endangered species http://nhpr.org en State Gets $233K For Butterfly Recovery http://nhpr.org/post/state-gets-233k-butterfly-recovery <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A unique forest habitat in Concord that's home to the endangered </span>Karner<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> blue butterfly is getting a face-lift--and over $233,000 in funding --in an effort to increase the butterfly population. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service is getting the money to help maintain and restore the pine barrens, a mix of small trees, grassy areas and sandy soil, much of which has vanished nationwide to development. Sat, 26 Apr 2014 17:50:15 +0000 Associated Press 47452 at http://nhpr.org State Gets $233K For Butterfly Recovery Rethink 2014: Endangered Species http://nhpr.org/post/rethink-2014-endangered-species <p>Consider the Giant Panda. Cute, fuzzy, and available for your 24/7 viewing pleasure on the<a href="http://nationalzoo.si.edu/animals/webcams/giant-panda.cfm"> National Zoo’s ‘Panda Cam’</a>. It’s in the top five most popular species for conservation. But what about the endangered species that make your skin crawl, like the <a href="http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02273/racer-snake_2273419b.jpg">St. Lucia Racer Snake</a>, or the <a href="http://www.wherelightmeetsdark.com/images/newswatch/Lord_Howe_Island_Stick_Insect.jpg">Lord Howe Island Stick-Insect</a>? Our guest is Christine Dell'Amore, environment writer and editor for National Geographic News. <a href="http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/last-of-the-last-rare-species/#.UtWDaLSYy8A">She asks the uncomfortable question of how do we decide which species to save as part of Nat Geo’s online series called “Last of the Last.”</a> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 18:38:50 +0000 Virginia Prescott 41821 at http://nhpr.org Rethink 2014: Endangered Species A Rare New England Bird May Actually Be Endangered http://nhpr.org/post/rare-new-england-bird-may-actually-be-endangered <p>The <a href="http://birds.audubon.org/species/bicthr" target="_blank">Bicknell’s thrush</a> is a migratory songbird that winters in the Caribbean but comes to northern New England to breed.</p><p>It's long been hard to find in the region – and conservationists say that’s becoming a big problem. In fact, the US Fish and Wildlife Service announced last week it’s considering the Bicknell’s thrush for endangered species status.</p> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 21:41:13 +0000 Brady Carlson 11475 at http://nhpr.org A Rare New England Bird May Actually Be Endangered The Endangered Species Act -- Success or Failure? http://nhpr.org/post/endangered-species-act-success-or-failure <p><strong>EarthTalk&reg;<br /> E - The Environmental Magazine</strong></p><p><br /><strong><u>Dear EarthTalk</u>: Do environmentalists think the Endangered Species Act has been a success or failure with regard to protecting biodiversity in the U.S.?</strong><em>-- Ron McKnight, Trenton, NJ</em></p><p></p> Sun, 05 Aug 2012 04:00:00 +0000 10469 at http://nhpr.org The Endangered Species Act -- Success or Failure? Endangered Piping Plovers Continue to Nest on New Hampshire Beaches http://nhpr.org/post/endangered-piping-plovers-continue-nest-new-hampshire-beaches <p>Six pairs of piping plovers are nesting on the beaches of Hampton and Seabrook this summer. The birds are endangered in New Hampshire. For years, state Fish and Game officials have been trying to bring them back. This year, they&rsquo;re roping off nesting areas and hiring volunteers to monitor the nests.</p><p>Brendan Clifford, a biological technician of the New Hampshire Fish and Game&rsquo;s Wildlife Division, says the plovers have met with some obstacles.</p> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 19:43:16 +0000 Tina Forbes 8490 at http://nhpr.org Endangered Piping Plovers Continue to Nest on New Hampshire Beaches UNH Smartphone App Helps Ships Avoid Endangered Whales http://nhpr.org/post/unh-smartphone-app-helps-ships-avoid-endangered-whales <p>It&rsquo;s believed that the population of <a href="http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/species/mammals/cetaceans/rightwhale_northatlantic.htm" target="_blank">North Atlantic right whales</a> off the New England coast is down to just 300-400.</p><p>The whales have been classified as endangered for decades, yet the remaining whales still face threats &ndash; including the often large threat of collisions with ships.</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 20:40:58 +0000 Brady Carlson 3095 at http://nhpr.org UNH Smartphone App Helps Ships Avoid Endangered Whales