User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-National
Category: Problems :: Hunting and Poaching
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Peter ‘Show Me the Money’ Daszak Pulls in Big Bucks, through EcoHealth Alliance, for Risky Virus ‘Research’ 3.9.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
Peter Daszak, President of EcoHealth Alliance , is a top scientific collaborator , grantwriter and spokesperson for virus hunters and gain-of-function/dual-use researchers, in labs both military and civilian. Daszak works with dozens of high-containment laboratories around the world that collect pathogens and use genetic engineering and synthetic biology to make them more infectious, contagious, lethal or drug-resistant. These include labs controlled by the U.S. Department of Defense, in countries in the former Soviet Union, the Middle East, South East Asia and Africa. Many of these labs are staffed by former biological weapons scientists. (See Arms Watch’s reports .) Before the Biological Weapons Convention was ratified, this research was called what it is: biological weapons research. Now, it’s euphemistically called gain-of-function or dual-use research. Gain-of-function research to alter coronaviruses for the infection of humans goes back to 1999 or earlier , years before the first novel coronavirus ...
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Letters to the Editor: California has no business fighting lawful trophy hunting in Africa 22.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

It isn't reasonable to make California's game wardens, who protect our wildlife, search for imported animal trophies.

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Editorial: Elephant and lion heads belong on those animals, not on some trophy hunter's wall. 17.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

A state bill banning the possession in California of the heads and other body parts of African wildlife killed by hunters for trophies should pass the legislature.

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Letters to the Editor: Hey, elephant hunters, you can appreciate wildlife without killing it 6.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

A California big-game hunter believes he's communing with nature. He should try shooting animals with a camera, not a gun.

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This L.A. hunter killed an elephant. Now he's a PETA target in bid to end trophy hunting 3.8.2020 LA Times: Environment

California may soon pass a law to ban the import of "trophy" animal parts from Africa. Activists are targeting an L.A. hunter whose hunt was captured on video.

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In western Colorado, wary ranchers eye wolves’ arrival and fear urban voters will introduce more 26.7.2020 Denver Post: Local
Colorado's statewide wolf-reintroduction ballot initiative is rankling rural communities, rekindling old conflicts over the purpose of public lands. It's straining the hard-won partnership that ensures, if not pure nature, the conservation of open landscapes in the face of Colorado's population growth and development boom.
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Starting Wednesday, you need a hunting or fishing license to hike in Colorado state wildlife areas 1.7.2020 Denver Post: Local
The change will help Colorado Parks and Wildlife address "unintended uses" in areas set aside for hunting and fishing.
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Colorado wildlife agency’s past research raises questions about mountain lion hunting levels 24.5.2020 Denver Post: Local
Five years ago, Colorado Parks and Wildlife scientists found that killing mountain lions at the levels agency managers allow across much of the state — including what’s now being planned for the next decade on the Western Slope — will lead to declining numbers, contrary to the goal of ensuring stability for this species.
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Colorado mountain lions hit with new hunting plan as people spread 3.5.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Mountain lions face an uncertain future under a new state plan to let hunters kill up to 15% a year across western Colorado, and more near subdivisions -- rankling animal rights advocates who favor a live-and-let-live approach to wildlife.
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Why China's wildlife ban is not enough to stop another virus outbreak 3.4.2020 LA Times: Science

China's multibillion-dollar wildlife industry is driven by corporate interests and traditional Chinese medicine companies whose animal-based remedies are prescribed as treatment for the coronavirus.

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife says fake social media posts, robocalls spreading lies about hunting and fishing policies 2.4.2020 Denver Post: Local
Fake social media posts and robocalls have been spreading falsehoods about Colorado Parks and Wildlife hunting and fishing policies.
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Minnesota DNR: Wild deer in Dakota County tests positive for CWD 14.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A wild deer in Dakota County has tested positive for chronic wasting disease, the first case of the fatal brain disease discovered in that area of Minnesota, state wildlife officials said Friday.
Florida men banned from hunting in Colorado after poaching mule deer and pronghorn 18.2.2020 Denver Post: Local
Two Florida men convicted of poaching after killing at least three mule deer and six pronghorn in Elbert and Lincoln counties have been banned from hunting in Colorado.
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It's words, not bullets, for the 'bear whisperer' of the Eastern Sierra 12.2.2020 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

'Bear whisperer' Steve Searles lures bears away from kitchens and campsites, with words instead of tranquilizer darts. And he thinks the lessons of the wild may translate to society.

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Trophy Hunters Can Bid for a Chance to Kill Deer With ‘Accomplished Conservationist’ Donald Trump Jr. 5.2.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in the Guardian and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. A week-long “dream hunt” with the US president’s son Donald Trump Jr. is being auctioned at an annual trophy hunting convention in Reno, Nevada, alongside expeditions to shoot elephants, bears and giraffes. The four-day event organized by Safari Club […]
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Moorhead seeks to thwart turkey takeover 10.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Moorhead officials are developing a plan to manage a growing population of urban turkeys. A public meeting this week drew about 70 people — many with tales of turkey conflict.
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Wolves likely living in northwest Colorado, state wildlife officials say 8.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials announced on Wednesday that they've found evidence of wolves living in northwestern Colorado, news that comes days after state election officials placed a measure to re-introduce wolves on this year's ballot.
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Colorado hunting, fishing licenses bring in 20% more revenue, plus more key 2019 numbers 6.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
Hunters had less than a 1% chance of getting a big game license in fiscal year 2018-2019.
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Texas man pleads guilty to illegally hunting trophy elk in Conifer, Evergreen backyards 21.12.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A 50-year-old Texas man pleaded guilty this month to sneaking into Evergreen and Conifer residents' backyards to illegally hunt elk and deer, Colorado Parks and Wildlife said in a news release.
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One ranch, 26 wolves killed: Fight over endangered predators divides ranchers and conservationists 18.12.2019 LA Times: Environment

Wolf advocates accuse Diamond M Ranch of exposing its cows to attacks as they graze. The rancher denies goading wolves, but opposes the species' recovery.

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