Researchers investigate uptick in stranded and dying otters

...expected, with 200 deaths or illnesses reported so far in 2015, the Peninsula Clarion reported.Homer-based U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service deputy refuge manager Marc Webber says the otters are probably ill, though they were not skinny or showing...
Groups signal plan to sue over effort to save bull trout

...director of Alliance for the Wild Rockies. "They're lowering the bar so they can delist bull trout."The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday that it does not comment on pending litigation. The agency last month released a proposal outlining...
Nation and World
Northern bog lemmings at cliff's edge?

Many may not know the northern bog lemming lives in Southeast Alaska -but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering the rarely seen mammal's status as endangered across the United States and is asking for relevant information...
Anchorage library loans out skulls, furs

...developed in the late 1990s. Most of it came from Fish and Game, though some items have been donated through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other government entities. Recently the North Pacific Fisheries Observer Training Center donated over...
My Turn: The Alexander Archipelago Wolf

...old petition in 2011 and presented it to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a federal agency that monitors threatened...high during the harvest heyday.Will the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service deny the endangered species petitions this December...
Letter: Against stricter trapping regulations

...and I encourage all owners to use them.Secondly, I would like to address the threat to human safety. The U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service did a study, from 1990-2000, regarding human injuries caused by animal traps. They contacted most major...
Alaska Editorial: Slaughter of two dozen animals for ivory a callous, cowardly act

...its vulnerability to a changing environment. The Alaska walrus population was estimated at 129,000 by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2006, but because of the difficulty in counting a species that spends much time underwater and on the...
Dead walruses found on northwest beach

ANCHORAGE - Walrus carcasses were found last week on a northwest Alaska beach, but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the deaths appear to be natural.The animals were discovered near Point Lay at the same location where...
Government wants protection restored for Utah prairie dogs

DENVER - A lawyer for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service told an appeals court Monday that a federal judge in Utah went too far when when he struck down protections for a kind of prairie...
Brown bear with cubs mauls Texan to get to a place with good cellphone reception and called 911.Officials with Fish and Game and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service were looking for the bear. Roger Matthews helped guide them to the area, according to Marsh. If the animal...


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