When the Endangered Species Act was passed in 1973, bald eagles had nearly disappeared from most of the United States. The lower 48 states were home to barely 400 nesting pairs of bald eagles, due primarily to widespread use of the pesticide DDT.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing limits on a western Maryland wind energy project to reduce potential fatalities of endangered bats.
The Atlantic sturgeon, a prehistoric fish whose once bountiful populations were depleted by anglers seeking its coveted caviar, has been declared an endangered species by federal officials, a decision that could lead to moves to protect its habitats along the East Coast.
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is welcoming a new arrival. A female Addra gazelle calf was born on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, at approximately 8 a.m.
The Puritan Tiger Beetle burrows in the soft ground to lay its eggs, and federal law has put that ground off-limits for reinforcing.
They’re slimy and fascinating, and now you have a chance to see them in Baltimore. They’re giant salamanders that hide under rocks.
The call of the whooping crane is rarely heard, as the bird is on the brink of extinction. Maryland leads the effort to save the species.