Endangered Species Act
A petition proposed Friday is trying to get Lolita the same status under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) that covers all other Southern Resident orcas, meaning she could be retired from performing.
Green sea turtle nests have exceeded the state’s expectations this year.
The Florida Keys mole skink, Panama City crayfish and the Suwannee moccasin shell mussel are just three of the nine species the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering for protection under the Endangered Species Act.
Emergency protection has been granted to a rare inch long butterfly found only in South Florida.
Florida’s gopher tortoise population deserves to be added to the nation’s list of endangered and threatened species but funding shortages could delay the listing for years, federal wildlife officials said on Tuesday
A rare butterfly in the Florida Keys is the center of a major lawsuit. The Center for Biological Diversity is planning to sue the U.S. government for failing to extend federal protection to the butterfly.