Conservation Group Turns to Cloning to Save 2000 Year Old Lady Liberty Cypress Tree
Dec 30, 2015 The non-profit group Archangel Ancient Tree Archive has partnered with a cloning laboratory to save a 2,000-year-old tree from its natural death. According to members of the organization, they plan to clone 100 samples of this tree which will then be planted in different parts of the U.S.
Animal Rights Groups Applaud U.S.’ Move to Give African Lions Real Protection
Dec 28, 2015 The U.S.' recent decision to include African lions in the endangered species list was praised by various animal rights groups. For them, this move will ensure the protection and conservation of these animals.
Scientists Discover New Giant Tortoise Species in Galapagos
Oct 26, 2015 A team of researchers working in the Galapagos Islands has discovered a new species of giant tortoises living in a region in the archipelago. According to the researchers, the new discovery will usher in new efforts geared toward the conservation and protection of these rare animals.
U.S. Navy Agrees to Limit Sonar Use to Avoid Harming Whales
Sep 18, 2015 The U.S. Navy has agreed to limit its use of sonar and underwater explosives as part of its training exercises in the coasts of California and Hawaii. The move is part of a legal settlement organized by various environmental groups for the protection of whales and other marine life in the areas.
Federal Officials Offer Reward for Capture of Suspect Who Shot a Bald Eagle
Jan 28, 2015 Officials working for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency have offered a reward to anyone who can provide information on the person or people involved in the shooting of a bald eagle in November of last year. A bounty of $10,000 was put up to help both state and federal officials speed up their investigation process.
Wildlife Groups File Petition To Save California Spotted Owls
Dec 26, 2014 Two conservation groups launched a petition to urge government officials to officially consider the California spotted owl as an endangered animal under the Endangered Species Act. According to the wildlife organizations, the ongoing man-made activities in the forests of California are causing the population of the species to dwindle.
Reindeer Population Dangerously Declining
Dec 18, 2014 A new conservation study conducted by a team of researchers from China revealed that the world’s reindeer population is dangerously declining. Reindeer are found in different parts of the country but the researchers focused their attention on China since the country holds the biggest reindeer population in the world.