Endangered Species Act

Source: Miami Seaquarium

Feds Get Involved In The Fight To Free Lolita

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.


(AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

Green Sea Turtle Nests Hit Record Number In Florida

Green sea turtle nests have exceeded the state’s expectations this year.


Panama City Crayfish (Source: MyFWC/Lisa Keppner)

Wildlife Service Considers Adding Three Florida Species To Endangered List

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.


The Miami Blue butterfly is endangered but not extinct yet.

Emergency Protection Extended To Rare South Florida Butterfly

Emergency protection has been granted to a rare inch long butterfly found only in South Florida.


A Gopher Tortoise . (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/Getty Images)

Gopher Tortoise Threatened, No Money For Federal Protection

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


The Miami Blue butterfly is endangered but not extinct yet.

Conservationists Plan Lawsuit Over Miami Blue Butterfly

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.