Federal Wildlife Officials: Lynx No Longer Need Special ProtectionWildlife officials in the United States declared Canada lynx recovered on Thursday and said the snow-loving wild cats no longer need special protections following steps to preserve their habitat.
Prairie Birds Losing Ground To ND Oil Drilling, Study SaysA new federal study says many grassland birds are being displaced by drilling activity in western North Dakota's oil patch.
Wild Moose Illegally Killed In NW MinnesotaFederal wildlife officials are asking for the public's help in finding whoever illegally killed a wild moose in northwestern Minnesota.
Report: Wildlife Refuges Create $2B For Economy Bird watching, hunting or just picnicking. Whatever the reason, visits to the nation's 561 wildlife refuges are big business. A new report says visitors to federal wildlife refuges generate more than $2 billion a year in economic activity, helping to employ more than 35,000 people and produce about $343 million in local, state and federal taxes.
Groups Sue To Stop Use Of GMO Crops In Refuges
US Allows Wis. Hunter To Import Rare Rhino Trophy The U.S. is allowing a hunter to bring a slain African rhinoceros back to Wisconsin, the first time American officials have allowed a black rhinoceros hunting trophy to be imported since the animal was listed as endangered in 1980.
Congress Members Seek Continued Wolf Protections Dozens of U.S. House members urged federal regulators Tuesday to retain legal protections for gray wolves across most of the lower 48 states, saying the resilient predator could continue expanding its range if humans don't get in the way.

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