endangered species

Wolverine Threatened Status
7:21 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Endangered Species Listing For Wolverine Looking Doubtful

A close-up shot of a wolverine.
Credit Tambako the Jaguar / Flickr

A federal threatened species listing for the wolverine is looking increasingly unlikely. Protected status was put on the table in anticipation of harm due to global warming. At present, the fierce and rare carnivore is making a slow comeback in the Northwest and Northern Rockies. Correspondent Tom Banse reports.

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Grey Wolves
7:43 am
Thu June 12, 2014

The Wolf At The Door: California Wrestles With A Predator’s Return

The wolf designated by researchers as OR-7, caught on remote camera in southwest Oregon on May 3, 2014.
Credit U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

It’s been ninety years since the last native California wolf was trapped and killed. Last week, Oregon wildlife officials announced that OR-7, the wolf they’ve tracked wandering in and out of northern California, had found a mate and fathered a new litter in southern Oregon. That news contributes to the growing sense that it’s only a matter of time till wolves re-inhabit the Golden State. Against this backdrop, California wildlife officials extended endangered species status to the gray wolf. From Jefferson Public Radio, Liam Moriarty reports.

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Raven Killing
5:13 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Environmentalists See Chance To Quash Idaho Raven-Killing Experiment

A plan to poison 3,500 ravens in Idaho won’t proceed this year.
Credit U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

A plan to poison 3,500 ravens in Idaho won’t proceed this year as state wildlife managers had hoped. The idea is to stop the ravens from eating the eggs of the imperiled sage grouse. Conservation groups call it a ridiculous scheme. An online petition against the plan has received more than 60,000 signatures.

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Sage Grouse
5:23 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Oregon Landowners Agree To Protect Sage Grouse

One county in Southeastern Oregon has announced one of the largest land conservation agreements in the state to protect greater sage grouse.
Credit Pacific Southwest Region U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

One county in Southeastern Oregon has announced one of the largest land conservation agreements in the state to protect greater sage grouse. The birds live in sagebrush country, but their habitat is shrinking because of people, wildfires and invasive species.

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Caribou
6:07 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

Lone Caribou Herd In Lower 48 Keeps Federal Protection

U.S. Wildlife officials said a small herd of mountain caribou found in the Northwest will retain federal protection.
Credit U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service

U.S. Wildlife officials said a small herd of mountain caribou found in the Northwest will retain federal protection. But, it will be as a threatened species rather than endangered. These caribou are the last in the Lower 48.

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Forest Privatization
5:21 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Conservationists Say They'll Sue Over Privatization Of State Forest

Conservation groups object to the potential privatization of the Elliott State Forest in Oregon's coast range.
Credit Oregon Department of Forestry

Conservation groups want timber companies to know they'll sue if an endangered seabird's habitat is threatened by logging. The groups object to the potential privatization of the Elliott State Forest in Oregon's coast range.

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Endangered Wolves
5:09 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Panel Finds Feds Didn't Use Best Science In Wolf Plan

US Fish

Originally published on Fri February 7, 2014 4:35 pm

A new independent review finds the federal government used uncertain science when it proposed taking the gray wolf off the endangered species list across the Lower 48.

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Endangered Fish
4:54 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Oregon Chub Removed From Endangered Species List

Wildlife Biologist Brian Bang has an Oregon chub in his hand.
Credit Rachael McDonald

A small minnow native to Oregon's Willamette Valley has been removed from the Federal Endangered Species List. The Oregon Chub is the first fish to be delisted because its population has been restored. the announcement came Tuesday near Eugene.

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Fish Research
4:57 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Researchers Detect and 'Count' Fish From Just A Glass Of Water

Study co-author Kevan Yamahara collects a water sample at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Jesse Port Center for Ocean Solutions

Originally published on Wed January 15, 2014 4:55 pm

It's not something we often think about, but as we go about daily life, we're constantly shedding little flakes of skin. So are animals and fish.

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Relocating the Columbia White-tailed Deer
6:20 am
Wed November 27, 2013

New Hope For Recovering An Endangered Deer

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service relocated 37 deer to another refuge 60 miles away and brimming with prime habitat.
Credit Courtney Flatt

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The Columbian white-tailed deer have struggled to survive. In fact, their population fell so much they were once thought to be extinct. The deer still have a long ways to go, but biologists say the species is now quickly making a come back.

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