SEATTLE — A new initiative effort supported by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen would make it a crime in Washington to sell or trade elephant ivory, shark fins and other animal parts derived from several species.
FORT BRAGG, Calif. — A healthy sea lion pup that was returned to the sea by deputies after waddling a quarter-mile onshore seemed to be staying in the waves on Wednesday — at least for now, officers said.
By SCOTT SONNER, Associated Press
April 21, 2015 10:52 a.m.
RENO, Nev. — A bird found only in California and Nevada no longer faces the threat of extinction and doesn't require federal protection, officials said just months before a more-sweeping decision is due on whether to declare other sage grouse threatened or endangered in 11 Western states.
By CALEB JONES, Associated Press
April 20, 2015 6:14 p.m.
HONOLULU — The federal government on Monday proposed removing most of the world's humpback whales from the endangered species list, saying the massive mammals have rebounded after 45 years of protections.
LOS ANGELES — Whoever snatched a seal or sea lion pup from a Los Angeles beach early Sunday should not confuse the animal's cuteness with its potentially vicious bite, according to an animal rescue expert.