Latest Wildlife management News

Wildlife conference boosts protection for sharks, turtles

Nov. 26, 2022 18:19 PM EST

PANAMA CITY (AP) — An international wildlife conference moved to enact some of the most significant protection for shark species targeted in the fin trade and scores of turtles, lizards and frogs whose numbers are being decimated by the pet trade. The Convention on International...

Wildlife conference boosts protection for sharks, turtles

Nov. 25, 2022 22:45 PM EST

PANAMA CITY (AP) — An international wildlife conference moved to enact some of the most significant protection for shark species targeted in the fin trade and scores of turtles, lizards and frogs whose numbers are being decimated by the pet trade. The Convention on International...

Murkowski withstands another conservative GOP challenger

Nov. 25, 2022 13:56 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a moderate Republican, has twice withstood challenges from more conservative factions of her party; more than a decade ago, she mounted a historical write-in campaign to beat a tea party favorite, and this year she won reelection after inflaming the...

Lawsuit looms over tiny rare fish in drought-stricken West

Nov. 23, 2022 22:27 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Conservationists have notified U.S. wildlife officials that they will sue over delinquent decisions related to protections for two rare fish species that are threatened by groundwater pumping in the drought-stricken West. The Center for Biological Diversity sent a...

Facial recognition can help conserve seals, scientists say

Nov. 23, 2022 11:11 AM EST

FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — Facial recognition technology is mostly associated with uses such as surveillance and the authentication of human faces, but scientists believe they've found a new use for it — saving seals. A research team at Colgate University has developed SealNet, a...

Nevada state wildlife director Wasley retiring next month

Nov. 22, 2022 21:41 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Department of Wildlife Director Tony Wasley said Tuesday he plans to retire next month after nearly 10 years as the head of the state agency where he began his career as a habitat biologist a quarter century ago. Wasley thanked NDOW employees for their...

DNR: Opening weekend deer kill up 14% from 2021

Nov. 22, 2022 13:28 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Hunters killed 14% more deer during this year's nine-day gun season's opening weekend than in 2021 largely due to snow cover that made hunting easier, state wildlife officials said Tuesday. The Department of Natural Resources released data that shows hunters...

Endangered status sought for manatees as hundreds starve

Nov. 21, 2022 16:58 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Manatees that are dying by the hundreds mainly from pollution-caused starvation in Florida should once again be listed as an endangered species, environmental groups said Monday in a petition seeking the change. The petition filed with the U.S. Fish and...

Mussels help clean up Chesapeake Bay

Nov. 19, 2022 09:12 AM EST

SCOTTSVILLE, Va. (AP) — It was only 3 inches long but one of the little James Spinymussels that moved from Charles City County far up the James River to Scottsville this summer can filter up to 15 gallons of water a day. That’s a volume of water roughly a thousand times the size...

Bird flu detected in southeast Alaska black bear cub

Nov. 18, 2022 19:53 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A black bear cub in southeast Alaska was euthanized after it became ill with avian influenza, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game said. It is believed that the cub, which was located in Bartlett Cove in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve west of Juneau,...