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Havasupai Tribe, Conservation Coalition Will Defend Grand Canyon From Uranium Industry Appeal 27.11.2014 Commondreams.org Newswire
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Feds Cancel Permit For Idaho Wolf-Killing Derby 26.11.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has withdrawn a permit allowing a pro-hunting group to hold a wolf- and coyote-shooting derby on public land in Idaho.


Late Tuesday, the agency canceled the permit issued Nov. 13 to Idaho for Wildlife that provided use of about 3 million acres of federal land for the three-day event in early January.


The agency says the group modified the derby's rules, making it unclear if the permit still applied.


Derby organizers say the agency caved in to environmental groups but that the event will still be held on U.S. Forest Service land and private ranches in the east-central part of the state near Salmon.


The BLM faced two federal lawsuits from conservation groups contending the agency violated environmental laws in issuing the permit.

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Tribespeople call on WWF to stop funding abuse for 'conservation'  26.11.2014 Survival International
This Baka man from Ndongo village reported that he was severely beaten by anti-poaching squads on two occasions. His neighbors have appealed to WWF to stop funding such abuses. © Survival International A group of Baka "Pygmies" and their neighbors in southeast Cameroon have sent an impassioned plea to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), urging the conservation giant to stop funding anti-poaching squads that are responsible for a long history of persecution against the Baka. One letter by a village elder reads, "When WWF started its work here in Ndongo we welcomed it, but the promises that were made and the things we were told have never materialized. We are subjected to your law enforcement work – and where are the promises you made? “Sir, before you finance your work we want you to come meet the people on the ground [to see] its negative impacts.” Another letter urges WWF to stop giving money to the anti-poaching squads.  When much of their land was turned into “protected areas” and safari hunting ...
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Hope for the Monarch Butterfly 25.11.2014 Environmental News Network
When millions of monarch butterflies take to the sky and fly thousands of kilometres from the United States and southern Canada to Mexico, the view is breathtaking. But over the last few decades, their numbers have plummeted, and last year hit an all-time low. Illegal logging in Mexican forests, where the monarchs hibernate during winter, has traditionally been to blame. But large-scale logging by companies appears to have been halted. And now small-scale logging by local people for firewood and timber — a “growing concern in 2013” — has also stopped, according to a study published last month (27 October) in Biological Conservation.
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Valuing the essential element: Water 25.11.2014 TreeHugger
Assessing the role of watershed conservation in major global cities. The Nature Conservancy has created a website to highlight water quality threats and solutions for more than 500 cities.
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Feds Agree to Protect More Habitat for East Coast's Most Endangered Whales by 2016 25.11.2014 Commondreams.org Newswire
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Good News for the Black-Footed Ferret 24.11.2014 Wildlife and Habitat Conservation News - ENN
When you hear about an animal becoming extinct, most assume that the species is gone for good, never to be seen again. That’s not the case for North America’s rarest mammal, the black-footed ferret. 35 years after being declared extinct, the adorable critter is re-emerging in the western U.S. and Canadian prairie land.
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Turkey Pardoned From Death By Obama Last Year Is Still Gobbling Up The Good Life 24.11.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Caramel the turkey, one of two big gobblers pardoned by President Barack Obama last Thanksgiving, has a lot to be thankful for this year. For one thing, and it's a big one, he is still alive. (Story continues below.) Caramel the turkey at Morven Park, in Leesburg, Virginia. (Photo credit: Arin Greenwood) If you are sensitive toward birds, you're generally best off not looking too closely into the usual post-pardon life of a turkey, which has traditionally been very brief . Indeed, Caramel's fellow pardonee, Popcorn, died over the summer. "Something heat-related," says Teresa Davenport, spokesperson for Morven Park, the Virginia estate to which the pair was dispatched after their ceremonial duties were completed. "One day we found him collapsed." Caramel himself has a growth on his left foot, but -- thankful again -- the veterinarian says it's benign. And he's recently gone on some joint medication, since being bred for size rather than longevity can be hard on his ankles, Davenport explains. She says ...
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To fight drought, Burbank not washing city vehicles for two months 24.11.2014 LA Times: Opinion
Thanks to California's persistent drought, the city of Burbank is resorting to "dirty" tactics in the fight to conserve water.
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Pact protects plateau’s land, wildlife 22.11.2014 Durango Herald
DENVER – Most of the wild and gas-rich Roan Plateau in western Colorado will be off-limits to drilling under a compromise announced Friday by conservation groups and an energy company.Bill Barrett Corp. will give up its right to drill for natural gas on about 56 square miles in 17 parcels it had leased from the federal government...
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Guv to see water plan 20.11.2014 Durango Herald
BERTHOUD – The Colorado Water Conservation Board today sent to Gov. John Hickenlooper a draft water plan that aims to shape the future of the precious resource in Colorado.The board met at the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District in Berthoud.After hearing an overview of the comprehensive plan that took a...
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Conservation and Reintroductions 19.11.2014 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Environment News
With the elephant and rhino populations deeply depressed (as we are), reintroduction must be the real aim of conservation of the endangered. Once we have disposed of the poachers and pet traders, a real habitat with a real life must exist in some special somewhere for every species. The science of how to do it is still in its infancy, but here is a strong beginning.
