Oregon officials kill 2 wolves in effort to save cattle

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon wildlife officials shot and killed two wolves from a helicopter Wednesday in an attempt to reduce killings of cattle by the predators. The killings have rei...

Bat that helps make tequila gets off endangered species list

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Wildlife managers in the American Southwest say a once-rare bat important to the pollination of plants used to produce tequila has made a comeback and is being removed from th...

Saving the bison: Polish bison off to help Spanish herd grow

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Seven young female bison from Poland are being shipped off to help boost a herd in Spain and expand the population of Europe's largest animal, which is on the endangered species ...

Former U2 stage to be centerpiece of Utah aquarium expansion

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — It toured the world for two years with rock behemoths U2, towering above the band through 30 countries and before a combined audience of 7.2 million people. But...

Battle to save Africa's elephants is gaining some ground

MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK, Tanzania (AP) — The elephant keeled over in the tall grass in Tanzania, where some of the world's worst poaching has occurred. It wasn't killers who targeted he...

Battle to save Africa's elephants is gaining some ground

MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK, Tanzania (AP) — The elephant staggered and keeled over in the tall grass in southern Tanzania, where some of the world's worst poaching has happened. It wasn't ...

Report: Wolves continue comeback in Oregon after eradication

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Biologists in Oregon counted 124 wolves in their annual tally, an 11 percent increase over last year's numbers, and hailed the results Thursday as evidence that wolves are regain...

U.S. agency wants to protect butterfly found only on island

SAN JUAN ISLAND, Wash. (AP) — Federal wildlife officials want to protect a rare white and green butterfly found only on Washington's San Juan Island. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Servi...

Feds propose dropping songbird from endangered species list

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Kirtland's warbler, a colorful songbird that was nearly wiped out by habitat loss and a wily rival, has bounced back and is ready for removal from the endangered specie...

Facebook puts ads on pages illegally selling animal parts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook is displaying advertisements for well-known American corporations on group pages operated by overseas wildlife traffickers illegally selling the body parts of threatened ani...

Body parts from threatened wildlife widely sold on Facebook

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook is displaying advertisements for well-known American corporations on group pages operated by overseas wildlife traffickers illegally selling the body parts of threatened ani...

Bollywood star Salman Khan convicted in poaching case

NEW DELHI (AP) — Bollywood star Salman Khan was convicted Thursday of poaching rare deer in a wildlife preserve two decades ago and could face up to six years in prison. The busy act...

Advocacy group seeks federal protection for Montana mustangs

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Animal rights advocates are suing the federal government in a bid to make a Montana mustang population the first group of wild horses to be protected under the Endangered Specie...

World's top cocoa producers fight to protect forests

MONT PEKO NATIONAL PARK, Ivory Coast (AP) — Park rangers in the world's top cocoa producer, Ivory Coast, are waging a campaign to protect national forests from the illegal farming of the raw ingredien...

'Truly alarming': No babies for endangered right whales

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The winter calving season for critically endangered right whales has nearly ended with zero newborns spotted in the past four months — a reproductive drought that scientists who s...