Endangered species; Birds; Birds of prey; Captive breeding; Reintroduction; Raptors;
1976, (41 FR 187). Long recognized as a vanishing species (Cooper 1890, Koford 1953, Wilbur 1978), the California condor remains one ofthe world’s rarest and most imperiled vertebrate species. Despite intensive conservation...
A male Mission Blue butterfly rests upon a Silver Bush Lupine (Lupinus albifrons). As of 14 December 2009, the 'mission blue Butterfly' (Icaricia icarioides missionensis) is listed as Endangered under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.
A male short-tailed albatross protects his chick among other nesting birds. FWS Biologists keep a safe distance using telephoto lenses to get photos of the chick hatched by a Short-tailed albatross pair.
A male short-tailed albatross protects his chick. As of 2010, the short-tailed albatross population is estimated to be 1,200 birds. Of these, the total number of breeding age birds is thought to be approximately 600 birds.