Latest Wildlife management News

Protesters plan on gathering in Tucson to oppose border wall

Dec. 7, 2019 12:11 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Protesters plan to gather in Tucson on Saturday in opposition of more border barriers that are being built in the southern Arizona desert. The protesters will include U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, a Tucson Democrat and opponent of President Donald Trump's immigration policies. Activists...

Colorado state Rep. Kimmi Clark Lewis dies of cancer at 62

Dec. 6, 2019 7:46 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Republican state Rep. Kimmi Clark Lewis, who represented a large rural swath of eastern Colorado, has died after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 62. Lewis, who died surrounded by friends and family at home on her ranch in Kim on Friday, represented House District...

Mets re-sign reliever Brach after solid show late last year

Dec. 6, 2019 6:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets re-signed reliever Brad Brach to a one-year, $850,000 contract on Friday, encouraged by his solid showing after they added him last August. Brach’s deal includes a player option for 2021 at $1.25 million. The 33-year-old right-hander was 1-1 with a 3.68 ERA in 16...

Groups purchase 16,000 acres for coastal wildlife management

Dec. 6, 2019 12:08 PM EST

Conservation groups have purchased a 16,000 acre stretch of undeveloped Georgia coastline and plan to make it into a new wildlife management area. The Atlanta Journal-constitution reports that the land, known as the Ceylon property, was purchased for an undisclosed amount by the Conservation Fund and Open Space...

Rescuers reach mother-daughter hikers at mountain summit

Dec. 6, 2019 8:35 AM EST

New Hampshire authorities came to the aid of a mother and daughter out hiking who became stranded at a mountain summit due to whiteout conditions. The pair, Nathalie Beaudet, 54, and Catherine Courtemanche, 24, from Sherbrook, Quebec, hiked a familiar trail up Mount Lafayette in Franconia on Thursday. But they...

EPA rejects ban on poison bombs against cattle predators

Dec. 5, 2019 1:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trappers can keep using sodium cyanide bombs to kill coyotes and other livestock predators, the Trump administration said Thursday, rejecting calls for a ban despite repeated instances of the devices also poisoning other wildlife, pets and people. The Environmental Protection...

Maine delegation wants more info before whale rules released

Dec. 5, 2019 11:01 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's congressional delegation wants more information from the federal government before ocean managers release a new plan designed to protect endangered whales. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is working on new rules to protect North Atlantic right whales, and...

Spain launches app to fight trafficking of protected timber

Dec. 5, 2019 8:50 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s Ministry for Ecological Transition has launched a mobile app to fight the trafficking of tropical species of timber, one of the world’s greatest environmental crimes. The kit includes a guide of protected timber species, tools to obtain wood samples and an app that,...

Hundreds of Yellowstone bison to be culled this winter

Dec. 4, 2019 10:02 PM EST

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — National park officials in Wyoming have announced plans for the selective slaughter of between 600 and 900 Yellowstone bison this winter to help manage population numbers. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported Tuesday that the officials expect most of the animals to be taken by...

Oregon Zoo breeds rare silverspot butterfly in captivity

Dec. 4, 2019 5:26 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Conservationists have successfully bred the extremely rare Oregon silverspot butterfly in captivity, a potential breakthrough for saving a species that once was found in coastal regions from California to British Columbia but is now reduced to five isolated populations, the Oregon Zoo...