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What’s Being Done to Help Save Endangered Bornean Elephants?

Written by on December 3, 2021 in Environment, Wildlife with 0 Comments
What’s Being Done to Help Save Endangered Bornean Elephants?

The world’s smallest elephant is facing challenges from habitat loss, human conflict, and poaching. Bornean elephants have been considered endangered with a decreasing global population since 1986, though they were believed to be “very rare” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as early as 1965. #borneanelephants #endangeredspecies

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Indian Wolf is One of World’s Most Endangered Wolves

Written by on September 16, 2021 in Environment, Wildlife with 0 Comments
Indian Wolf is One of World’s Most Endangered Wolves

Findings indicate Indian wolves are only found in India and Pakistan, where their habitat is threatened by land-use changes and human population shifts. #IndianWolf #endangeredspecies

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Salmon Spawning for the First Time in 80 Years in the Upper Columbia River

Written by on January 27, 2021 in Environment, Wildlife with 0 Comments
Salmon Spawning for the First Time in 80 Years in the Upper Columbia River

Tribal biologists have confirmed that chinook salmon are spawning in the upper-Columbia River system in Washington state for the first time in 80 years. #salmon

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US EPA Evaluation Finds Glyphosate Likely to Injure or Kill 93% of Endangered Species

Written by on December 4, 2020 in Environment, Environmental Hazards, Wildlife with 0 Comments
US EPA Evaluation Finds Glyphosate Likely to Injure or Kill 93% of Endangered Species

The Environmental Protection Agency released a draft biological evaluation on Wednesday finding that glyphosate is likely to injure or kill 93% of the plants and animals protected under the Endangered Species Act. #glyphosatekills

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World’s Rarest Great Ape, Discovered 3 Years Ago, is Fast Being Wiped Out By British Firm’s Goldmine

Written by on September 10, 2020 in Environment, Wildlife with 0 Comments
World’s Rarest Great Ape, Discovered 3 Years Ago, is Fast Being Wiped Out By British Firm’s Goldmine

It is feared that the rarest great ape species on the planet could soon be made extinct by transnational mining operations. #endangeredspecies

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World’s Rarest Primate, the Critically Endangered Hainan Gibbon, Returns From Brink of Extinction

Written by on May 27, 2020 in Environment, Wildlife with 0 Comments
World’s Rarest Primate, the Critically Endangered Hainan Gibbon, Returns From Brink of Extinction

Up until recently, the highly intelligent and charismatic Hainan Gibbon was standing at the brink of imminent extinction with only 10 members still existing. #endangeredspecies

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Elephant Poaching Declines In Africa, but 15,000 Still Illegally Killed Each Year

Written by on May 31, 2019 in Environment, Wildlife with 0 Comments
Elephant Poaching Declines In Africa, but 15,000 Still Illegally Killed Each Year

Even though there has been notable progress, at current poaching rates elephants are still in danger of becoming virtually extinct on the continent.

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Bees in Peril as First Species Added to Endangered Species List

Written by on October 4, 2016 in Environment, Wildlife with 1 Comment
Bees in Peril as First Species Added to Endangered Species List

The endangered genus, Hylaeus, commonly called yellow-faced bees, are the only genus native to Hawaii. Their failure comes amid a national crisis of declining bee populations, including colony collapse disorder.

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10 Magical Places on Earth That Have Been Saved By Endangered Species

Written by on May 22, 2016 in Environment, Wildlife with 4 Comments
10 Magical Places on Earth That Have Been Saved By Endangered Species

From sea otters to cave bats, endangered creatures have stolen our hearts and caused us to fight for their habits. Here are 10 beautiful places that have been preserved because certain animals call them home.

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Endangered Orca Whale Birth – 7th Baby Orca Calf of 2015

Written by on January 17, 2016 in Climate Change, Environment, Wildlife with 3 Comments
Endangered Orca Whale  Birth –  7th Baby Orca Calf of 2015

Orca whales also called “killer whales” have birthed a new calf, the 7th in 2015. They are the most endangered whale species and have been hunted almost to extinction. This is good news and is partially because of the large salmon run in 2015.

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Nature Lovers & Activists Prevail: California Marine Sanctuaries Double In Size

Written by on March 15, 2015 in Environment, Wildlife with 0 Comments
Nature Lovers & Activists Prevail: California Marine Sanctuaries Double In Size

While the project had great support locally, it faced tough adversaries at the national level thanks to lobbying by the oil & gas industry, which would just love to drill nearby. But the defenders of nature prevailed, and the Obama administration finally gave the go-ahead to the expansion, which will also indirectly help protect the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary to the south

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