Vaquita

Why Scientists Couldn’t Save the Vaquita, the “Panda of the Sea”

It might be the end of the line for the vaquita, the world’s rarest marine mammal. A dramatic last-ditch attempt to capture one has failed.
Orangutan

What Does it Mean to Be on the Endangered Species List?

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List is a global list of species and their conservation status.
American Pika

The World’s Cutest Mammal on the Brink

The Ili Piku, aka "Magic Rabbit," of China is endangered. But Pika populations are declining globally, not just in China.

For the Endangered American Eel, A Long, Slippery Road to Recovery

The endangered American eel, once abundant along the U.S. East Coast, is critically important in keeping rivers ecologically sound.

Bald Eagles Are Back From the Brink

Bald eagles are back from the brink of extinction.

Anniversary of the Endangered Species Act

41 years after the Endangered Species act, what is its legacy?

Good News for California Blue Whales

Researchers writing in Marine Mammal Science report that California blue whale populations have rebounded from losses inflicted by whaling.