Stories tagged: wildlife
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
The World Wildlife Fund on Monday called for a complete ban on fishing in the habitat of the vaquita porpoise, noting an international committee of experts has determined that fewer …
Sun., Feb. 5, 2017, 8 a.m.
Wildlife traffickers in a major African park have been offering rewards for a full lion carcass, raising concerns that poachers are increasingly targeting a vulnerable species because of demand in …
Sun., Feb. 5, 2017, 6 a.m.
Two southeastern Washington wildlife areas totaling 11,000 acres are closed to public access through April to prevent human disturbance to deer and elk struggling through the worst winter conditions in …
Sat., Feb. 4, 2017, 7 a.m.
Bird lovers in Idaho are worried that an unusually cold and snowy winter may have harmed or killed some of the Anna’s hummingbirds that spend the winter in there despite …
Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 6:03 p.m.
A deal disclosed Thursday will allow the mass slaughter of hundreds of wild bison migrating from Yellowstone National Park, while sparing 25 animals that American Indian tribes want to start …
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 7 p.m.
I recently visited a friend and his wife who live just down the road from me here on Wildrose Prairie. When I pulled into their snow-covered driveway, I noticed the …
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 2:12 p.m.
Police in the northern Idaho city of Moscow are telling residents to stop calling to report moose sightings. The agency in a statement Wednesday says it has been receiving many …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 3:44 p.m.
Idaho is feeding about 7 percent of the state’s elk and nearly 2 percent of its deer population to keep the animals off agricultural crops as they try to survive …
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 9:28 a.m.
The National Zoo is suspending its search from a bobcat that escaped from its enclosure.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 6:07 p.m.
Authorities say a female moose is safe after she fell through an unlatched window into the basement of an Idaho home.
Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, 11:49 a.m.
A bobcat has escaped from its enclosure at the National Zoo in Washington but the zoo says the animal poses no danger to people.
Sun., Jan. 29, 2017, 9 a.m.
Many worshippers at a large religious gathering in South Africa this weekend will wear leopard skins, seen as symbols of status and power. But some of the pelts are fake, …
Sat., Jan. 28, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
The wind-packed or sun-crusted snow blanketing much of the region this week delivers one of the most difficult survival tests for wintering birds and a wildlife.
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 9:29 a.m.
An outbreak of avian cholera has killed about 500 birds at the McNary National Wildlife Refuge in south-central Washington this week. The Tri-City Herald says crews on Thursday were at …
Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Early Sunday morning while reading the newspaper, Rich Landers contemplated several options for making the best of the day outdoors.
Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 6 a.m.
On gray mornings in winter, the haunting two-note trill of one of the Northwest’s most secretive birds pierces the chilly air.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 5:39 p.m.
The population of Hawaiian monk seals, one of the world’s most critically endangered marine mammals, has been increasing 3 percent a year for the past three years, federal wildlife officials …
Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 11:50 a.m.
State and federal biologists say elk numbers in the northern part of Yellowstone National Park have stabilized after a long-term decline.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
While Idaho residents are lamenting heavy snowpack and icy roads, wildlife in the state have been struggling in the backcountry.
Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 1:09 p.m.
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet here Friday to make its decision on the Columbia River salmon management reforms.
Wed., Jan. 18, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Federal officials released a draft plan this week for restoring grizzly bears to the North Cascades.
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 15, 2017, 11:37 p.m.
A wolverine has been recorded on an Idaho Fish and Game camera near McCall in west-central Idaho as part of a four-state study to determine where the elusive mammals live.
Sun., Jan. 15, 2017, 4:46 p.m.
State wildlife biologists have captured 32 members of a herd of bighorn sheep that live both in Montana and Canada and given them health checkups.
Sun., Jan. 15, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Spokane Audubon Society members are experts at identifying a tweet in the distance, picking out little grayish birds flitting through through tree branches or identifying distant waterfowl. And they have …
Sat., Jan. 14, 2017, 7:11 a.m.
The federal government is considering whether it should set up an area off Washington’s San Juan Island where endangered killer whales would be protected from motorboats and other disturbances.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 11:03 p.m.
Secretary Tom Vilsack is leaving the Agriculture Department a week before his tenure ends and President-elect Donald Trump takes office. Trump has not chosen Vilsack’s replacement. Vilsack told employees in …
Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 12:36 p.m.
Grizzly bears once roamed the rugged landscape of the North Cascades in Washington state but few have been sighted in recent decades.
Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 11:29 a.m.
At least 100 Yellowstone National Park bison have been trapped in southwestern Montana corrals as the National Park Service works to reduce herd sizes.
Tue., Jan. 10, 2017, 2:55 p.m.
The rusty patched bumblebee has become the first bee species in the continental U.S. to be declared endangered after suffering a dramatic population decline over the past 20 years, federal …