Endangered Species

US May Take Humpback Whale Off Endangered Species List

September 28, 2009 / No Comments

New data shows that humpback whale populations have been growing steadily over recent decades, and as a result, the U.S. government may take the humpback whale off the endangered species list. Last year, the National Marine Fisheries Service, an agency of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), received results from an extensive study showing that the north Pacific humpback whale ...

Are any of the 12 Chinese New Year/Zodiac Animals on the endangered species list?

June 2, 2009 / No Comments

Greenpacks is not the only folk that love animals.  The Chinese do, too. And since I (Bill) have an interest in China, I thought I'd introduce them here and answer one question. [caption id="attachment_5404" align="aligncenter" width="468" caption="Canadian polar bears stranded on ice"][/caption] Here are the 12 New Year/Zodiac animals -

Idaho Red Riding Hood

May 11, 2009 / No Comments

The Obama administration has said its open season on hunting of gray wolves in Idaho. Red Riding Hood will be safe again on her way to grandma's house. Bush's administration removed the wolves from the federal endangered species list in Montana and Idaho. Earthjustice says it is too early. They prefer the Big Bad Wolf to Little Red. Wolves take a huge ...

Colony of Rare Tonkin Snub-nosed Monkeys Uncovered in Vietnam

December 13, 2008 / 2 Comments

Every time we talk about why each threatened species got so close to disappearing forever, the inevitable answer seems to be human activity (be it habitat destruction or excessive hunting). The Tonkin snub-nosed monkeys are one of the rarest primates on Earth. Though only 200 of them exist, new hope emerged as another group of angry-looking monkeys has been found in ...

World’s Fastest Land Animal Not Fast Enough to Stay off Endangered Species List

December 8, 2008 / 1 Comment

For some of us who have grown up watching the Cheetah hunt down prey in all its splendor and magnificence over prime time Discovery television, it is hard to even believe what we has been revealed by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). Cheetah - the fastest land animal in the world, has now been officially added to the list of ...