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18Jan 16
African lions granted endangered status

African lions granted endangered status

Lions are now protected in the United States under the Endangered Species Act. One subspecies will be listed as "endangered" and another as "threatened." These lions live in Africa and India. This decision comes after a study showing that lion populations could decrease by 50 percent in the next 20 years. It has also been suggested that the decision…

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07Oct 16

Bees added to endangered species list

Seven species of bees native to Hawaii have been granted endangered status. These are the first species of bees to be given that status by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.…

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The series Back from the Brink will encourage budding environmentalists by sharing the amazing survival stories of endangered species. Each book shares the human and natural factors that drove 12 species to the edge of extinction, as well as the science behind the work that helped them begin a comeback. Readers learn fun facts and details about the species while finding out what helped them survive and thrive.

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