Rome zoo opens new area for African penguins

ROME (AP) — A new area for penguins opened at Rome's Bioparco zoo on Thursday. The 18 African penguins arrived in the Italian capital from zoos in Turin, northern Italy, and Bristol,...

Exhibition of Taiwan's leopard cats aims to promote conservation efforts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three specimens of leopard cats killed in car accidents have been preserved and are on display at the National Museum of Natural Science (NMONS) in Taichung City as part o...

Groups: US must consider how salmon fishing hurts orcas

SEATTLE (AP) — The federal government is violating the Endangered Species Act by failing to consider how salmon fishing off the West Coast is affecting endangered killer whales, two conservation group...

As a gov't shutdown looms, here's a look at the border wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic lawmakers are in a standoff over funding the government, and the main sticking point is Trump's demand for $5 billion to build a wall along the ...

The Latest: US drops 2020 review of troubled bird's status

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's efforts to ease drilling restrictions that were put in place to protect a declining bird species (all times local): 3:...

US officials move to ease Obama-era drilling restrictions

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration moved forward Thursday with plans to ease restrictions on oil and gas drilling and other activities across millions of acres in the American West that w...

Taiwanese fishing vessels caught killing dolphins, finning sharks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The NGO Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) has reportedly completed a new report that charges illegal and unethical conduct aboard many of Taiwan’s fishing vesse...

Food chain disruption eyed in Hawaii whale sighting decline

HONOLULU (AP) — Research into the decline of humpback whale sightings in Hawaii points to a food chain disruption likely caused by warmer ocean temperatures in the whales' feeding grounds in Alaska, f...

Supreme Court orders new look at case of endangered frog

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court is ordering a lower court to take a new look at a federal agency's designation of Louisiana timberland as a critical habitat for an endangered frog found only ...

Clues sought for decline in Hawaii humpback whale sightings

HONOLULU (AP) — Researchers are gathering to compare clues on the reasons behind a significant decline in the number of sightings of North Pacific humpback whales in their traditional breeding grounds...

Bonhams Should Take Rhino Horn Off the Auction Block

WildAid and other international wildlife conservation organizations are calling on Bonhams to immediately withdraw all 21 pieces of rhino horn from its November auction in Hong Kong and to permanently...

Mana to be honored as Latin Grammys' Person of the Year

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mexican rock band Mana will be honored as the Latin Recording Academy's 2018 Person of the Year in a star-studded concert Wednesday, the eve of the Latin Grammy Awards ceremony. ...

Taiwan’s Miaoli County releases 4 leopard cats into the wild

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Miaoli County on Friday released four endangered leopard cats (石虎) into the wild after they had been caught by poultry farmers. Fewer than 1,000 of the small feline are...

Live-streaming a marshland for fun - and science

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — If a tree falls in the Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary, it doesn't matter if there's no one around. You can hear it anyway. That's because researchers have hidden ...

Oklahoma zookeeper accused of killing 5 tigers, selling cubs

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former Oklahoma zookeeper and candidate for governor already accused in a murder-for-hire plot has been indicted on 19 new counts accusing him of killing tigers and selling tige...