Study: African Elephant, Hippo, Rhino Populations Shrink In WartimeOne of the study's authors said areas with the most frequent battles lose about a third of their mammal populations each year there's fighting.
Endangered Species Of Frog Found Breeding In Santa Monica MountainsNational Park Service researchers thrilled with the discovery that a rare species of frog is breeding in the Santa Monica Mountains hope the public will do its part to let nature take its course.
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.

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