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Flo carries infant Flint on her back in Gombe Stream Reserve, Tanganyika. Photo credit: © the Jane Goodall Institute

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Finalizes Rule Listing All Chimpanzees as Endangered under the Endangered Species Act

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced a final rule to classify all chimpanzees, both wild and captive, as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. Until this change, only wild chimpanzees were listed as endangered while captive chimpanzees were listed as threatened. The decision responds to growing threats to the species...
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Featured Species

California condor. Credit: USFWS

Condor Watch

Biologists studying the endangered California condor have launched a new web site to enlist the help of citizen scientists in research aimed at reducing lead poisoning, the primary threat to condors in the wild.

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Indiana bat

Indiana Bat

Indiana bats are found over most of the eastern half of the U.S. Almost half of them hibernate in caves in southern Indiana.

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Light-footed clapper rail

Light-footed Clapper Rail

The San Diego Zoo has a long history of involvement in the conservation, captive breeding, and return to the wild of light-footed clapper rails. In this interview Mike Mace talks about the efforts to recover this species

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Jaguar. Credit: USFWS

Jaguars Are Returning to Southern Arizona

All wild cats are important to ecosystem functioning because they are apex predators and therefore impact the entire food chain. In southern Arizona, the top predator is the mountain lion, but over the last 15 years, solitary male jaguars, typically one at any given time, have migrated from northern Mexico into southern Arizona and New Mexico...
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Last updated: June 12, 2015