Outcry grows in Taiwan as second rare leopard cat is hit by car in 2 weeks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - In a short period of time, a second endangered leopard cat has been run over and killed on a road in central Taiwan. This time the incident happened in Changhua County. Sim...

Long-endangered snow leopard upgraded to 'vulnerable' status

BANGKOK (AP) — Conservationists say the elusive snow leopard — long considered an endangered species — has been upgraded to "vulnerable." The reclassification by the International Un...

APNewsBreak: Stampede suspected in dozens of walrus deaths

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Thousands of Pacific walrus are coming to Alaska's northwest shore again in the absence of summer sea ice and not all are surviving. A survey Monday of a mil...

Rare leopard cat killed on a road in Miaoli.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) Another endangered leopard cat has been run over and killed on a road in Miaoli. There are estimated to be fewer than 500 leopard cats altogether in just 3 locations in Taiwan:...

Chinese Vessel Crew Detained in Galapagos Marine Reserve Sentenced For Transport and Possession of Endangered Sharks

ECUADOR (WILDAID) – On Monday an Ecuadorian judge sentenced the crew of a Chinese ship to prison terms ranging from 1-4 years for possession and transport of protected species within the Galapag...

Groups sue to protect Yellowstone bears as hunts anticipated

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife advocates and a Montana Indian tribe have asked a U.S. court to restore protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park so that trophy hunting of ...

AP PHOTOS: Palm oil kills orangutans in Indonesia peat swamp

TRIPA PEAT SWAMP, Indonesia (AP) — It's been called the orangutan capital of the world, but the great apes in Indonesia's Tripa peat forest on the island of Sumatra are under threat by palm oil planta...

Jackie Chan fights for pangolins

Martial arts superstar and wildlife champion Jackie Chan is calling for an end to consuming pangolin products in a new public service announcement for WildAid and The Nature Conservancy. The 47 sec...

Teen tells judge he bought tiger cub on streets of Mexico

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A California teenager charged with smuggling a Bengal tiger into the United States told a judge Thursday that he bought the animal on the streets of Tijuana, Mexico, where several of ...

Judge: Bears near US-Canada border merit endangered status

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A judge has ruled a small population of grizzly bears in Montana and Idaho near the Canadian border can be considered endangered even if they are not on the brink of extinction. ...

Trump signs order to speed infrastructure construction

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday he has signed a new executive order intended to make more efficient the federal permitting process for construction of transportation, water and o...

Wildlife officials determine bald eagle had lead poisoning

APOLLO, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania wildlife officials say a bald eagle that is suffering from lead poisoning is in guarded condition. The bird was letting people get close to it on a wi...

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___ Department store chains see key sales figures fall again NEW YORK (AP) — Department store chains saw key sales figures fall again in the latest quarter as custo...

Trump administration urged to avoid salmon protection rules

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A group that represents farmers says saving imperiled salmon in the largest river system in the Pacific Northwest is too costly and is turning to the Trump administration. ...

New hope for endangered eels, Japanese summer delicacy

FUJISAWA, Japan (AP) — The Japanese summer delicacy of roasted eel, braised with a tangy sauce and sprinkled with prickly mountain pepper, is in question as the creatures with their mysterious migrati...