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An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered mountain yellow-legged frog (Rana muscosa). Population locality: San Bernardino.

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Endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered mountain yellow-legged frogs (Rana muscosa). Population locality: San Bernardino.

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered mountain yellow-legged frog (Rana muscosa). Population locality: San Bernardino.

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Captive breeding tanks for endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered mountain yellow-legged frogs (Rana muscosa).

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A federally endangered woodland caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou).

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A federally endangered woodland caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou).

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ESA002-00035

An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered mountain yellow-legged frog (Rana muscosa). Population locality: San Jacinto.

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ESA002-00036

An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered mountain yellow-legged frog (Rana muscosa). Population locality: San Bernardino.

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ESA002-00037

An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered mountain yellow-legged frog (Rana muscosa). Population locality: San Bernardino.

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ESA002-00038

Endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered mountain yellow-legged frogs (Rana muscosa). Population locality: San Bernardino.

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ESA002-00039

Endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered mountain yellow-legged frogs (Rana muscosa). Population locality: San Bernardino.

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ESA002-00034

An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered mountain yellow-legged frog (Rana muscosa). Population locality: San Bernardino.

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ESA002-00033

An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered mountain yellow-legged frog (Rana muscosa). Population locality: San Jacinto.

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ESA002-00019

A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Santa Catalina Island fox (Urocyon littoralis catalinae) named Tachi. Tachi is a hand raised, educational animal, and is the last captive from a breeding program designed to save the species.

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A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Santa Catalina Island fox (Urocyon littoralis catalinae) named Tachi. Tachi is a hand raised, educational animal, and is the last captive from a breeding program designed to save the species.

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ESA002-00015

A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Santa Catalina Island fox (Urocyon littoralis catalinae) named Tachi. Tachi is a hand raised, educational animal, and is the last captive from a breeding program designed to save the species.

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ESA002-00016

A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Santa Catalina Island fox (Urocyon littoralis catalinae) named Tachi. Tachi is a hand raised, educational animal, and is the last captive from a breeding program designed to save the species.

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ESA002-00018

A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Santa Catalina Island fox (Urocyon littoralis catalinae) named Tachi. Tachi is a hand raised, educational animal, and is the last captive from a breeding program designed to save the species.

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A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Santa Catalina Island fox (Urocyon littoralis catalinae) named Tachi. Tachi is a hand raised, educational animal, and is the last captive from a breeding program designed to save the species.

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ESA002-00010

A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Santa Catalina Island fox (Urocyon littoralis catalinae) named Tachi. Tachi is a hand raised, educational animal, and is the last captive from a breeding program designed to save the species.

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ESA002-00011

A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Santa Catalina Island fox (Urocyon littoralis catalinae) named Tachi. Tachi is a hand raised, educational animal, and is the last captive from a breeding program designed to save the species.

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ESA002-00012

A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Santa Catalina Island fox (Urocyon littoralis catalinae) named Tachi. Tachi is a hand raised, educational animal, and is the last captive from a breeding program designed to save the species.

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ESA002-00013

A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Santa Catalina Island fox (Urocyon littoralis catalinae) named Tachi. Tachi is a hand raised, educational animal, and is the last captive from a breeding program designed to save the species.

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ESA002-00006

A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Santa Catalina Island fox (Urocyon littoralis catalinae). The foxes were trapped for an island-wide population estimate, as well as for vaccinations and various studies.

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ESA002-00007

A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Santa Catalina Island fox (Urocyon littoralis catalinae). The foxes were trapped for an island-wide population estimate, as well as for vaccinations and various studies.

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ESA002-00008

A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Santa Catalina Island fox (Urocyon littoralis catalinae). The foxes were trapped for an island-wide population estimate, as well as for vaccinations and various studies.

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A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Santa Catalina Island fox (Urocyon littoralis catalinae). The foxes were trapped for an island-wide population estimate, as well as for vaccinations and various studies.

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A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Santa Catalina Island fox (Urocyon littoralis catalinae). The foxes were trapped for an island-wide population estimate, as well as for vaccinations and various studies.

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A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Santa Catalina Island fox (Urocyon littoralis catalinae). The foxes were trapped for an island-wide population estimate, as well as for vaccinations and various studies.

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A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Santa Catalina Island fox (Urocyon littoralis catalinae). The foxes were trapped for an island-wide population estimate, as well as for vaccinations and various studies.

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ESA002-00001

A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Santa Catalina Island fox (Urocyon littoralis catalinae). The foxes were trapped for an island-wide population estimate, as well as for vaccinations and various studies.

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The living room of a native American family in the Pacific Northwest shows images of past and present realities of this salmon-centered culture.

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These are steelhead salmon smolts (Oncorhynchus mykiss) being raised at a hatchery. They will soon be transported to release streams in the hope that some of them will survive their migration to the sea; but the heavily dammed Columbia river and its tributaries have become an obstacle course for several imperiled species. In addition the Native Americans, to whom the salmon runs are crucial, find fishing very poor. (US: Threatened)

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Unplanned product of a foster-parent program for endangered whooping cranes (Grus americana), a “whoopill” was sired out of a whooper out of a great Sandhill crane (Grus canadensis canadensis). Having failed to produce a single breeding female, biologists have abandoned their efforts to create a viable flock of whooping cranes, whose numbers in the wild have crept from 51 in 1973 to about 165 today. Many think that, rather than struggling to restore a creature so near extinction, efforts should be concentrated on species in the early stages of danger.

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Fragmentation of fragile habitat has added to the woes of the once-hardy desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizi). They are collected from soon-to-be-developed lands and sent to a center where they are adopted, euthanized (if ill), or used for research.

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South of Los Angeles the implacable sprawl of single-family homes like these has reached critical mass. Or so think local environmentalists, who are challenging new developments to safeguard dwindling parcels of coastal sage scrub, habitat of the California gnatcatcher. Increasingly, developers compromise by setting aside land for imperiled species.

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