Wildlife

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2014, file photo, a grizzly bear crosses through a back country campsite in Montana's Glacier National Park. 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, Montana and Idaho, a federal official said, in late March 2017. (Doug Kelley/The Spokesman-Review via AP)
April 02, 2017 - 5:00 pm
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — 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, Montana and Idaho, a federal official said. "We've seen an 11 percent change in increasing range in just a...
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April 02, 2017 - 8:32 am
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont wildlife officials are warning motorists to drive with caution due to the seasonal migrations of frogs and salamanders. The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife says frogs and salamanders tend to cross roads in groups during rainy spring nights in search of...
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April 01, 2017 - 3:39 pm
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway on Saturday kicked off its annual six-month whale hunting season with whalers allowed to kill an increased quota of 999 minke whales, up from 880 animals in 2016. The International Whaling Commission imposed a commercial ban on whaling in 1986, but Norway objected...
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March 31, 2017 - 4:27 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Defensive end Dion Jordan has been released by the Miami Dolphins, solidifying his status as a draft bust. Jordan started one game and totaled three sacks after being taken with the No. 3 overall draft pick four years ago. Jordan was reinstated by the NFL in July following a 15-month...
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March 31, 2017 - 1:25 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Free agent safety T.J. McDonald has signed with the Miami Dolphins, but he'll miss the first half of the season while serving an eight-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. McDonald was arrested last May in Los Angeles on suspicion of driving under the...
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March 30, 2017 - 11:52 am
JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — People driving in Joshua Tree National Park are being asked to watch out for wildlife after the deaths of three desert tortoises in the past week. Two of the tortoises were killed in a campground. The National Park Service said Wednesday that factors...
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FILE - In this March 17, 2017 file photo, Canyon Mansfield, 14, holds the collar of his dog, Casey, who was killed March 16 by a cyanide-ejecting device placed on public land near his Pocatello, Idaho, home, by federal workers to kill coyotes. Environmental groups have petitioned the U.S. Agriculture Department to ban its use of the device, known as an M-44, after one went off near Canyon and his dog earlier this month, injuring him and killing the dog. The petition filed late Tuesday, March 28, 2017 by the Western Watersheds Project and other groups starts a formal process to prevent the department from using the devices across Idaho and mandate existing device removal. (Jordon Beesley/Idaho State Journal via AP, File)
March 29, 2017 - 6:49 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Environmental groups have petitioned the U.S. Agriculture Department to ban its use of cyanide-ejecting devices aimed at killing coyotes after one went off near a boy and his dog earlier this month, killing the dog. The petition filed late Tuesday by the Western Watersheds...
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FILE - In this Thursday, April 28, 2016 file photo, confiscated ivory statues stand in front of one of around a dozen pyres of ivory, in Nairobi National Park, Kenya. A leading elephant conservation group said Wednesday, March 29, 2017 that the price of ivory in China has dropped as the country moves toward a ban on the legal trade of ivory this year. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
March 29, 2017 - 4:16 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The price of ivory in China has dropped sharply as the country plans to end the legal trade in ivory later this year, a leading elephant conservation group said in a new report Wednesday. Chinese demand for tusks has been driving African elephants toward extinction, experts...
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March 29, 2017 - 3:59 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The price of ivory in China has dropped sharply as the country plans to end the legal trade in ivory later this year, a leading elephant conservation group said in a new report Wednesday. Chinese demand for tusks has been driving African elephants toward extinction, experts...
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March 29, 2017 - 3:48 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A leading elephant conservation group says the price of ivory in China has dropped as the country moves toward a ban on the legal trade of ivory this year. Experts say Chinese demand for tusks has been driving elephants toward extinction. A report launched Wednesday surveyed...
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