Latest Nature reserves News

Coroner IDs remains, says Gabby Petito was homicide victim

Sep. 21, 2021 19:20 PM EDT

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — Gabby Petito was killed by another person, a coroner concluded while also confirming that the human remains found recently at a Wyoming national park were those of the 22-year-old woman who disappeared months after she set out on a cross-country road trip with her...

Hatchlings of endangered crocodile species found in Cambodia

Sep. 21, 2021 02:51 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Eight hatchlings from one of the world’s rarest crocodile species have been found in a wildlife sanctuary in eastern Cambodia, raising hopes for its continuing survival in the wild. Conservationists found the baby Siamese crocodiles earlier...

Louisiana releases rehabbed oiled birds found after Ida

Sep. 19, 2021 10:19 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two birds captured after they were found oiled at a Louisiana refinery following Hurricane Ida have been rehabilitated and released back into the wild, state wildlife officials said. The birds were released Thursday at the Bayou Teche National...

Agents search in Wyoming for woman, in Florida for boyfriend

Sep. 18, 2021 22:17 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Police searched a vast Florida wildlife reserve on Saturday for 23-year-old Brian Laundrie, a person of interest in the disappearance of his girlfriend, Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito, while across the country the FBI hunted for clues about the missing woman in a...

Investigator: 3 killed in helicopter crash in Georgia forest

Sep. 17, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

MONTICELLO, Ga. (AP) — Three people were killed when a helicopter crashed in the dense woods of a national wildlife preserve in central Georgia, a federal investigator said Friday. The Robinson R66 helicopter scattered debris over a path 125 feet (38 meters) long,...

Helicopter with 3 people on board crashes in Georgia forest

Sep. 16, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

MONTICELLO, Ga. (AP) — A helicopter with three people on board crashed in a national wildlife preserve in Middle Georgia and search crews were looking for the wreckage, federal authorities said. Teams of people were searching Thursday for the downed aircraft after it...

Farmers restore native grasslands as groundwater disappears

Sep. 09, 2021 15:47 PM EDT

MULESHOE, Texas (AP) — Tim Black‘s cell phone dings, signaling the time to reverse sprinklers spitting water across a pie-shaped section of grass that will provide pasture for his cattle. It's important not to waste a drop. His family's future depends on it. ...

Vintners despair after French wildfire ravaged grapevines

Sep. 02, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

LE CANNET-DES-MAURES, France (AP) — After a wildfire blazed through a once-picturesque nature reserve near the French Riviera, winemakers who grow the region’s celebrated crop are taking stock of the damage. Rows of charred grapevines stand next to a vast expanse of...

Water ruling gives hope to opponents of Okefenokee mine plan

Sep. 01, 2021 09:45 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge's decision striking down a Trump-era rule that eliminated federal protections for some wetlands and streams is giving hope to opponents of a proposed mine outside the Okefenokee Swamp's vast wildlife refuge in southeast Georgia. A federal judge in...

Cougar that was kept as illegal pet removed from NYC home

Aug. 30, 2021 17:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An 80-pound cougar was removed from a New York City apartment where she was being kept illegally as a pet, animal welfare officials said Monday. The owner of the 11-month-old female cougar surrendered the animal on Thursday, Kelly Donithan, director of...