User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-National
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Monarch Numbers Up Slightly, But Butterfly Still at Risk of Extinction 27.1.2015 Commondreams.org Newswire
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Minnesota cattlemen angered by court ruling restoring wolf protection 27.1.2015 Pioneer Press: Most Viewed

MENAHGA, Minn. -- Ross Genoch walks through his small cattle herd on a cold, clear January morning. The cows, docile and trusting, approach him expectantly.

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Groups Petition to Reclassify Gray Wolves to Threatened Status Under Endangered Species Act 27.1.2015 Commondreams.org Newswire
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Three Cheers for Dianne Feinstein and Lindsey Graham: Senators' New Bill Would Bring the Hammer Down On Wildlife Traffickers 27.1.2015 Switchboard, from NRDC
Andrew Wetzler, Director, Land & Wildlife Program, Chicago: One of the biggest obstacles to ending the illegal wildlife trade is weak penalties. The United States is a prime example. As the value of wildlife products has skyrocketed, low fines and minimal prison sentences under federal law make...
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200 Yellowstone Bison Sent To Slaughter, Conservation Group Says 24.1.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Jan 23 (Reuters) - Yellowstone National Park has shipped at least 200 bison near the park boundary with Montana to slaughter as the famed tourist destination seeks to reduce a herd by 900 animals this winter, a U.S. conservation group said on Friday. A park spokesman, Al Nash, could not immediately confirm how many bison may have been handed over to tribal partners and taken to slaughter. But he said 162 bison had been captured and placed into a holding facility as of a week ago. The Buffalo Field Campaign, which opposes the culling and has been monitoring it, said the bison had been dispatched to slaughter since Wednesday, and anticipated that 55 more could be sent on Monday. The culling plan allows the bulk of bison marked for death to be transferred to Native American tribes for slaughter and a certain number of the wandering buffalo to be killed by hunters. The strategy is designed to address worries by ranchers that bison infected with the bacterial disease brucellosis, which can cause ...
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Petition Seeks 3 Million Acres of Critical Habitat for 9 Endangered Species Found From Maine to North Carolina, West to Illinois 24.1.2015 Commondreams.org Newswire
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Egypt conservationists to sue over 'botched' King Tut mask repair 23.1.2015 Yahoo: Politics
An Egyptian conservation group said Friday it will sue the antiquities minister over a "botched" repair of the mask of King Tutankhamun that left a crust of dried glue on the priceless relic. The golden funerary mask, seen Friday by AFP at the Egyptian Museum, showed the sticky aftermath of what appears to have been overzealous use of glue to fix the mask's beard in place. A museum official, who spoke anonymously to avoid repercussions, told AFP the beard had fallen of accidentally when the mask was removed from its case last year to repair the ...
Panther Passages: Connecting habitat to protect a federally endangered species 23.1.2015 TreeHugger
Connecting vital habitat in Florida to allow the endangered panther to flourish.
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Stop Senseless Trophy Hunting 23.1.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Late last week, the Dallas Safari Club announced that they would be auctioning off an elephant hunt in Africa as part of their annual fundraising gala. This sadly echoes the club's auction last year for the opportunity to kill a critically endangered black rhino in Namibia -- a stunt that raised $350,000 in the dubious name of "conservation" and also raised the disdain of citizens around the world who could not see the sense in killing an animal in danger of extinction for sport. Despite the club's effort to pass off the rhino auction as a conservation initiative, they have since hinted that they will withdraw their conservation funding pledge if they are denied a permit to bring the trophy from the hunt back to the U.S., thereby stripping away the conservation rhetoric and showing it to be merely the blood-sport safari that most people suspected it always was. With the club's recent announcement of the latest hunt auction, they moved the debate about killing imperiled species for sport into the public ...
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Conservation and the Environment: Priorities for Latinos in 2015 22.1.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
A couple of days before the New Year, I was asked to comment on the one big issue that I thought was important for Latinos in 2014 , and how that issue might look in 2015. I mentioned the health of our environment and our access to open spaces and public lands, especially in the west, where the land supports some of our centuries-old traditional communities. These landscapes and waterways are part of our identity, and our continued access to them shouldn't be compromised for short-term gains. Their health is paramount to our own. If Madre Tierra isn't healthy, our communities suffer. People who care about protecting the places we love and where we live have had a rude awakening these first weeks of 2015. As state and federal legislatures have gotten under way, we have already seen wheels in motion to run over or slow down efforts to take care of the planet and its inhabitants. New congressional committee chairs and other elected officials are already pushing agendas that effectively dismantle, delay or ...
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India's Tiger Population on the Rise 21.1.2015 Environmental News Network
India’s tiger population has significantly increased according to the 2014-15 India tiger estimation report released today. Recent years have seen a dramatic rise in numbers– from 1,411 in 2006 to 2,226 in 2014. The increase in the tiger population can be largely attributed to better management and improved protection within tiger reserves and other tiger bearing protected areas. Poaching remains the greatest threat to wild tigers today with tiger parts in high demand throughout Asia.
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India counts more wild tigers, credits conservation 21.1.2015 Seattle Times: Top stories
India's latest tiger census shows a sharp increase in the number of the endangered cats in the wild, raising hopes that conservation efforts are working, officials said Tuesday.
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India counts more wild tigers, credits conservation 21.1.2015 Seattle Times: Nation & World
India's latest tiger census shows a sharp increase in the number of the endangered cats in the wild, raising hopes that conservation efforts are working, officials said Tuesday.
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U.S. Trade Agreement with Asia-Pacific Countries Must Have Strong Environmental Provisions 21.1.2015 Switchboard, from NRDC
Jake Schmidt, Director, International Program, Washington, DC: The U.S. and eleven other countries are in the final stages of a trade agreement - the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) - that would, if completed, be the biggest trade agreement in recent history. It would cover countries accounting for...
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Minnesota DNR seizes 37 guns, 28 sets of antlers in poaching case 20.1.2015 Pioneer Press: Most Viewed

MADISON, Minn. -- Charges have been filed against a number of violators following a five-year deer investigation recently completed by conservation officers with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

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Lawsuit Filed to Secure "Endangered" Status for Gunnison Sage Grouse 20.1.2015 Commondreams.org Newswire
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India counts more than 2,000 wild tigers in 2014 census, credits conservation efforts 20.1.2015 Star Tribune: World
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India counts more wild tigers in 2014, credits conservation 20.1.2015 World
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's latest tiger census shows a sharp increase in the number of endangered cats in the wild, raising hopes that conservation efforts are working, officials said ...
USDA sending $23M to Washington for conservation programs 19.1.2015 AP Washington
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture is sending $23 million to Washington state for five conservation programs, including work to preserve farmland, help fish runs and prevent soil erosion....
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On the Brink of Ocean Extinctions, A UN Agreement is Needed To Protect High Seas Health 17.1.2015 Switchboard, from NRDC
Lisa Speer, Director of the International Oceans Program, New York: We could be on the verge of a breakthrough for protection of our oceans. Or on the brink of ocean collapse. A front page story in today's New York Times, "Ocean Life Faces Mass Extinction," reports on a major study,...
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