Latest Species conservation and preservation News

Trail runner recounts life-or-death fight with mountain lion

Feb. 14, 2019 8:17 PM EST

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — When a young mountain lion clamped its jaws onto Travis Kauffman's wrist and clawed at his face, he screamed a "barbarian yell," jammed his foot onto the animal's neck and held it there until the cat quit thrashing and died. After a couple of minutes, Kauffmann recalled Thursday,...

Conservation agents report elk poaching in Shannon County

Feb. 14, 2019 5:56 PM EST

EMINENCE, Mo. (AP) — State conservation officials are investigating the killing of two adult elk in Shannon County. The Conservation Department said the elk were shot and killed and left to rot on Feb. 8 near the Log Yard area of Shannon Creek. Another elk poaching was reported in the same area in January....

The Latest: Mountain lion locked its jaws on runner's wrist

Feb. 14, 2019 5:24 PM EST

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on a Colorado mountain lion attack (all times local): 2:45 p.m. A Colorado man who survived a mountain lion attack says he knew he had to do something drastic when the young cat's jaws stayed clamped on his wrist as he pounded its head with a rock. Travis Kauffman said...

Ambitious new plan to save Atlantic salmon has big price tag

Feb. 14, 2019 2:37 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The federal government outlined an ambitious, potentially costly new plan to restore Atlantic salmon in the United States, where rivers teemed with the fish before dams, pollution and overfishing decimated their populations. The Atlantic salmon has declined in the U.S. to the point...

Crosby, Penguins trip up McDavid, Oilers 3-1

Feb. 13, 2019 11:55 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The NHL's most electric playmaker swooping in on him and his team's one-goal lead very much in doubt, Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray did something that's kind of tough when Edmonton's Connor McDavid has the puck dangling on his stick and the game in the balance. Murray waited....

Groups to sue US agency over loss of caribou herd

Feb. 13, 2019 3:45 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Environmental groups said Wednesday they plan to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for failing to prevent the recent loss of the last herd of mountain caribou in the Lower 48 states. The handful of remaining animals were relocated into Canada last November, ending decades of...

Florida updates sea turtle nesting totals for 2018

Feb. 12, 2019 6:28 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Wildlife officials say sea turtles consistently nested on Florida beaches in 2018, despite lingering algae blooms that killed marine life and tropical storms that washed out habitat. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute posted...

The Latest: Canada also offering new right whale protections

Feb. 7, 2019 1:29 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Latest on new efforts to protect endangered right whales (all times local): 1:20 p.m. The Canadian government is offering new measures to try to protect endangered whales in the wake of the announcement of a similar effort by American fisheries managers. Fisheries and Oceans...

Wolf taken to Isle Royale last fall returns to mainland

Feb. 7, 2019 10:13 AM EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A gray wolf that was moved from Minnesota to Isle Royale National Park last fall has wandered back to the mainland, trekking more than 15 miles (24 kilometers) across the frozen surface of Lake Superior to reach her home turf, officials said Wednesday. The female was among four...

2 South Koreans arrested in Croatia trying to smuggle eels

Feb. 7, 2019 6:48 AM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian police say two South Korean citizens have been arrested after trying to smuggle about 252,000 live eels out of the country. The two, whose ages are 38 and 47, were caught with the young fish packed in eight cases at Zagreb's international airport on Wednesday. Their names...