Rare jaguar seen in Arizona mountains feared dead

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A nonprofit devoted to protecting jaguars believes one that was spotted in Arizona mountains in recent years has since died. Tucson-based Northern Jaguar Project...

African wild dogs make comeback at Mozambican wildlife park

GORONGOSA NATIONAL PARK, Mozambique (AP) — The African wild dogs are back. There are just 14 of them, far fewer than those that roamed Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park before the...

African wild dogs make comeback at Mozambican wildlife park

GORONGOSA NATIONAL PARK, Mozambique (AP) — The African wild dogs are back. There are just 14 of them, far fewer than those that roamed Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park before the...

Forest Service proposes changes to sage grouse protections

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is proposing changes to sage grouse protections in six Western states by eliminating special designations for crucial habitat as well as keeping areas open ...

APNewsBreak: Agency considers dropping wolf protections

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The federal government is considering another attempt to drop legal protections for gray wolves across the lower 48 states, reopening a lengthy battle over the predator spe...

Sen. Tina Smith's amendment would complete PolyMet land swap

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Sen. Tina Smith has proposed an amendment to force completion of a land swap needed for the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota, a move that drew criticism...

APNewsBreak: US won't prosecute Alaska gray whale kill

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Native hunters from Alaska will not be prosecuted after they used harpoons and guns last year to kill a protected gray whale that strayed into from the North Pacific Ocean int...

Idaho utility sues EPA over Hells Canyon dams requirement

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho utility has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency contending the agency failed to act on a request by the state of Idaho to modify water tempera...

Rare lynx found in Spain after being released in Portugal

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish environmental authorities say they have captured a rare lynx in Catalonia, three years after it was released in Portugal. Litio, a four-year-old Iberian lynx, had been ...

Liz Weston: Why your teen should work this summer

Summer jobs for teens are an endangered species worth saving. These seasonal jobs offer more than a paycheck. Summer employment can: ?Improve academic performance, ...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ May 30 The Japan News on President Donald Trump and military action in the So...

Conservation groups' pact will help save Atlantic salmon

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Two conservation groups say a deal has been struck with commercial fishermen in Greenland and the Faroe Islands to protect thousands of vulnerable Atlantic salmon. ...

Van Ness Feldman Welcomes Former DOI Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Jason Larrabee, to Government Relations Practice

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 23, 2018--Van Ness Feldman LLP is pleased to announce that Jason Larrabee, former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks at the Departmen...

Charges filed against South Africa hunter over ivory import

DENVER (AP) — The owner of a South African hunting company was indicted this month in Colorado by federal prosecutors, who accuse the man of bribing Zimbabwean government officials while guiding a Col...

Massive manta ray dragged behind ship off Taiwan's Penghu 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After being caught in Penghu, a massive manta ray was trapped under a fishing boat for many hours before finally being released after a long bureaucratic snag, and it...