in the Yellowstone region from the threatened species list. (spokesman.com)
  • 41,415 species are on the endangered species list, so what impact is our billions of dollars spent on trying to save endangered species doing? (yahoo.com)
  • also, another negative is that once an animal is declared 'endangered' it's almost impossible to remove it from the list, no matter how well the species is doing. (yahoo.com)
  • 2. once a species is declared endangered, it is nigh to impossible to remove it from the list, no matter how well the species is doing. (yahoo.com)
  • Wolves, as an example, are currently on the endangered species list. (yahoo.com)
  • There are also other threats to species such as the pervasive plastic pollution in the ocean-a recent study found that 100 percent of sea turtles had plastic or microplastic in their systems. (phys.org)
  • The Chinese turtles are popular pets in China and Southern Asia, which has likely contributed to their endangered species status. (inquisitr.com)
  • Our work on breeding endangered turtles utilizes the expertise found throughout the entire WCS organization as well as various partner organizations with whom we work. (inquisitr.com)
  • A refuge for the endangered species on Big Pine Key in Florida took a direct kit, but several deer have been spotted. (the-scientist.com)
  • 2 - Probably surviving well - the species is restricted and has shown a reduction in range and population, but provided the threats don't increase, it will probably survive. (metafilter.com)
  • A balanced and biodiverse ecosystem is one in which each species plays an important role and relies on the services provided by other species to survive. (phys.org)
  • Recovery is when the threats to species survival are neutralized and the species will be able to survive in the wild. (wikipedia.org)
  • Biologists plan to breed the panther in captivity to help propagate the species. (csmonitor.com)
  • In a new report in the open access journal PLOS ONE , a team of international scientists is calling for a more concerted effort to care for and breed endangered animal species in captivity. (redorbit.com)
  • They are the rarest of five existing rhino species, having dwindled down to 200 in the wild and 10 in captivity. (cnn.com)
  • But as man continues to crowd into Florida, the endangered manatee is harder pressed to avoid propeller blades while seeking disappearing sea-grass beds for grazing. (csmonitor.com)
  • In the lower Florida Keys, only 250 to 300 endangered Key deer remain. (csmonitor.com)
  • The endangered wood stork has virtually disappeared from south Florida because the canals that drain water from the Everglades have drastically shortened the wet season there. (csmonitor.com)
  • This is a big step forward for the species,' said Ellis, executive director of the International Rhino Foundation, based in Yulee, Florida. (cnn.com)
  • An additional 727 species are Near-Threatened , meaning they do not quite meet the criteria for the previous three categories. (camacdonald.com)
  • A severely endangered animal that eats only one kind of severely endangered plant, that both live on a single mountaintop with a unique climate, well, has problems. (metafilter.com)
  • Get in tune with nature, and read a bit about an endangered species of animal, the Black-footed Ferret. (education.com)
  • Your child can color an illustration as he reads about this interesting animal and why it's endangered. (education.com)
  • The BB&T Clinic for Raptors and Endangered Species is operated by the Riverbanks Zoo hospital staff (two veterinarians, two registered veterinary technicians and two animal keepers). (riverbanks.org)
  • Like white rats, many butterfly species are well studied enough that each scientist's research builds on a solid base of knowledge collected by other researchers. (stanford.edu)
  • The researchers added that large distances can make collaboration among zoos difficult if not impossible when it comes to endangered species. (redorbit.com)
  • Such a strategic cooperation may mean that the individual zoo should focus on breeding programs for fewer endangered species, but it will provide a needed boost to the conservation work," Conde said. (redorbit.com)
  • The alarming rate at which species are disappearing is something which should be a cause for concern for us all. (arkive.org)
  • We are introducing new predators, like cats and rats, that isolated species have never learned to deal with. (camacdonald.com)
  • However, some species, such as the cheetah , have been persecuted after gaining a negative reputation for feeding upon livestock or crops or posing a threat to human safety. (arkive.org)
  • When hunting was the major threat to species, as it was with the alligator, solutions came easier. (csmonitor.com)
  • The endangered species of tree kangaroo is native to the lowland and mountainous rainforests in Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. (cnn.com)
  • Introduced species may prove highly adaptable and outcompete native species for resources. (arkive.org)
  • 3) Should the Act include non-endangered and/or non-native species *reduction*, to 'make a hole' for endangered species? (metafilter.com)
  • However, I'd stop short at reducing other native but non-endangered species without detailed understanding of the ecology, unless the common species are truly at unnatural, plague population levels (we're quite happy to shoot kangaroos in Australia). (metafilter.com)
  • The Murray cod ( Maccullochella peelii ) is the largest native Australian freshwater fish species, and is probably the most iconic. (theconversation.com)
  • Pesticides approved for use and applied in the continental United States are transported in the atmosphere, in the ocean and along biological pathways, eventually ending up in the Arctic, where they endanger the health of the entire ecosystem. (biologicaldiversity.org)
  • When you lose one species, it affects the ecosystem and everything around it gets a little bit more fragile while it adapts to change," said Kelsey Wooddell, assistant director of the Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability. (phys.org)