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Thailand says $11M seized in wildlife trafficking sting

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's anti-money laundering authorities said Wednesday they have seized or frozen more than 330 million baht ($11 million) worth of assets in a sting operation against a suspected ...

Haaland OK'd at Interior, 1st Native American Cabinet head

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Monday confirmed New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland as interior secretary, making her the first Native American to lead a Cabinet department and the first to lead the federal ...

Mexico spurns endangered porpoise, may seek to blame US

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican government body met Friday to consider several proposals that would almost certainly harm the vaquita marina porpoise, the world’s most endangered marine mammal, and try t...

Wild population of endangered Mexican wolves keeps growing

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Once on the verge of extinction, the rarest subspecies of the gray wolf in North America has seen its population nearly double over the last five years, with more gains being ...

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...