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Rescuers flock together to save 275 parrots stranded by Ian

Oct. 04, 2022 19:07 PM EDT

PINE ISLAND, Fla. (AP) — Will Peratino and his partner Lauren Stepp would not leave their Pine Island compound, even as authorities pleaded with residents to abandon their homes because of damaged roads, including a collapsed bridge that was preventing deliveries of food, gas and other...

Snail darter, focus of epic conservation fight, is recovered

Oct. 04, 2022 14:28 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The snail darter, a tiny Southeastern fish that derailed a federal dam during an epic battle over Endangered Species Act protection in the 1970s, is no longer considered imperiled, officials announced Tuesday. The fish held up construction of the Tellico Dam...

In 1st speech as Prince of Wales, William champions wildlife

Oct. 04, 2022 12:53 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prince William delivered his first speech as heir to the British throne at a wildlife protection summit Tuesday, signaling that the royal family will continue to champion environmental causes as King Charles III is forced to step back from front-line campaigning. ...

$20K reward for info on killings of 5 wild horses in Nevada

Oct. 03, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A $20,000 reward is now being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever killed five wild horses in eastern Nevada late last year, the Bureau of Land Management announced Monday. BLM officials said the National Mustang Association...

Colorado man survives town's second bear attack this year

Oct. 03, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado man survived a bear attack in the backyard of his home when he fired at the animal and scared it away after it threw him to the ground, state wildlife officials said. The attack occurred Saturday night in the small town of New Castle, Colorado Parks and...

San Diego Zoo welcomes 41 endangered turtle hatchlings

Oct. 03, 2022 14:47 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — It only took two decades, but a rare and endangered turtle species has finally bred at the San Diego Zoo. Zoo officials on Monday announced the arrival of 41 tiny Indian narrow-headed softshell turtle hatchlings. Conservationists from the San Diego...

Maryland’s smallest bat's survival threatened

Oct. 02, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — What tricolor bats lack in size, they make up for in their important role in insect control and pollination. But their survival is being threatened by biological and environmental factors. The tricolor bats’ range includes Maryland and the Eastern Shore....

Moose back on the loose after rescuers free it from fence

Oct. 01, 2022 17:20 PM EDT

BARKHAMSTED, Conn. (AP) — A moose is back on the loose in Connecticut after some quick-acting rescuers helped to free it from a fence. The Connecticut State Environmental Police received a call at around midnight about a moose stuck in Barkhamsted, northwest of Hartford. Local...

WVa students learn about environment at wildlife center

Oct. 01, 2022 12:11 PM EDT

ALUM CREEK, W.Va. (AP) — Ten-year-old Cassidy, a fifth-grader at Ramage Elementary School in Boone County, is no stranger to crayfish. Her house is near a river, where she and her brothers regularly sift through the water and flip over rocks to find the little critters. One time,...

DNR: February 2021 hunt had little effect on wolf population

Sep. 30, 2022 11:28 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin wildlife officials estimate Wisconsin's wolf population currently stands at about 970 animals, demonstrating that a much-maligned February 2021 hunting season had little impact on the population as a whole. Wisconsin Public Radio reported that...