A Northwest butterfly threatened with extinction is getting a helping hand from inmates at a prison just south of Portland.
The Washington Post reports that six tons of confiscated ivory have now been crushed, a message to would-be elephant poachers.
The federal government will make official Thursday its added protection for the streaked horned lark and the Taylor's checkerspot butterfly. The bird and the butterfly rely on prairie habitat from the Puget Sound trough to the Willamette Valley.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has put a lot of work into relocating an endangered species of deer. Now they want to make sure hunters don't hamper their efforts.
A few creative outreach campaigns like 'ugly animal' video contests and endangered species condoms are employed by activists who want to bring attention to the plight of endangered species.
Thousands of pink salmon are dying at the base of a dam on the White River east of Tacoma, Wash. The facility is old. Indian tribes are impatient. The federal agency in charge says it doesn't have the money to fully fix the problem.
A small spotted frog that has been getting a helping hand from Washington prison inmates was proposed for protection under the federal Endangered Species Act this week.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces that it will experiment with killing barred owls in Northwest forests to keep these aggressive birds from crowding out their more genteel cousins, the federally protected northern spotted owls.
The Obama administration is proposing to lift most remaining federal protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states almost four decades after they were added to the endangered species list.
Wildlife managers say four dozen endangered Columbian white-tailed deer that were moved from a refuge near Cathlamet earlier this year are adapting to new surroundings in southwest Washington.
A songbird called the streaked horned lark has a curious propensity for risky neighborhoods. That's not a good quality for a bird proposed for listing as a threatened species.
The federal government is preparing to stop protecting gray wolves in the lower 48 states, according to a draft document.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released its final recovery plan for the endangered Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says someone has shot and killed at least three bald eagles in Snohomish County.
Salmon restoration efforts are reaching the tackle boxes of Northwest anglers, with the start of the New Year. That means no more using barbed hooks to catch salmon, steelhead and trout.
An unlikely group is distributing condoms this holiday season. The Center for Biological Diversity wants to make family planning an environmental issue.
Environmental groups have forced state foresters into a strategic retreat, in a legal battle over a threatened seabird. As a result, ten state-run timber sales have been delayed.
The global spread of a deadly fungal infection has decimated more than 200 species of frog. But not all species are susceptible to the disease. The common Pacific chorus frog appears to be resistant, and could even be spreading it to other species.
SALEM, Ore. -- Bald eagles are no longer considered threatened by the state of Oregon. The state's Fish and Wildlife Commission has voted to remove the iconic bird from the state list of endangered species.
The endangered leatherback sea turtle got a boost Friday when a federal agency finalized the protection of 42,00 square miles of ocean habitat off the coast of Washington, Oregon and California.
The Bend High Desert Museum announced that its spotted owl, Polka, died of old age. He spent the last years of his long life roosting high in an old growth snag made of concrete, behind a thick wall of bullet proof glass. And unlike most spotted owls in captivity, he fathered many offspring.
The spotted owl is functionally extinct in British Columbia, and the province's captive breeding program isn't working. In Washington state, the owls population is crashing fast. Is the spotted owl savable?
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Agency is lifting protection from about 190,000 acres of land in Northern California and Southern Oregon that was once considered critical habitat for an endangered seabird. The Agency says that extensive surveys showed that the marbled murrelet wasn't nesting in those areas.
Federal fish biologists are trapping feisty, 40 pound fall Chinook in a deep pool a few miles from the mouth of the White Salmon River and using a truck to move them above the dam before it is breached next month.
In a settlement reached this week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife agency agreed to a six year plan to resolve the cases of almost 260 candidates for endangered species act protection.