Latest Species conservation and preservation News

Plan aims to protect largest grizzly population in lower 48

May. 24, 2018 2:45 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. wildlife officials have released a recovery plan for an estimated 1,000 grizzly bears in Montana — the largest grizzly population in the lower 48 — as they lay the groundwork to potentially lift protections for the animals. The habitat plan released Thursday...

Amid debate, Wyoming approves Yellowstone-area grizzly hunt

May. 23, 2018 7:46 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A debate over whether the Yellowstone ecosystem's grizzly bear population can thrive while being hunted will be put to the test this fall after Wyoming officials on Wednesday approved the state's first grizzly hunt in 44 years. The hunt, approved 7-0 by the Wyoming Game and Fish...

No QB debate at Clemson: Kelly Bryant No. 1 on depth chart

May. 23, 2018 4:46 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — There's no debate at Clemson heading into the fall — Kelly Bryant is the Tigers' starting quarterback. Bryant, the returning starter, was first on the depth chart released by the Tigers on Wednesday with freshman Trevor Lawrence the backup. Bryant will have the spot heading...

The Latest: Wyoming approves 1st grizzly hunt since 1970s

May. 23, 2018 4:37 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Latest on a vote in Wyoming that would allow grizzly bears to be hunted for the first time since 1974 (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Wyoming has approved its first hunt of grizzly bears in 44 years. The hunt this fall will be the biggest in the lower 48 states since the U.S. Fish...

Eagles release starting linebacker Mychal Kendricks

May. 22, 2018 5:28 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have released starting linebacker Mychal Kendricks after six seasons with the team. The cost-cutting move announced on Tuesday came after linebacker Paul Worrilow went down with a knee injury on the first day of organized team activities. Kendricks was due to...

Interior moves to lift restrictions on hunting bears, wolves

May. 21, 2018 8:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is moving to reverse Obama-era rules barring hunters on some public lands in Alaska from baiting brown bears with bacon and doughnuts and using spotlights to shoot mother black bears and cubs hibernating in their dens. The National Park Service issued a notice...

Man digging for tortoises says he planned to eat them

May. 21, 2018 4:08 PM EDT

STUART, Fla. (AP) — Florida wildlife officials say a man they found in possession of two gopher tortoises, said he didn't want to keep them as pets — he planned to eat them. Martin County Sheriff's officials said they found 28-year-old Robert Lane digging into the ground Sunday pulling out gopher...

Australian state government proposes protecting wild horses

May. 21, 2018 7:16 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian state government has decided to legally protect rather than kill thousands of wild horses, infuriating scientists who argue the feral species is doing severe environmental damage to the country's iconic Snowy Mountains alpine region. New South Wales Deputy Premier...

Rhino in San Diego pregnant, could help save subspecies

May. 17, 2018 8:34 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A southern white rhino has become pregnant through artificial insemination at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park — giving hope for efforts to save a subspecies of one of the world's most recognizable animals, researchers announced Thursday. Scientists will be watching closely to see if...

Titans claim offensive lineman John Theus off waivers

May. 17, 2018 5:43 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have added an offensive lineman, claiming John Theus off waivers from the New Orleans Saints. The Titans waived defensive lineman Antwaun Woods on Thursday to clear a roster spot. San Francisco drafted the 6-foot-6, 303-pound Theus out of Georgia in the fifth...