Tag Archives: endangered species

Feds release final bull trout recovery plan; critics label it ‘extinction plan’

… because of human-caused habitat loss, climate change and other factors, and they were listed as threatened under the endangered species Act in 1999. The Fish and Wildlife Service has completed three other recovery plans since then, but those were never finalized. This final plan was developed after more than a year of collaboration with interested and knowledgeable federal, tribal, state and private parties. At the heart of the new strategy are six geographically specific implementation plans …

Five near-blind monk seals become ambassadors for vanishing species | Environment | The Guardian

… brought into rehabilitation centres by conservationists. Unfortunately, all of these five females suffered from serious eye problems, which meant releasing them back into the wild would have been a death sentence. The decision was made, instead, to bring them to a first-class facility like the Minnesota Zoo where they can act as ambassadors for an endangered species that, despite conservationists’ best efforts, continues to decline. To continue reading this article, please click on the link …

Big or small, cats find themselves in the line of fire | The National

… endangered species. Some say it’s a matter of the survival of the fittest, but it is mainly humans killing other species just because we have the means to do so. The list ranges from the beautiful Amur leopard (fewer than 40 left) to Javan rhinos (about 60 left) to different types of lemur, elephants, gorillas, pandas, polar bears, wolves, foxes, sheep, whales, dolphins and turtles to all kinds of birds, fish, insects and plants. There is even an animal so rare – the saola, which resembles …

Plan to save at-risk species called a high priority by Iranian official

… In less than 100 years, numerous animal species such as the Iranian lion and Mazandaran tiger have become completely extinct. The Asiatic cheetah, now found only in Iran, is considered to be under critical threat of extinction, and several mammals including the Iranian Yellow Deer, the Asiatic Zebra, the Caspian Seal and the winged whale are severely endangered. The report adds that actions to rescue the 30 endangered species and 15 that are close to extinction will be implemented in the coming …

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