Texas Among States To Begin Surveys For Lesser Prairie ChickenWildlife managers in several states will begin surveys later this month to track the population of a grouse that has been the focus of an ongoing legal battle over whether it warrants federal protection.
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.
GOP Targets Endangered Species Act For ChangesIn control of Congress and soon the White House, Republicans are readying plans to roll back the influence of the Endangered Species Act, one of the government's most powerful conservation tools.
Feds Could Designate Texas Hornshell Mussel As EndangeredFederal officials have proposed designating the Texas hornshell as endangered to protect the freshwater mussel.
U.S. Won't Appeal Texas Rulings On Lesser Prairie ChickenThe U.S. government said Wednesday that it won't appeal recent court rulings in Texas that stripped the lesser prairie chicken of federal protection under the Endangered Species Act.
Feds Approve Rhino PermitA Texas hunter has received from the U.S. government a permit to bring home the taxidermy from a planned hunt for a black rhino in Namibia.
Texas Senators Seek Delay In Grouse DecisionU.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are asking federal wildlife officials to delay a decision on whether to enact protections for the lesser prairie chicken.