wildlife

Trapping ban now in effect on public lands in New Mexico

16 ViewsALBUQUERQUE, 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

4 ViewsALBUQUERQUE, 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

2 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 this

Groups call for reintroduction of jaguars in US Southwest

4 ViewsALBUQUERQUE, 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 in

Migratory Birds Return to New Mexico As Weather Warms

6 ViewsPeople 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 listened

Hunter rescues eagle at Navajo Lake

3 ViewsNEW 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

4 ViewsALBUQUERQUE, 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 Arizona.