Latest Species reintroduction News

BP spill rescue pelican returns from Georgia to Louisiana

Apr. 08, 2021 14:16 PM EDT

QUEEN BESS ISLAND, La. (AP) — A pelican rescued from the 2010 oil spill, cleaned of oil and released in Georgia has returned 700 miles (1,126 kilometers) to an island restored last year for pelicans and other seabirds. It was among 5,000 oil-covered birds collected in...

Scientists: Grizzlies expand turf but still need protection

Mar. 31, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Grizzly bears are slowly expanding the turf where they roam in parts of the northern Rocky Mountains but need continued protections, according to government scientists who concluded that no other areas of the country would be suitable for reintroducing the fearsome...

AP source: Fournette agrees to 1-year deal to stay with Bucs

Mar. 26, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers moved closer to a goal of retaining all 22 starters from their Super Bowl victory, agreeing to a one-year, $3.25 million contract to bring free agent running back Leonard Fournette back for next season. A person familiar with...

CB Kyle Fuller, released by Bears, signs with Broncos

Mar. 21, 2021 03:18 AM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Former All-Pro cornerback Kyle Fuller is reuniting with coach Vic Fangio in Denver. Fuller quickly agreed to a one-year, $9.5 million contract with the Broncos on Saturday following his release from the Chicago Bears. ...

Titans 1st-round bust Isaiah Wilson released by Dolphins

Mar. 20, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tackle Isaiah Wilson, a first-round bust for the Tennessee Titans, lasted less than two weeks with the Miami Dolphins. Miami released Wilson on Saturday after he was late for his physical and team meetings, and failed to show for workouts he had scheduled,...

Agent: WR Perriman agrees to $3M, 1-year contract with Lions

Mar. 18, 2021 22:04 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Wide receiver Breshad Perriman has agreed to a $3 million, one-year contract with the Detroit Lions, according to agent Drew Rosenhaus. Perriman's father, Bret, was a standout receiver for the Lions in the 1990s. Defensive end Charles...

Invasive zebra mussels found in Maine pet stores

Mar. 09, 2021 08:11 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The state is warning that invasive zebra mussels have been found in Maine pet stores, and it's urging pet store owners and consumers to destroy them. Aquatic moss balls sold at pet stores in Maine and elsewhere in the United States have been found...

Vikings bring back DE Stephen Weatherly after Panthers stint

Mar. 08, 2021 18:20 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings signed defensive end Stephen Weatherly to a one-year, $2.5 million contract on Monday, bringing back one of their past draft picks to try to strengthen a lagging pass rush. Weatherly played last season with the Carolina Panthers,...

AP sources: Dolphins tell LB Van Noy he will be released

Mar. 04, 2021 11:32 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Veteran linebacker Kyle Van Noy is moving on after one season with the Miami Dolphins, and he's not happy about it. The Dolphins told Van Noy he will be released, two people familiar with the discussion confirmed to The Associated Press on condition of...

Government offers plan to release more endangered red wolves

Mar. 04, 2021 11:06 AM EST

Government wildlife officials released two more critically endangered red wolves into the wild in North Carolina and could place several more captive-bred wolves into the habitat this year, according to a new plan submitted to a federal judge. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife...