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The Cactus Ferruginous Pygmy Owl - is it a real species?

The Cactus Ferruginous Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium brasilianum cactorum) is an alleged subspecies of the Ferruginous Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium brasilianum). Usually when I write of birds, I seek information at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. 627 more words


Protections blocked, but sage grouse work goes on

(AP)—U.S. wildlife officials will decide next year whether a wide-ranging Western bird species needs protections even though Congress has blocked such protections from taking effect, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Wednesday. 39 more words

Nature Conservation

California's Newest Endangered Species: The Tricolored Blackbird

The Tricolored Blackbird (Agelaius tricolor) is a bird both fascinating and beautiful. One of its unique characters is that it is found nowhere in the world except California and a small portion of Baja California. 700 more words

Natural History

Feds taking input on new Florida manatee plan

Refuge managers seek to balance protection of marine mammals with demand for public access at Three Sisters Springs

Staff Report

FRISCO — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says a careful management plan at a freshwater spring in Florida can help protect manatees and ensure public access to the popular Three Sisters Springs recreation area. 723 more words


Experts on last ditch effort to save endangered rhino

The next few months are critical for the survival of the northern white rhino, as an expert panel races to save it from oblivion.

Some pin hopes on an assisted reproduction programme, but the procedures involved risk harming some of the five animals that remain on Earth. 191 more words