Latest Species reintroduction News

Ecologist leads projects to protect, preserve the Eel River

Nov. 22, 2020 12:01 AM EST

DENVER, Ind. (AP) — Over the last eight years, the Eel River in northern Miami County has undergone a stunning transformation. Four low-head dams have been removed, making the river safer than ever before for paddlers. Fish and other aquatic animals are thriving that haven’t lived in the stream in...

In this photo provided by the Ravensbeard Wildlife Center, Ravensbeard Wildlife Center Director and founder Ellen Kalish holds a Saw-whet owl at their facility in Saugerties, N.Y., Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. A worker helping to get the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree in New York City found the tiny owl among the tree's massive branches on Monday, Nov. 16. Now named Rockefeller, the owl was brought to the Ravensbeard Wildlife Center for care. (Lindsay Possumato/Ravensbeard Wildlife Center via AP)

Owl found in Rockefeller Center tree could take flight soon

Nov. 20, 2020 9:24 AM EST

SAUGERTIES, N.Y. (AP) — A tiny owl that was found dehydrated and hungry in the branches of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is eating its way back to good health and is set to be released back into the wild Saturday. The adult male Saw-whet owl was dubbed Rockefeller after it was discovered Monday by...

Turtle treated for tumors released, will be tracked

Nov. 16, 2020 4:10 AM EST

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — A juvenile green sea turtle was outfitted with a satellite transmitter when released from the beach on the border of St Johns and Flagler counties recently, and will be tracked for research purposes. According to The St. Augustine Record, this is the first satellite tagged...

Green Bay Packers tight end Marcedes Lewis (89) runs with the ball as Houston Texans cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III (26) defends during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

Packers' Lewis ready to face his former team for first time

Nov. 13, 2020 5:20 PM EST

Green Bay Packers tight end Marcedes Lewis says it took him “about a good year” to get over the way his 12-season tenure with the Jacksonville Jaguars ended. Lewis will face his former team Sunday for the first time since the Jaguars unceremoniously released him in March 2018 to save $3.5 million in...

FILE - This June 30, 2017 remote camera image released by the U.S. Forest Service shows a female gray wolf and her mate with a pup born in 2017 in the wilds of Lassen National Forest in Northern California. Trump administration officials on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, stripped Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in most of the U.S., ending longstanding federal safeguards and putting states in charge of overseeing the predators. (U.S. Forest Service via AP, File)

Trump officials end gray wolf protections across most of US

Nov. 13, 2020 11:52 AM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Trump administration officials on Thursday stripped Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in most of the U.S., ending longstanding federal safeguards and putting states and tribes in charge of overseeing the predators. The U.S. Department of Interior announcement just...

FILE - This June 30, 2017 remote camera image released by the U.S. Forest Service shows a female gray wolf and her mate with a pup born in 2017 in the wilds of Lassen National Forest in Northern California. Trump administration officials on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, stripped Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in most of the U.S., ending longstanding federal safeguards and putting states in charge of overseeing the predators. (U.S. Forest Service via AP, File)

Groups fight to keep gray wolf protections for most of US

Nov. 9, 2020 3:34 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife advocates and environmental groups have announced that they are challenging the removal of federal protections for gray wolves across most of the U.S. Two coalitions of groups filed formal notices over the past several days that they plan to sue the U.S. Interior Department...

FILE - This July 16, 2004, file photo, shows a gray wolf at the Wildlife Science Center in Forest Lake, Minn. Two groups opposing a Colorado ballot initiative to reintroduce the gray wolf into the state conceded the race Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, even though the race is too early to call because thousands of ballots are still uncounted. (AP Photo/Dawn Villella, File)

Colorado agency says it's planning on wolf reintroduction

Nov. 5, 2020 9:43 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's wildlife agency said Thursday it considers a ballot initiative to reintroduce the gray wolf into the state to have passed after a group that opposes the initiative conceded the race and the agency consulted with the office of Gov. Jared Polis. An announcement by Colorado Parks and...

FILE  - In this Friday, Oct. 30, 2020 file photo, a voter wears a face mask while casting her ballot in the atrium of Ball Arena, the home of the NBA's Denver Nuggets and the NHL's Colorado Avalanche, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

News Guide: Hickenlooper, Biden win in Colorado

Nov. 4, 2020 5:55 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado voters elected former Gov. John Hickenlooper to replace Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner in one of the closest-watched Senate races in the nation. Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to win Colorado's nine electoral votes. The Senate race topped a slate that included...

This Nov. 7, 2017, photo released by the National Park Service shows a wolf in the road near Artist Paintpots in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. Wolves have repopulated the mountains and forests of the American West with remarkable speed since their reintroduction 25 years ago, expanding to more than 300 packs in six states. (Jacob W. Frank/National Park Service via AP)

Wolves rebound, lose protections. Now future up to voters

Oct. 30, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — The saucer-sized footprints in the mud around the bloody, disemboweled bison carcass were unmistakable: wolves. A pack of 35 named after a nearby snow-dusted promontory, Junction Butte, now were snoozing on a hillside above the carcass. Tourists dressed against the...

This Nov. 7, 2017, photo released by the National Park Service shows a wolf in the road near Artist Paintpots in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. Wolves have repopulated the mountains and forests of the American West with remarkable speed since their reintroduction 25 years ago, expanding to more than 300 packs in six states. (Jacob W. Frank/National Park Service via AP)

Wolves rebound, lose protections. Now future up to voters

Oct. 30, 2020 11:31 AM EDT

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — The saucer-sized footprints in the mud around the bloody, disemboweled bison carcass were unmistakable: wolves. A pack of 35 named after a nearby snow-dusted promontory, Junction Butte, now were snoozing on a hillside above the carcass. Tourists dressed against the...