Latest Species reintroduction News

Illegal killings, political opposition hobble wolf recovery

May. 23, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Illegal killings and longstanding political resistance have undercut the return of two species of endangered wolves to the wild, frustrating government efforts that already cost more than $80 million but have failed to meet recovery targets. The number of red wolves roaming the forests...

Animal rights activists score win at Barcelona zoo

May. 23, 2019 4:49 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Animal rights activists in Barcelona are celebrating a victory after the Spanish city ordered its municipal zoo to restrict the reproduction of captive animals unless their young are destined to be reintroduced into the wild. Barcelona's town council voted on May 3 to modify the...

Michigan utility releases 12 juvenile turtles into habitat

May. 20, 2019 8:17 AM EDT

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — A dozen juvenile turtles have been released into a habitat created for them by employees of a Michigan utility. Jackson-based Consumers Energy says the Blanding's turtles were placed Thursday in the Saginaw area. Two adult turtles were found last year along the path of the utility's...

Scientists to monitor if endangered beetles can live on own

May. 18, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

EL DORADO SPRINGS, Mo. (AP) — Scientists are preparing to end a seven-year program that has reintroduced the first federally endangered species to Missouri because the beetles have shown encouraging signs that they could survive on their own. The St. Louis Zoo has worked with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife...

Beilein: Leaving Michigan for Cavs is 'right thing to do'

May. 15, 2019 2:59 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Whether it was the right time to leave Michigan for the Cleveland Cavaliers, John Beilein wasn't sure. One thing he had no doubt about was this: It was the right move to make. Beilein decided it was time to jump to the NBA and see if he can win on basketball's biggest stage after molding...

37 spotted seal pups rescued from China traffickers released

May. 11, 2019 3:09 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Animal rights groups on Saturday cheered the release of 37 spotted seal pups rescued from traffickers into the wild in northern China in a small victory for efforts to save the country's endangered species. Humane Society International said the pups were discovered three months ago by police...

Jaguars release backup QB Cody Kessler along with 5 others

May. 9, 2019 10:03 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars released quarterback Cody Kessler on Thursday, clearing the way for rookie Gardner Minshew to become Nick Foles' backup. Kessler started four games in place of Blake Bortles last December, completing 64 percent of his passes for 553 yards and a touchdown....

Red-legged frogs thriving in Yosemite after long absence

May. 6, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Red-legged frogs made famous by Mark Twain are thriving in Yosemite Valley after a decades-long absence. Ecologists this spring found clusters of eggs in meadows and ponds, proof of the first breeding by the frogs in Yosemite since 2017, when adult red-legged frogs...

The Latest: Report: Nature in worst shape in human history

May. 6, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

The Latest on a report on the threat of extinction for the Earth's plants and animals (all times EDT): 7 a.m. Scientists say nature is in more trouble now than at any other time in human history, with extinction looming over 1 million species of plants and animals. That's the key finding of the United Nations'...

Eagles sign defensive tackle Tim Jernigan

Apr. 25, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have signed defensive tackle Tim Jernigan to a one-year contract. Jernigan started 18 games in 2017 when the Eagles won the Super Bowl but he only played three games last season after having back surgery in the offseason. The Eagles released Jernigan in March,...