Florida grasshopper sparrow http://blog.wlrn.org en Feds Do About-Face, Step In To Help Endangered Florida Grasshopper Sparrow http://blog.wlrn.org/post/feds-do-about-face-step-help-endangered-florida-grasshopper-sparrow <p>The clock is ticking for the highly-endangered Florida grasshopper sparrow, but a new project recently green-lit by a federal agency may offer some hope for avoiding extinction. Scientists believe there are roughly 200 of the tiny birds remaining in the wild. Two years ago, scientists found the lowest count of the birds in history: last year's numbers dipped even lower.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 16 May 2013 11:03:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 14057 at http://blog.wlrn.org Feds Do About-Face, Step In To Help Endangered Florida Grasshopper Sparrow Here's One Way To Help The Almost-Extinct Grasshopper Sparrow: Kill Fire Ants http://blog.wlrn.org/post/heres-one-way-help-almost-extinct-grasshopper-sparrow-kill-fire-ants <p>Fire ants are notorious Florida invasives, leaving a trail of painful welts and blisters in their wake. Those pesky exotic intruders also happen to be a serious threat to some of the state's most vulnerable endemic species. Fri, 22 Mar 2013 11:01:56 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 11219 at http://blog.wlrn.org Here's One Way To Help The Almost-Extinct Grasshopper Sparrow: Kill Fire Ants State Conservation Lands That Are Home To Endangered Bird Could Be On The Chopping Block http://blog.wlrn.org/post/state-conservation-lands-are-home-endangered-bird-could-be-chopping-block <p>A state agency is considering designating large tracts of state-owned lands as "surplus," including sections that are home to a near-extinct bird endemic to Florida. Surplus lands can be made available for public sale or trade, or used in ways that differ from their original intention as conservation lands.</p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 10498 at http://blog.wlrn.org State Conservation Lands That Are Home To Endangered Bird Could Be On The Chopping Block Biologists Ask: Why Won't The Feds Fund Protection Of Florida's Nearly Extinct Grasshopper Sparrow? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/biologists-ask-why-wont-feds-fund-protection-floridas-nearly-extinct-grasshopper-sparrow <p>One of Florida's endemic species, the <a href="http://ecos.fws.gov/speciesProfile/profile/speciesProfile.action?spcode=B07G" style="line-height: 1.5; color: rgb(1, 143, 226); text-decoration: underline;">Florida grasshopper sparrow</a>,<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is on the path to extinction. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 9262 at http://blog.wlrn.org Biologists Ask: Why Won't The Feds Fund Protection Of Florida's Nearly Extinct Grasshopper Sparrow?