Global Protections Achieved for Imperiled Reptiles

(Johannesburg, South Africa) -Tortoises and freshwater turtles are the most threatened of any major group of terrestrial vertebrates – more so than mammals, birds...

New Discoveries: Heroic Herps

by Molly Michelson Heroic Mexican Mini Salamanders Thorius are teeny-tiny salamanders found in Mexico. First discovered 150 years ago, scientists thought there was only one species....

Basildon Council wins praise for taking action on illegal animal trading...

The Animal Protection Agency (APA) has praised Basildon Borough Council for taking a proactive stance on illegal animal trading and has issued an urgent...

Global Protections Achieved for Imperiled Reptiles

Global Protections Achieved for Imperiled Reptiles Tortoises and freshwater turtles are the most threatened of any major group of terrestrial vertebrates – more so than...

Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake Gains Endangered Species Act Protection

Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake Gains Endangered Species Act Protection Snake Threatened by Habitat Destruction in Midwest, Great Lakes States Following a landmark settlement agreement with the Center...

Louisiana Pine Snake Proposed for Endangered Species Act Protection

Louisiana Pine Snake Proposed for Endangered Species Act Protection Dwindling Longleaf Pine Habitat in Louisiana, Texas Threatens Rare Snake In response to a landmark settlement agreement...

Pulling the stunningly unique painted terrapin back from the brink

For much of the year, the painted terrapin’s name doesn’t make much sense. The carapace of this large Asian river turtle is usually an...

Florida Scrub Lizard

Florida Scrub Lizard, Lesser Virgin Islands Skink Move Toward Endangered Species Act Protection In response to petitions from the Center for Biological Diversity and allies,...

The Cane Toad Invasion

There can be very few biologists who don’t shudder at the thought of a Cane Toad (Rhinella marina) invasion and none more so that...

The Mountain Chicken Frog, Are They Breeding ?

by Daniel Nicholson (ZSL) I guess the key question for the recovery of any critically endangered species in the wild is; “are they breeding?”. So...

Rare Frog in California, Oregon One Step Closer to Endangered Species...

The Center for Biological Diversity today reached a settlement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that requires the agency to determine whether the...

Alligator Snapping Turtle One Step Closer to Endangered Species Protection

Alligator Snapping Turtle One Step Closer to Endangered Species Protection Largest Freshwater Turtle in North America Threatened by Ongoing Habitat Destruction Across Midwest, Southeast ST. PETERSBURG,...