Latest Wildlife management News

President Joe Biden signs an executive order on climate change, in the State Dining Room of the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Biden: 'We can't wait any longer' to address climate crisis

Jan. 27, 2021 11:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the most ambitious U.S. effort to stave off the worst of climate change, President Joe Biden signed executive orders Wednesday to transform the nation’s heavily fossil-fuel powered economy into a clean-burning one, pausing oil and gas leasing on federal land and targeting...

DNR board unanimously approves rules raising mining costs

Jan. 27, 2021 4:03 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Companies looking to mine copper, gold and silver in Wisconsin will face dramatically higher costs and have to work around an extensive list of off-limit areas under new rules the state Department of Natural Resources policy board overwhelmingly approved Wednesday. The rules increase...

Erratic raccoons spotted in Louisiana pose danger to pets

Jan. 27, 2021 11:40 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Sightings of erratic raccoons have prompted officials at New Orleans City Park to put up warning signs about the infected animals, who can pose a danger to pets. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries told WWL-TV on Monday that the raccoons have canine distemper, a virus that...

Autopsy: Texas man died of neck injuries in animal attack

Jan. 26, 2021 7:32 PM EST

LIPAN, Texas (AP) — A final autopsy for a Texas man whose body was found last month in the woods determined that he died from neck injuries due to an animal attack, but wildlife experts and sheriff's officials disagree on whether that animal was a mountain lion. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s...

Officials: Florida panther struck and killed by vehicle

Jan. 26, 2021 4:04 AM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — An endangered Florida panther has died after being struck by a vehicle. It’s the third panther death attributed to fatal collisions, out of four total deaths this year, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. A total of 22 Florida panther deaths...

Utah zoo's new male polar bear to replace departing female

Jan. 25, 2021 2:05 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah zoo will conduct a polar bear exchange when a new male arrives to replace a departing female bear. Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City is anticipating the arrival of a 15-year-old male, which is twice the size of the 5-year-old female that will be transferred at the end of the month,...

Worker at big cat sanctuary bitten, hospitalized

Jan. 25, 2021 1:51 PM EST

KINGSTON, Tenn. (AP) — A worker at a big cat sanctuary in Tennessee was hospitalized Monday after being bitten by an animal, officials said. Roane County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Tim Phillips confirmed a female employee at Tiger Haven was bitten, news outlets reported. She was taken to the...

Kelly wants tourism division moved the Commerce Department

Jan. 25, 2021 12:44 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly on Monday proposed moving the state's tourism division into the Department of Commerce, in an effort to boost an economy that has suffered a downturn due to the coronavirus pandemic. The tourism division is currently part of the Kansas Department of Wildlife,...

This 2020 photo provided by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department shows the worn, mostly toothless jaw of Grizzly 168. The grizzly was the oldest documented in the Yellowstone region. Bear biologists euthanized the 34-year-old grizzly due to its poor health. (Zach Turnbull/Wyoming Game and Fish Department)

Grizzly, 34, confirmed as Yellowstone region's known oldest

Jan. 24, 2021 1:42 PM EST

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A 34-year-old grizzly bear captured in southwestern Wyoming has been confirmed as the oldest on record in the Yellowstone region, Wyoming wildlife officials said. Grizzly bear 168 was captured last summer after it preyed on calves in the Upper Green River Basin area. The male had just...

Peregrine falcons may no longer be endangered in Missouri

Jan. 23, 2021 4:06 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri officials are moving to remove peregrine falcons from the state’s endangered species list. The Missouri Conservation Commission gave initial approval Friday to the removal. The plan, however, calls keeping the bird as a species of conservation concern. Peregrine...