Green sea turtles are considered to be endangered worldwide. However, researchers from the University of Central Florida have counted a record-breaking number of nests, which suggests the species might be recovering.
A dragonfly once thought to be extinct is now seeing reintroduction into the wilds of Illinois. And while that's great news for conservationists trying to preserve a natural beauty, it has become a thorn in the side of local water utility projects.
The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has decided to put the brakes on a recovery program for one of the most endangered species of canine in all of North America, the red wolf. And while the Service assures us that this does not spell the end for the program entirely, it has done little to quell the ire of conservation groups.
Two agencies are seeking federal protection status for moose in the North Woods of the Midwest.
It's official! The chimpanzee is a fully protected species in the United States regardless of whether it is a captive or wild animal. And that's good news for humanity's closest primate relative, as it means that all chimps in US labs will be 'retiring' from the exhausting (and arguably maddening) world of research.
The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) recently ruled that the North American gray wolf will remain classified as an endangered species despite its speedy recovery across the continent. Strangely enough, many conservationists looking to compromise with angry farmers and state officials are saying that this is not the good news they were hoping to hear.
It's official: the rare and elusive "eastern puma" has been removed from the list of North American wildlife protected under the Endangered Species Act. Traditionally, this would imply a recent loss or success for conservationists, but not so with this top cat. In fact, officials have revealed that the cougar in question may have been extinct for decades.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department, along with the Attorney General's Office, filed a lawsuit Monday against the federal government for lacking an updated recovery plan for the Mexican gray wolf, an endangered species.
Humpback whales can now breathe a heavy sigh of relief because as of Monday, most of these iconic mammals are no longer endangered, federal officials announced.
In light of their falling numbers, the northern spotted owl may soon gain more protections, federal biologists announced Wednesday.
In an effort to save imperiled salmon in the Columbia River, the US government plans to kill nearly 11,000 double-crested cormorants whose hungry appetite has spelled bad news for these fish, the US Army Corps of Engineers announced Friday.
Monarch butterflies, which have recently been facing severe habitat loss in the United States, are slowly making a comeback, showing conservationists that they are down, but not out.
Efforts to save the declining monarch butterfly across the United States may have severely backfired, with many gardeners unwittingly trapping and exposing these near-endangered insects to harmful parasites.
After months of debate, monarch butterflies are one step closer to gaining protections and may make the endangered species list, after populations declined a whopping 90 percent in the past 20 years, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) said Monday.