Last Caribou Herd On U.S. Mainland 'Functionally Extinct', Experts SayThe last herd of southern mountain caribou -- known as gray ghosts -- has reportedly dwindled down to the point where wildlife experts are calling them "functionally extinct"
Trump Wildlife Protection Board Filled With Trophy HuntersA review by The Associated Press of the backgrounds and social media posts of the 16 board members appointed by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke indicates they will agree with his position that the best way to protect critically threatened or endangered species is shooting them.
Conservationists Plan To Sue Feds Over Nearly-Extinct California FlyThe Center for Biological Diversity said it will sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect the San Joaquin Valley giant flower-loving fly, which they say is under threat of extinction from sand mining.
Study Blames CA Pot Farms For Poisonings Of Endangered OwlsA new study says rat poison from pot farms in California forests appears to be poisoning endangered Northern spotted owls.
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.