Our planet now faces a global extinction crisis never witnessed by humankind. Scientists predict that more than 1 million species are on track for extinction in the coming decades. But there’s still ...
Help support our cutting-edge work in the Population and Sustainability Program.
Bats, those unique and magnificent mammals of the air, might be the last creatures you'd associate with the deep, vast ocean. But as that ocean becomes ever deeper and vaster through accelerating ...
The rare dancing grouse of the Southwest, called the lesser prairie chicken, is known for the males' elaborate calls and showy displays of reddish-orange air sacs while they perform mating dances on ...
• Secured a seafood import ban to pressure Mexico to save critically endangered vaquita porpoises, with only around 10 individuals remaining. • Sought protection for leopards, giraffes, pangolins, ...
For generations, Nevada’s big-eyed, black-freckled Dixie Valley toad thrived in a small desert oasis, hidden from humans. But by the time scientists described it in 2017, the toad was already ...
Critical habitat is key to the survival of endangered species. In fact, a study by the Center found, plants and animals with federally protected critical habitat are more than twice as likely to be ...
Monarch butterflies are important culturally and ecologically across North America. Generations of schoolchildren have reared monarchs in classrooms, watching in wonder as striped caterpillars ...
Plastic bags start out as fossil fuels and end up as deadly waste in landfills and the ocean. Birds often mistake shredded plastic bags for food, filling their stomachs with toxic debris. For hungry ...
A perennial herb, the Florida brickell-bush is found exclusively in South Florida's pine rockland territory, specifically on the Miami Rock Ridge on the edges of Everglades National Park. At maturity ...
Wilson’s phalaropes are dainty shorebirds best known for their spectacular congregations at large salt lakes in the U.S. West, as well as for their clever feeding behavior and unusual mating system.
The Center for Biological Diversity believes that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature, and the health of people and ecosystems alike is threatened by the same systems of abuse and ...