Month: August 2015

Honduran emerald hummingbird
August 3, 2015

Honduran Hummingbird Listed as Endangered

The Fish and Wildlife Service announced last week that the Honduran emerald hummingbird (Amazilia luciae) will be listed as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act. This species, the...

A breeding male bald eagle
August 3, 2015

Bald Eagle Diet Points to Intact Ecosystem

A sustained natural diet of an animal that soars over the top of the food chain is a good indicator that an ecosystem is intact. New research tracking the eating...

Horses and burros
August 3, 2015

Horse and Burro Numbers Released in Tense Political Climate

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released new estimates on July 7 of free-range horse and burro populations in the western U.S. The BLM estimated there were 47,329 horses and...