Rare Butterflies Return Home

This summer 200 federally threatened Dakota skippers emerged as butterflies and were reintroduced to a Minnesota prairie.

Marissa Ahlering

Recovery: Extricating Reptiles from the Pit of Despair

Nevada bans all commercial take of reptiles, the last state to do so. The story behind the ban.

Ted Williams

The Remarkable Story of How the Bison Returned to Europe

Yes, the bison roams across Europe. And the story of its conservation rescue may be even more dramatic than that of its American counterpart.

Matthew L. Miller

The Underwater Secrets of Horseshoe Crabs

It’s well known that shorebirds rely on horseshoe crab eggs. But these eggs may be just as important to underwater creatures.

Joe Smith

Traditional Knowledge Helps Monitor Threatened Bilbies on Martu Country

Scientists and indigenous rangers are designing a new method for monitoring threatened bilby populations in Australia's Martu country.

Justine E. Hausheer

Recovery: Bringing Back Bumble Bees

Everyone knows bees are in trouble. But, too often, we’re focused on the wrong bees.

Ted Williams

Secret Snails of the Magic Valley

In the isolated, crystal-clear waters of Idaho’s Thousand Springs region live species found nowhere else on earth.

Matthew L. Miller

For Migratory Red Knots, It’s a Small World After All

Red knots migrate from one end of the earth to the other. But they rely on a select number of spots – and the people who observe them can be a critical aid in their conservation.

Joe Smith

What Has the Endangered Species Act Ever Done for Us? More Than You Think.

99% of species protected by the endangered species act have been saved from extinction. You read that right, 99%.

Lisa Feldkamp

Recovery: Benefits of Salmon Failure

Behind a well-publicized failure to recover Atlantic salmon is a largely unknown story of conservation success.

Ted Williams

Recovery: Bats with Your Tequila

The first bat to be delisted by the Endangered Species Act also performs a vital ecosystem service: helping with a vital ingredient in your margarita.

Ted Williams

Five Endangered Species Recoveries You’ve Never Heard Of

Five successes of the Endangered Species Act worth celebrating.

Christine Peterson