- As FBI goes through evidence at refuge, town awaits normalcy Updated: Feb-13-16 11:11 am
BURNS, Oregon - As the FBI focuses on its criminal investigation at the national wildlife refuge taken over by an armed group, land managers must get ready to reopen the 300 square-mile area, which draws birdwatchers, anglers and hunters and is a key economic engine of the surrounding area.
- Snake specialist to give talk on rattlesnakes in Vermont Updated: Feb-13-16 9:21 am
POULTNEY, Vermont - A state biologist will shed some light next month on rattlesnakes in Vermont.
- Major ivory network dismantled in Congo, wildlife group says Updated: Feb-13-16 6:24 am
KINSHASA, Congo - Authorities in Congo have dismantled a major ivory network, arresting three traffickers in a blow to poaching operations that threaten the survival of the African forest elephant, the conservation group WWF said.
- Driving tour of Belle Isle focuses on counting birds Updated: Feb-13-16 4:00 am
DETROIT - A driving tour of Detroit's Belle Isle is part of an effort to assess the abundance of birds around North America.
- 102 pythons caught as state snake hunt enters final weekend Updated: Feb-13-16 3:01 am
MIAMI - A state-sanctioned hunt on public lands for invasive Burmese pythons is about to end.
- No bail for Fallon man indicted in Oregon standoff Updated: Feb-12-16 8:55 pm
RENO, Nevada - A 44-year-old man northern Nevada man is among the latest suspects indicted on charges in connection with the armed occupation of an Oregon wildlife refuge.
- Possible whale bones found in passenger's luggage at BWI Updated: Feb-12-16 7:45 pm
LINTHICUM, Maryland - Customs and Border Protection officials say possible whale bones were found in the luggage of a passenger who flew into BWI Airport from Iceland.
- Another bighorn sheep dies in Catalina Mountains near Tucson Updated: Feb-12-16 6:50 pm
TUCSON, Arizona - Another bighorn sheep has died in the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson.
- Kansas seeking solution to water needs of farmers, refuge Updated: Feb-12-16 6:20 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Federal, state and local officials have been trying to hammer out a deal aimed at addressing competing water needs of south-central Kansas irrigators and a national wildlife refuge that's lost considerable water to area irrigators.
- The Latest: Final 4 Oregon occupiers plead not guilty Updated: Feb-12-16 6:01 pm
BURNS, Oregon - The Latest on the standoff at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon (all times local):
- Research finds harmful algae toxins in Alaska marine mammals Updated: Feb-12-16 5:13 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A review of more than 900 marine mammals hunted, stranded or captured for research along Alaska's coast has found toxins from harmful algae in 13 species, creating concern that the natural poisonous substances could increase as water temperatures warm and sea ice diminishes.
- After Oregon standoff, some say: Right fight; wrong tactics Updated: Feb-12-16 5:00 pm
LAS VEGAS - Right fight; wrong strategy.
- Feds: Remove 3 California foxes from endangered species list Updated: Feb-12-16 4:33 pm
LOS ANGELES - Federal wildlife officials recommended Friday that three fox subspecies native to California's Channel Islands be removed from the endangered species, saying their populations have made an historic recovery.
- Research: Fawns born in city have better chance of surviving Updated: Feb-12-16 4:06 pm
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - City living agrees with young deer, according to research from Ball State University.
- Military bases among winners of $720M in conservation grants Updated: Feb-12-16 3:39 pm
FORT STEWART, Georgia - Military bases in three U.S. states will share $17.5 million in conservation funding to protect longleaf pine forests used for training troops while assisting the recovery of threatened species, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Friday.
- Wildlife officials use tracking collars to better count elk Updated: Feb-12-16 2:29 pm
LEWISTON, Idaho - Idaho wildlife managers are embracing technology to more accurately monitor the state's elk population.
- The Latest: Feds: Take California foxes off endangered list Updated: Feb-12-16 2:28 pm
VENTURA, California - The Latest on the recovery of three island fox subspecies native to California's Channel Islands (all times local):
- Fairbanks debates federal proposal on Alaska predator hunts Updated: Feb-12-16 1:22 pm
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Fairbanks residents have shown support for a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposal that would ban some bear, wolf and coyote hunts on federal wildlife refuges in Alaska.
- Sheriff supports Andersons' actions in Oregon standoff Updated: Feb-12-16 1:03 pm
GRANGEVILLE, Idaho - Sean and Sandy Anderson of Riggins, Idaho, made some poor choices when they joined the occupiers at a wildlife refuge in Oregon, but they did nothing wrong.
- Obama moves to protect 1.8 million acres of Calif. desert Updated: Feb-12-16 12:49 pm
LOS ANGELES - President Barack Obama granted national monument status Friday to nearly 1.8 million acres of scenic Southern California desert, a move the White House says will maintain in perpetuity the region's fragile ecosystem and natural resources, as well as provide recreational opportunities for hikers, campers, hunters and others.
- Ex-hunting TV show host sentenced in poaching case Updated: Feb-12-16 9:48 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A former host of a cable TV hunting show has been sentenced to 16 months in prison for his role in a poaching operation on a remote national preserve in Alaska.
- A wild time on SC coast: Southeastern Wildlife Expo opens Updated: Feb-12-16 6:12 am
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - From birds of prey and retrieving dogs to raptors and rattlesnakes, it's that time of year when Charleston gets a little bit wild.
- State gets rid of RV park plans near I-90 wildlife crossings Updated: Feb-12-16 6:08 am
SEATTLE - The state Parks Department has scrapped plans to offer its Crystal Springs property for private development after state and federal agencies argued it would impact the success of wildlife crossings along Interstate 90.
- Some roads reopened in Dewey Wills Wildlife Management Area Updated: Feb-12-16 4:06 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says it has reopened some roads that had been closed because of flooding in the Dewey W. Wills Wildlife Management Area.
- Agencies award $3.6M in grants for invasive species projects Updated: Feb-12-16 4:06 am
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan agencies have awarded grants totaling $3.6 million for 19 projects designed to prevent and manage invasive species.