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Mojave Max, the desert tortoise who lives at Redrock Canyon (photo courtesy Redrock Canyon Interpretive Association)

Desert Tortoise Center Shutting Down

Last of animals being released or shipped out by November 1


Animal protection advocates warn the wild horse is on the verge of going extinct in North America for the second time in 13,000 years. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Federal Protection Sought For Wild Horses

Question hings on definition of “native species.”


(Photo Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Oil Fracking Project In Nevada Sage Grouse Habitat Approved

Federal land managers have approved an oil project involving fracking in a portion of northeast Nevada identified as an essential habitat.


File photo of a snail. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Feds Offering Protection To Snails

PHOENIX (CBS Las Vegas/AP) — Two types of snails native to eastern and southern Arizona are getting protection under the Endangered Species Act. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced this week the designation of […]



Nevada Butterflies Kept Off ‘Endangered’ List

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Department of Interior says a subspecies of Nevada butterflies is endanger of extinction, but will not immediately be protected under the federal Endangered Species Act because of limited funding. A federal […]

CBS Las Vegas–03/08/2011