Latest Species conservation and preservation News

Vermont to hold public informational meetings on coyotes

Oct. 21, 2019 7:46 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is holding two public informational meetings on the eastern coyote to help people understand them and learn to live with them. The meetings, led by two experts, are planned for Oct. 22 at the Weathersfield Conservation Commission in...

US gives endangered status to Tennessee freshwater fish

Oct. 21, 2019 4:42 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has granted endangered species status to a Tennessee freshwater fish. The Center for Biological Diversity says the nearly extinct Barrens topminnow was proposed for endangered species protection four decades ago. The fish is found only in central...

California conservation center to host cheetah fundraiser

Oct. 20, 2019 7:55 PM EDT

BONSALL, Calif. (AP) — A California wildlife center is planning a fundraiser for construction of a safe house for the world's decreasing population of cheetahs, officials said. Wild Wonders conservation and education center in Bonsall scheduled the Nov. 2 event to benefit the Cheetah Conservation Fund in...

Tension thaws over whale plan between lobstermen, feds

Oct. 20, 2019 11:24 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A group representing Maine's lobstermen says it's now willing to work with the federal government on a plan to protect right whales after withdrawing its support for the plan this summer. The Maine Lobstermen's Association is one of the key stakeholders in an effort to better protect...

Endangered wolf copes with being alone at Virginia museum

Oct. 20, 2019 9:05 AM EDT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Living Museum's lone red wolf seemed to be in a good mood... His tail was down, his reddish coat flat, his ears forward. "Aw, he's being a goof today," said Robin Sutker, bird and mammal curator, as he rolled on the forest floor to rub a scent into his coat. It can be...

Minnesota hit hard by declining bird population

Oct. 20, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It used to be that taking a walk in the spring or summer in western Minnesota meant seeing — or more often, hearing — a western meadowlark, a medium-sized bird with a cheery, lilting song that's synonymous with the open spaces in the American West. That's less the case than...

Killing of orphaned Idaho black bear cub raises questions

Oct. 19, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

KETCHUM, Idaho (AP) — Questions are being raised after an Idaho Department of Fish and Game officer killed an orphaned black bear cub in Hailey last week rather than send it to a rehabilitation facility. Terry Thompson of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game tells the Idaho Mountain Express that the...

Bobcat that entered school euthanized, another released

Oct. 19, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A young bobcat that entered a private school in Eugene with students still in the building has been euthanized while a second young bobcat found outside the school has been released into the wild. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says the bobcat captured outside Oak Hill School...

2 men charged in turtle-poaching ring

Oct. 19, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Florida wildlife officials say they've arrested two men for poaching thousands of turtles and selling them. A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission news release says 39-year-old Michael Boesenberg and 23-year-old Michael Clemons were arrested this week and face multiple...

Big baby: Female Masai giraffe born at Los Angeles Zoo

Oct. 18, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A big baby has made its debut at Los Angeles Zoo. The zoo announced this week that a female Masai giraffe was born on Oct. 5, the fifth baby for the mother, Hasina, and the sixth for the father, Phillip. The new addition has joined the giraffe herd at the zoo. The calf stands about 6...