Entries by Judd Dunagan

The Cirl Bunting has Bounced Back

The reappearance of the Cirl Bunting, Emberiza cirlus, has been taken as a sign of hope. It might represent that with great effort, animals can be protected and helped not to be endangered anymore. George Montagu, an ornithologist, discovered the bird near his Devon home in 1800. It extended its range across much of southern […]

Feral Peacocks´ debate: Should They Stay in the Street

Canada has been divided concerning a new debate that created considerable tension in the community. Feral peacocks took up residence on the street near Vancouver. These friendly animals have shown that they can be peaceful neighbors. For several years, a group of feral peacocks divided the community of Sullivan Heights because some of the residents, […]

Earthquake in Alaska Pushes Endangered Pupfish to Spawn

Alaska’s earthquake has caused endangered desert pupfish to spawn due to its waves reverberated around their home. The earthquake magnitude was 7.9 which allowed a small tsunami to formed. Its waves were three to eight inches tall and powerful enough to wash in along shores from British Columbia through California. Moreover, its shake also ripped […]

Global Invasive Species Registry Progress for Protecting Species

As a way to fight animal’s extinction, a new catalogue has been created. Its main purpose is to stop biological invasions. There exist a world registry of invasive species even though governments are not doing enough to solve the threats of  globalization to biodiversity. This new catalogue, published in the journal Scientific Data, is supposed […]

60-year-old Gorilla Dies

After three months of being 60, Vila the world’s oldest gorillas died at San Diego Zoo Safari Park. She was the matriarch of five generations of gorillas. In 1957, She was born in what is today known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Two years later, in 1959, this gorilla was taken to the […]

Endangered Butterfly Gets Sanctuary

The High Brown Fritillary (Argynnis adippe) Butterfly might have a new place in a beautiful wooded valley on the Devon coast thanks to a project held in the UK to save them. According to conservationists, some changes to woodland management, like the abandonment of coppicing, and climate change, contributed to the decline of this kind […]

Victory: Snow Leopards No Longer Endangered

For the first time in almost 45 years, Snow leopards are not considered endangered. However some scientists advice people not to be so confident about the future of species. The species has been placed into a less urgent category, “vulnerable” by  The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) because the risk  from a reduction […]

Could the Endangered Species Act Be Invalidated?

The Republican Rob Bishop from Utah made himself clear that he supported to open up one million acres in the area for business purposes like recreation and oil-gas development. He manifested that he “would love to invalidate” the Endangered Species Act. He claimed that he could dismantle the law and he shepherded five bills out […]

Nearly 400 New Species Discovered in the Amazon

After two years of in-depth study in that area during 2014 and 2015, researchers have found 381 new species in the Amazon rainforest that are at risk. According to a report from the World Wildlife Fund and the Mamiraua Institute for Sustainable Development, every two days a new species was discovered, so they were able […]