Latest National parks News

Court dismisses Maasai eviction case against Tanzania

Sep. 30, 2022 14:31 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The East African Court of Justice on Friday dismissed a case by Maasai herders who tried to stop Tanzania’s government from evicting them from land they have used for generations. The ruling comes amid new tensions between Maasai and authorities over other...

Haaland: 'Traumatic' history shown in Brown v. Board schools

Sep. 27, 2022 15:24 PM EDT

SUMMERTON, S.C. (AP) — Interior Secretary Deb Haaland joined House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn on Tuesday in visiting a rural South Carolina school that is now part of a National Park Service program to safeguard institutions connected to the Supreme Court's 1954 Brown v. Board of Education...

California mountain lion first in study to die from mange

Sep. 27, 2022 14:11 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A mountain lion found dead in Southern California earlier this year was the first big cat in a two-decade National Park Service study to die of complications from mange, a highly contagious skin disease caused by a mite parasite, officials said. The body of the...

The Muscogee get their say in national park plan for Georgia

Sep. 21, 2022 06:43 AM EDT

MACON, Ga. (AP) — When Tracie Revis climbs the Great Temple Mound, rising nine stories above the Ocmulgee River in the center of present-day Georgia, she walks in the steps of her Muscogean ancestors who were forcibly removed to Oklahoma 200 years ago. “This is lush, gorgeous...

More than 100 archaeological sites featured on new website

Sep. 21, 2022 04:11 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A new website highlights how archaeological sites across Kentucky have contributed knowledge about the state's history, officials said. Discover Kentucky Archaeology was launched by the Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office in...

58 bison relocated from Grand Canyon National Park North Rim

Sep. 20, 2022 12:48 PM EDT

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Wildlife managers say 58 bison have been successfully relocated from the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. They said the bison were transferred to the Intertribal Buffalo Council, who transported the animals to the Iowa Tribe of...

On the Colorado River, growing concern for trout and chub

Sep. 17, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — To guide fishing trips for a year or two, that's what brought Terry Gunn to the red canyons of northern Arizona. The chance to hike, raft and fly fish drew Wendy Hanvold, a retired ski bum, who took a job there waiting tables at an anglers lodge. She heard rumors of the intrepid...

Cheetahs make a comeback in India after 70 years

Sep. 17, 2022 06:27 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Seven decades after cheetahs died out in India, they're back. Eight big cats from Namibia made the long trek Saturday in a chartered cargo flight to the northern Indian city of Gwalior, part of an ambitious and hotly contested plan to reintroduce cheetahs to the...

Moth outbreak stresses trees in New Mexico forests

Sep. 14, 2022 12:52 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An insect outbreak is believed to be causing conifer stands in some central New Mexico forests to lose their needles, further stressing trees amid an ongoing drought. Officials with the Cibola National Forest said Wednesday that Douglas fir, white fir and...

1 dead after motorboat flips at Grand Canyon National Park

Sep. 11, 2022 21:50 PM EDT

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — A 67-year-old man died after a motorboat flipped over during a Colorado River trip inside Grand Canyon National Park, officials said Sunday. Park officials said the boat overturned shortly after 2 p.m. Saturday at Bedrock Rapid, which...