wildlife

Trapping ban now in effect on public lands in New Mexico

114 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It is now illegal to use wildlife traps, snares and poison on public lands across New Mexico under a ban that took effect Friday. New Mexico joined a handful of Western states that have limited trapping on public lands.

PNM starts work on bird protection project

35 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – PNM will be removing a power line in the South Valley to better protect wildlife in the area. The line along the boundary of the Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge in the South Valley is unused right now.

Don’t feed coyotes

99 Views    Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The old saying of “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you”, could be applicable in northeast Albuquerque. Sara Brant, who lives near El Oso Grande Park, says she spotted a woman leaving rotisserie chicken and water for a coyote at least two nights

Groups call for reintroduction of jaguars in US Southwest

39 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Environmental groups and scientists with two universities want U.S. wildlife managers to consider reintroducing jaguars to the American Southwest. In a recently published paper, they say habitat destruction, highways and segments of the U.S.-Mexico border wall mean that natural reestablishment of the large cats

Migratory Birds Return to New Mexico As Weather Warms

35 Views   People who live in Northern New Mexico are treated to the sounds of sandhill cranes flying north overhead every spring. On the ground and singing their songs on branches and twigs, American robins gather to announce their return. Deborah Begel took a closer look at their flights and

Hunter rescues eagle at Navajo Lake

35 Views   NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – An injured bald eagle is taking to the skies once again after being rescued by a hunter. The bird was spotted earlier this month at Navajo Lake in northern New Mexico tangled in fishing line.

Rough start to the year for Mexican gray wolves, cattle

40 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One Mexican gray wolf died after being caught in a trap in April. Another was found dead in the wild. That brings the total to more than a dozen of the endangered predators that have died so far this year in New Mexico and