News tagged with wildlife

Manatees could lose their endangered species status

About 2,500 manatees have perished in Florida over the last four years, heightening tension between conservationists and property owners as federal officials prepare to decide whether to down-list the creature to threatened ...

Aug 19, 2014
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Study helps prevent rhino deaths during relocation

Wildlife experts lose one to two black rhinoceros each year from anesthesia complications when they capture and relocate the animals. That's 1 to 2 percent of the black rhinos that are moved annually, but ...

Aug 15, 2014
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Scientists study 'talking' turtles in Brazilian Amazon

Turtles are well known for their longevity and protective shells, but it turns out these reptiles use sound to stick together and care for young, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society and other organizations.

Aug 14, 2014
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Feds reverse course on wolverines

Federal wildlife officials are withdrawing proposed protections for the snow-loving wolverine—a reversal that highlights lingering uncertainties over what a warming climate means for some temperature-sensitive species.

Aug 12, 2014
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SREL, DOE bring wood stork back from brink of extinction

Thanks to the hard work of conservationists across the United States, the once imperiled American wood stork has been down-listed from endangered to threatened by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Among the many organizations ...

Aug 04, 2014
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