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Steamboat briefs: Sew Steamboat sponsoring Christmas stocking contest 18.11.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Sew Steamboat is sponsoring its annual Christmas stocking contest, and crafters are invited to bring in their homemade stockings and fill out an entry form. The stockings will be on display, and people will be invited to vote on the stockings in several categories including yarn, fabric, other, kids and people’s choice. Winners will be announced at an awards party from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 12 at Sew Steamboat, 929 Lincoln Ave. Forest Service taking orders for low-cost seedling trees The Colorado State Forest Service is now accepting applications on a first-come, first-served basis for more than 40 varieties of low-cost seedling trees and shrubs grown at its Fort Collins nursery, according to a news release. Seedlings ordered now will be distributed statewide next spring. Coloradans who are interested in conservation goals such as creating natural windbreaks, improving wildlife habitat or reforesting properties impacted by wildfire or floods are eligible to purchase the low-cost seedlings. According to CSFS ...
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‘Threatened’ listing for Gunnison sage grouse rouses political scuffle 17.11.2014 EcoTone
‘Threatened’ listing for Gunnison sage grouse rouses political scuffle
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Sashimi trend helps edge Pacific bluefin tuna towards extinction 17.11.2014 World
The Pacific bluefin tuna, a fish used in sushi and sashimi dishes, is at risk of extinction as the global food market places "unsustainable pressure" on the species and others, a conservation body warned Monday. The bluefin tuna joined the Chinese pufferfish, American eel, Chinese cobra and Australian black grass-dart butterfly on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) "red list" of threatened species. The updated list was released by the IUCN at its once-a-decade World Parks Congress in Sydney as it called for better management of protected areas, where some of the decline in species levels has taken place. "Each update of the IUCN 'red list' makes us realise that our planet is constantly losing its incredible diversity of life, largely due to our destructive actions to satisfy our growing appetite for resources," IUCN's director-general Julia Marton-Lefevre ...
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This Rescued Bunny's Incredible Recovery Is Testament To Hard Work Of Pet Shelters Everywhere 15.11.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Had it taken even one more day for little Ping to be discovered, it certainly would have been too late. Instead, the tiny rabbit, found among tall grass in Chicago’s Ping Tom Park, will be ready for adoption in a matter of weeks, thanks to the animal shelter that rescued him and the donors who chipped in more than $1,000 to cover the cost of his treatment. The rabbit was just 3 or 4 weeks old when a group of volunteers and employees from the Red Door Animal Shelter found him in the park, located in the city's Chinatown neighborhood, after receiving a tip. He was in terrible shape. The rabbit, who has since been named Ping Tom, was severely dehydrated, overheated and covered in a sticky, dried-up “fly slime,” as well as more than 200 ticks and “a fountain of fleas.” Ten bot fly larvae had burrowed under his skin, and he required surgery at Chicago Exotics Animal Hospital . (Story continues below.) Ping was found in very rough shape, and immediately ready for a snack. On a scale of 1 to 10, in terms of ...
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Northern long-eared bat is not endangered, state conservation groups say 15.11.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
Minnesota’s timber industry is hoping that it will avoid logging restrictions now that many forest and wildlife associations have concluded that the northern long-eared bat shouldn’t be declared an endangered species.
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5 Measures of Conservation to Affordably Monitor Our Effectiveness 15.11.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Let's face it. Most conservation practitioners would rather spend the next dollar raised on reducing threats than monitoring the effectiveness of their actions. Not surprisingly, few have ever attempted to gather scientifically credible data on any of the numerous exhaustive lists of indicators. Gathering even baselines for such lists is costly and few conservationists have the financial resources to repeat data collection over time to establish trends. To evaluate the status of target wildlife, we keep track of the area they occupy over time within a landscape or seascape. Photo ©Mike Kock. Is there an alternative to all this indicator overload? The arrival of 6th IUCN World Parks Congress, which opened this week in Sydney, presents an opportune time to talk about how we might credibly and affordably measure and report our conservation progress in national, state and community protected areas. In the last decade there has been a proliferation of well-meaning attempts to identify what indicators we ...
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Conservation groups ask Obama administration to protect Yellowstone bison 14.11.2014 World
By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) - Two conservation groups asked the Obama administration on Thursday to provide Endangered Species Act protections for about 4,900 bison at Yellowstone National Park, where managers intend to cull the herd by 900 this winter. Buffalo Field Campaign and Western Watersheds Project said in a petition to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that buffalo at the park that spans parts of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho made up part of the only free-roaming band in the country to retain its genetic integrity. ...
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Saving the World One Park at a Time 13.11.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Five thousand people have gathered in Sydney, Australia to save the world. Not in some metaphorical or whimsical way but in the real sense. The secret weapon being discussed at the IUCN 2014 World Parks Congress: protected areas. Currently, there are about 200,000 terrestrial and marine protected areas. These parks cover 15 percent of the land on earth and 3 percent of the world's oceans; they harbor approximately 80 percent of all threatened bird, mammal, and amphibian species. To the conservation world, these designated areas are the last great hope for biodiversity - where elephants, tigers, gorillas, and sharks can roam free without the threat of their habitats being destroyed or being poached by criminals. With support and guidance from the Cambodian government's Forestry Administration, USAID, WCS, and the local elephant conservation group ELIE, the Seima Protection Forest now boasts one of the largest elephant populations in Indochina. Photo © WCS Asia Program. Protected areas also support human ...
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