"The management and protection of private wetlands that is incentivized and funded by the sale of American alligator eggs and hides benefits [other] species as well," the state argued in its complaint.
Critics say that the traps "inhumanely and indiscriminately" kill thousands of animals every year, posing a danger to endangered species, domestic pets and even humans.
Although polychlorinated biphenyls are now banned, they continue to harm animals' health.
Wildlife officials say that the break-ins were unusual because there were no smelly items, such as food or trash, in the cars.
Researchers found concentrations of mercury among lions in coastal populations were three times as high as those in inland areas.
Researchers places bees in water and watch them do what is know as hydrofoiling.
"The lives of many people and the existence of diverse species hang in the balance," said an author of the study.
The report includes dozens of studies from across the world and highlights the widespread decline of insect populations.
A joint effort by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, the Kentucky Division of Fish and Wildlife, and the U.S. Forest Service is scheduled to begin this month to eradicate the non-native feral hogs from the park.
James Dean was mauled by the wild pig during a routine call in Melbourne. As he was transferring the animal from a cage into a transport trap, the hog fought back and attempted to break free.
Although poor reproduction rates have been known to affect individual species in the past, this is the first time such low reproductive rates have been seen at every stage of the ecosystem.
Conservationist groups are offering a reward of €30,000 ($33,000) for information about the disappearance of Naya, the first wolf spotted in Belgium for over 100 years. The wolf and her cubs are feared to have been killed by hunters.
"The birth of this male is great news for the species," senior zoo keeper Jane Marshall said.
One study published in the journal Science found that at least one in five vertebrate species on Earth are bought and sold on the wildlife market.
The taxi's driver called police to the scene of the incident. Officers found a goose on the back seat surrounded by glass.
Black bear sightings are becoming increasingly common in Connecticut as the animal's population grows.
A landmark U.N. report recently warned that one million species around the world are at risk of extinction due to human pressures and climate change.
Unless the administration changes course, America's sportsmen and women may find that we are the next species on the endangered list.
"Blood was everywhere. It was a vile, vicious, traumatic event," says one neighbor recounting the flock that had descended on her home in West Palm Beach.
President Donald Trump has eviscerated the Endangered Species Act at the worst possible time for wildlife and the planet. And humans will ultimately pay the price.
Bison have injured more people in Yellowstone than any other animal, according to the National Park Service.
Local authorities believe the bear is a danger to public safety, but animal lovers raced to defend the creature on Twitter.
An international team of scientists is about to embark on a four-year-long study on the Earth's second biggest ocean.
Scientists believe there are more pieces of plastic in the ocean than stars in the Milky Way.
The shipment was worth nearly $39 million.
Humans abandoned the area in 1986, following what is generally regarded as the worst nuclear disaster in history.
Researchers discovered vegetation and wildlife thriving on the newly formed island.