Latest Species conservation and preservation News

California fish conservation law could protect bees

Sep. 21, 2022 21:13 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the state to consider protecting threatened bumblebees under a conservation law listing for fish. The state's high court refused to grant a review sought by farming groups of a May appellate court ruling that...

Fishermen appeal judge ruling that protects endangered whale

Sep. 21, 2022 10:52 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The state of Maine and a fishing group are appealing a federal judge's decision that new rules intended to protect endangered whales must stand. The judge earlier this month denied a request from fishermen to stop federal regulators from placing the new...

Dump of menhaden in Gulf brings latest calls for regulation

Sep. 18, 2022 12:55 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana conservation groups are renewing calls for tougher regulations on the state's least-regulated fishery after a fishing boat let loose huge numbers of dead fish off the state's southwest coast. The Advocate reports that the dump of menhaden — also...

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...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Sep. 16, 2022 13:44 PM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. September 15, 2022. Editorial: CT should welcome fight on gun laws When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a New York state gun law earlier this year, Connecticut officials were quick to assure state residents of its limited scope. It’s...

Fishermen must be heard about whale rules, Maine gov says

Sep. 13, 2022 14:38 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's governor said Tuesday the federal government is moving ahead too quickly with potential new restrictions on the lobster fishing industry, and isn't taking the industry's concerns about the changes into account. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

Endangered status sought for snail near Nevada lithium mine

Sep. 12, 2022 21:57 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Conservationists are seeking Endangered Species Act protection for a tiny snail half the size of a pea that is known to exist only in high-desert springs near a huge lithium mine planned in Nevada along the Oregon state line. The Western Watersheds Project filed...

Found: Alligator, drugs, guns, money. But where's the tiger?

Sep. 10, 2022 18:32 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An alligator, drugs, guns and money were seized during a raid at two homes in Albuquerque last month, but New Mexico wildlife officials said Saturday they are still searching for a young tiger they believe is being illegally kept as a pet. Investigators...

Judge rules against fishermen bid to stop whale protections

Sep. 09, 2022 12:10 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal judge has denied a request from fishing groups that sought to challenge new fishing rules designed to protect rare whales. The lobster fishing groups wanted a federal judge to stop regulators from placing new restrictions on the harvest of the...

Retailers pull lobster from menus after 'red list' warning

Sep. 08, 2022 15:21 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Some retailers are taking lobster off the menu after an assessment from an influential conservation group that the harvest of the seafood poses too much of a risk to rare whales and should be avoided. Whales can suffer injuries and fatalities when they become...