Latest Species reintroduction News

3 rehabilitated manatees released in Florida Keys

Nov. 30, 2022 03:12 AM EST

KEY COLONY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Three adult male manatees rescued from waters in the Florida Keys earlier this year have been returned to a Keys canal after being treated and rehabilitated at SeaWorld Orlando. Personnel from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission,...

Some 10,000 mink loose, missing after vandalism at Ohio farm

Nov. 15, 2022 22:43 PM EST

VAN WERT, Ohio (AP) — Vandalism freed thousands of mink at a rural northwest Ohio farm, leaving an estimated 10,000 of the small carnivorous mammals unaccounted for Tuesday evening, the local sheriff said. So many minks were killed crossing a nearby road that a plow was brought in...

Cubs release 5-time Gold Glove outfielder Heyward

Nov. 14, 2022 16:36 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs released Jason Heyward on Monday, cutting ties with a five-time Gold Glove outfielder who never produced at the plate the way they hoped. President of Baseball Operations Jed Hoyer said in August that Heyward would not return to the Cubs next year. ...

15 sea turtles released after rehabbing in the Florida Keys

Nov. 14, 2022 07:21 AM EST

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — A green sea turtle named after Hurricane Ian was among 15 injured sea turtles released in Gulf Stream waters off Key West by staff from a turtle hospital and members of a powerboat racing team vying for the sport’s world championship. “Ian” was found...

Feds resume study of restoring grizzlies to North Cascades

Nov. 10, 2022 15:48 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Environmental groups on Thursday hailed a decision by the Biden administration to resume studying whether grizzly bears should be restored to the remote North Cascades mountains in Washington state. The National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife...

New Wisconsin wolf plan eliminates state population goal

Nov. 10, 2022 14:25 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin wildlife officials on Thursday released their first new wolf management plan in almost a quarter-century but the document doesn't establish a new statewide population goal, a number that has become a flashpoint in the fight over hunting quotas. The...

Kidnapped French conservationist released in eastern Chad

Oct. 30, 2022 15:15 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A French citizen working in wildlife conservation has been released after being abducted two days earlier in northeastern Chad, France announced Sunday. “France thanks Chadian authorities who worked towards the release,” the Foreign Ministry said, adding that...

Wolves shot in Wyoming may be from a Colorado pack

Oct. 28, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials believe that three wolves shot and killed just over the state's border in Wyoming may have belonged to Colorado's closely watched North Park wolf pack. The North Park pack, which often crosses into Wyoming where hunting wolves is...

Stephen Curry launches graphic novel series on sports stars

Oct. 21, 2022 15:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Curry's latest move is one for the books. The NBA superstar is launching a graphic novel series, "Stephen Curry Presents!: Sports Superheroes," in partnership with Penguin Workshop. The first of four planned installments will focus on Curry's career and is...

Wolf known for genetic value found dead in New Mexico

Oct. 19, 2022 12:55 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Environmentalists are pushing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to do more to protect Mexican gray wolves after one of the endangered predators was found dead in southwestern New Mexico. The Western Watersheds Project is among the groups that have been...