Endangered Species

Clownfish in coral (Wikimedia Commons)

Saving Nemo and the other creatures of the ocean

Clownfish, just like the star of “Finding Nemo,” may soon be listed as endangered because of the environmental damage being inflicted on our oceans.
Ferret peeking out of a hole in wooden box (© AP Images)

How drones and M&Ms could save this endangered ferret

How can you distribute a vaccine for a life-threatening disease to an endangered species? Here's the plan to save the black-footed ferret.
Regal blue tang fish swimming near colorful coral reef (Shutterstock)

To protect coral reefs, keep Dory swimming [video]

Conservationists urge people to leave the regal blue tang, the fish star of "Finding Dory," in the wild to protect precious coral reefs.
Elephant herd at water hole (Shutterstock)

A good day for elephants

Stricter regulations in the U.S. will further curb the sale of ivory in an effort to reduce elephant poaching. Will other countries do the same?
Whale tail lifting out of water (NOAA)

Here’s a new way for boats to steer clear of whales

Whale Alert provides a real-time display of the ocean and a ship’s position, along with information about where whales have been seen or heard recently.
Sumatran rhinoceros walking through wooded area (© AP Images)

It’s a girl! New calf means hope for rare Sumatran rhino.

The newest Sumatran rhino was born last week in a sanctuary in Indonesia, adding hope for growth to the small population.
Lone bison standing in grassy field (U.S. Department of Agriculture)

The bison may soon join the bald eagle as an official...

Bison that once thundered through the Great Plains faced extinction. Now the population has risen, and the animal is expected to become a national symbol.
Two manatees underwater (NOAA)

Whiskery manatees make a comeback in Florida

Thanks to regulations that restrict waterfront development and reduce the speed of boaters, manatee populations are starting to flourish in Florida.

What’s black and white and seen all over the world?

The birth of a panda cub at Washington's National Zoo has thrilled people. Pandas are endangered and the subject of international efforts to breed more.