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Endangered leopard cat gives birth to 3 kittens at Taipei Zoo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A leopard cat gave birth to three kittens at Taipei Zoo, the first time in 20 years that such an event has occurred in captivity, the zoo said Wednesday (March 3). The ...

Government offers plan to release more endangered red wolves

Government wildlife officials released two more critically endangered red wolves into the wild in North Carolina and could place several more captive-bred wolves into the habitat this year, according ...

Mexico may reduce protection area for endangered vaquita

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government said Saturday it is considering reducing the protection area for the vaquita marina in the upper Gulf of California, an apparent admission that the tiny porpo...

Wisconsin hunters exceed wolf target by nearly 100 animals

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin hunters and trappers killed nearly double the number of wolves as the state allotted for a weeklong season, and they did it so quickly that officials had to end the hunt...

Manchin says he'll vote for Haaland for interior secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said Wednesday that he will vote for New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland to serve as interior secreta...

Hunters and trappers exceed Wisconsin wolf kill quota

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Hunters and trappers exceeded Wisconsin's wolf kill limit by Wednesday morning and still had hours left to kill more of the animals. The Department of Natural Re...

Tribes have high hopes as Haaland confirmation hearing nears

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Deb Haaland stood with fellow tribal members protesting an oil pipeline outside a reservation in North Dakota, advocated for protecting cultural landmarks in her home state of ...

Orchid Islanders face charges for catching endangered fish in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two residents of Taiwan’s Orchid Island (Lanyu) are facing criminal charges after catching a giant endangered fish. A man caught the attention of the authorities ...

Male polar bear kills female polar bear at Detroit Zoo

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — A male polar bear killed a 20-year-old female polar bear at the Detroit Zoo when he attempted to mate, officials said. “This was completely unexpected and the...

Taipei Zoo to bring in endangered zebra from Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Zoo on Monday (Feb. 8) signed an agreement with the Kyoto City Zoo to enhance cooperation on wildlife conservation and will receive an endangered Grevy's ze...

Biden delays Trump rule that weakened wild bird protections

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Biden administration said Thursday it was delaying a rule finalized in former President Donald Trump's last days in office that would have drastically weakened the governmen...

Democrats urge investigation into removal of owl protections

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Eight Democratic lawmakers called Tuesday for an investigation into “potential scientific meddling” by the Trump administration in its rule to remove critical habitat protections...

As Biden seeks a turn on environment, Trump rules to linger

Longtime safeguards for U.S. bird populations took a hit under former President Donald Trump, whose administration made it harder to prosecute industry-caused deaths — such as the 2019 destruction of ...

Mine OK'd in Trump's last days may boost Biden energy plan

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — One of the keys to President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion clean energy plan could be a mineral that lies in a salt flat above a prehistoric volcano just south of the Oregon-Nevada ...

Monarch butterfly population moves closer to extinction

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The number of western monarch butterflies wintering along the California coast has plummeted precipitously to a record low, putting the orange-and-black insects closer to extincti...