The Trump administration is proposing to reclassify the humpback chub’s status under the Endangered Species Act from endangered to threatened. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, a recent assessment found the fish no longer faces immediate extinction.
U.S. wildlife officials will review whether more protections are needed for grizzly bears in the Lower 48 states after animal advocates sued the government in a bid to restore the animals to more areas.
State regulators in New Mexico have adopted new rules that will prohibit cougar trapping in upcoming seasons. It marks a small victory for animal protection groups that have been fighting for a broader ban of the practice on public lands across the state.