U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Forest Service tried to quash paper debunking Montana wildlife authority

The U.S. Forest Service has disavowed a legal analysis it commissioned that showed federal land managers have given state wildlife departments more …

Conservation

The Trump administration is aiming for Arctic oil and gas

The Trump administration is trying to lay the groundwork to open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) for oil and gas drilling, according to a report last week from the Washington Post.<p>It won’t be easy, and it is not guaranteed to work, but the Department of Interior is hoping to crack …

Oil

U.S. group funds Canadian research treatments for deadly bat disease

White-nose syndrome has been confirmed in Washington state and killed millions of bats in Eastern U.S.<p>Two federal U.S. agencies are giving money to …

Biological Species

Monarch butterflies might vanish from Northwest summers

“Western monarchs probably won’t be around as we know them in another 35 years,” said Cheryl Schultz, an associate professor at Washington State …

Nature

Scientists: Desert turtle endangered, 100 left in Arizona

It may not be surprising that an "aquatic desert" turtle faces long odds in life, but environmentalists and biologists still welcomed this week's …

Endangered Species

African wildlife protectors get a hand in detective training in Commerce City

<b>By Sam Brasch</b>, <i>Colorado Public Radio</i>DENVER — Saving African wild cats, elephants and other species from extinction takes serious police work. That’s …

Wildlife

New Report Finds It Took Humans 3,000 Years After Developing Language To Work Up Confidence To Talk To Each Other

NEW YORK—Shedding new light on the origin of interpersonal communication, a report released Friday by anthropologists at New York University found …

Humor

Radical GOP-led Bill Promotes Killing of America's Threatened Species

Last week, the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources passed the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act, with votes coming …

U.S. House

Rural communities can coexist with wolves. Here’s how.

Posted by Jeff on Sep 23, 2017 @ 6:33 am in Conservation | 0 comments | Last modified: September 22, 2017<p>Because wolves are prolific breeders and …

Backpacking

Biggest Wildlife Museum Ever Just Opened

Some things are worth the wait. Nine years in the making, the largest fish and wildlife exhibition in the world opens September 22 in Springfield, …

Hunter participation numbers continue to drop – and it's a sorry situation

Hunter participation numbers continue to drop – and it’s a sorry situation<p>Share This:<p>The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been conducting a …

Wildlife

Judge Upholds Decision To Revoke Animal Rehabilitation Permit Of Md. Man

<b>BALTIMORE (WJZ) —</b> A judge has upheld a decision to revoke the wildlife rehabilitation permit of a Maryland man who was convicted of practicing …

Answering the Call: Interior Employees Respond to Hurricanes

The winds, rains, flooding and landslides of the 2017 hurricane season have been historic, but so have the generous and brave efforts of Department …

U.S. Geological Survey

California condor takes flight in wild after near extinction

BIG SUR, Monterey County — In a remote, rugged valley overlooking the Pacific Ocean, researchers closely monitor an endangered icon: the California condor.<p>The giant vultures flap their wings and circle the sky before perching on branches and observing their observers. Wildlife biologist Amy List …

San Mateo County

Should We Kill Animals to Save Them?

Trophy hunting fees help fund conservation. Critics say the benefits are exaggerated and that killing big game animals is wrong.<p>This story appears in the October 2017 issue of <i>National Geographic</i> magazine.The people in this story agreed to be photographed on condition that their names be</b> …

Wildlife

Painted ladies have taken over the Front Range on their way south

The Front Range has been taking on a tinge of orange. But not because of fall foliage, but rather a large migration of the painted lady butterfly.<p>In …

Denver

The 'I'iwi, a Besieged Hawaiian Forest Bird, Is Now Listed as Threatened

The 'I'iwi, or Scarlet Honeycreeper, was once among the most common birds in Hawaii. Its lipstick-red plumage brightened all of the archipelago’s …

Birds

Bold Conservation Ideas Go From Concept To Reality On This New Collaboration Platform

Conservation X Labs wants to get engineers, economists, product developers, and innovators collaborating on environmental stewardship projects.<p>“The problem with conservation,” says Alex Dehgan, “is that it’s only filled with conservationists.” Dehgan himself has a background in evolutionary biology …

Innovation

Willamette Valley: How to Explore Oregon's Prime Wine Country

1 / 13<p>©Barberstock<p>2 / 13<p>©David Loveall<p>Wine Trails<p>Meander through the Willamette Valley and roll all its charms into one on a wine trail. …

Travel

Opinion: Monarchs need ‘Airbnb for butterflies’ or they’ll go extinct

The recent news of the western monarch butterfly population decline is disheartening. How could we let this iconic orange and black butterfly – …

Extinction

Trump may strip protections from 10 national monuments

The Trump administration’s plan for shrinking and diminishing protections at America’s national monuments appears far more expansive than previously reported, targeting 10 of the nation’s most ecologically sensitive landscapes and marine preserves.<p>The plan, which the White House has been keeping …

Hiking

Trump's Response to Climate-Related Disasters: Open America's 'Crown Jewels' to Oil Drilling

By Andy Rowell<p>You would have thought that after being battered by two devastating hurricanes in recent weeks, which experts believe were fueled by …

Climate

10 Threats to Marine Life

01<p>of 11<p>10 Threats to Ocean Life<p>The ocean is a beautiful, majestic place that is home to hundreds of thousands of species. These species have a …

Oceans

Interior Secretary vows to increase fishing, hunting on federal lands

Early last week, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke promised to deliver better wildlife management on federal lands across America and improve …

Conservation

Trump's Actions To Allow Drilling In the Arctic Trigger A Seismic Fight

The Trump administration is now setting its sights on new exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge that has long been the political epicenter for where environmentalists and industrialists have squared off. But the latest move will undoubtedly spawn legal and political tactics to prevent …

Oil

Graceful menace: States take aim at non-native swans

Michigan's wildlife agency calls mute swans "one of the world's most aggressive waterfowl species," attacking native trumpeter swans, loons, ducks …

Canadian News

Shrink at least 4 national monuments and modify a half-dozen others, Zinke tells Trump

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended that President Trump modify 10 national monuments created by his immediate predecessors, including shrinking the boundaries of at least four western sites, according to a copy of the report obtained by The Washington Post.<p>The memorandum, which the White …

Politics

Who loves animals more, a big-game hunter or a big-city dog lover? Inside ‘Trophy’ and its complex ideas

Philip Glass is walking through the African Mammal Hall at the Natural History Museum, pointing out which of the species on display he’s shot and killed in his life. There’s the giraffe and greater kudu, the cape buffalo and the hippopotamus. But the animal he’s most proud of hunting is the …

Wildlife

US, Africa team up to curb poaching

COMMERCE CITY - Back home in Uganda, Charles Tumwesigye is dealing with a major everyday problem that's taking the lives of more and more law …

Wildlife

Hautman wins again: Minnesotans keep up duck stamp dominance

Bob Hautman painted a pair mallards to win his third contest.

Minneapolis