Rusty Patched Bumble Bee Recommended For Endangered ListFederal wildlife officials last week made a formal recommendation to list the rusty patched bumble bee as an endangered species because it has disappeared from about 90 percent of its historic range in just the past two decades.
Couple Gets 6 Months In Prison For Smuggling Sea Turtle EggsA Southern California couple convicted of smuggling more than 900 endangered sea turtle eggs into the United States from Mexico has been sentenced to six months in prison.
Hemet Couple Accused Of Smuggling Endangered Sea Turtle Eggs From MexicoFederal officials say a Hemet couple has been arrested on suspicion of smuggling more than 900 endangered and threatened sea turtle eggs into the U.S. from Mexico.
Large Numbers Of Guadalupe Fur Seals Dying Off In CaliforniaThe deaths have prompted the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to declare an "unusual mortality event" for the seals.
$4 Million In US Projects That Aim To Protect Sage Grouse Could Hurt MilitaryFederal officials have announced more than $4 million in projects in four states as part of a wildfire-fighting strategy but the efforts could hurt training operations at numerous U.S. military facilities in the West.
Biologists Question Federal Plans To Protect Sage Grouse BirdThe government is preparing insufficient protections for a ground-dwelling bird that has declined significantly over the past century and soon will face a possible endangered species listing.
Population Of Channel Islands Fox Roars Back After Near ExtinctionA once nearly-extinct species is now flourishing in the six largest islands in the Channel Islands system.
Ivory, Hippopatamus Tusks Seized From Woman Arriving At LAXSeven ivory tusks, a hippopotamus tusk and purses made of ostrich, stingray, crocodile and elephant skins were seized from the luggage of a U.S. citizen arriving from Europe, officials said Monday.
Rare Pod Of Sperm Whales Surface Between Long Beach, CatalinaWhale watchers out of Long Beach were treated to a rare sight Thursday – a pod of 14 sperm whales that surfaced about halfway between Long Beach and Catalina Island.
22 Komodo Dragons Hatch At The Los Angeles ZooThe zoo's adult female Komodo laid the eggs in January and they hatched earlier this month. It's a small but encouraging boost to the endangered species' population that numbers only 2,500 in the wild.