U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service http://wxpr.org en USFWS Delays Listing Decision for Threatened Bat Species http://wxpr.org/post/usfws-delays-listing-decision-threatened-bat-species <p>The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will delay its decision on whether to list the northern long-eared bat as endangered. &nbsp;The&nbsp;decision was set to come in October, but the agency will wait six more months before making the final call.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Natural resource departments in Wisconsin and three other Midwestern states <a href="http://wxpr.org/post/dnr-timber-industry-react-against-bat-protections" target="_blank">requested the delay</a>.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 17:04:35 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 20290 at http://wxpr.org USFWS Delays Listing Decision for Threatened Bat Species Sowinski Farms Fined $100,000 For Poisoning Eagles, Animals http://wxpr.org/post/sowinski-farms-fined-100000-poisoning-eagles-animals <p>A father-and-son who run a large Oneida county potato farm will pay 100-thousand dollars in restitution, for the poisoning deaths of two bald eagles and 70 other wild animals.</p><p>65-year-old Alvin Sowinski and his 46-year-old son Paul of Sugar Camp have made a plea deal on federal charges of illegal bald eagle possession. They'll have separate plea hearings on May 8th before Magistrate Stephen Crocker in Madison. U-S Attorney John Vaudreuil said wildlife poisoning cases are extremely rare. He has only prosecuted one-or-two of them in the last 30 years.</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 14:48:49 +0000 Wheeler News-Learfield Data 14349 at http://wxpr.org Sowinski Farms Fined $100,000 For Poisoning Eagles, Animals