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Blocked US grizzly hunts fuel call for changes to law

Sep. 26, 2018 2:32 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A court ruling that blocked grizzly bear hunts in the U.S. West carries far wider political implications amid a push by Congress for sweeping changes to how imperiled species are managed. The ruling restored protections for more than 700 grizzlies in and around Yellowstone National...

Wyoming, Idaho weigh options after grizzly hunt ruling

Sep. 25, 2018 5:42 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — State officials frustrated by a judge's decision to prohibit grizzly bear hunting in the Yellowstone region and put the animals back on the threatened species list will likely appeal but that's not their only option to contest the decision. They could lean on Congress to exempt the...

Judge restores energy lease on Montana land sacred to tribes

Sep. 25, 2018 3:44 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A judge reinstated an oil and gas lease on land in northwestern Montana considered sacred to some tribes in the U.S. and Canada — a ruling that could test the depths of the Trump administration's support for the energy industry. President Barack Obama's Interior Department...

Is a hunt the answer when bears start getting bolder?

Sep. 25, 2018 2:03 PM EDT

CANTON, Conn. (AP) — Tom Bradley had grown accustomed to seeing black bears walk through his Connecticut neighborhood, but this month he was alarmed to find something trying to turn a doorknob to enter his house. He used his key fob to set off his car horn, to scare away whatever was in his garage. When he...

States blast plan to overhaul endangered species protection

Sep. 25, 2018 1:53 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Ten states are demanding the Trump administration abandon a proposed overhaul of the Endangered Species Act. In comments delivered Tuesday to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, the states contend the changes sought by wildlife regulators would "wreak havoc" with...

Prince William visits Africa ahead of UK wildlife conference

Sep. 25, 2018 5:36 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Britain's Prince William is in Africa this week to discuss threats to conservation ahead of a London conference on the illegal wildlife trade. The Duke of Cambridge was in Namibia on Tuesday and will visit Tanzania and Kenya. On Monday he met Namibian Vice President Nangolo Mbumba. The...

The Latest: Wyoming disappoints by grizzly bear protections

Sep. 24, 2018 8:10 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on a ruling against planned grizzly bear hunting (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Wyoming officials say they're disappointed grizzly bears are again getting federal protections instead of being hunted in the state. A judge in Montana on Monday blocked hunts planned in Wyoming...

Judge restores protections for grizzly bears around Yellowstone National Park, blocking planned hunts in Wyoming, Idaho

Sep. 24, 2018 7:13 PM EDT
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Judge restores protections for grizzly bears around Yellowstone National Park, blocking planned hunts in Wyoming, Idaho.

Agency says two-headed snake may go to educational facility

Sep. 24, 2018 12:09 PM EDT

WAYNESBORO, Va. (AP) — A wildlife and conservation research hospital says a two-headed snake recently found near the nation's capital may be sent to an educational facility. The Wildlife Center of Virginia says the two-headed Eastern Copperhead was found in a northern Virginia neighborhood last week. It...

Marchers demand better protection for British wildlife

Sep. 23, 2018 7:08 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The animals can't protest so people in London did that for them. Hundreds of marchers demanded better protection for British wildlife at the People's Walk for Wildlife in Hyde Park on Saturday. Many carried pro-nature and pro-animal banners and placards and some wore animal masks. Organizers...