Endangered species

$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.
Federal Move To Take Most Humpback Whales Off Endangered Species ListThe federal government is proposing removing most of the world's humpback whale population from the endangered species list.
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.
Fish Species Endangered By State's Drought Complicates Bay Bridge's Old Eastern Span DemolitionA tiny threatened fish could complicate the state's plans to blow up one of the piers of the old east span of the San Francisco Bay Bridge.
Endangered Species Designation Proposed For BigfootThe Buffalo News reports that Peter Wiemer, who owns the We Wan Chu Cottages, spoke publically before asking the Chatauqua County legislators to become the first governmental body to recognize Bigfoot in such a way.
First Bird Admitted To Oakland Zoo’s New Condor Recovery Center For the first time ever a California condor is being cared for at a new Oakland Zoo recovery center. The facility makes it possible for Northern California to take part in saving this endangered species.
California Cattle Ranchers, Environmentalists Await Delayed Decision On 'Endangered' Listing For Gray WolfAdvocates for the gray wolf in California will have to wait 90 days before learning if the animal will be listed as endangered, a state board decided Wednesday. Ranchers and state wildlife officials oppose granting the species legal protections.
Release Of California Condors Into Wild At Big Sur To Be WebcastA live-streaming camera will broadcast the release of four endangered California condors into the Big Sur wilderness.
Barrier Removed From Peninsula Creek Allows Endangered Fish To MigrateRepresentatives of federal, state and local agencies Thursday announced the elimination of a 105-year-old barrier in a creek between Palo Alto and Menlo Park to allow endangered steelhead trout to migrate upstream from San Francisco Bay.
Federal Wildlife Officials Halt Peregrine Rescues On Bay Area BridgesNow that the once endangered falcons are flourishing, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it will no longer permit peregrine chick rescues from Bay Area bridges.
Partial Attorneys Fees Awarded In Sharp Park Golf Course LawsuitA federal judge in San Francisco has awarded $386,000 in attorneys' fees and costs to six environmental groups that filed a lawsuit seeking to protect two imperiled species at the Sharp Park Golf Course in Pacifica.
Great White Sharks Nearing Endangered Species ProtectionThe most feared predator in the ocean received new protections Wednesday when a California commission decided the great white shark should be studied as a potential endangered species.