endangered species http://kuow.org en Civil War Invades An Elephant Sanctuary: One Researcher's Escape http://kuow.org/post/civil-war-invades-elephant-sanctuary-one-researchers-escape Ivory poachers are killing some 22,000 African elephants a year. Among the recent casualties was a group of rare <a href="http://www.birds.cornell.edu/brp/elephant/cyclotis/cyclotis.html">forest elephants</a> in the Central African Republic.<p>Those elephants were featured in an NPR program, Radio Expeditions, in 2002, when former NPR host and correspondent Alex Chadwick and sound engineer Bill McQuay went to central Africa to <a href="http://blog.allaboutbirds.org/2014/05/07/elephant-npr-sounds-video/">record them</a>.<p>The Central African Republic was peaceful back then. Thu, 08 May 2014 15:25:13 +0000 Christopher Joyce 34084 at http://kuow.org Civil War Invades An Elephant Sanctuary: One Researcher's Escape Judge Reduces Hatchery Releases On Sandy River http://kuow.org/post/judge-reduces-hatchery-releases-sandy-river A new court decision reduces the number of hatchery fish releases into Oregon's Sandy River this year.<p>The Sandy River Hatchery will be allowed to release 200,000 coho salmon this year. That's less than the 300,000 coho hatchery managers were planning to release.<p>Liz Hamilton, executive director of the Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association, said in a statement that the reduction won't harm sport fishers.<p>"This is good news for our industry," she said. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:08:04 +0000 Cassandra Profita 30770 at http://kuow.org Judge Reduces Hatchery Releases On Sandy River To Save Threatened Owl, Another Species Is Shot http://kuow.org/post/save-threatened-owl-another-species-shot In desperation to save the rare northern spotted owl, biologists are doing something that goes against their core — shooting another owl that's rapidly taking over spotted owl territory across the northwest.<p>"If we don't do it, what we're essentially doing, in my view, is dooming the spotted owl to extinction," says Lowell Diller, senior biologist for Green Diamond, a timber company.<p>The decision to shoot the more aggressive barred owls has been wrenching for biologists and the federal government. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 22:23:00 +0000 Elizabeth Shogren 27184 at http://kuow.org To Save Threatened Owl, Another Species Is Shot Olympia, Human Trafficking, And Birds http://kuow.org/post/olympia-human-trafficking-and-birds <p></p><p></p><p><strong>This Week In Olympia</strong><br>With the end of the legislative session nigh, will lawmakers be able to wrap up their work or will there be a special session? <a href="http://www.heraldnet.com/section/BLOG13">Jerry Cornfield</a>, reporter and political columnist for the Everett Herald, is waiting for answers along with the rest of us.</p><p><strong>Breaking The Cycle Of Human Trafficking</strong><br>In Kolkata, India’s red-light district, the <a href="http://www.newlightindia.org">New Light Foundation</a> runs two centers that provide poor and abandoned girls with health care, meals, tutoring and in the case of 40 children, a roof over their head. Urmi Basu, founder and director of New Light, is now in the process of establishing a home for young boys so that they too can leave the red-light district.</p><p><strong>The Beauty Of Endangered Birds</strong><br>There are 590 bird species that are endangered or critically endangered. Some only live in captivity. Around the world there are places where only old nests and the memories of their songs remain. <a href="http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photographers/photographer-tim-laman/">Photographer Tim Laman</a> and <a href="http://birdsofparadiseproject.org/media.php?page=108">ornithologist Ed Scholes</a> bring us the story of endangered birds.</p><p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Weekday With Steve Scher 12081 at http://kuow.org Olympia, Human Trafficking, And Birds Feds To Review Endangered Status Of Northwest's Reindeer http://kuow.org/post/feds-review-endangered-status-northwests-reindeer <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2012/12/121812JR_Reindeer_web_0.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho - The protected status of a small population of reindeer in the Northwest is getting a second look. Snowmobilers and an Idaho county that depends on winter snow sports petitioned the government to delist the animal.<p>The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agreed to do a status review on woodland caribou in the Selkirk Mountains of Idaho and Washington. Wed, 19 Dec 2012 19:48:28 +0000 Jessica Robinson 5384 at http://kuow.org Feds To Review Endangered Status Of Northwest's Reindeer