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In 2014, IUCN celebrates the 50th anniversary of The IUCN Red List- the leading information source on the conservation status of the world's wild species. Find your amazing species today.

"The Gunnison sage-grouse, a bird with an unusual 'bubble pop' mating call and display, could be America’s rarest bird, according to avian experts.

Why we need a new way to protect wildlife | Environmental Defense Fund

Why we need a new way to protect wildlife

rare birds | Rare bird species are likely even rarer than thought, according to new ...

Rare bird species are likely even rarer than thought, according to new study

rare birds | Rare bird species are likely even rarer than thought, according to new ...

Onychophora (Velvet worm)

the-zoological-society: Velvet Worm (unidentified sp. Zero/Taravale Reserve, near the town of Paluma, Queensland, Australia (photo by Stephen Zozaya)

14 of North America’s Most Endangered Birds | TreeHugger | http://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/endangered-species/14-north-americas-most-endangered-birds

14 of North America's most endangered birds

Gunnison Grouse (Centrocercus minimus) occur in seven counties in southwestern Colorado and 1 county in southeastern Utah.

Copa kei, a newly described spider species, lives in forests along the eastern South African coast.

New Species of Cryptic Spider Discovered in South Africa

Copa kei, a newly described spider species, lives in forests along the eastern South African coast.

Some in Congress are working to limit Endangered Species protections. Take action to fight back!

Some in Congress are working to limit Endangered Species protections. Take action to fight back!

The Arctic Fox relies on polar bear leftovers for survival — but as melting Arctic ice make hunting more difficult for polar bears, the arctic foxes' scavenging becomes more arduous. The warmer temperatures are also inviting red foxes — which are double the size of arctic foxes — into more northern habitats.

We're making March 'We Love Nature' month and are launching an online series celebrating nature and the ways we explore and defend it. We hope this series inspires you and reinvigorates your passionate commitment to conservation and your love of nature.

1918 – The Carolina Parakeet (pictured), the only parrot species native to the eastern United States, became extinct when the last individual died in captivity at the Cincinnati Zoo.

The Carolina Parakeet (Conuropsis carolinensis) was the only parrot species native to the eastern United States. It was found from the Ohio Valley to the Gulf of Mexico, and lived in old forests along rivers. It is now extinct.

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