U.S. Fish & Wildlife

Why bulldoze one of the wildest places on Earth?
Why bulldoze one of the wildest places on Earth?
The Trump administration wants a road built through an Alaska wildlife refuge for medical needs – but commerce may be the real reason.
Update: Record number of endangered wolves found dead
Update: Record number of endangered wolves found dead
The U.S. recovery program for Mexican gray wolves continues to struggle.
Update: Razorback sucker populations are increasing
Update: Razorback sucker populations are increasing
The endangered fish seem to be recovering in the San Juan River.
The Fish and Wildlife Service’s endangered species triage
The Fish and Wildlife Service’s endangered species triage
Buried in petitions to list new species, the Fish and Wildlife Service proposes a system for prioritizing who gets help first.
American pika disappearing from Western regions
American pika disappearing from Western regions
The pika is fading from historical habitat and a new study points to climate change.
Western monarch butterflies get a closer look
Western monarch butterflies get a closer look
A recent study documents the butterfly’s decline, while a new project looks at how to improve its population.
Park Service ended a wolf study in Alaska, since so many have been killed
Park Service ended a wolf study in Alaska, since so many have been killed
The state culled wolves that had been collared, and it’s no longer feasible to continue research.
States propose scaling back safeguards for grizzlies
States propose scaling back safeguards for grizzlies
New information surfaces about how Idaho, Wyoming and Montana would manage the bears after a delisting this fall.
Line of descent: How poor management left Mexican wolves dangerously inbred
Line of descent: How poor management left Mexican wolves dangerously inbred
Missteps and conflict between the state and the feds have hounded the recovery of Arizona and New Mexico’s remaining wolf packs.
Salmon power
Salmon power
A historic legal victory could give Alaska tribes more control over their fish, wildlife and homelands.
Can the feds save birds by allowing more to be killed?
Can the feds save birds by allowing more to be killed?
Fish and Wildlife Service hopes proposal will entice energy developers to obtain permits for eagle deaths.
As delisting looms, grizzly advocates prepare for a final face-off
As delisting looms, grizzly advocates prepare for a final face-off
The Yellowstone grizzly population is poised to lose its endangered status, leaving protection in the hands of the states.
Latest: Court orders reconsideration of whether to list wolverines
Latest: Court orders reconsideration of whether to list wolverines
Some say state opposition stymied efforts to provide the species federal protection.
Federal wildlife refuges are not up for grabs
Federal wildlife refuges are not up for grabs
Alaska’s attempt to intrude on federal wildlife refuges has incensed the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, for good reason.
Science trumps politics for wolverines
Science trumps politics for wolverines
A court ruling may force wolverines onto the endangered species list, and open the door for other animals threatened by climate change.
White-nose syndrome comes to the West
White-nose syndrome comes to the West
Researchers race to find solutions for deadly bat disease.
The Bundy bust-up
The Bundy bust-up
Charges rain down on militant leaders of Bundy family standoffs in Nevada and Oregon.
Interactive timeline: Fish & Wildlife Service proposes to delist Yellowstone grizzly
Interactive timeline: Fish & Wildlife Service proposes to delist Yellowstone grizzly
Decision marks the second time the grizzly has faced loss of federal protection.
Malheur occupation could set conservation efforts back years
Malheur occupation could set conservation efforts back years
Invasive carp may recolonize areas they were once eradicated from, depending on how long the occupation lasts.
The BLM's inconsistent approach toward rule breakers
The BLM's inconsistent approach toward rule breakers
A look at how the feds have — and have not — punished individuals for defying regulations.
Don't delist: Yellowstone grizzlies still need federal protection
Malheur occupation, explained
Malheur occupation, explained
The deep history behind the Bundy brothers’ takeover of a wildlife refuge in Oregon.
Ending the murrelet malaise
Ending the murrelet malaise
After decades of declines, Washington state finally has a plan to preserve the bird’s habitat.
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