Oregon Chub Possibly to be Removed from Endangered Species List

The Oregonichthys crameri, or the Oregon chub is native to western Oregon. It is a tiny silver-colored fish that can fit in the palm of your hand, and it has a very specific habitat. The Oregon chub prefers waters with little or no flow such as beaver ponds and marshes. For the last one hundred […]

Comment Period for Grey Wolf’s Fate as Endangered Species Re-Opened

In the fall of 2013, a proposal was made to remove the grey wolf from the IUCN Endangered Species Red List in order to focus conservation and recovery efforts on the subspecies the Mexican wolf. The details of the plan were posted on the United States Fish and Wildlife Service’s website. And as is customary, […]

Endangered Mexican Wolf Makes Small Steps to Recovery

Recently, there have been improvements to the grey wolf population within the United States. So much so, that there was a motion put out to remove the species from the endangered species list in order to focus conservation efforts on other species. This included the cousin of the grey wolf, the Mexican wolf. Much like […]

How does the IUCN Red List Work?

The IUCN, or International Union for the Conservation of Nature, Red List of Threatened Species is a comprehensive inventory of almost all of the known species of plant and animal in the world. The list is meant to evaluate the status of each species and their risk for extinction. With such a large and complicated […]

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Update E.S.A. Candidate List

Recently, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service released their Candidate Notice of Review for endangered species. The Candidate Notice of Review is a comprehensive list of all of the plants and animals that should be considered for protection under the Endangered Species Act, or E.S.A. The review includes updates from the last review, which […]

Gray Wolf May Be Removed From Endangered Species List

Recently, a proposal was made by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services to remove the gray wolf from the endangered species list and focus their efforts on the recovery of the Mexican wolf, which is still endangered. Until recently, the gray wolf was considered endangered and near extinction. Since settlers moved to the Americas the […]

The Difference Between Two Bears

The grizzly bear and the black bear are closely related to each other and at first glance, may be difficult to tell apart. But for those who enjoy hiking or hunting, or are just looking to protect their livestock and crops, it is very important to be able to tell the difference between the two. […]