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India to get 12 cheetahs from South Africa next month

Jan. 27, 2023 08:39 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India will receive 12 cheetahs from South Africa next month that will join eight others it received from Namibia in September as part of an ambitious plan to reintroduce the cats in the country after 70 years. India plans to transport an additional 12 annually for...

Tanzania squeezes Maasai by seizing livestock, report says

Jan. 27, 2023 06:40 AM EST

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — The Tanzanian government is seizing livestock from Indigenous Maasai herders in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in its latest attempt to clear way for tourism and trophy hunting, a report released Thursday said. The update from the Oakland Institute, a...

Church helps mining community evolve in dark, warming Arctic

Jan. 26, 2023 08:36 AM EST

LONGYEARBYEN, Norway (AP) — The warm glow of Svalbard Kirke’s lights gleams on the mountain slope from where the church stands over this remote Norwegian Arctic village, cloaked in the polar night’s constant darkness. A century after it was founded to minister to the coal...

US reinstates road, logging restrictions on Alaska forest

Jan. 25, 2023 19:10 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A federal agency said Wednesday it is reinstating restrictions on road-building and logging on the country's largest national forest in southeast Alaska, the latest move in a long-running fight over the Tongass National Forest. The U.S. Department of...

Oregon primate research facility under scrutiny after deaths

Jan. 25, 2023 17:20 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A state lawmaker in Oregon is using thousands of pages of redacted documents he sought for more than a year to launch legislation demanding more accountability and oversight of a primate research facility with a long history of complaints. Incidents at the Oregon...

Yellen tours wildlife reserve to start South Africa visit

Jan. 25, 2023 09:22 AM EST

HAMMANSKRAAL, South Africa (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen used a tour of a wildlife park in South Africa on Wednesday to announce a joint initiative to combat wildlife trafficking and related criminal activities in both countries. Yellen said during a visit to the...

Investigation faults Liberian agency protecting rainforest

Jan. 24, 2023 23:09 PM EST

An independent investigation into logging in the Liberian rainforest found illegal operations “on a significant scale," with multiple missteps or breaches of law by the government agency charged with protecting those forests, according to a copy of the report obtained by The Associated Press. ...

Reward grows to $25K in Nevada probe of 5 wild horse deaths

Jan. 24, 2023 18:23 PM EST

ELY, Nev. (AP) — The reward has grown to $25,000 in the investigation of the shooting deaths of five wild horses in eastern Nevada more than a year ago, the Bureau of Land Management said Tuesday. The five mortally wounded horses were discovered Nov. 16, 2021 in Jakes Valley, about...

Phoenix man accused of offering tiger cub to cops for $20K

Jan. 24, 2023 16:50 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix man has been arrested after he allegedly offered to sell a tiger cub to undercover police officers for $20,000, authorities said Tuesday. Police said 25-year-old Carlos Castro-Alcaraz was arrested Monday night on felony wildlife offenses after advertising...

Bill banning sale of kangaroo parts introduced in Oregon

Jan. 24, 2023 13:51 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A bill that would ban the sale of kangaroo parts has been introduced in the Oregon Legislature, taking aim at sports apparel manufacturers that use leather from the animals to make their products. Soccer cleats are one of the only products made from kangaroo...