- South African judge rejects ban on rhino horn trade Updated: Nov-26-15 6:45 am
JOHANNESBURG - A South African judge on Thursday struck down a government ban on the domestic trade in the horns of rhinos, alarming some conservationists who say the decision could intensify the slaughter of the threatened species.
- Oldest known seabird is back at Midway Atoll near Hawaii Updated: Nov-25-15 8:28 pm
HONOLULU - Federal wildlife officials say the world's oldest known seabird has returned to Midway Atoll.
- Wildlife managers investigate shooting of sandhill cranes Updated: Nov-25-15 8:53 am
SHAWANO COUNTY, Wisconsin - Wildlife managers are investigating to find out who killed a pair of protected sandhill cranes in Shawano County.
- Endangered bat, cacti subjects of new federal lawsuit Updated: Nov-25-15 8:10 am
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Agricultural groups in New Mexico and Texas want two cacti and a rare bat thrown off the federal endangered species list.
- Nevada judge won't rule on sage grouse before Christmas Updated: Nov-24-15 5:26 pm
RENO, Nevada - A federal judge in Nevada is postponing a decision on whether to block U.S. regulations protecting the greater sage grouse, partly because she's not clear if the rules are really to blame for delays in construction of a rural water supply tank near Great Basin National Park along the border with Utah.
- 5 Things to Know in Florida for Nov. 25 Updated: Nov-24-15 5:21 pm
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- Pesky invasive plant turns up in another East Texas waterway Updated: Nov-24-15 4:11 pm
DALLAS - An invasive plant that can clog boat motors, block sunlight from lakes and affect aquatic life has turned up in another East Texas waterway, the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department announced Tuesday.
- Wildlife officials trap orphaned Florida panther kitten Updated: Nov-24-15 2:08 pm
NAPLES, Florida - Wildlife officials say they rescued a 4-month-old female panther kitten that was likely orphaned when its mother was struck by a vehicle in southwest Florida.
- Scientists call for continuing Great Lakes wolf protections Updated: Nov-24-15 1:23 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - Gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region should not yet be removed from the federal endangered species list, a group of scientists and scholars said Tuesday, disagreeing with colleagues who said the population has rebounded sufficiently.
- DNR says deer harvest numbers still trending downward in UP Updated: Nov-23-15 8:09 pm
MARQUETTE, Michigan - State officials say the deer harvest apparently is down again in the Upper Peninsula midway through the firearms season, although many hunters are getting high-quality bucks.
- Federal approval of Gila River agreement triggers review Updated: Nov-23-15 8:04 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The U.S. Department of Interior on Monday reached an agreement with water managers in New Mexico, marking the next step in a long, contentious process to develop the state's share of the Gila River.
- Man accused of killing 3 bears says it was self defense Updated: Nov-23-15 6:07 pm
ANDOVER TOWNSHIP, New Jersey - A 78-year-old northern New Jersey man on trial for fatally shooting a bear and her two cubs was defending his wife and himself, he and his attorney said Monday.
- Reward offered in poaching of gray wolf in Upper Peninsula Updated: Nov-23-15 5:55 pm
HOUGHTON, Michigan - State officials are offering a reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the shooting of a gray wolf in the Upper Peninsula's Houghton County.
- Colorado wildlife officials revisit wolf concerns Updated: Nov-23-15 5:50 pm
GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado - Colorado wildlife officials are considering renewing their opposition to the introduction of wolves as the federal government considers recovery plans for the Mexican wolf.
- Correction: Amazon Trees story Updated: Nov-23-15 4:07 pm
WASHINGTON - In a story Nov. 20 about Amazon trees, The Associated Press erroneously reported how much area the forest has been losing. About 15 years ago, it was losing about 11,600 square miles of forest a year, not 11.6 million square miles. That figure has dropped to about 3,800 square miles a year, not 3.8 million square miles.
- Rules of the road for motorists include open range in Idaho Updated: Nov-23-15 2:58 pm
BOISE, Idaho - In March 2004, a motorcyclist riding through Lincoln County came over a slight rise in the road, hit a calf and died. In that moment, new West and old West collided, and not for the first or last time.
- Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials Updated: Nov-23-15 1:59 pm
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- Officials could further limit swimming with manatees Updated: Nov-23-15 12:35 pm
CRYSTAL RIVER, Florida - Federal wildlife officials could further limit the number of swimmers allowed in Crystal River's Three Sisters Springs during peak manatee season in Citrus County.
- NY investigating bird deaths at Lake Ontario Updated: Nov-23-15 3:01 am
ALBANY, New York - New York conservation officials are the deaths of birds found along the shores of Lake Ontario since mid-October.
- Ravens QB Joe Flacco out for the season with knee injury Updated: Nov-22-15 10:42 pm
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco will miss the remainder of the season after tearing ligaments in his left knee, and teammate Justin Forsett's season is over after he broke his right arm Sunday.
- Butterfly food: Residents urged to grow milkweed Updated: Nov-22-15 1:31 pm
CONWAY, Arkansas - Conservationists are working with wildlife lovers, gardeners, schools, farmers, cities and even highway representatives to make the annual journey of one small migrant more welcoming.
- Wildlife officials concerned with placement of wind farm Updated: Nov-22-15 1:26 pm
TARKIO, Missouri - Federal wildlife officials are raising concerns about a proposed northwest Missouri wind farm they say could have an impact on the migration of birds into the Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge.
- Deer hunt in Massachusetts recreational area sparks backlash Updated: Nov-22-15 11:00 am
BOSTON - A plan to allow hunting in a nearly 11-square-mile swath of pristine forest within sight of downtown Boston to thin the exploding deer population is coming under fire from activists who insist that contraception and other more humane methods be used.
- NY officials ask hunters to watch out for deer disease Updated: Nov-22-15 9:37 am
ALBANY, New York - Conservation officials are asking hunters to help protect New York's deer herd from chronic wasting disease.
- Record number of stranded seal pups in Northern California Updated: Nov-21-15 5:10 pm
SAUSALITO, California - Marine mammal experts say another species of marine wildlife has begun turning up, emaciated and weak, in record numbers on the California coast in what has been a series of alarming signs of oceanic distress.