Black squirrel ‘super’ species? No, just a darker shade of grey

In popular myth they are an aggressive new “super” species pushing out the grey squirrel just as it has displaced the red squirrel. But the black squirrels seen scampering through southern England are a form of grey squirrel created by wild interbreeding between greys and fox squirrels in North America, according to research. Black squirrels […]

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Washington State Wildlife Officials Order Killing of Entire Wolf Family to Protect Cows

Washington State Wildlife Officials Order Killing of Entire Wolf Family to Protect Cows

On Friday, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Director Kelly Susewind issued a lethal removal order for the two remaining wolves of the Togo wolf family in response to depredation of cattle on grazing lands in the Kettle River range of Ferry County. Thus, in accordance with the agency’s controversial Wolf Plan and 2017 […]

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Trump officials weaken protections for animals near extinction

The Trump administration is scaling back the US government’s latitude to protect species nearing extinction, as world scientists warn that a biodiversity crisis will soon put humanity at risk. The changes to how the government implements the Endangered Species Act, lauded by industry, will make it harder to protect the most vulnerable creatures. Several unique […]

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