Wildlife

‘No Excuses’: Limited conservation efforts could save at least 47 Australian animals from extinction | Endangered Species

More than 40 Australian animals most at risk of extinction over the next two decades could be saved — and that would require little extra conservation effort, according to new research. A team of Australian scientists has identified the 63 vertebrates they believe will be most likely to become extinct by 2041 and found that …

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Sea otters were once hunted to extinction.  Now scientists could bring them back to California's north coast

Sea otters were once hunted to extinction. Now scientists could bring them back to California’s north coast

MOSS LANDING, Monterey County — The sea otters swooped down along the estuary on Pickleweed, a pup who was sniffing at his mother for milk as she tried to nurse him. Soon they were a rolling bundle of writhing brown fur, each animal’s flippers and head indistinguishable from the others. “They’re always touching,” said Jay …

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‘No Excuses’: Limited conservation efforts could save at least 47 Australian animals from extinction | Endangered Species

More than 40 Australian animals most at risk of extinction over the next two decades could be saved — and that would require little extra conservation effort, according to new research. A team of Australian scientists has identified the 63 vertebrates they believe will be most likely to become extinct by 2041 and found that …

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The proposed Katy Bridge could threaten nearby endangered animals

The proposed Katy Bridge could threaten nearby endangered animals

A planned Katy Bridge project could threaten the endangered species that live nearby, but steps are already being taken to protect the endangered animals. The city council on Monday unanimously approved a nearly $8,000 environmental contract to assess the impact of a bridge replacement project on local wildlife. The project consists of replacing the Tenth …

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A small wood turtle stands in a pile of fallen leaves in a forest

Meet the researchers working to save forest turtles | Smithsonian voices

Smithsonian National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute Forest tortoises are made for their environment. They merge with muddy rocks in the creek bed and disappear into the shadows of fallen trees. Juvenile wood turtles with dirt-encrusted shells look like rotting leaves floating downstream. Unfortunately, tortoises cannot rely solely on natural camouflage for survival. Wood turtles …

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UTC students are conducting research for the Chattanooga Zoo this summer

UTC students are conducting research for the Chattanooga Zoo this summer

If you’re visiting the Chattanooga Zoo on a Friday or Saturday during the summer months, there’s a good chance you’ll bump into a group of students from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga near the entrance gates. The students aren’t there to see the animals, although occasionally a peacock wanders near them. They’re here to …

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Lawsuit filed against USDA's failure to protect endangered species from insecticide sprays on millions of acres in the western United States

Lawsuit filed against USDA’s failure to protect endangered species from insecticide sprays on millions of acres in the western United States

WASHINGTON — The Xerces Society and the Center for Biological Diversity today filed a letter of intent to sue the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s secretive Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service for the damage to endangered species caused by spraying insecticides on millions of acres of Western meadows were caused, has not properly taken into …

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Romanian non-profit organization raises funds to save endangered 'living fossil' fish and their habitat

Romanian non-profit organization raises funds to save endangered ‘living fossil’ fish and their habitat

The Alex Gavan Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by leading Romanian mountaineer and environmentalist Alex Gavan, is raising funds for a project aiming to save a “living fossil” fish that still lives in a very limited area in the Valsan Survived valley in Romania’s Fagaras Mountains. That asprete (Romanichthys valsanicola) is a 65-million-year-old species, meaning …

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5 ways to proactively protect the oceans in the face of climate change 'mass extinction' predictions.

5 ways to proactively protect the oceans in the face of climate change ‘mass extinction’ predictions.

What can be seen in the photo – Dr. Austin Gallagher and the Beneath The Waves research team Where was the picture taken – Bahamas and St Maarten Dutch Caribbean (depending on the picture) When was the picture taken – 2021 Who took the picture – Sami Kattan Full credit – Courtesy of Beneath The …

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