Florida wildlife officials prepare to help manatees after record deaths

Tallahassee Florida. After a record number of manatee deaths mostly linked to malnutrition, state and federal wildlife officials hope to double rescue and rehabilitation capabilities before dugongs congregate again in warm waters over the winter. On a conference call Wednesday with reporters, officials from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission and the U.S. Fish and … Read more

Environmental groups study wildlife movement at the Arizona border wall | subscriber

Conservation groups have set up cameras at the San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge in southern Arizona to study the effects of the boundary wall on wildlife movement, including whether large mammals use open gates during monsoons to cross the border. The Sky Island Alliance and Wildlands Network are expanding their wildlife research into the US-Mexico … Read more

USDA scattered rabies vaccines for wildlife in 13 countries

By Janet McConaughey, The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (Associated Press) – The US Department of Agriculture has begun dispersing millions of oral rabies vaccine packages from helicopters and planes in more than 13 states of the United States. who to me Alabama. Field trial coordinator Gordona Kirby said the main goal is to prevent raccoons … Read more

Nearly 900 Virginia wildlife species are endangered, but a federal bill could help protect them – The Virginian-Pilot

The ecosystem is like Jenga. Each species is a building block, and every time a piece is removed, the tower gets a little weaker, said Scott Kloepfer, who heads the state branch of the Wildlife Society, an international non-profit that advocates for wildlife conservation. “It is important to preserve each of our species – if … Read more

Residents want answers and accountability about toxic chemicals in North Carolina drinking water :: WRAL.com

By Liz McLaughlin, WRAL Climate Change Correspondent Goodwin, North Carolina Newlyweds Katie and Dawson Teo are expecting their first child, a son, in December. The cute couple, in their early twenties, thought their quiet home here would be a safe place for their growing family, surrounded by green acres and horses in the backyard. But … Read more