- Court upholds South Dakota vehicular homicide conviction Updated: Feb-04-16 5:26 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - The South Dakota Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the conviction of a Lake Andes man who was drunk when he drove into two federal wildlife researchers, killing them.
- New Hampshire gets $1 million to conserve Great Bay property Updated: Feb-02-16 6:57 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire is getting a $1 million federal grant to conserve the more than 1,100-acre Great Bay Estuary-Harvey Forest and Wetlands property in Epping and Nottingham counties.
- New nests for endangered bird installed at Point Mugu Updated: Feb-02-16 2:54 pm
OXNARD, California - Girl Scouts helped biologists carry nests made from palm fronds into the marsh wetlands at Naval Base Ventura County, hoping to lure an endangered bird to make its home there.
- Swaziland to send 18 elephants to American zoos Updated: Feb-02-16 6:47 am
JOHANNESBURG - Some conservationists oppose the planned relocation of 18 elephants from Swaziland to zoos in the United States, but a U.S. official has said the animal transfer can be done humanely and is permissible under international law.
- Critical habitat identified for 2 endangered Florida cacti Updated: Jan-25-16 3:13 am
VERO BEACH, Florida - Federal officials have designated over 7,800 acres as critical habitat for two endangered Florida cacti.
- Feds to end ultralight-led whooping crane migration Updated: Jan-24-16 2:06 pm
MILWAUKEE - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it will stop supporting the use of ultralight aircraft to help young whooping cranes migrate from Wisconsin to Florida each fall.
- 3 zoos get permission to bring in new elephants from Africa Updated: Jan-22-16 3:56 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - Zoos in Kansas, Nebraska and Texas have received federal approval to bring in new elephants from Africa.
- US Fish and Wildlife Service: Expand wildlife habitat Updated: Jan-21-16 2:53 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to establish the "Great Thicket National Wildlife Refuge," areas of New England and New York to preserve more shrubland and young forests for numerous species, such as the New England cottontail.
- Senator moves to halt proposed ban on Alaska predator hunts Updated: Jan-21-16 7:35 am
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan is looking to stop a proposed U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ban on some bear, wolf and coyote hunts on federal wildlife refuges in the state.
- Aerial operations for Mexican wolf population survey begins Updated: Jan-20-16 9:30 am
PINETOP, Arizona - Aerial operations for the annual Mexican gray wolf population survey have begun in Arizona and New Mexico.
- Suspicion over federal wolf plan spreads to Colorado, Utah Updated: Jan-17-16 12:22 pm
DENVER - Suspicion over federal plans to restore endangered Mexican gray wolves in the Southwest has spread to Colorado and Utah, where ranchers and officials are fiercely resisting any attempt to import the predators.
- 4,000 artifacts stored at Oregon refuge held by armed group Updated: Jan-15-16 7:40 pm
Thousands of archaeological artifacts - and maps detailing where more can be found - are kept inside the national wildlife refuge buildings currently being held by an armed group of protestors angry over federal land policy.
- US issues rules to protect bat threatened by fungal disease Updated: Jan-13-16 3:26 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - Federal officials issued regulations Wednesday designed to protect the northern long-eared bat, one of several types of bat that have suffered steep population declines because of a rapidly spreading fungal disease.
- Feds to study butterfly once found across Southwest Updated: Jan-12-16 9:33 am
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Federal officials plan to study the status of a butterfly once found across the Southwest to see if it warrants protection under the Endangered Species Act.
- Federal officials consider protections for cat-like predator Updated: Jan-11-16 7:21 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Government officials will consider new protections for a small, fanged predator that thrives in old-growth forests of the Northern Rockies over concerns that trapping, habitat loss and poisoning could be harming the animal's population.
- Endangered shorebird nests in NY; 1st time in over 30 years Updated: Jan-08-16 3:43 pm
ALBANY, New York - A pair of piping plovers successfully nested on New York's Lake Ontario shoreline for the first time in more than 30 years, which bodes well for the recovery of the endangered bird's Great Lakes population, according to biologists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Audubon New York.