Animal population control

December 06, 2017 - 7:56 am
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina wildlife officials are keeping an eye on the number of bears killed outside the hunting season as the state's bear population grows and habitat encroachment increases. The Sun News reports that wildlife experts with the state Department of Natural Resources and...
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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2007 file photo, a bobcat trapped in a snare at the Billings, Mont., airport looks out of his crate before being released east of Shepherd, Mont. Fur trappers are asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit from wildlife advocates who want to block the export of bobcat and gray wolf pelts from the United States. (AP Photo/Billings Gazette, Casey Riffe, File)
November 23, 2017 - 9:56 am
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Fur trappers are asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit from wildlife advocates who want to block the export of bobcat pelts from the United States. Attorneys for trapping organizations said in recent court filings that the lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife...
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FILE - In this April 20, 2013 file photo, male greater sage grouse perform mating rituals for a female grouse, not pictured, on a lake outside Walden, Colo. The Interior Department says it is withdrawing protections for 10 million acres of federal lands used by the threatened sage grouse to open it up for energy development. The plan would allow mining and other development in areas where it now is prohibited in six Western states: Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
October 05, 2017 - 5:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department said Thursday it is withdrawing protections for 10 million acres of federal lands used by the threatened sage grouse to open it up for energy development. The plan would allow mining and other development in areas where it now is prohibited in six Western...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2014, file photo, a grizzly bear walks through a back country campsite in Montana's Glacier National Park. U.S. Fish and Wildlife grizzly recovery coordinator Hilary Cooley says a proposal to lift threatened species protections for an estimated 1,000 grizzlies in northwestern Montana could come next year. (Doug Kelley /The Spokesman-Review via AP, File)
September 29, 2017 - 6:43 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — On the heels of lifting protections for Yellowstone-area grizzly bears, the U.S. government is considering the same action for bruins in northwestern Montana, home to the largest group of grizzlies in the Lower 48, federal officials said Friday. Hunters and trappers widely...
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In this Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 photo, conservationists of Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program (SOCP) prepare a makeshift stretcher to carry a tranquilized male orangutan to be relocated from a swath of destructed forest located too close too a palm oil plantation at Tripa peat swamp in Aceh province, Indonesia. 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 plantations that have gobbled up thousands of acres of land to make room for trees that produce the most consumed vegetable oil on the planet. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)
August 26, 2017 - 9:38 pm
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 plantations that have gobbled up thousands of acres of land to make room for trees that produce the most...
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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2010 file photo, two young wild horses play while grazing in Reno, Nev. Officials at a wild horse summit in Salt Lake City said Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, that swollen populations of federally-protected mustangs roaming 10 Western states are starved and damaging rangelands, leaving some officials to recommend killing or selling the animals to reduce herds. (Andy Barron/Reno Gazette-Journal via AP, File)
August 23, 2017 - 9:13 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Swollen populations of federally-protected wild horses roaming 10 Western states are starved and damaging rangelands, Utah and U.S. government officials said at a conference Wednesday, an invitation-only meeting that mustang-protection advocates say is promoting the slaughter...
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August 23, 2017 - 6:34 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Swollen populations of federally-protected wild horses roaming 10 Western states are starved and damaging rangelands, Utah and U.S. government officials said at a conference Wednesday, an invitation-only meeting that mustang-protection advocates say is promoting the slaughter...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2005 file photo, a sage grouse is seen near Fallon, Nev. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says a new federal plan to protect the threatened sage grouse will better align with conservation efforts in 11 Western states where the bird lives. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison, File)
August 08, 2017 - 6:44 am
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration has opened the door to industry-friendly changes to a sweeping plan imposed by his predecessor to protect a ground-dwelling bird across vast areas of the West. Wildlife advocates warn that the proposed changes would undercut a hard-won...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2005 file photo, a sage grouse is seen near Fallon, Nev. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says a new federal plan to protect the threatened sage grouse will better align with conservation efforts in 11 Western states where the bird lives. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison, File)
August 08, 2017 - 3:39 am
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration has opened the door to industry-friendly changes to a sweeping plan imposed by his predecessor to protect a ground-dwelling bird across vast areas of the West. Wildlife advocates warn that the proposed changes would undercut a hard-won...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2005 file photo, a sage grouse is seen near Fallon, Nev. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says a new federal plan to protect the threatened sage grouse will better align with conservation efforts in 11 Western states where the bird lives. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison, File)
August 07, 2017 - 1:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department on Monday unveiled a plan to protect the threatened sage grouse that gives Western states where the bird lives flexibility for economic development. Miners, ranchers and some Western governors had argued Obama-era policies jeopardized logging and other...
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