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WASHINGTON | Rare conservation win: Mountain gorilla population ticks up

WASHINGTON— There are more gorillas in the mist — a rare conservation success story, scientists say. After facing near-extinction, mountain gorillas are slowly rebounding. On Wednesday, the Switzerland-based International Union for Conservation of Nature updated mountain gorillas’ status from “critically endangered” to “endangered,” a more promising, if still precarious, designation. There are now just over … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Rare conservation win: Mountain gorilla population ticks up

SEATTLE | Rescue team rushes to help ailing orca spotted off Canada

SEATTLE — Teams of whale experts raced out to sea Thursday to help an ailing young killer whale, but they don’t plan to intervene to help a mother orca in the same critically endangered pod that has been pushing the body of her dead calf for more than two weeks. The young orca J50 was … Continue reading SEATTLE | Rescue team rushes to help ailing orca spotted off Canada