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Mono County, CAgoldrushcam.com

Owens Pupfish Given New Chance at the River Spring Lakes Ecological Reserve in Mono County, California

June 14, 2021 - A species of fish once declared extinct has not only survived but is expected to thrive thanks to a five-year effort to restore habitat and translocate more. In early April biologists from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Reno Office (USFWS) moved the pupfish from five different habitats in the Owens Valley to the River Spring Lakes Ecological Reserve in Mono County. These fish, once surviving in under an acre of habitat, now have several square miles of marsh to live in. Prior to the translocation, CDFW completed the removal of non-native fish from the reserve to ensure the future of the pupfish.
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Jackson, WYbuckrail.com

Wildlife advocates protest the possibility of euthanasia for Grizzly 863

JACKSON, Wyo. — On Friday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced that they plan to carry out a series of targeted hazing operations on Grizzly Bear 863. Hazing tactics include loud noise(s), rubber bullets, trained dogs, and other means to move 863 from the roadside where tourists, photographers, and highway travelers have been viewing the family.
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Hallucinogenic Toads Are Too Popular for Their Own Good

Late on a Thursday evening in July 2018, three intruders were caught on a wildlife camera at the Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area, a park north of Phoenix. Holding flashlights, they scoured a Mexican lily–filled pond near a popular hiking trail, on the hunt for Sonoran Desert toads. One girl squealed as she held up a fat one—both of her hands wrapped around its belly—and dropped it into a plastic bag. Later, a young man wearing a tattered cowboy hat and a tank top came into view, his face and hand looming large in the camera frame as he clenched a grocery bag. A jumble of legs pressed frantically into the thin plastic, captive amphibians trying to escape their new prison.
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Texas State101corpuschristi.com

2 Ocelots Move to Texas State Aquarium

Two sister ocelots recently moved into the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi. Milla and Leeloo arrived from the ABQ BioPark in Albuquerque, New Mexico, as part of the ocelot Species Survival Plan. They have been in quarantine since March but will make their public appearance sometime this summer. “One...
Tallahassee, FLMysuncoast.com

Suncoast congressman urges ‘endangered’ status for manatees

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (News Service of Florida) - Four years after federal wildlife officials reclassified manatees from endangered to threatened, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., called Monday for a reversal of the decision. In a letter to Martha Williams, principal deputy director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Buchanan said a “staggering” 761 manatees have died this year, a pace that would exceed a previous record of 804 deaths in 2018.
Florida StateSmithonian

Florida’s Manatees Are Dying at an Alarming Rate

Florida’s manatees are dying in droves. So far this year, a total of 782 manatees died between January 1 and June 4, according to a recent report from the state’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. That’s more than ten percent of the docile marine mammal’s entire Florida population, which has come back from near extinction, reports Johnny Diaz for the New York Times.
Bay County, FLNews Herald

OUR VIEW: It's about time to ditch PC crayfish controversy

There is certain sense of relief that comes when state lawmakers complete the annual budget, which usually comes only after much arm-twisting, hand-wringing, give-and-take, posturing and bartering. But looming over all of that each year is the governor’s veto pen and it sometimes seems to have a mind of its...

Grizzly Hazing To Occur on Togwotee Pass Because Of Irresponsible Human Behavior

***For All Things Wyoming, Sign-Up For Our Daily Newsletter***. As a result of continued harassment by wildlife viewers creating unsafe conditions on Togwotee Pass in Wyoming, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and partners plan to conduct targeted hazing operations on grizzly bear 863. The Service and partners ask...

Buchanan: Change manatee status back to 'endangered'

SARASOTA — A Southwest Florida congressman wants to change the official designation of manatees from "threatened" back to "endangered" after hundreds of sea cow deaths this year. U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan wrote to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday seeking the upgrade under the Endangered Species Act, his...
Dubuque, IAtelegraphherald.com

So you bought a boat: Many options for folks who flocked to river

During the more than a year since the COVID-19 pandemic began, boat sales — both those with motors and those without — skyrocketed nationwide. The outdoor nature of boating made it attractive for those trying to follow strategies for slowing the spread of the coronavirus. That proved true and then some in the tri-state area, according to those on the frontlines of the water sports industry, and has not let up more than a year later.

Critically Endangered Red Wolf Killed by Car

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service confirmed this week that a 4-year-old red wolf has been killed in a roadway collision with a vehicle. The wolf was one of four previously captive adult wolves released into the wild in late April, as required by a recent court decision. With roughly 20 wolves left in the wild near Alligator River on the Albemarle Peninsula, the red wolf is the world’s most endangered wolf species. This red wolf was the second roadway death this year.

USFWS and partners recover wandering red wolf

A red wolf swam away from an island wildlife refuge in Florida in April and turned up several miles away on the mainland three days later. The four-year-old male wolf was part of a propagation program on the St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge, which occupies a small island off the Gulf Coast about 50 miles southeast of Panama City. Recently introduced to the island, it did not acclimate well to its mate.

Leave No Trace This Summer as You Run Trails

This announcement was originally published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and includes tips trail runners can use to minimize their impacts on the wilderness. June is Great Outdoors Month! As the weather warms up and more people head out to explore the outdoors, the U.S. Geological Survey has tips for minimizing impacts to the environment. Leaving no trace can be a challenge and sometimes a small act can have a large impact.

Throwing A Party? Skip The Balloons To Help Save Wildlife

Balloons have become a symbol of celebration, a common sight at birthday parties, graduation ceremonies, wedding and baby showers and just about every other kind of festivity imaginable. While balloons may add some fun to your party, they've also become known for wreaking havoc on wildlife and the environment. As...