Latest Species reintroduction News

Spanish vultures released in Cyprus to replenish population

Sep. 28, 2022 13:37 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Some 15 Griffon vultures from Spain have been released into the wild in Cyprus to help revive the east Mediterranean island's population that's dropped to just 8-10 birds because of deliberate poisoning, conservationists said Wednesday. The LIFE with Vultures...

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...

Bears release renderings for enclosed suburban stadium

Sep. 06, 2022 16:49 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears plan to build an enclosed suburban stadium that could host Super Bowls, College Football Playoff games and Final Fours. The Bears released conceptual illustrations Tuesday of the proposed stadium and entertainment complex that would be built on the...

3 rescued dolphins swim free from Indonesia sanctuary

Sep. 05, 2022 21:45 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Three bottlenose dolphins were released into the open sea in Indonesia Saturday after years of being confined for the amusement of tourists who would touch and swim with them. As red and white Indonesian flags fluttered, underwater gates opened off the island of Bali...

World Cup kits: From Mexican roots to Japanese traditions

Aug. 29, 2022 16:57 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — México will bring its indigenous roots to the field. Germany will be inspired by its first game more than 100 years ago. Japan will feature its origami traditions. Argentina will promote gender equality. It’s becoming easier to picture the look of the World Cup in...

Native groups seek to repair lands damaged by colonization

Aug. 25, 2022 01:10 AM EDT

KINGSTON, Mass. (AP) — Asa Peters marched into a thicket of Japanese knotweed in the woods of coastal Massachusetts this month and began steadily hacking the towering, dense vegetation down to size. The 24-year-old member of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe was among a cadre of...

Panda twins born in China as species struggles for survival

Aug. 24, 2022 08:12 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Twin giant pandas have been born at a breeding center in southwestern China, a sign of progress for the country’s unofficial national mascot as it struggles for survival amid climate change and loss of habitat. The male and female cubs, born Tuesday at the Qinling...

Packers claim WR Travis Fulgham off waivers from Broncos

Aug. 18, 2022 18:53 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers claimed wide receiver Travis Fulgham off waivers from the Denver Broncos. Fulgham had 38 catches for 539 yards and four touchdowns for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2020 but was released after training camp the following year. ...

Jaguars release veteran NT Malcom Brown, save $3M in 2022

Aug. 17, 2022 20:28 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Coming off a career year and still well shy of his 30th birthday, Malcom Brown should be able to help an NFL team this season. It just won't be Jacksonville. The Jaguars released the veteran defensive tackle Wednesday, a move that will save...

Prehistoric fish may spawn in Georgia: 1st time in 50 years

Aug. 17, 2022 01:08 AM EDT

Scientists and students embarking on a census of Georgia lake sturgeon have found three females with mature eggs — an indication the armored “living fossils” may be reproducing in that state for the first time in a half-century. "It’s exciting because it’s confirmation that...