Tag Archives: Wildlife Service

U.S. lists first bumble bee species as endangered

By Steve Gorman (Reuters) – The rusty patched bumble bee, a prized yet vanishing pollinator once familiar to much of North America, was listed on Tuesday as an endangered species,…

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Reports of harassment, intimidation on the rise as Oregon occupation enters second week

Ever since Ammon Bundy & his group of antigovernment protesters first arrived in Harney County, Ore., several months ago, Sheriff David Ward says reports of vandalism, harassment, & intimidation against…

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Obama administration enacts protections for lions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is expected to extend Endangered Species Act protections for two breeds of lions, in response to a large decline in their numbers in Africa…

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AP PHOTOS: Repository brims with seized wildlife items

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Elephant tusks, leopard heads, crocodile skin purses & tiger skins — more than 1.5 million items in all — fill the shelves of a warehouse…

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AP PHOTOS: Warehouse exposes cost of illegal wildlife trade

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Elephant tusks, leopard heads, crocodile skin purses & tiger skins — more than 1.5 million items in all — fill the shelves of a warehouse…

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Desert tortoise no longer candidate for federal protection

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Sonoran desert tortoise is not at risk for extinction & will no longer be listed as a candidate for Endangered Species Act protections, the U.S….

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Push to save African elephants stirs U.S. clash over antique ivory trade

By Ayesha Rascoe WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The ornate ivory statues & carvings sold in Scott Defrin's New York gallery date from the 17th & 18th centuries, yet the antique dealer's…

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Lawsuit filed against U.S. over protections for rare wolf

(Reuters) – A coalition of environmental groups filed a lawsuit on Thursday against U.S. wildlife officials arguing that the government's management plan for the endangered Mexican gray wolf, one of…

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Federal report: Polar bears in peril due to global warming

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Polar bears are at risk of dying off if humans don't reverse the trend of global warming, a blunt U.S. government report filed Thursday said. "The…

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U.S. to halt expanded use of some insecticides amid honey bee decline

(Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said on Thursday it was unlikely to approve new or expanded uses of certain pesticides while it evaluates the risks they may…

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