The grey wolf was once nearly hunted to extinction in the U.S. until the federal government put it on the endangered species list in 1974. 20 years later, it was successfully reintroduced to Idaho and Yellowstone. As pack numbers grew,…
By William Brangham, Gretchen Frazee
Atlantic salmon once teemed in U.S. rivers, but now return from the sea to only a handful of rivers in eastern and central Maine. The fish are protected at the federal level under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, but a…
By Patrick Whittle, Associated Press
A newly released study estimates that Wisconsin's wolf population dropped by up to one-third in the months after federal officials announced plans to lift legal protections.
By John Flesher, Associated Press
At least 50 countries have committed to protect 30 percent of the planet, including land and sea, over the decade in efforts to halt species extinction and address climate change issues.
By Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press
By Matthew Brown, John Flesher, Jim Mone, Associated Press
Gray wolves have recovered from near extinction in parts of the country but remain absent from much of their historical range. Biologists who reviewed the administration's plan to strip protection from wolves say it lacked scientific justification.
By Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press
Environmental groups asked a federal court Wednesday to throw out the Trump administration's assessment of oil and gas activity’s likely effects on endangered species in the Gulf of Mexico, saying it dismisses the chance of another disastrous blowout like the…
By Christina Larson, Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
A new U.N. biodiversity report card highlights the decline over the past 10 years in fragile ecosystems such as coral reefs and tropical forests.
By Matthew Brown, Associated Press
Friday's announcement by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service would place greater weight on the economic benefits of developments when deciding if land or water should be protected.
By Patrick Whittle, Christina Larson, Associated Press
The amount of commercial fishing worldwide has dipped since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, but scientists and conservation experts say it's unclear if the slowdown will help jeopardized species of marine life to recover.
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