Latest Species conservation and preservation News

Cattle roundup over: Last cow caught weeks after truck crash

Oct. 15, 2018 5:14 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Officials say a cow that hoofed it for two weeks on the lam after a livestock truck overturned on a busy interstate junction north of Atlanta has been caught. News outlets report 89 cows initially escaped when the tractor-trailer wrecked before dawn on Oct. 1 on a cloverleaf linking...

As sea ice melts, some say walruses need better protection

Oct. 13, 2018 2:40 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Given a choice between giving birth on land or sea ice, Pacific walrus mothers most often choose ice. Likewise, they prefer sea ice for molting, mating, nursing and resting between dives for food. Trouble is, as the century progresses, there's going to be far less ice around. How...

Correction: Melania Trump story

Oct. 12, 2018 4:36 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — In a story Oct. 6 about Melania Trump, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Joshua Meservey works for the Heritage Institute. Meservey works for the Heritage Foundation. A corrected version of the story is below: Melania Trump puts on happier face during Africa tour It took Melania...

UK's Prince William warns of criminal threat to wildlife

Oct. 11, 2018 9:23 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Prince William has told a two-day international wildlife protection conference that he could not face his children if his generation allows elephants, tigers and other species to become extinct. "It's heartbreaking to think that by the time my children, George, Charlotte and Louis...

Offensive line play proves problematic for Bortles, Jaguars

Oct. 8, 2018 5:50 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Blake Bortles was largely ineffective despite a career-high 430 yards passing against Kansas City. His offensive line was the biggest problem. The Jacksonville Jaguars failed to give Bortles enough time or protection in a 30-14 loss at the Chiefs on Sunday. Bortles was sacked five...

The Latest: 5.2-magnitude aftershock rattles northern Haiti

Oct. 7, 2018 5:16 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The Latest on the magnitude 5.9 earthquake in northern Haiti (all times local): 3:45 p.m. The U.S. Geological Survey says a 5.2 magnitude aftershock has rattled northern Haiti, a day after a 5.9 magnitude earthquake left at least 12 dead and 188 injured at the same location....

Nepal says its tiger population has almost doubled from 2009

Oct. 7, 2018 6:42 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The number of tigers roaming the jungles of Nepal has nearly doubled because of initiatives from the government, conservationists and local authorities who have worked for years to increase the tiger population in the Himalayan nation, an official said Sunday. Gopal Prakash...

Thousands protest felling German forest to expand coal mine

Oct. 6, 2018 9:25 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of environmentalists are protesting the expansion of a coal mine in western Germany a day after a court blocked the felling of an endangered forest near the site. The mood Saturday at Hambacher Forest near Cologne was celebratory as thousands expressed relief over the court's...

Forest Service advances changes to sage grouse protections

Oct. 5, 2018 3:51 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service advanced changes to sage grouse protections in five Western states that environmental groups say are part of the Trump administration's efforts favoring industry but that push the imperiled bird closer to extinction. The agency on Friday released draft plans...

Melania Trump loses footing with elephant, but not with kids

Oct. 5, 2018 2:37 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Melania Trump briefly lost her footing when a baby elephant startled her with a sudden move, but the first lady was anything but out of step when children at an orphanage welcomed her to their home with African song and dance. It didn't take long for the typically reserved U.S. first...