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  • A poacher's menagerie

    A poacher's menagerie

    Some of the more dramatic recent arrests involving wildlife trafficking in the Western U.S. are briefly described.

  • Agency probes wolf-baiting claims

    Reintroduction program now clouded by investigation

  • An endangered Endangered Species Act?

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service tries an end-run around the Endangered Species Act; a leaked draft would weaken the bedrock law by changing the regulations that implement it rather than the law itself.

  • An icon of the Rio Grande has all but vanished in the wild

    A Fish and Wildlife Service official calls the endangered silvery minnow a "lucky species," even as biologists on New Mexico’s Middle Rio Grande say it’s in imminent danger of extinction

  • Bred for success

    The Peregrine Fund has mastered the art of breeding aplomado falcons and other endangered birds of prey, but critics say the organization is blind to the importance of wildlife habitat

  • Bullies get their way in New Mexico's wolf recovery program

    Bullies get their way in New Mexico's wolf recovery program

    The state backs out of work to help restore wolves to the Southwest after a new governor appoints anti-wolf advocates to the its Game and Fish Commission.

  • Conservation agreements try to head off endangered species listings

    Conservation agreements try to head off endangered species listings

    Candidate conservation agreements try to keep rare species, like Colorado's Gunnison sage grouse, off the endangered species list, or at least healthy enough to lessen the restrictions that come with listing.

  • Critical Habitat: The Inside Story

    A behind-the-scenes look at the struggle over critical habitat reveals the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to be an agency at war with itself

  • CSI: Critter Crime

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s forensic lab in Ashland, Ore., tackles wildlife crime from around the world.

  • Feds to hand wolves to states

    A change in the federal Endangered Species Act will give Idaho and Montana more control over threatened gray wolves, but deny the Nez Perce Tribe a role in wolf management.

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