A federal judge ordered the Fish and Wildlife Service to reconsider its decision not to grant the iconic desert plant protection under the Endangered Species Act.
Since gray wolves have lost federal protections, some states have adopted aggressive hunting seasons allowing large numbers to be killed.
The Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking protections under the Endangered Species Act. An independent study found that nearly all colonies could be wiped out by 2100.
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.