Tag: endangered species

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USFWS Proposes Protections For Florida Keys Mole Skink

USFWS Proposes Protections For Florida Keys Mole Skink

By 2060, 72 to 88 percent of the skink's native range will be underwater, the USFWS says. [...]
Eastern Box Turtle May Be Listed As Threatened By Michigan DNR

Eastern Box Turtle May Be Listed As Threatened By Michigan DNR

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is looking at potentially changing the state’s endangered and threatened species list and is seeking inpu [...]
Saving Sea Turtles At Florida’s Loggerhead Marinelife Center

Saving Sea Turtles At Florida’s Loggerhead Marinelife Center

Sea turtles are seen as strong, brave, guardians of the Earth, but their tough shells and patient ways are fragile in the reality of the world. [...]
Cedar Key Mole Skink May Get Endangered Species Protections

Cedar Key Mole Skink May Get Endangered Species Protections

The lizard, which is known to occupy several islands off Florida's Nature Coast, was first petitioned for protections in 2012. [...]
21 Percent Of All Reptile Species Threatened With Extinction, Study Says

21 Percent Of All Reptile Species Threatened With Extinction, Study Says

Climate change is described as a looming threat to reptiles, as the changes reduce thermally viable windows for foraging, among other things. [...]
California Recommends Temblor Legless Lizard Be Placed On State’s Endangered Species List

California Recommends Temblor Legless Lizard Be Placed On State’s Endangered Species List

The Temblor legless lizard is 4 to 7 inches in length from snout to vent with smooth shiny scales and a blunt tail. [...]
Florida FWC Executive Order Helps Relocate Gopher Tortoises

Florida FWC Executive Order Helps Relocate Gopher Tortoises

The gopher tortoise is a federally endangered species that is listed as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). [...]
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 [...]
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