“Help Stop the Massacre of Baby Sea Turtles” states the announcement of an emergency protest planned by activists who are trying to protect sea turtles from being drawn inland to their deaths by artificial lights. By instinct the turtles crawl toward the brightest light, which until the past 100 years or so was the reflection of moonlight on the ocean but today draws many of them toward the hotels, condos and restaurants along the beach. Leer más.
The wildfires have destroyed hundreds of homes and caused major damage to a historic state park and an endangered species of toad. Leer más.
The turtles were once written-off as functionally extinct in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean – where they used to be found among coral and rocky reefs. This never-before-seen habitat adaptation by this population helps explain why the species went undetected in the region for decades. Leer más.
The Center for Biological Diversity struck a historic legal settlement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, requiring the agency to make initial or final decisions on whether to add hundreds of imperiled plants and animals to the endangered species list by 2018. The Endangered Species Act is America’s strongest environmental law and surest way to save species threatened with extinction. Leer más.