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Feds Plan to Save Ancient Fish

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released an updated recovery plan for an endangered fish species found in the Missouri and Mississippi rivers.



Elephant Shot in Mississippi Returns to Missouri

The 39-year-old Asian elephant, named Carol, was shot Thursday in Tupelo, Miss. She was part of a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus show.


Kali the polar bear cub in 2013. (Photo courtesy U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)

St. Louis Zoo May Get Orphaned Polar Bear

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says Alaskan cub will go to Buffalo, NY first.


Paddlefish (Photo courtesy of The Missouri Department of Conservation)

Federal Officials Indict Eight In Missouri Poaching Ring

A single large female paddlefish with about 20 pounds of eggs is carrying about $4,000 worth of potential caviar for black market sales.



Senators, Federal Officials Meet On Levee Concerns

Missouri’s two U.S. senators are continuing their push for completion of a project to close a 1,500-foot gap in a Mississippi River levee.



McCaskill Seeks Action on Mo. Levee Project

McCaskill sent a letter in mid-December to the EPA and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, calling uncertainty and delays in the project “unacceptable.”



Fish Protection Move May Risk Missouri Economic Growth

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will present plans at a meeting Tuesday in Perryville to have the Grotto sculpin added to the endangered list.


spectaclecase mussels

Saving the Sheepnose and Spectaclecase

The sheepnose and spectaclecase mussels will be protected following an agreement reached last summer between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Washington, Center for Biological Diversity.


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Squaw Creek Too Close For Deer Hunt

The deer hunts started in 1988 to reduce the size of the deer herd, which was damaging refuge habitats and causing collisions with vehicles.


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More Missouri Trout On The Way

Missouri’s Conservation Department celebrates the expansion of the trout hatchery near Bennett Spring State Park later this month.



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