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Report: 18 endangered monk seals born in Hawaii this year

Jul. 4, 2020 5:46 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — There have been 18 monk seal pups born in Hawaii so far this year, federal environmental officials said. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported 11 on Molokai, five on Oahu and one each on Kauai and Hawaii Island, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported. The agency said...

11-foot alligator caught, killed in New Orleans neighborhood

Jul. 3, 2020 6:03 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A large alligator was euthanized after being spotted in a New Orleans residential area. News outlets reported that area residents noticed the 'gator — roughly 11 feet (3.35 meters) long and weighing about 300 pounds (136.08 kilograms) — near New Orleans City Park on Friday...

Kentucky woman finds rattlesnake under wheelchair seat

Jul. 3, 2020 1:29 PM EDT

MURRAY, Ky (AP) — A woman travelling in a motorized wheelchair near a Kentucky Walmart discovered a rattlesnake under her seat on Sunday, the Murray Ledger & Times reported. Officer Chris Garland said the woman “just happened to look down and saw the head right under her. She was still on the...

'Rage Against the State' rallies raise concerns of groups

Jul. 3, 2020 12:46 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Helena-based nonprofit is condemning two upcoming local events for their alleged ties to militia groups and fundamentalist Christians. Rage Against the State, a group organized by Roger Roots, the Libertarian candidate for state auditor, will hold a “tent revival” at...

Shrimp: Louisiana inshore shrimp season closing on Monday

Jul. 3, 2020 10:23 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana will close its spring inshore shrimping season Monday evening because biologists are finding more juvenile white shrimp in inshore waters. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says all remaining inshore waters between the Mississippi and Texas state lines...

In this supplied photo a dead elephant lies in the bush in the Okavango Delta, Botswana, Monday May 25, 2020.  Botswana says it is investigating a staggeringly high number of elephant carcasses, with 275 found in the popular Okavango Delta area of the southern African nation in recent weeks.(Photo via AP)

Botswana investigates 'mysterious deaths' of 275 elephants

Jul. 3, 2020 6:07 AM EDT

GABORONE, Botswana (AP) — Botswana says it is investigating a staggeringly high number of elephant carcasses — 275 — found in the popular Okavango Delta area of the southern African nation in recent weeks. The Department of Wildlife and National Parks said it is mobilizing human personnel and...

FILE - This on Feb. 27, 2016, file photo provided by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, from a remote camera set by biologist Chris Stermer, shows a mountain wolverine in the Tahoe National Forest near Truckee, Calif., a rare sighting of the predator in the state. U.S. wildlife officials have agreed to decide by the end of August 2020, whether climate change and other threats are pushing the rare wolverine closer to extinction. Government attorneys and conservation groups that sued to force a decision filed court documents Thursday, July 2, settling the lawsuit and agreeing to the deadline. (Chris Stermer/California Department of Fish and Wildlife via AP, File)

US sets deadline for wolverines protection decision

Jul. 2, 2020 4:06 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. wildlife officials have agreed to decide by the end of August whether climate change and other threats are pushing the rare wolverine closer to extinction in the mountains of the West. Government attorneys and conservation groups that had sued to force a decision filed court...

Yellowstone park to reconsider controversial bison plan

Jul. 1, 2020 7:46 PM EDT

LIVINGSTON, Mont. (AP) — Federal officials plan to reconsider how they manage Yellowstone National Park's famous wild bison herds following longstanding complaints over thousands of the animals that have been killed by hunters and agencies as they attempted to migrate into Montana. Yellowstone National...

Deaths of 2 Mexican gray wolves investigated in New Mexico

Jun. 29, 2020 4:52 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Wildlife managers are investigating the deaths of two Mexican gray wolves found in May in New Mexico. The interagency team that oversees recovery of the endangered species in New Mexico and Arizona documented the deaths of a female that was not with a pack and a male that was part...

FILE - This March 25, 2020, file photo shows a small load of pollack being sorted as it comes off a boat at the Portland Fish Exchange in Portland, Maine. The amount of commercial fishing taking place worldwide has dipped since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, but scientists and conservation experts say it's unclear if the slowdown will help jeopardized species of sea life to recover. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Worldwide slowdown in fishing unlikely to save rare species

Jun. 29, 2020 1:12 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Commercial fishing taking place worldwide has dipped since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, but scientists and conservation experts say it's unclear if the slowdown will help endangered species of marine life recover. Hours logged by fishermen at sea fell by nearly 10% around...