Two lion subspecies were recently granted protection under the Endangered Species Act by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This decision follows the death of the famed Zimbabwean lion Cecil, in hopes that cracking down with conservation will reduce illegal trophy hunting.
A Minnesota wildlife "farm" that charges admission to visit fur-bearing animals that include Gray Wolves has been threatened with a lawsuit by a protection organization. That organization, Animal Legal Defense Fund, says the farm has been noted for its stench and is skinning the adult wolves.
Melting Arctic ice means natural underground permafrost freezers can no longer keep food cold enough and encourages polar bears to visit inland communities for longer periods of time. This calls for new and improved above ground polar bear-resistant food storage containers.
Having rebounded from near-extinction, whooping cranes remain a top priority for conservationists. That's why the Father Hupp Wildlife Management Area in Thayer County, Nebraska, decided to temporarily close when six whooping cranes made a pit stop in the area during their migration.
Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrels have made a successful recovery and are safe from extinction. Recent population growths justify the animal's happy exit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Endangered Species List.
Rare wood turtle eggs were recently unearthed during a backyard renovation in Nova Scotia. Thanks to the homeowner's care, the eggs were able to fully develop, and the hatchlings have made it safely to the nearest pond where they will hibernate through winter.
Illegal marijuana farms in forested areas of California are threatening the survival of a rare weasel-like species known as fishers.
Yellowstone National Park's Iconic grizzly bears may soon lose their protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) but not if Native American Tribes have their way.
Toxic stormwater has been linked to the death of coho salmon along the U.S. West Coast. Now, using a simply filtration system, researchers may be able to save them from extinction.
American eels have a fascinating story: They live their lives in freshwater, but start out in the Sargasso Sea in the North Atlantic, and return there to spawn. Considering that they go there from Venezuela, Greenland and in between, their trek is right up there with salmons'. FWS talks about the continued efforts to build habitats and improve routes.
Thanks to conservation efforts, endangered Sonoran desert tortoise populations have rebounded, and will be removed from the list of federally protected species.
A film project in northern California that intended to prove or disprove the existence of Bigfoot has snagged rare footage of what is said to be the rare Humboldt marten, which was considered for Endangered Species Act coverage last spring.
Tiny shorebirds that fly yearly from one end of the earth to the other, twice, are profiled in a recent book. Their fates are closely entwined with that of the ancient and funny-looking horseshoe crab, which is in turn linked with human health.
Fragmented habitat and the fear of humans are the threats against the Massasauga rattlesnake, which the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently proposed as a Threatened Species under the Endangered Species Act.