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FILE - In this Sept.2, 2019 file photo, shepherd Romain Jaurigueberry brings dead sheep to sub-prefecture of Bayonne, southwestern France, to protests against the rising bear attacks on sheep herds in Pyrenees mountains. Farmers who raise sheep for milk and meat high in the Pyrenees mountains are rejoicing after French President Emmanuel Macron promises them that he'll not authorize the release into the wild of any more bears responsible for increasingly deadly attacks on herders' flocks. (AP Photo Bob Edme, File)

Grrrrr! Angry herders secure bear ban from France's Macron

Jan. 15, 2020 1:23 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The bears have cute names — Bubble, Feather, Snowflake and the like — and look so soft and huggable when caught on video by remote cameras that study their habits. But to herders high in the Pyrenees mountains of southwest France, the animals are stone-cold killers, ravaging...

Pennsylvania orders gas well plugged in fight over methane

Jan. 13, 2020 9:33 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf's administration on Monday told Range Resources that it must fix a Marcellus Shale natural gas well “once and for all” that it maintains has leaked methane since 2011 and contaminated groundwater and streams in north-central Pennsylvania. Wolf's Department...

Wyoming lawmaker sponsoring wolf-kill compensation bill

Jan. 13, 2020 12:50 PM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming lawmaker is sponsoring legislation to create a new state compensation program for ranchers who lose livestock to wolves. The bill sponsored by Republican Rep. John Winter, of Thermopolis, would create a fund with $90,000 to reimburse ranchers over a two-year period. Currently...

Claim by advocates seeking to stop wolf shooting dismissed

Jan. 11, 2020 10:11 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Wolf advocates seeking to halt the Washington Department Fish and Wildlife from shooting wolves to protect livestock have suffered another legal setback. The Capital Press reports King County Superior Court Judge John McHale on Friday dismissed claims that Fish and Wildlife's lethal-control...

Montana pays record amount for livestock killed by predators

Jan. 9, 2020 6:59 PM EST

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The state of Montana has made more payments to ranchers for livestock killed by predators in 2019 than any previous year. The Montana Livestock Loss Board has paid ranchers more than $247,000, The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported Thursday. The claims were made on more than 360 animals...

Wildlife officials find evidence of wolves in Colorado

Jan. 8, 2020 5:49 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Wildlife officials have discovered evidence of wolves living in northwestern Colorado after hunters reported a suspected pack and residents found a scavenged elk carcass. The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Department announced the discoveries Wednesday, suggesting a pack of gray wolves may be...

Reward offered for information in 2018 killing of gray wolf

Jan. 7, 2020 3:06 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday announced a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a person who shot dead an endangered gray wolf in 2018 in Northern California. The male wolf, known as OR-59, was wearing tracking collar when it was...

Initiative to introduce gray wolves makes Colorado ballot

Jan. 6, 2020 7:12 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — An initiative to reintroduce gray wolves to Colorado has qualified for the November ballot. The secretary of state’s office said Monday that backers of the proposal turned in sufficient valid voter signatures to qualify the measure. The gray wolf has been successfully reintroduced to...

Fish and Wildlife moves to partially dismiss wolf suit

Jan. 1, 2020 10:11 AM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Fish and Wildlife will ask a King County judge Jan. 3 to partially dismiss a lawsuit that opposes shooting wolves, seeking to repeat the success it had in another Western Washington courtroom. The Capital Press reports wolf advocates are suing to stop the department from...

FILE - In a Monday, May 13, 2019 file photo, a red wolf roams its habitat at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, N.C. Wildlife advocates have returned to court to prod the federal government to jump-start  recovery efforts for the critically endangered red wolf, while North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper issued a sharply worded letter urging further action. Amid the pressure, federal biologists plan to transfer wolves from elsewhere into the recovery area for the first time in years to promote wild breeding.  (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Red wolves court battle reignites as governor urges action

Dec. 26, 2019 9:30 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The fight over the critically endangered red wolf has returned to court as North Carolina's governor sought immediate help for the dozen or so remaining in the wild and federal biologists planned to transfer wolves into the recovery area for the first time in years. In late...