Stories tagged: endangered species
Thu., Feb. 8, 2018, 11:24 a.m.
Washington state wildlife officials seek comment on endangered species
WILDLIFE – Washington state wildlife managers are seeking public input on recommendations to keep the pygmy rabbit and grizzly bear on the state’s endangered species list, and to downlist the …
Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 6 a.m.
Volunteers gather lichen to help save critically endangered mountain caribou
Volunteers in North Idaho are lichen their role in saving the most critically endangered animals in North America.
Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Third federally protected gray wolf killed in Oregon
Another gray wolf has been found dead in Oregon, marking the third such unsolved death of a federally protected wolf in the past year, state and federal wildlife officials said. …
Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Analysis counters WSU profs’ opposition to wolf killing
A Washington State University professor erred in controversial research released in 2014 suggesting that killing wolves that attack cattle is counterproductive because it stimulates more attacks, according to a statistical …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 10:26 p.m.
Federal government declines to list walrus as threatened, says species may adapt to diminished ice
The Trump administration announced Wednesday it will not list the Pacific walrus as a threatened species based on diminished Arctic Ocean sea ice, concluding that the marine mammals have adapted …
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 6:12 a.m.
New model confirms endangered right whales are declining
Researchers with the federal government and the New England Aquarium have developed a new model they said will provide better estimates about the North Atlantic right whale population, and the …
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 6:05 a.m.
Huge sea turtles slowly coming back from brink of extinction
Sea turtles are lumbering back from the brink of extinction, a new study says.
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
California condors return to the skies after near extinction
In a remote, rugged valley overlooking the Pacific Ocean, researchers closely monitor an endangered icon: the California condor.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 7:32 p.m.
Activists blame Mexican government for near-loss of porpoise
Conservation groups said Monday that the Mexican government’s lack of action is to blame for the near-extinction of the critically endangered vaquita marina porpoise.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 12:06 p.m.
Bears near U.S.-Canada border merit endangered status, judge rules
A judge has ruled a small population of grizzly bears in Montana and Idaho near the Canadian border can be considered endangered even if they are not on the brink …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 7:38 p.m.
Trump administration urged to avoid salmon protection rules
A group that represents farmers is calling the costs of saving imperiled salmon in the largest river system in the Pacific Northwest unsustainable and is turning to the Trump administration …
UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017, 12:12 p.m.
Yellowstone grizzlies removed from threatened species list
For the second time in a decade, the U.S. government has removed grizzly bears in the Yellowstone region from the threatened species list.
Sat., July 8, 2017, 6 a.m.
Montana’s wolf specialist marvels at carnivore’s recovery
In 1979, Diane Boyd left her native Minnesota and headed west to begin tracking the first radio-collared gray wolf from Canada to recolonize the Western U.S., where humans had effectively …
UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017, 5:33 p.m.
Western governors back Endangered Species Act, with changes
The Republican-dominated Western Governors Association endorsed the aims of the Endangered Species Act on Wednesday but asked Congress to make changes, including giving states a bigger role and clarifying recovery …
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 8:08 p.m.
U.S. officials to lift Yellowstone grizzly bear protections
Protections that have been in place for more than 40 years for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area will be lifted this summer after U.S. government officials ruled …
Wed., June 21, 2017, 7 p.m.
Endangered species budget cuts could impact jobs
Many state groups and agencies that handle Endangered Species Act functions for the federal government have been casting worried looks at the endangered status of their funding.
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017
Gray wolves getting comfortable with Mount Spokane
For the second consecutive year, a Spokane man’s motion-activated trail camera has captured an image of what appears to be a gray wolf in Mount Spokane State Park. Wolves are …
UPDATED: Mon., June 12, 2017, 2:20 p.m.
Trump administration halts new protection for endangered West Coast whales
The Trump administration has thrown out a new rule meant to keep endangered whales and sea turtles from getting tangled in mile-long West Coast fishing nets.
Sun., June 11, 2017, 6 a.m.
Wolves may be exploring new territory in Western Washington
Gray wolves appear to be checking out territory west of the Cascades in eastern Skagit County, according to photos, tracks and other signs, federal officials say.
UPDATED: Tue., May 16, 2017, 2:54 p.m.
Rare albino orangutan named ‘Alba’ after worldwide appeal
A conservation group says a rare albino orangutan rescued in Indonesia has been named “Alba” after thousands of suggestions were sent from around the world.
Sun., April 9, 2017, 5 a.m.
Out & About: Endangered Selkirk Mountain caribou dwindle to 11
About a dozen animals may be all that remains of the woodland caribou in the endangered Southern Selkirk herd that roams near the U.S.-Canada border, according to the Washington Department …
Sun., April 2, 2017, 2:50 p.m.
Scientists predict expansion of US grizzly bear habitat
Grizzly bears continue to expand their range amid an ongoing effort to turn over management of the bears from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to the states of Wyoming, …
Thu., March 30, 2017, 6:56 p.m.
Manatee taken off endangered species list
The manatee – for decades the poster mammal for environmental decline in Florida – is officially no longer an endangered species.
Mon., March 27, 2017, 7:02 p.m.
Feds remove type of rockfish from endangered list
Federal biologists have removed a species of Puget Sound rockfish from the endangered species list.
UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 6:32 p.m.
Rusty patched bumblebee first of species called endangered
The rusty patched bumblebee is officially an endangered species.
Sun., March 19, 2017, 6 a.m.
Field reports: Field Reports: Cascades grizzly plan comment period extended
THREATENED SPECIES – The public is being given more time to comment on proposals for restoring grizzly bears to the North Cascades in Washington. The National Park Service and U.S. …
UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 11:19 p.m.
Report: Washington wolves continue steady increase of nearly 30 percent a year
Gray wolves continued their steady increase in population and range in Washington last year despite the deaths of at least 14 animals, according to a 25-page state report on the …
Tue., March 14, 2017, 3:41 p.m.
Idaho plan to save wildlife gets OK from federal officials
Federal officials said they have approved Idaho’s wildlife conservation plan that allows the state to seek federal money to bolster mainly nongame species and avoid potential listings under the Endangered …
Mon., March 6, 2017, 6 a.m.
Gray wolf recovery projects continue to drain millions of dollars from state coffers
Wolves were removed from the Endangered Species protections in Idaho and Montana in 2011 – eight years after wolf numbers had exceeded the minimum set for recovery in both states. …
Fri., March 3, 2017, 10:16 p.m.
Court rules to lift federal protections for Wyoming wolves
A U.S. appeals court on Friday ruled to lift protections that kept gray wolves an endangered species in Wyoming for years after federal officials removed packs in neighboring states from …