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Protect Endangered Species Act from Big Industry

Wolves. Polar bears. The bald eagle. The peregrine falcon. These are just some of the animals that are alive today because they enjoy the protection of the federal Endangered Species Act. Yet, they an…

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African Lions Are One Step Closer to Being Protected From Trophy Hunters

African lions came a step closer to being protected from trophy hunting yesterday when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) proposed listing them as threatened under the U.S. Endangered Species …

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Care2 Member Calls on EPA to Protect Endangered Animals from Pesticides

More than one billion pounds of pesticides are sprayed in North America every year. Many have been linked to cancer and other negative health impacts. But what about the animals? The same chemicals th…

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Top 10 Endangered Species

Every year, new animals populate the endangered species list. In honor of Endangered Species Day on May 16th, we recognize this year's list and hope for a future for each of them. While some animal…

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These 5 Animals Are About To Become Extinct

The Endangered Species Act was passed in 1973, which means that 2013 has marked the 40th anniversary of this nation-wide government-funded conservation effort. The ESA was originally enacted with the …

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5 Shocking At-Risk Species Still on U.S. Menus

By Emily Sohn, Discovery Channel Even if you read educational materials at zoos and donate money to conservation organizations, your eating habits may be unintentionally undermining the threatene…

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Endangered Species Act Could Be Weakened

A proposed policy coming from the current administration would limit the protection of wild animals and plants that need it. Eighty-nine conservation groups and 97 scientists expressed disapproval of …

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3 Holiday Wishes for Kids

By Jonathan Hoekstra, The Nature Conservancy This holiday season, I have 3 wishes for kids everywhere: that they can find Wonder, Inspiration and Hope in the world around them. I was lucky to have …

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Pacific Basking Sharks Decline Dramatically

Eastern North Pacific basking sharks have been designated a species of concern by the National Ocean and Atmosphere Administration's (NOAA) Fisheries Service. The reason stated for the designation is …

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5 Penguin Species Receive Legal Protection

In a recent press release, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced five penguin species would be listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act: the yellow-eyed penguin, white-flippered pe…

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