Under Trump, several protections for threatened species were weakened. The Biden administration said it's now canceling or reviewing these actions.
Fishing gear entanglements, ship collisions and climate change are shrinking the critically endangered marine mammals.
Tragically, not all of the endangered tortoises survived the transport. A police officer has been arrested in the alleged smuggling case, authorities said.
A one-two punch of poaching and habitat loss threatens the creatures.
Hunters blew past a cap of 119 wolves after the Trump administration ditched protections for the animals just last month.
Wolves lost protection in the last days of the Trump administration. Now hunters want their trophies before President Joe Biden changes things.
Thirty-one species were declared extinct in the latest Red List — but it's not all bad news. Several species, including the European bison, have been recovering.
Environmentalists and advocates for animals have vowed to challenge a decision stripping federal protections from wolves in the lower 48 states.
Coronavirus has delayed efforts to tackle the biodiversity crisis, but a group of scientists has suggested a bold new target to save endangered species.
Tahlequah, a killer whale whose devastation pulled at the world’s heartstrings in 2018, is part of an endangered population.