State, wildlife advocates at odds over DNA test results of animal killed last year By Mike Lynch There hasn’t been a known wolf population in the Northeast since about 1900, so when DNA tests released in July showed that an 85-pound canid … [Read more...] about Did a hunter kill a wolf in New York?
By Mike Lynch Rock climbing routes known to be used by nesting peregrine falcons were temporarily closed by the state Department of Environmental Conservation on April 1. The annual spring closure is done to protect the falcons and young from … [Read more...] about DEC temporarily closes cliffs to protect falcons
Biologists fear Moriah clean-energy project threatens endangered species By Ry Rivard In the five years before the iron mine closed for good in 1930, miners hauled 400,000 tons of the world’s finest ore out of Barton Hill. When they left to … [Read more...] about Let sleeping bats lie?
By Mike Lynch Monarch butterflies deserve protections under the federal Endangered Species Act but must wait behind several other high priority species before being recommended for the list, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced … [Read more...] about Monarchs get federal recognition but not protection
By Noelle Connors In September, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service denied a petition to put the Bicknell’s thrush on the federal list of endangered species. The Bicknell’s is a medium-size (6-7.5 inches) thrush—brown on the back with a white, … [Read more...] about What species in the Adirondacks are endangered?