Tag: endangered species

CA’s Blunt-Nosed Leopard Lizard Gets Federal And State Support For Recovery

CA’s Blunt-Nosed Leopard Lizard Gets Federal And State Support For Recovery

Local and state agencies with the state of California as well as the federal government have announced a joint conservation effort to recover the blun [...]
Listing Komodo Dragon As Endangered Based On Assumption, Should Be Reassessed

Listing Komodo Dragon As Endangered Based On Assumption, Should Be Reassessed

A komodo dragon takes down a deer. Photo by Sergey Uryadnikov/Shutterstock The listing of the Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) as endangered was [...]
Komodo Dragon Reclassified As Endangered Species

Komodo Dragon Reclassified As Endangered Species

The iconic Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis), the largest lizard in the world and native only to Komodo National Park in Indonesia, has been reclass [...]
Northern Leopard Frogs Released Into Washington’s Columbia National Wildlife Refuge

Northern Leopard Frogs Released Into Washington’s Columbia National Wildlife Refuge

Hundreds of northern leopard frogs (Rana pipiens) were released back into the wild in Washington’s Columbia National Wildlife Refuge as part of an eff [...]
Florida Man Buys Land To Help Save Local Gopher Tortoise Population

Florida Man Buys Land To Help Save Local Gopher Tortoise Population

A man on Marco Island in Florida has acquired a vacant plot of land next to his home to ensure that the gopher tortoises that live on the plot are ens [...]
Largest Number Of San Francisco Garter Snakes Found On San Francisco Airport Land

Largest Number Of San Francisco Garter Snakes Found On San Francisco Airport Land

Land owned by the San Francisco International Airport is home to the largest concentration of San Francisco garter snakes discovered to date, accordin [...]
Neuse River Waterdog Salamander Listed As Threatened Under Endangered Species Act

Neuse River Waterdog Salamander Listed As Threatened Under Endangered Species Act

After more than a decade of petitions and lawsuits, the  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has protected the Neuse River waterdog salamander under the En [...]
USFWS Denies Protections For 3 Salamander Species Impacted By California Dam Project

USFWS Denies Protections For 3 Salamander Species Impacted By California Dam Project

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service has denied protections for the Samwel salamander (Hydromantes samweli), Shasta salamander, (H. shastae), a [...]
USFWS Finalizes 20,326 Acres For Northern Mexican Garter Snake

USFWS Finalizes 20,326 Acres For Northern Mexican Garter Snake

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has finalized critical habitat protection for the northern Mexican garter snake (Thamnophis eques megalops), after [...]
The Return of Red-Legged Frogs to Southern California

The Return of Red-Legged Frogs to Southern California

The effort to return California red-legged frogs (Rana draytonii) to Southern California, which has been ongoing by Robert Fisher from the U.S. Geolog [...]
Critically Endangered Philippine Crocodile Can Scale 50 Degree Limestone Walls

Critically Endangered Philippine Crocodile Can Scale 50 Degree Limestone Walls

The most critically endangered crocodile species in the world, the Philippine crocodile (Crocodylus mindorensis) can climb steep hills, a behavior tha [...]
Working With The Rare Ryukyu Black-breasted Leaf Turtle

Working With The Rare Ryukyu Black-breasted Leaf Turtle

The Japanese government thought so highly of the unique and beautiful Ryukyu black-breasted leaf turtle (Geoemyda japonica) that the turtle was design [...]
Reward For Info Leading To Conviction Of Person Who Killed Rocky The Eastern Indigo Snake

Reward For Info Leading To Conviction Of Person Who Killed Rocky The Eastern Indigo Snake

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Georgia DNR Law Enforcement is looking for the person or persons who poached and killed an endangered Eas [...]
Public Comment Period Scheduled On Reintroduction Of Saint Croix Ground Lizard

Public Comment Period Scheduled On Reintroduction Of Saint Croix Ground Lizard

The Saint Croix ground lizard (Pholidoscelis polops) was listed as endangered by the IUCN, and the government of St. Croix has been working on a reint [...]
New Limits In Effect On Native Herp Possession In South Carolina

New Limits In Effect On Native Herp Possession In South Carolina

The state of South Carolina has announced new limits on the possession, collection and transfer of the state's native reptiles and amphibians. The la [...]
Desert Tortoise Survives Not One, But Two Utah Wildfires

Desert Tortoise Survives Not One, But Two Utah Wildfires

A Mojave desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) was observed during a Utah Division of Wildlife Resources fire destruction survey in southern Utah with [...]
Once Functionally Extinct Burmese Roofed Turtle Now Number More Than 1,000

Once Functionally Extinct Burmese Roofed Turtle Now Number More Than 1,000

The Burmese roofed turtle (Batagur trivittata), a river turtle native to Burma, now known as Myanmar and other rivers in Asia was thought to be extinc [...]
More Than 700 One-Year-Old Wyoming Toads Released Into The Wild

More Than 700 One-Year-Old Wyoming Toads Released Into The Wild

The Wyoming toad, (Bufo baxteri) thought to have gone extinct in the wild in 1985, has made tremendous strides since a captive breeding effort began a [...]
Gopher Tortoise Conservation Plan Updated And Announced By USDA

Gopher Tortoise Conservation Plan Updated And Announced By USDA

The United States Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service will continue its conservation efforts of the gopher tortoise (Go [...]
Sonoran Desert Tortoise Under Consideration For ESA Protections, Again

Sonoran Desert Tortoise Under Consideration For ESA Protections, Again

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2015 decided against protecting the Sonoran desert tortoise (Gopherus morafkai) under the Endangered Species Act [...]
Australia Rock Skink, Named Just A Year Ago May Be Headed to Extinction

Australia Rock Skink, Named Just A Year Ago May Be Headed to Extinction

The Kaputar rock skink (Egernia roomi), informally known for decades but recently given a scientific name in August 2019 may be on the verge of collap [...]
41 Louisiana Pine Snakes Released In Louisiana’s Kisatchie National Forest

41 Louisiana Pine Snakes Released In Louisiana’s Kisatchie National Forest

Early this month, 41 captive-bred Louisiana pine snakes (Pituophis ruthveni) were released into Louisiana's Kisatchie National Forest. This release is [...]
California’s Blunt-nosed Leopard Lizard Threatened By Warming Planet, Study Says

California’s Blunt-nosed Leopard Lizard Threatened By Warming Planet, Study Says

The blunt-nosed leopard lizard was listed on the federal endangered species list in 1967. [...]
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