Researchers Record Rare Maned Wolf Pups in Argentina

Researchers Record Rare Maned Wolf Pups in Argentina

By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor The maned wolf is certainly a unique animal, with long legs, massive ears, and bright red fur. Many might compare it to a fox, but it’s actually South America’s largest canid species.  And not only is the maned wolf elusive — it’s endangered. Researchers working with Rewilding Argentina and […]

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One Cool Thing: International Red Panda Day

One Cool Thing: International Red Panda Day

Today is International Red Panda Day! These iconic and adorable creatures are worth celebrating for many reasons, but they’re also in need of serious protection. This cat-sized, fluffy-tailed animal is listed as endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) red list.    Climate change and rising temperatures are reducing the red panda’s […]

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One Cool Thing: TikTok Bird Beats

One Cool Thing: TikTok Bird Beats

You’ve heard of TikTok dances, but get ready for TikTok…bird songs? New York-based musician So Wylie is bringing birdy beats to the forefront of the “for you page.” She started by listening to the call of an owl. “I was like, this is kind of fire!” she told the National Audubon Society. “I immediately decided I was […]

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Environmental Groups Sue U.S. Forest Service to Protect Endangered Jumping Mouse

Environmental Groups Sue U.S. Forest Service to Protect Endangered Jumping Mouse

By Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Conservation groups are suing the U.S. Forest Service, alleging that it has failed to protect one of Arizona and New Mexico’s smallest, most endangered creatures. The New Mexico meadow jumping mouse, found only in parts of AZ and N.M., has seen a significant decline after habitats in the Sacramento Mountains were […]

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Wisconsin Votes for 300-Wolf Kill Limit for Fall Hunting Season

Wisconsin Votes for 300-Wolf Kill Limit for Fall Hunting Season

By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer Wisconsin has voted to allow 300 wolves to be hunted this fall — over double the 130-wolf limit recommended by wildlife biologists. This news comes after February’s devastating hunting season, in which hunters killed 216 wolves in just four days, twice as many wolves as allotted.  Why This Matters: […]

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IUCN Introduces New Standard Assessing Species Recovery

IUCN Introduces New Standard Assessing Species Recovery

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has set a new conservation standard, called the IUCN green status of species. This standard will not only suggest how close a species is to extinction but also how close it is to recovering its original population size and health. […]

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