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  • California mulls wolf listing amid hunts elsewhere 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:15 pm
  • FRESNO, California - While much of the country has relaxed rules on killing gray wolves, California will consider protecting the species after a lone wolf from Oregon raised hopes the animals would repopulate their historic habitat in the Golden State.

  • Study examines deaths of trout that eat alewife 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:51 pm
  • TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - Subtle immune system changes may explain why some Great Lakes trout and salmon die from the lack of an essential vitamin after eating alewife, an important forage species, according to a scientific report released Wednesday.

  • Wildlife officials defend bear killings 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 2:46 pm
  • LAKE MARY, Florida - Florida wildlife officials are defending the killing of a half dozen bears following a bear attack on a Lake Mary woman.

  • Protector of vast African park shot and wounded 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 2:19 pm
  • DAKAR, Senegal - A Belgian royal who, as director of a vast national park in eastern Congo has defended endangered mountain gorillas and other animals from poachers and the forests from illegal logging, was shot and seriously wounded as he drove through the park, officials said Wednesday.

  • Freeze leaves Florida Panhandle with dead trees 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:16 pm
  • PENSACOLA, Florida - From airports to hotels to schools and churches, non-native palm and fruit trees are a popular and costly part of landscaping throughout Florida's Panhandle. Nowadays those trees are mostly brown and withering because of the region's unusually cold winter.

  • 2 eggs offer hope for endangered whooping cranes 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:38 am
  • LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - Two eggs sitting on a nest of marsh grass and sticks in a crawfish pond offer a hope in a project to bring back the endangered whooping crane to south Louisiana.

  • Idaho aquarium fined in Fla. wildlife case 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:04 am
  • KEY WEST, Florida - A South Florida federal judge has imposed fines and three years of probation on Idaho Aquarium in an illegal wildlife trafficking case.

  • 150-plus birds seized at fighting venue in W.Va. 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 2:34 am
  • OAKVALE, West Virginia - Law enforcement officials who cited two Mercer County brothers for staging cockfights say they seized six fighting roosters and more than 150 birds.

  • Wyoming governor touts wolf reintroduction success 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 7:46 pm
  • CHEYENNE, Wyoming - A recent survey showing Wyoming's wolf population is stable proves ending federal protections for the animals and placing them under state management was the right move, Gov. Matt Mead said Tuesday.

  • 5 mos. prison for Mich. man in Fla. wildlife case 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 5:54 pm
  • KEY WEST, Florida - A Michigan man has been sentenced to five months in prison for his role in a South Florida wildlife trafficking operation that included the poaching of baby alligators.

  • State says pig virus found on 93 farms in Michigan 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:52 pm
  • KALAMAZOO, Michigan - A virus that kills piglets at an alarming rate has been found on 93 farms in Michigan, the state agriculture department says.

  • Bat-killing fungus spreads in Georgia 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 8:10 am
  • CLAYTON, Georgia - Black Diamond Tunnel sits just outside the city of Clayton in the northeast corner of Georgia.

  • Yellowstone elk count marred by weather 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:29 am
  • BILLINGS, Montana - Wildlife officials say the annual count of a major elk herd that migrates between Yellowstone National Park and Montana was unable to be completed this year.

  • LBL taking comments on environmental assessment 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:06 am
  • GOLDEN POND, Kentucky - Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area is accepting public comment on an environmental assessment project to improve forest health in the Pisgah Bay Area.

  • Michigan awards wildlife habitat project grants 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:05 am
  • LANSING, Michigan - The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has awarded $737,720 in wildlife habitat grants to conservation and nonprofit groups, landowners and government agencies.

  • Rancher inspects cattle after showdown with feds 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 9:14 pm
  • RENO, Nevada - A Nevada rancher said Monday he's trying to determine if federal agents damaged his cattle when the animals were rounded up then released in a showdown with angry protesters over a decades-long dispute about rangeland rights.

  • Edgewood man accused of illegally selling feathers 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 6:46 pm
  • ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A New Mexico man has been arrested for allegedly selling feathers from federally protected eagles.

  • Growth of California marine sanctuaries proposed 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 6:30 pm
  • SAN FRANCISCO - Federal officials on Monday proposed more than doubling the size of two marine sanctuaries off the Northern California coast, a move that would restrict the movements of cargo ships, aircraft and personal watercraft, and close the areas to oil and gas exploration.

  • Up to $7,500 reward for info in bald eagle death 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 6:01 pm
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Humane Society of the United States are offering a reward of up to $7,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whomever is responsible for killing a federally protected bald eagle.

  • After attack, officials kill 5 bears in Florida 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 2:31 pm
  • LAKE MARY, Florida - After a bear mauled a woman in the driveway of her suburban Florida home, dragging her four feet before she escaped, wildlife officials said Monday that they had killed five of the animals, who had become dangerously accustomed to humans.

  • Neurological disease confirmed in Va. horse 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 1:34 pm
  • RICHMOND, Virginia - An equine neurological disease caused by a virus has been confirmed in a horse from Northern Virginia.

  • Officials close reservoir beaches to protect birds 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 12:13 pm
  • LAMAR, Colorado - Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials are closing areas around reservoir beaches at John Martin, Adobe Creek and Nee Gronda to protect two rare shorebirds that nest there.

  • Bison meeting cancelled; plan timing uncertain 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 11:52 am
  • BILLINGS, Montana - The prospects for a state-wide bison conservation plan in Montana are uncertain after wildlife officials cancelled a public forum on the issue.

  • Wildlife agency kills several bears after attack 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 5:38 am
  • LAKE MARY, Florida - A wildlife officer fatally shot several bears that exhibited dangerous behavior during an investigation of an attack in a central Florida neighborhood.

  • Woman fined in Harrison Co. rabbit seizure case 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 2:04 am
  • CLARKSBURG, West Virginia - A Harrison County woman has been fined $900 after pleading guilty to animal cruelty in a rabbit seizure case.