- California condor found shot in northern Arizona Updated: Oct-10-15 6:11 am
PHOENIX - Wildlife officials say they are investigating the fatal shooting of an endangered California condor in northern Arizona.
- Bedford in charge of 5 N Louisiana national wildlife refuges Updated: Oct-09-15 4:08 am
A man who grew up in Grambling is now in charge of the five national wildlife refuges in north Louisiana.
- Feds decide not to extend federal protection to tiny snail Updated: Oct-07-15 5:11 pm
OAK CREEK, Arizona - A tiny snail found along springs in Yavapai County won't be listed under the Endangered Species Act.
- Endangered Species Act list won't add American eels Updated: Oct-07-15 3:35 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - American eels will not be listed under the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Wednesday, a victory for fishermen of the increasingly valuable species.
- Rare ferrets find new home on former toxic site in Denver Updated: Oct-05-15 8:55 pm
DENVER - Rare black-footed ferrets chattered angrily before dashing out of pet carriers and ducking into burrows Monday at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge - a milestone for the highly endangered animals and for the former toxic waste site on the industrial edge of Denver.
- Desert tortoise no longer candidate for federal protection Updated: Oct-05-15 8:19 pm
TUCSON, Arizona - The Sonoran desert tortoise is not at risk for extinction and will no longer be listed as a candidate for Endangered Species Act protections, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Monday.
- Feds: Black pinesnake, now only in 2 states, 'threatened' Updated: Oct-05-15 7:26 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The black pinesnake, a burrowing constrictor found only in pine forests of southern Mississippi and Alabama, is now listed as threatened, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Monday.
- Ohioans make extra cash selling homegrown ginseng Updated: Oct-03-15 11:19 am
RUTLAND, Ohio - To the unpracticed eye, the cluster of green leaves poking up from the forest floor looked like any other plant.
- New plan advances success in saving imperiled Wyoming toad Updated: Oct-01-15 7:10 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - A new recovery plan for the Wyoming toad announced Thursday seeks to carry forward recent success in finally getting the critically endangered amphibian to survive in the wild.
- Governors: Make species delisting process more predictable Updated: Sep-29-15 6:39 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - The process of removing Endangered Species Act protections from recovered species should be made more straightforward and predictable not only for the benefit of business but of animals and plants still imperiled, two governors told federal lawmakers Tuesday.
- Feds to release final bull trout recovery plan for 5 states Updated: Sep-28-15 4:05 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Federal officials say they'll release their final plan Wednesday to recover struggling bull trout in five Western states with the goal of lifting Endangered Species Act protections.
- Lawsuit seeks lighter legal protections for manatees Updated: Sep-25-15 4:37 pm
OCALA, Florida - Business groups on Friday once again sued federal wildlife managers to try and force them to lessen legal protections for Florida's beloved manatees.
- Shift in US firefighting prioritizes sage grouse in West Updated: Sep-21-15 1:08 am
RENO, Nevada - Federal agencies deciding how to deploy firefighters during one of the West's worst wildfire seasons are considering a new factor in their deliberations: an imperiled bird that inhabits a vast stretch of sagebrush from California to the Dakotas.
- Minnesota brothers finish 1-2-3 in wildlife art contest Updated: Sep-19-15 6:39 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Three Minnesota brothers who have dominated the competitive world of wildlife stamp painting pulled off a trifecta Saturday, taking the top three spots in the prestigious Federal Duck Stamp art contest.
- Agency investigates deaths of 25 walrus on Alaska coast Updated: Sep-18-15 4:42 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Friday it is investigating the deaths of 25 Pacific walrus found on an isolated northwest Alaska beach.
- Delaware wildlife refuge honored on new 25-cent piece Updated: Sep-18-15 2:15 am
SMYRNA, Delaware - The U.S. Mint is honoring a national wildlife refuge in Delaware with a new coin.
- Colorado seeks US approval of sage grouse habitat exchange Updated: Sep-17-15 8:21 pm
DENVER - Colorado asked the federal government Thursday to approve a habitat exchange that would let energy companies and others offset damage to the habitat of the greater sage grouse by financing improvements elsewhere.
- US Fish and Wildlife: Salamanders may qualify for protection Updated: Sep-17-15 5:42 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says two salamanders in Oregon and Washington may qualify for Endangered Species Act protection.
- Agency nixes proposed rafts where walrus can rest off Alaska Updated: Sep-15-15 5:15 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has declined for now to create artificial floating platforms for Pacific walrus that come ashore in Alaska because they lack summer sea ice.
- Emergency listing sought for Prince of Wales Island wolves Updated: Sep-14-15 5:12 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Six conservation groups have asked the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to use an emergency endangered species listing to protect a population of southeast Alaska wolves.
- Feds say New England cottontail doesn't need protection Updated: Sep-11-15 5:08 pm
DOVER, New Hampshire - Public and private conservation efforts have helped the New England cottontail rebound to the point where it can be taken off the list of species under consideration for protection, the federal government said Friday.