Tag: threatened species

October 12, 2020

Eastern black rail, coastal martens listed as threatened

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has added the eastern black rail and the coastal distinct population segment of the Pacific marten to the list of threatened species protected under...

January 17, 2019

Florida Keys ospreys removed from state endangered list

The Florida Keys’ population of ospreys is no longer considered an imperiled species by the state. State wildlife officials announced that a yearlong review found the number of birds is...

August 23, 2018

Discussions continue regarding ESA

There is a growing list of proposed changes and discussions surrounding what various sides see as the Endangered Species Act’s successes, failures, and challenges. In recent weeks, Sen. John Barrasso,...

February 21, 2018

JWM: Hungry ghost crabs may haunt plover nests

Imperiled piping plover (Charadrius melodus) populations have been gradually growing since the species gained federal protection over three decades ago, but in North Carolina, they’re rearing the fewest fledglings. Researchers...

July 7, 2017

Small variations in breeding pools have big impact on CA toad

ALBANY, Calif. — The Yosemite toad (Anaxyrus canorus) is a rare species found exclusively in California’s Sierra Nevada. While its range encompasses hundreds of miles, spanning five national forests and...

March 9, 2017

Imperiled species already impacted by climate change

Almost half of the mammals and a quarter of the birds on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species are already being negatively impacted by climate change, according to new...

May 9, 2016

Views of future wildlife conservationists

Children are the future of wildlife conservation — a view that recently led researchers to examine how third and fifth grade students in North Carolina would prioritize the protection of...

July 14, 2015

Florida’s Imperiled Species Plan Updated

Florida has been a hotbed of conservation activity lately, with bats, panthers and black bears all making recent headlines. Now, 57 more of the state’s imperiled species are getting their...

Snapping Turtle
March 26, 2015

Bad Fences May Lock Wildlife in Dangerous Highway Corridors

Poorly-built fences lining highways may lock reptiles in a deathtrap unless they are done properly, according to new research. “If you want road mortality mitigation to work for small animals...

Black Pinesnake
March 17, 2015

FWS Considers Critical Habitat for Black Pinesnake

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has re-opened comments on the proposed listing of the black pinesnake as a threated species and the proposed designation of eight areas in...