Endangered Species

bald eagle
Scott Mason/The Winchester Star via AP, file
August 12, 2019 - 8:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration moved on Monday to weaken how it applies the 45-year-old Endangered Species Act, ordering changes that critics said will speed the loss of animals and plants at a time of record global extinctions. The action, which expands the administration's rewrite of...
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PECO Primate Reserve party
John McDevitt/KYW Newsradio
John McDevitt
July 10, 2019 - 4:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In 1995, a devastating fire claimed the lives of 23 endangered primates at the Philadelphia Zoo. Since then, world-renowned exhibits and programs were created in its place, a collaboration between the zoo and PECO. Now 20 years later, the PECO Primate Reserve is...
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Pennsylvania Game Commission falcons
Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
May 19, 2019 - 11:59 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Mom and Dad falcon were none too pleased to see Arthur McMorris show up for his yearly invasion of their privacy. The Pennsylvania Game Commission falcon expert made his annual trip to Philadelphia City Hall last week to check on the family of falcons that have been...
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In this Thursday, April 11, 2019, photo provided by the Center for Coastal Studies, a baby right whale swims with its mother in Cape Cod Bay off Massachusetts.
Amy James/Center for Coastal Studies/NOAA permit 19315-1 via AP
April 13, 2019 - 8:51 pm
NEW ENGLAND (AP) -- An endangered species of whale is experiencing a mini-baby boom in New England waters, researchers on Cape Cod have said. The North Atlantic right whale is one of the rarest species of whale on the planet, numbering only about 411. But the Center for Coastal Studies in...
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Endangered Lesser Long-nosed Bat (Leptonycteris yerbabuenae) (left) and Mexican Long-tongued Bat (Choeronycteris mexicana) (right) at a hummingbird feeder
Dreamstime
April 17, 2018 - 11:27 pm
By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Wildlife managers in the American Southwest say a once-rare bat important to the pollination of plants used to produce tequila has made a comeback and is being removed from the U.S. endangered species list. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's...
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