'It Would Be Kind Of Sad' | Maryland Woman Hand-Raising Monarch Butterflies Worries Trump's New Order Could Put Species At RiskHand-raising monarch butterflies in the midst of a global extinction crisis, Laura Moore and her neighbors gather round in her suburban Maryland yard to launch a butterfly newly emerged from its chrysalis. Eager to play his part, 3-year-old Thomas Powell flaps his arms and exclaims, "I'm flying! I'm flying!"
Monarchs Caught Up In Rewrite Of Endangered Species RuleAdministration officials say the changes, expected to go into effect next month, will reduce regulation while still protecting animals and plants. But conservation advocates and Democratic lawmakers say the overhaul will force more to extinction, delaying and denying protections.
River Herring Not Added To Endangered Species ListThe federal government says two species of herring are not at risk of going extinct, and will not be listed under the Endangered Species Act.
Maryland Zoo Welcomes New Cheetah Brothers Bud & DavisBrothers Bud and Davis arrived in March from the Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari in Ashland, Nebraska.
Maryland Zoo Welcomes New Addra Gazelle Calf 'Magpie'"Magpie" was born December 1 to parents Pipit and Mukuru.
Endangered Turtle Washes Ashore With Beach Chair Wrapped Around Its NeckWildlife conservationists in Alabama are expressing outrage after the body of an endangered type of sea turtle washed ashore with a beach chair wrapped around its neck.
Last Caribou Herd On U.S. Mainland 'Functionally Extinct', Experts SayThe last herd of southern mountain caribou -- known as gray ghosts -- has reportedly dwindled down to the point where wildlife experts are calling them "functionally extinct"
Feds List 7 Hawaii Bee Species As Endangered, A First In U.S.Federal authorities have added seven yellow-faced bee species, Hawaii's only native bees, for protection under the Endangered Species Act.
Africa's Elephants Rapidly Declining As Poaching ThrivesThe number of savanna elephants in Africa is rapidly declining as ivory trades drive poaching across the continent.
800-Pound Hammerhead Shark Spotted In Ocean CityA shark spotted swimming very close to the beach in Ocean City is causing a lot of commotion.
$4 Million In US Projects That Aim To Protect Sage Grouse Could Hurt MilitaryFederal officials have announced more than $4 million in projects in four states as part of a wildfire-fighting strategy but the efforts could hurt training operations at numerous U.S. military facilities in the West.
Biologists Question Federal Plans To Protect Sage Grouse BirdThe government is preparing insufficient protections for a ground-dwelling bird that has declined significantly over the past century and soon will face a possible endangered species listing.
Rare Species Could Tie Up Purple Line PlansA federally protected endangered species located in Rock Creek Park in Washington could tie up plans for the proposed light-rail Purple Line in Maryland.
2 Sumatran Tiger Cubs Born At National ZooThe National Zoo is celebrating the birth of a pair of Sumatran tiger cubs, a critically endangered species.
Winter Is Good Time To Spot Bald Eagles In Md.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.