Latest Wildlife management News

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...

Conservationists free baby bird tangled in balloon ribbon

Jun. 21, 2018 9:53 AM EDT

BERKELEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Conservationists in New Jersey have freed a baby bird that was entangled in a balloon ribbon. Members of Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey found the young osprey on Island Beach State Park with a red ribbon wrapped around its leg. The nest, which is about 35 feet (11...

Feds: Smuggler pleads guilty to shipping protected turtles

Jun. 21, 2018 9:04 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Prosecutors say the 'ringleader of an international syndicate of wildlife smugglers" has pleaded guilty, again, to smuggling turtles. The U.S. Attorney's Office said in a news release that 38-year-old Steven Verren Baker of Holly Hill entered the plea Tuesday in Charleston....