NY Man Pleads Guilty In Texas Court To Trafficking In Lion, Tiger SkullsArongkron "Paul" Malasukum on Thursday pleaded guilty in federal court in Plano to one count of wildlife trafficking in violation of the Lacey Act.
21 Young Turtles Returning Home To Gulf Coast Barrier IslandTwenty-one turtles are being returned to the Louisiana barrier island where their mothers laid their eggs. The diamondback terrapin nests were dug up to protect the eggs after a 2010 oil spill.
Rusty Patched Bumblebee Joins Endangered Species ListThe rusty patched bumblebee is officially an endangered species. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the designation took effect Tuesday.
Rusty Patched Bumblebee Declared EndangeredFor the first time, federal regulators are designating a bee species in the continental United States as endangered.
US Officials Will Review Status Of Lesser Prairie ChickenFederal wildlife officials on Tuesday agreed to reconsider the status of a grouse found in pockets across the Great Plains as environmentalists fight to return the bird to the list of protected species.
Feds Could Designate Texas Hornshell Mussel As EndangeredFederal officials have proposed designating the Texas hornshell as endangered to protect the freshwater mussel.
Texas Whooping Cranes Learning How To Be Adults In LouisianaA small flock of young whooping cranes has already equaled last year's nest total with four, and there's a good chance of doubling that number. But if the eggs hatch, will the young adults be good parents?
African Elephants Arrive At Dallas Zoo After Special FlightIn North Texas airline flights come and go, but just after midnight a specially designed 747 landed with some very unique cargo. There were 17 elephants aboard the plane. They were transported all the way from Swaziland to Alliance Airport in Fort Worth.
Animal-Rights Group Moves To Block Zoos' Elephant ImportLast month a group decried actions by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to allow young African elephants to be shipped to the Dallas Zoo and two other U.S. zoos. Now, another group has sued to stop those zoos.
Feds Approve Dallas Safari Club's Rhino Import PermitThe U.S. government will allow a Texas man to import the carcass of an endangered black rhinoceros he hopes to kill in Africa as part of a conservation fundraiser.
Dallas Safari Club Opens 2015 Convention With Little ControversyIt was the Fall of 2013 when the Dallas Safari Club attracted worldwide attention for putting together an auction for the chance to hunt a black rhino in Africa. The Club opened its 2015 convention Thursday, absent of that kind of controversy.
Thousands Respond To Black Rhino Import RequestA federal agency is sifting through more than 15,000 public comments regarding a Texas hunter's request to import the trophy of an endangered black rhinoceros.

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