Endangered Species

Obama, close the wolf-killer loophole
Obama, close the wolf-killer loophole
Hunters, whether they mean to or not, should face consequences for killing endangered species.
House Republicans want to ‘repeal and replace’ the ESA
House Republicans want to ‘repeal and replace’ the ESA
After attempts to chip away at the law bill by bill, Utah Rep. Rob Bishop says he’d rather scrap the Endangered Species Act altogether.
Looking back on Obama
Obama’s mixed impact on endangered species
Obama’s mixed impact on endangered species
The administration delisted more species, but ultimately weakened the act itself.
Through the years: Here’s what to read on Obama’s presidency
Through the years: Here’s what to read on Obama’s presidency
High Country News stories show how Obama wrangled the West.
The historical lifetime of the beaver
The historical lifetime of the beaver
Explaining our complex relationship with North America’s largest rodent.
In California caves, a millipede mystery
In California caves, a millipede mystery
A new species in Sequoia National Park reminds scientists of what is yet to be discovered.
Latest: Feds plan sagebrush survey
Latest: Feds plan sagebrush survey
The data could provide a blueprint for science-based decisions.
In Arizona, reptile poaching made easy
In Arizona, reptile poaching made easy
Why some wildlife crimes are difficult to prosecute.
The case against condors in Hells Canyon
The case against condors in Hells Canyon
Researchers contemplate introducing the endangered bird in Oregon— but why meddle?
Will a dam save the pallid sturgeon, or doom it?
Will a dam save the pallid sturgeon, or doom it?
On the Yellowstone River, farmers and conservationists clash over controversial infrastructure.
Endangered, with climate change to blame
Endangered, with climate change to blame
Climate projections are reason enough for Endangered Species Act protection, court rules.
In Canada, mountain caribou recovery falters
In Canada, mountain caribou recovery falters
A decade of conservation efforts has done little to stop the decline of the endangered ungulates or their rainforest home.
What is a chub, really?
What is a chub, really?
In Arizona, three native chub species were reclassified as one, raising concerns about the management of the species.
Sea otters on the rise, but shark bites stall range growth
Sea otters on the rise, but shark bites stall range growth
Can sea otters survive the recovery of great white sharks?
Chasing the rarest bumblebee in the world
Chasing the rarest bumblebee in the world
A group of Oregonians searches for the disappearing Franklin’s bee.
Defense bill threatens sage grouse survival
Defense bill threatens sage grouse survival
A sneaky amendment would block protection under the Endangered Species Act.
Time to make peace with invasive species?
Time to make peace with invasive species?
A conversation with climate science director Stephen Jackson about why and where we should tolerate non-native invaders.
The Fish and Wildlife Service’s endangered species triage
The Fish and Wildlife Service’s endangered species triage
Buried in petitions to list new species, the Fish and Wildlife Service proposes a system for prioritizing who gets help first.
American pika disappearing from Western regions
American pika disappearing from Western regions
The pika is fading from historical habitat and a new study points to climate change.
Western monarch butterflies get a closer look
Western monarch butterflies get a closer look
A recent study documents the butterfly’s decline, while a new project looks at how to improve its population.
West Obsessed: Genetics and the plight of Mexican wolves
West Obsessed: Genetics and the plight of Mexican wolves
Turf wars and management missteps have hurt the recovery of Arizona and New Mexico’s remaining wolf packs, leaving them dangerously inbred.
Consider the vole, endangered and adorable
Consider the vole, endangered and adorable
How a collective effort is protecting one of the most endangered mammals in the nation.