endangered species

6:18 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Binder Park Zoo's Wild Dogs Part of Research Effort to Prevent Extinction

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The World Wildlife Fund lists African Wild Dogs as one of the world's most endangered animals
At the same time they were napping in the morning sun Thursday, Binder Park Zoo's African wild dogs were helping protect their species from extinction. Researchers from James Cook University of Queensland, Australia, are working with multiple organizations to observe African wild dogs in zoos, collect biological samples and prepare a breeding program.
12:50 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

GOP group eyes the Endangered Species Act

A gray wolf, an endangered species
Credit AP Photo

A group of Republicans in Congress is casting an eye on the Endangered Species Act. The law was approved in 1973 with encouragement by the Nixon administration to help prevent threatened plants and animals from becoming extinct. The federal threatened and endangered list includes several Michigan species like the Kirtland’s warbler and the piping plover.

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