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Apr 24, 2013 at 5:04 PM
Seven people have been charged with smuggling bladders from an endangered fish in what authorities said Wednesday may be a growing international practice in which the bladders are sold for up to $20,000 each to be used in a highly desired soup.
Apr 2, 2013 at 5:00 AM
For the first time, federal biologists are assessing whether illegal marijuana gardens in the back woods of the West could threaten the extinction of a wild animal.
Mar 5, 2013 at 2:04 PM
Western snowy plovers - those little birds that scoot along the sand at the coast - will begin nesting soon and that means you'll need to steer clear and give them some space.
Mar 2, 2013 at 10:45 AM
As long as wolves have been making their comeback, biologists and ranchers have had a decidedly Old West option for dealing with those that develop a taste for beef: Shoot to kill. But for the past year, Oregon has been a "wolf-safe" zone.
Feb 21, 2013 at 5:48 PM
One of the directors of an aquarium in Idaho, who also just recently opened up an aquarium here in Oregon, is facing charges for allegedly conspiring to illegally harvest marine animals in Florida and then bring them to Boise.
Feb 4, 2013 at 10:06 AM
Sea lions hoping to feast on some salmon below Willamette Falls are getting a loud reminder that they are not wanted.
Feb 1, 2013 at 11:11 AM
The tenacious wolverine, a snow-loving carnivore sometimes called the "mountain devil," could soon join the list of species threatened by climate change.
Dec 18, 2012 at 10:04 PM
Two endangered sea turtles found on Oregon beaches Monday are now in the care of rehabilitation specialists at the Oregon Coast Aquarium.
Nov 22, 2012 at 10:03 AM
The last building block of the Obama administration's strategy unveiled Wednesday to keep the northern spotted owl from extinction nearly doubles the amount of Northwest national forest land dedicated to protecting the bird by the Bush administration four years ago.
Nov 1, 2012 at 2:11 PM
On the spectrum of enigmatic beasts, the wolverine is only slightly less mysterious than a sasquatch. Between 1921 and 2000, fewer than 10 verified sightings were recorded in Oregon.
Sep 23, 2012 at 9:15 AM
Washington state inmates have been working as ecological research assistants, partnered in recent years with scientists doing conservation projects, including the breeding of threatened butterflies and frogs.
Aug 24, 2012 at 7:00 PM
Before the last batch of pupae were sent to their new beachfront home, Oregon Zoo photographer Michael Durham captured what is believed to be the first-ever time-lapse video of a critical moment in the silverspot’s transformation.
Aug 15, 2012 at 10:08 PM
Trying to head off a ballot measure to ban gillnetting for salmon on the Oregon side of the lower Columbia River, Gov. John Kitzhaber has told state fisheries managers to come up with new regulations that would accomplish a similar goal while still...
Jul 31, 2012 at 9:13 PM
They have appealed the City Council's approval of the project to a state land use board, and are threatening to file a federal lawsuit claiming the project threatens endangered salmon and clean water in the Columbia River.
Jun 29, 2012 at 12:05 PM
Three abandoned Western snowy plover chicks are receiving care at the Oregon Coast Aquarium this week after their parents were killed by a red fox at Bandon State Natural Area.