Warning about ‘whirling’ fish detected in Upstate

Warning about 'whirling' fish detected in Upstate

Wildlife officials are warning South Carolina anglers after a fish disease that threatens trout was detected in Upstate streams. The Department of Natural Resources, working with the Southeastern Fish Disease Cooperative at Auburn University, said in a release it has documented the presence of whirling disease for the first time in four streams sampled recently … Read more

5 of Wyoming’s Most Dangerous Animals

5 of Wyoming's Most Dangerous Animals

As the weather gets warmer, more of us will be out and about in the grand wilderness known as Wyoming. With this, there is an opportunity to see the amazing wildlife that Wyoming has to offer. This, however, could lead to some dangerous situations. Though there are plenty of animals who will not cause you … Read more

Ecuador’s High Court Rules Wild Animals Have Legal Rights | Smart News

Ecuador's High Court Rules Wild Animals Have Legal Rights |  Smart News

Woolly monkeys have thick dense fur, and are found in the rainforests of the western Amazon River basin. Ltshears via Wikicommons under Public Domain Ecuador’s high court has ruled that wild animals possess the legal right to exist, develop their innate instincts, and be free from disproportionate cruelty, fear, and distress, reports Katie Surma for … Read more

Zoos hiding birds as avian flu spreads in North America

Zoos hiding birds as avian flu spreads in North America

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Zoos across North America are moving their birds indoors and away from people and wildlife as they try to protect them from the highly contagious and potentially deadly avian influenza. Penguins may be the only bird visitors to many zoos can see right now, because they already are kept inside and … Read more

Wildlife Biologists Prioritize Monitoring Wild Animals for SARS-CoV-2 | Smart News

Wildlife Biologists Prioritize Monitoring Wild Animals for SARS-CoV-2 |  Smart News

Out of the deer tested in Iowa between September 2020 and January 2021, a third of total white-tailed deer had SARS-coV-2. Joseph A.Maker via Wikimedia Commons under CC BY SA 3.0 In Minnesota’s northern forests, researchers are sneaking into the dens of hibernating black bears, capturing deer in nets, and trapping wolves and moose to … Read more

Nevada toad declared endangered at site of geothermal plant

Nevada toad declared endangered at site of geothermal plant

RENO, Nev. (AP) — In a rare emergency move, the US government temporarily declared a northern Nevada toad endangered Monday, saying a geothermal power plant in the works could result in its extinction. The Fish and Wildlife Service announced it is formally proposing a rule to list the Dixie Valley toad as an endangered species … Read more

Reward on offer after native animals targeted in air-rifle attacks on Sunshine Coast

A possum with a patch over its eye

A reward is being offered for any information leading to the prosecution of those responsible for shooting native animals in a series of attacks on the Sunshine Coast. Key points: Three animals have been targeted by air-rifle attacks on the Sunshine Coast An eastern osprey was not able to be saved after being shot in … Read more

The Recorder – Speaking of Nature: What’s with you and birds, anyway?

The Recorder - Speaking of Nature: What's with you and birds, anyway?

I walked up to the mailbox on Saturday, March 26 to see if anything interesting had arrived. As usual, I found a mixture of different items. Most of them were appeals for money from the various environmental organizations that I support and advertisements for this and that, but what really caught my attention was a … Read more

Here’s how non-native animals can pose a real threat to Florida wildlife

Here's how non-native animals can pose a real threat to Florida wildlife

It’s not unusual, but always entertaining, when we see a headline about a huge Florida alligator strutting across a golf course, climbing a fence or even trying to cross a busy road. Floridians have come to appreciate alligators and realize we’ve built our homes where their homes used to be. [TRENDING: DeSantis discusses potential for … Read more

Here’s how non-native animals can pose a real threat to Florida wildlife

Here's how non-native animals can pose a real threat to Florida wildlife

It’s not unusual, but always entertaining, when we see a headline about a huge Florida alligator strutting across a golf course, climbing a fence or even trying to cross a busy road. Floridians have come to appreciate alligators and realize we’ve built our homes where their homes used to be. [TRENDING: DeSantis discusses potential for … Read more