Landlubbers may not be aware of a current epic sea battle: shrimpers v. sea turtles. The reality is that we have very little idea what kind of impact the former has on the latter endangered critters. In part, that's because the federal government is dragging ass about conducting meaningful studies ... More >>
The South-East Zoo Alliance for Reproduction & Conservation (SEZARC) is "asking the public to lend a hand to their sperm collecting efforts," it announced yesterday. "Every day, all throughout the animal world, millions of sperm are going to waste, swimming their way to fruitless oblivion. This sp ... More >>
Some idiot shot and killed a Florida panther, apparently. This according to authorities at the Cypress National Preserve in Collier County, where the dead panther was found. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says they found the animal dead from a gunshot wound on Saturday in the Tu ... More >>
There's a black market for everything, even turtles. Last month, we told you about an extensive sting operation led by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that took down a local yokel who was illegally smuggling turtles to China. It turns out this wasn't a one-off incident. Turtle smuggling ... More >>
See also "U.S. Fish and Wildlife Faces Lawsuit For Not Protecting Ten Florida Species"The nonprofit Center for Biological Diversity has filed a massive petition with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service demanding that a total of 53 reptiles and amphibians be granted protection under the Endangered Spe ... More >>
Ten relatively obscure species found in the Sunshine State have landed the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in a legal tussle.The black rail, the Georgia blind salamander, a siltsnail, and the purple skimmer are among the animals that Fish and Wildlife has failed to adequately protect, accor ... More >>
Florida's coral reefs have been on the decline for decades, and it looks like things could get a whole lot worse. Seven species of coral found in Florida and Caribbean waters "are extremely likely to go extinct" before the year 2100, and five of those species are the most "imperiled o ... More >>
Okay people, who crapped on the coral?A study led by a biologist from Florida's Rollins College says human sewage has been leaking into the ocean, and is likely the cause for putting the Caribbean Elkhorn coral on the endangered species list.The research says Serratio marcescens, a bacteria f ... More >>
Record stores are an endangered species, what with all the digital downloads available these days. But a few shops are still stocking vinyl and CDs for the deejays and collectors among us. Tell us which Broward or Palm Beach record store is your favorite in the comment section.
Origami at Morikami -- it's a natural
Food glorious food
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Conservationist Paul Reillo has waged a one-man campaign to save Dominica's parrots from extinction
Buck Island Ranch is home to the threatened caracara, and it's a laboratory where ranchers and conservationists are learning to work together
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
The recent bust of a Hollywood importer sheds light on an illegal reptile trade that has adventurous smugglers making easy money
Turns out the Florida panther has a taste for deer kept on the Seminoles' hunting preserve. Now the tribe wants payback.