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Desert Nesting Bald Eagles May Lose Federal Protection

Desert Nesting Bald Eagles May Lose Federal Protection

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is moving to drop Endangered Species Act protection for Arizona’s desert nesting bald eagles. Only 48 breeding pairs survive, clinging to their hot, dry habitat in the Sonoran Desert along the Southwest’s desert rivers.

United Nations Climate Chief Resigns

United Nations Climate Chief Resigns

The top United Nations climate change official said today that he has made the “difficult decision” to step down.

Scientists Desperate to Protect World's 25 Most Endangered Primates

Scientists Desperate to Protect World's 25 Most Endangered Primates

Nearly half the world’s 634 primate species – gorillas, orangutans, monkeys, lemurs, gibbons and other primates – now are in danger of becoming extinct due to the destruction of tropical forests, illegal wildlife trade and commercial bushmeat hunting.

Alaska Sea Otters Granted Critical Habitat Protection

Alaska Sea Otters Granted Critical Habitat Protection

It took a court order to accomplish, but threatened sea otters in southwest Alaska now will have some respite from the pressure of human activities.