Endangered Species Act http://www.kplu.org en Federal Push To Lift Protection For Wolves Has Conservation Groups Howling http://www.kplu.org/post/federal-push-lift-protection-wolves-has-conservation-groups-howling <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/140740656&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Don’t be alarmed if you hear the eerie sound of wolves howling in the distance at noon today. The group howl heard in the city will be<a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/735180969847664/" target="_blank">&nbsp;put on by humans</a>.</p><p>The howl is a protest action aimed at stopping active management programs that allow the killing of a species, which, until recently, was listed as endangered under federal law.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:01:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 15114 at http://www.kplu.org Federal Push To Lift Protection For Wolves Has Conservation Groups Howling 5 Washington critters among species group would have feds protect http://www.kplu.org/post/5-washington-critters-among-species-group-would-have-feds-protect <p>They&rsquo;re slimy and cold-blooded.</p><p>But conservationists say amphibians and reptiles are important indicator species &ndash; and some of the most endangered.</p><p>Five of these sensitive creatures that call Washington home are among more than 50 included in a <a href="http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2012/amphibians-and-reptiles-07-11-2012.html">petition for federal protection.</a> Thu, 12 Jul 2012 00:56:01 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 5572 at http://www.kplu.org 5 Washington critters among species group would have feds protect Beluga whales in Alaska's Cook Inlet ruled endangered http://www.kplu.org/post/beluga-whales-alaskas-cook-inlet-ruled-endangered <p>ANCHORAGE, Alaska &mdash; A federal court judge has upheld the endangered species listing of Alaska&#39;s Cook Inlet beluga whales.</p><div><p>The state of Alaska and others had sued to overturn the listing by the National Marine Fisheries Service.</p><p> Mon, 21 Nov 2011 19:51:05 +0000 The Associated Press 3234 at http://www.kplu.org Beluga whales in Alaska's Cook Inlet ruled endangered Critics call grizzly self-defense bill redundant http://www.kplu.org/post/critics-call-grizzly-self-defense-bill-redundant <p>WASHINGTON, D.C. &ndash; Congress is set to renew the Endangered Species Act this fall. One of the hot button debates emerging in the nation&rsquo;s capital revolves around the killing of a north Idaho grizzly bear.</p><p>Idaho&rsquo;s congressional delegation has introduced a bill on the issue that critics call redundant.</p><p> Fri, 16 Sep 2011 16:56:13 +0000 Northwest News Network 2648 at http://www.kplu.org Critics call grizzly self-defense bill redundant Idaho grizzly bear case ends with no charges, politicians unsatisfied http://www.kplu.org/post/idaho-grizzly-bear-case-ends-no-charges-politicians-unsatisfied <p>The north Idaho man who shot a grizzly bear is off the hook but Idaho&#39;s top politicians aren&#39;t dropping their beef with the Endangered Species Act. Federal prosecutors decided not to pursue a criminal case against the man who said he was protecting his family against a grizzly bear.</p><p> Fri, 09 Sep 2011 17:15:34 +0000 Jessica Robinson 2589 at http://www.kplu.org Ocelot born at Woodland Park Zoo http://www.kplu.org/post/ocelot-born-woodland-park-zoo <p>A set of new spots and striping has appeared at Woodland Park Zoo with the birth of an <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocelot">ocelot. </a>The single kitten was born on January 15 at the zoo, marking the second litter between mother Bella, and father Brazil. The mother and kitten are off public view in a birthing den where they are being monitored via a web cam:</p><p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8iOyfToj-A">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8iOyfToj-A</a></p> Mon, 14 Feb 2011 19:46:00 +0000 Gary Crawford 784 at http://www.kplu.org Ocelot born at Woodland Park Zoo Endangered whales need endangered salmon http://www.kplu.org/post/endangered-whales-need-endangered-salmon <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-952205.mp3</p><p>We’ve known for a long time that killer whales eat salmon. But new findings suggest that<a href="http://www.nwr.noaa.gov/Marine-Mammals/Whales-Dolphins-Porpoise/Killer-Whales/ESA-Status/upload/KW-Chnk-analysis.pdf"> local orcas rely on salmon – specifically, adult <u>Chinook</u> salmon – more than previously thought</a>. So now fisheries managers are having to ask themselves: What happens when endangered whales depend on endangered fish?</p><p> Mon, 14 Feb 2011 13:44:39 +0000 Liam Moriarty 783 at http://www.kplu.org Endangered whales need endangered salmon Habitat protection plan for Pacific smelt http://www.kplu.org/post/habitat-protection-plan-pacific-smelt <p>NOAA Fisheries Service is proposing habitat protection for the threatened Pacific smelt. The proposal released Wednesday would designate about 292 miles of freshwater creeks, rivers and estuaries in Washington, Oregon and California as critical habitat areas. Wed, 05 Jan 2011 22:22:09 +0000 The Associated Press 482 at http://www.kplu.org Habitat protection plan for Pacific smelt