Animal population control

FILE - In this June 27, 2005, file photo, an Arctic grayling is shown in Emerald Lake in Bozeman, Mont. A federal appeals court says U.S. wildlife officials did not consider all environmental factors when it decided against designating a Montana fish as a threatened or endangered species. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, sent a lawsuit seeking federal protections for the Arctic grayling back to a lower court for further consideration. (Ben Pierce/Bozeman Daily Chronicle via AP, File)
August 17, 2018 - 7:54 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An appeals court on Friday told a judge to take another look at whether a Montana fish should be protected, saying that U.S. wildlife officials did not consider all environmental factors when they decided against designating the Arctic grayling as a threatened or endangered...
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August 14, 2018 - 3:32 pm
SWAN QUARTER, N.C. (AP) — A coastal county in North Carolina is issuing licenses to allow hunters to go after alligators in response to an overpopulation problem. News outlets report the state is allowing 20 hunters in Hyde County with the proper credentials to use anything from hand-held ropes to...
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August 05, 2018 - 1:15 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — This summer's persistent, heavy rains may be the reason behind increased bear sightings in the North Carolina mountains. The Charlotte Observer reports North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission biologist Mike Carraway says pounding rains that have flooded parts of the...
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July 14, 2018 - 7:45 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — In a couple of weeks, collars on cats across the state will be falling off. But it's not some prank or devious experiment — it's one of the largest studies of its kind on bobcats. The GPS collars were placed on 50 bobcats last fall as part of research by wildlife biologists...
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FILE - In this file photo taken on Saturday Jan.14, 2006, a 4-year old Female black Rhino, runs after it was darted at Nairobi National Park. A Kenyan wildlife official on Friday, July 13, 2018 says seven critically endangered black rhinos are dead following an attempt to move them from the capital to a national park hundreds of kilometers away. (AP Photo/Sayyid Abdul Azim, File)
July 13, 2018 - 10:42 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Eight critically endangered black rhinos are dead in Kenya following an attempt to move them from the capital to a national park hundreds of kilometers away, the government said Friday, calling the toll "unprecedented" in more than a decade of such transfers. Preliminary...
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This August 17, 2017 file photo shows Yellowstone Superintendent Dan Wenk speaking at an event marking a conservation agreement for a former mining site just north of the park in Jardine, Mont. Wenk on Friday, June 1, 2018, announced he plans to retire next March. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)
June 07, 2018 - 6:21 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park's superintendent said Thursday that he's being forced out in an apparent "punitive action" following disagreements with the Trump administration over how many bison the park can sustain, a longstanding source of conflict between park officials and...
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FILE - In this Sept. 2002 file photo, a bear approaches a group of tourists on the outskirts of Brasov, Romania. Scientists and animal rights groups have urged the Romanian government to rethink plans to allow the hunting of brown bears. WWF Romania and the Environmental Investigation Agency on Thursday June 7, 2018, called on international wildlife experts, Romanian and European Union officials to “to take urgent action to end this threat” to Romania’s bear population, one of Europe’s largest. (AP Photo/Octavian Tibar, File)
June 07, 2018 - 8:26 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Scientists and animal rights groups have urged the Romanian government to rethink its plans to allow the hunting of brown bears. In April, the environment ministry said Romania needed to reduce its bear population from the current estimate of up to 6,640 animals down to 4,...
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In this photo taken Monday, March 26, 2018, sea otters are seen together along the Elkhorn Slough in Moss Landing, Calif. Along 300 miles of California coastline, including Elkhorn Slough, a wildlife-friendly pocket of tidal salt marsh and rich seagrass in the curve of Monterey Bay, southern sea otters under state and federal protection as a threatened species have rebounded from as few as 50 survivors in the 1930s to more than 3,000 today. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
May 17, 2018 - 1:16 pm
MOSS LANDING, Calif. (AP) — While threatened southern sea otters bob and sun in the gentle waves of this central California estuary, wildlife experts up and down the West Coast are struggling to figure out how to restore the crucial coastal predator to an undersea world that's falling apart in...
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April 24, 2018 - 2:46 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal wildlife officials say the only wild population of endangered red wolves is unsustainable and could be wiped out within years. The prediction comes in a five-year review of the status of the species released Tuesday by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The report says...
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A Ryanair passenger who apparently got fed up waiting to get off a plane stands on the wing of a Ryanair plane at Malaga airport, Spain, Monday Jan. 1, 2018, filmed by another passenger. After various delays in the flight from London's Stansted Airport, the passenger, who has not been named, used the emergency exit to climb onto the wing after landing in Spain New Year's Day. (Fernando del Valle Villalobos via AP)
January 06, 2018 - 2:55 pm
FLORIDA MAN CALLS 911 TO REPORT HIMSELF DRUNK DRIVING WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities are sharing the details of an unusual 911 call on New Year's Eve, from a man who said he wanted to report himself drunk-driving. Polk County Sheriff's officials say the dispatcher kept him talking...
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