One of the worst chapters of the global extinction crisis is playing out in America’s Southeast, a region that rivals the rainforests with its staggering array of aquatic biodiversity.
The Endangered Species Act plays a crucial role in protecting our region’s wealth of biodiversity — but this bedrock environmental law is under attack.
We spotlight eight of our region’s at-risk species.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed removing the running buffalo clover from the endangered species list in August. The plant was previously thought to be extinct for more than 40 years before its rediscovery in 1983.
Environmental groups plan to sue federal and state agencies for allegedly conspiring to weaken endangered species protections in West Virginia.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decided not to list the Eastern Hellbender salamander as endangered, prompting protest from conservation groups.
New guidelines from the Trump Administration alongside a congressional package of nine bills would bring massive changes to the Endangered Species Act.
The U.S. House of Representative’s version of the 2018 Omnibus Farm Bill would roll back protections for endangered species, water and public lands.
The Endangered Species Act, which protects endangered and threatened species of plants and animals, is under threat from members of the U.S. Congress hoping to limit its reach.
The eye-catching Kentucky arrow darter was just listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, largely due to water pollution from activities like surface coal mining. Increased protection for this rare fish will lead to healthier ecosystems and communities.