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Just the Facts, Ma'am: Winged Obsession by Jessica Speart

Title: Winged Obsession: The Pursuit of the World’s Most Notorious Butterfly Smuggler
Author: Jessica Speart
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication Year: 2011

Synopsis: Ed Newcomer, a freshly minted US Fish and Wildlife agent, starts his career by trying to net a butterfly smuggler. 902 more words


Rarity Is Commoner Than You Think

I own a critically endangered plant. It comes from Madagascar, an island degraded by human activity and peppered with endangered species. When I discovered the news that my Gerold’s Thornless Crown of Thorns was on the brink of extinction, I had a flashback to planning the Rare & Endangered Plants Garden for the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney back in the 1990’s. 1,020 more words


Cross River Gorilla

February – Gorilla

This Week (1/29 – 2/5) – Cross River Gorilla

Help save the Cross River Gorilla

The species to save this week is the Cross River Gorilla.  403 more words

Biodiversity: Rare fox spotted in Yosemite National Park

Just 50 Sierra Nevada red foxes remain in the wild

Staff Report

FRISCO — One of the rarest mammals in the American West may be making a comeback in the Sierra Nevada. 716 more words


Asia Pacific Trade Deal: Can It Stop Animal Trafficking?

Jan 28, 2015: Outside Denver, a warehouse filled with one million items – rhino horn, elephant tusks and feet, zebra skins – makes up confiscated items imported into the United States by traffickers. 95 more words

Endangered Species

Keystone, Meet The Grouse Wars

WASHINGTON –- The fight over the Keystone XL pipeline is about to become a fight over the lesser prairie chicken as well.

Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) is seeking to attach an amendment to legislation authorizing construction of the pipeline t… Source: www.huffingtonpost.com

Endangered Species

Monarch butterflies rebound in Mexico, numbers still low

MEXICO CITY (AP) – The number of Monarch butterflies that reached wintering grounds in Mexico has rebounded 69 percent from last year’s lowest-on-record levels, but their numbers remain very low, according to the World Wildlife Fund. 523 more words