U.S. Fish and Wildlife (USFWS) http://www.kunc.org en Musicians, Take Note: Your Instrument May Be Contraband http://www.kunc.org/post/musicians-take-note-your-instrument-may-be-contraband New Obama administration rules aimed at protecting African elephants are causing widespread anxiety in the music world. From country to classical, working musicians say the policy will make them think twice about touring abroad.<p>The proposed regulations would place a near-total ban on anything made with ivory moving in and out of the U.S.<p>Says Craig Hoover, who heads up the Wildlife Trade and Conservation Branch of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: "The reason for that is ... Mon, 07 Apr 2014 20:44:00 +0000 Adam Ragusea 55255 at http://www.kunc.org Musicians, Take Note: Your Instrument May Be Contraband Rule Would List All Chimps As Endangered, Even Lab Animals http://www.kunc.org/post/rule-would-list-all-chimps-endangered-even-lab-animals This week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed a new rule that would extend "endangered species" protections to chimpanzees held in captivity. Nearly half of all the chimps in the U.S. live in research facilities, and <a href="https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2013/06/12/2013-14007/endangered-and-threatened-wildlife-and-plants-listing-all-chimpanzees-as-endangered">the regulation changes</a> would make it more difficult to use these animals in medical experiments.<p>But don't expect an outcry among most scientists. Fri, 14 Jun 2013 22:46:00 +0000 45829 at http://www.kunc.org Rule Would List All Chimps As Endangered, Even Lab Animals Missouri River Home To Endangered Pallid Sturgeon http://www.kunc.org/post/missouri-river-home-endangered-pallid-sturgeon <p>More than 20 years after being listed as an endangered species, the pallid sturgeon is just treading water in the Missouri River. Thanks to an ongoing restocking program, the fish population is stable but not recovering. Fri, 03 May 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Harvest Public Media & Grant Gerlock 43748 at http://www.kunc.org Missouri River Home To Endangered Pallid Sturgeon Jogging Banned From Baskett Slough Wildlife Refuge http://www.kunc.org/post/jogging-banned-baskett-slough-wildlife-refuge Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep.<p>Running can be good for you but apparently, is bad for animals. People who like to run through the Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge were stunned by a new sign. According to the Statesman Journal, the signs at a trailhead there say: No Dogs, Horseback Riding and No Jogging. Hiking is apparently fine. Wildlife officials warn that running people can stress out the animals, and might even interfere with their breeding.<p>It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.<p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 11:58:00 +0000 43237 at http://www.kunc.org PHOTO: Is That A Porcupine In A Tree? http://www.kunc.org/post/photo-porcupine-tree <p>Why yes, porcupines can climb trees. Why do you ask?</p><p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 14:15:59 +0000 Jim Hill 40780 at http://www.kunc.org PHOTO: Is That A Porcupine In A Tree?