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James Weaver, a former Democratic congressman for Oregon’s 4th District who was a tireless advocate for environmental preservation, has died. He was 93.
JAKARTA, Indonesia – Tasmanian devils, the carnivorous marsupials whose feisty, frenzied eating habits won the animals cartoon fame, have returned to mainland Australia for the first time in some 3,000 years.
Wildlife officials in Montana have said two grizzly bears were killed this week after entering an occupied tent and an recreational vehicle storage compartment near Yellowstone National Park.
SEATTLE – U.S. authorities on Friday gave wildlife managers in Washington, Oregon and Idaho permission to start killing hundreds of sea lions in the Columbia River basin in hopes of helping struggling salmon and steelhead trout.
RIO DE JANEIRO – The overpass juts from a forest over a four-lane highway in a rural area outside Rio de Janeiro. It’s meant for a very special sort of pedestrian: golden lion tamarins, small orange primates that for decades have been at risk of extinction.
RENO, Nev. – A botanist hired by a company planning to mine one of the most promising deposits of lithium in the world believes a rare desert wildflower at the Nevada site should be protected under the Endangered Species Act, a move that could jeopardize the project, new documents show.
MISSOULA – A grizzly bear attacked a federal biologist during a surprise encounter at a research site in Montana’s Centennial Valley.
Wolves are thriving in Washington, with their populations growing an average of 28% per year. But tolerance for wolves is, in Daniel Curry’s view, on the ropes. And every time a wolf kills a cow or the state kills a wolf, the divide widens. By working to defuse conflicts, he’s hoping man and wolf can learn to live together.
A group of conservation advocates want to block the federal government’s aerial gunning, trapping and poisoning of wildlife across Idaho.
WILDLIFE -- Gov. Jay Inslee has re-appointed Kim Thorburn of Spokane to the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission. Thorburn, a physician, active birder and former director of the Spokane Regional Health District, was featured in an S-R Outdoors profile recently. Inslee also brought the number...
A doctor trained to assure the health of human populations has been volunteering for three years to help oversee the well-being of Washington’s fish and wildlife.
Big-game hunters heading out this week can help wildlife managers in Idaho and Washington collect valuable information about deer and elk populations by taking a few minutes to stop at a hunter check station if they pass one on their way home.
A month into his new job, Jim Unsworth was in Spokane Monday to meet the far-Eastern Washington portion of 1,600 employees he’s overseeing as director of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. In addition to the staff, the 30-year wildlife professional and former Idaho wildlife official is also in charge of virtually all of Washington’s fish and wildlife.
WILDLIFE -- Despite adamant opposition and warnings by the Idaho Fish and Game Department director, the Idaho Legislature is continuing to pursue a controversial proposal that would ease restrictions on importing and transferring farm-raised elk that could expose wild deer, elk and moose to a...