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Endangered Species

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Top Endangered Species Articles

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  • Wolf numbers up across most of N. Rockies except Montana

    Gray wolf numbers rose across most of the Northern Rockies last year but dropped in Montana after a concerted effort by officials there to drive down the population and curb livestock attacks. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reported Friday that a...
  • Bat protections might not impact Indiana reservoir plan

    There's a chance a proposed reservoir in central Indiana won't be impacted by recent protective measures enacted for a species of bat by the federal government. The northern long-eared bat's presence in the proposed 2,100-acre Mounds Lake Reservoir hasn'...
  • Manatee season ends with fewer deaths from boats

    Manatee season ends with fewer deaths from boats
    Manatees and boats dodged each other fairly effectively in South Florida this season, with a total of three of the endangered marine mammals killed by watercraft in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties. Manatee season officially ended Wednesday,...
  • Fort Sheridan reforestation could mean fewer prairie birds, less parking

    Fort Sheridan reforestation could mean fewer prairie birds, less parking
    Plans to restore an oak forest leveled in the late 19th century when the Army built Fort Sheridan have raised concerns about how the project will impact public access and certain bird species. Undertaken by the Lake County Forest Preserve District,...
  • Highland Park, forest preserve at odds over Fort Sheridan access

    Highland Park, forest preserve at odds over Fort Sheridan access
    A long-term plan to reforest much of the grassland at the 253-acre Fort Sheridan preserve, once part of the former military base, has sparked debate over access and conservation on the lakefront. The Lake County Forest Preserve District, which owns...
  • Western governors tout sage grouse conservation efforts

    A group of Western-state governors has released a report on voluntary efforts in 11 states to conserve the habitat of sage grouse as part of an effort to avoid a federal listing of the bird under the federal Endangered Species Act. The 32-page "2014...
  • Man who took owl on joy ride facing federal charges

    A 28-year-old West Palm Beach man will face federal charges for picking up an injured owl and taking it on a joy ride, officials said. Stervenson Benjamin has been charged with violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act for capturing, possessing and...
  • US gives threatened status to northern long-eared bat

    US gives threatened status to northern long-eared bat
    The federal government said Wednesday that it is listing the northern long-eared bat as threatened, giving new protections to a species that has been nearly wiped out in some areas by the spread of a fungal disease. White-nose syndrome first was first...
  • Minnesota professor arrested for allegedly smuggling ivory, rhinoceros horn

    MINNEAPOLIS A philosophy professor at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota was arrested Tuesday morning by federal agents for allegedly smuggling elephant ivory and rhinoceros horn out of the United States and into China from 2006 through at least...
  • Minnesota professor accused of smuggling elephant ivory

    A St. Cloud State University philosophy professor was arrested Tuesday on charges of conspiring to smuggle rhinoceros horns and elephant ivory out of the United States and into China. Yiwei Zheng, who appeared in U.S. District Court Tuesday, faces a...
  • Endangered bighorn sheep moved to Yosemite, Sequoia parks

    Endangered bighorn sheep moved to Yosemite, Sequoia parks
    For the first time in a century, endangered Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep are back on their ancestral range and headed toward recovery, wildlife officials said Monday. During an ongoing relocation effort, dozens of bighorns have been captured with nets...