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Rare jaguar seen in Arizona mountains feared dead

Jun. 22, 2018 7:05 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A nonprofit devoted to protecting jaguars believes one that was spotted in Arizona mountains in recent years has since died. Tucson-based Northern Jaguar Project obtained a photo of a jaguar pelt and provided it to the Arizona Daily Star, the newspaper reported . "We're very upset that...

California officials call for endangered listing for marten

Jun. 22, 2018 2:09 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A cat-sized, weasel-like animal whose habitat in forests along California's northern coast is under threat from marijuana cultivation should receive endangered species status, state fish and wildlife officials said. The Humboldt marten — a relative of minks and otters...

5 groups get $250,000 to research Florida lionfish removal

Jun. 22, 2018 7:31 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida wildlife officials are awarding $250,000 to five organizations to research new ways to remove invasive lionfish from deep-water habitats. A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission news release says $50,000 each is going to the University of Florida, Reef...

African wild dogs make comeback at Mozambican wildlife park

Jun. 22, 2018 6:03 AM EDT

GORONGOSA NATIONAL PARK, Mozambique (AP) — The African wild dogs are back. There are just 14 of them, far fewer than those that roamed Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park before the nearly two-decade civil war that started in the 1970s. As up to a million people lost their lives to violence and famine,...

African wild dogs make comeback at Mozambican wildlife park

Jun. 22, 2018 5:39 AM EDT

GORONGOSA NATIONAL PARK, Mozambique (AP) — The African wild dogs are back. There are just 14 of them, far fewer than those that roamed Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park before the nearly two-decade civil war that started in the 1970s. As up to a million people lost their lives to violence and famine,...

Bear researcher attacked by grizzly to stay on career path

Jun. 21, 2018 7:29 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A grizzly bear researcher who was attacked by a grizzly bear last month said Thursday that her recovery has been slow, but the encounter has done nothing to change her mind about her career path. Amber Kornak, 28, was conducting research for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service alone in...

Suit: Offshore drilling done in absence of required report

Jun. 21, 2018 7:08 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Three conservation groups said in a lawsuit filed Thursday that federal wildlife agencies have failed for years to complete required consultations and reporting on the effects that oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico could have on endangered species. The suit comes more than a decade...

The Latest: Interior links reorganization plan to Obama

Jun. 21, 2018 4:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's proposal to reorganize the federal government (All times local): 4:10 p.m. The Trump administration is citing an endorsement from unlikely source — former President Barack Obama — as it touts a plan to reorganize the federal...

Flight attendant pleads guilty in LA to turtle smuggling

Jun. 21, 2018 3:51 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a flight attendant for a Chinese airline has pleaded guilty to attempting to smuggle nearly two-dozen spotted and box turtles in a carry-on bag from Los Angeles to China. The U.S. Attorney's Office says Huaqian Qu, a Chinese national, entered his plea Thursday to...

Israel strikes Gaza sites in response to airborne fire bombs

Jun. 21, 2018 12:15 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military says it has struck Gaza after Palestinians tried to launch flaming kites into its territory. It said aircraft targeted "infrastructure" there Thursday, without elaborating. It said the strike came after Palestinians attempted to launch "arson kites" into Israel. Israel...