Donald Trump may be cutting funding to the environmental sciences, but one near-endangered butterfly is thriving.
With around 30 of its species surviving, the vaquita porpoise is the world's rarest marina mammal.
Activists say overfishing will have devastating consequences for the species.
There is no one definition of 'recovery,' allowing critics to argue the Endangered Species Act isn't working well enough.
Agriculture has made major impact on animals, birds, fish and plants in last 40 years.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed taking the bears off the list of threatened animals.
Sumatran orangutans remain critically endangered, but their numbers are higher than thought.
The snakes have endured the "greatest modern decline of any native reptile."
In the Rio Grande Valley, the barrier erected to keep out illegal immigrants is imperiling rare and endangered animal species.
The horrid ground weaver is found in only three locations.
The critically endangered Burmese Star Tortoises have been safely reported to a Myanmar sanctuary.
The good news: Their populations are growing in four southern African countries.
The ranks of the small porpoise are thinning due to illegal fishing practices in the Gulf of California.
It's the first biofluorescent reptile found to date.
The decision marks a temporary end to a bitter dispute.