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Apr 20, 2013 at 8:00 AM
While birds play the starring role, the refuges also feature wildflowers, roaming elk and trails to spectacular Willamette Valley views.
Apr 10, 2013 at 2:56 PM
Wildlife traffickers have something new to worry about - getting caught by one of the wildlife detector dogs that have been specially trained to sniff out smuggled wildlife.
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 30, 2013 at 9:20 AM
The critter that inspired "The Adventures of Peter Cottontail" and the enduring song that came later faces an uncertain future. Its natural habitat is disappearing, and without intervention, it could be unhappy trails for the once-bountiful bunny.
Mar 7, 2013 at 1:03 PM
Aialik, a 14-year-old northern sea otter, was euthanized on Wednesday. He had a failing urinary tract that had caused him problems for much of his life and his condition had recently worsened.
Mar 5, 2013 at 10:20 PM
BANGKOK (AP) — Conservationists say there's a new threat to the survival of Africa's endangered elephants that may be just as deadly as poachers' bullets: the black-market trade of ivory in cyberspace.

Illegal tusks are being bought and...
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 5, 2013 at 8:21 AM
Conservationists say there's a new threat to the survival of Africa's endangered elephants that may be just as deadly as poachers' bullets: the black-market trade of ivory in cyberspace.
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 19, 2013 at 2:11 PM
Oregon Zoo marine life keepers say Eddie the sea otter can dunk with the best of them and just might have the highest shooting percentage in town.
Feb 14, 2013 at 12:01 PM
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is in the process of moving about 50 Columbian white-tailed deer from a refuge near Cathlamet where they could drown because an old dike is expected to fail.
Feb 8, 2013 at 10:26 AM
In an agreement finalized Friday, the Oregon Zoo assumed legal ownership of Rose-Tu’s new calf from Have Trunk Will Travel, the California-based company that had previously held rights to the young elephant.
Jan 23, 2013 at 8:47 PM
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Wednesday released its final recovery plan for the endangered Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit.
Jan 9, 2013 at 5:00 AM
Seven federal fisheries scientists filed a complaint Monday claiming their supervisor censored their research into the water needs of threatened Klamath Basin salmon because it was viewed by others as biased.
Jan 3, 2013 at 7:05 AM
A track found in the northwest corner of the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest is the latest evidence biologists have of wolverines in Oregon.