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Accidental deaths of endangered whale threatens its survival 16.8.2017 AP National
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- A high number of accidental deaths this year among the endangered North Atlantic right whale threaten the survival of the species, according to conservation groups and marine scientists....
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Rare crocodile eggs hatched at Cambodian conservation center 15.8.2017 Washington Post: World
Nine eggs of an endangered crocodile species found in the wild in June and taken to a conservation center in southern Cambodia have hatched, conservationists announced Tuesday.
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Rare crocodile eggs hatched at Cambodian conservation center 15.8.2017 Seattle Times: Local

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Nine eggs of an endangered crocodile species found in the wild in June and taken to a conservation center in southern Cambodia have hatched, conservationists announced Tuesday. The New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society and Cambodia’s Fisheries Administration said the eggs of nine Siamese crocodiles have hatched at the Koh Kong […]
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Monkey Species Not Seen Alive for 80 Years Rediscovered in the Amazon 15.8.2017 Environmental News Network
Scientists have rediscovered a species of monkey in the Brazilian Amazon not seen alive since 1936, according to reporting by Mongabay.The species, the bald-faced Vanzolini saki, was first discovered along the Rio Eiru more than 80 years ago by Alfonzo Olalla, an Ecuadorian naturalist. But scientists had found no other living evidence of the monkey since then. Earlier this year, a team of seven primatologists, led by Laura Marsh of the Global Conservation Institute, began a three-month expedition aboard a boat through the Upper Jurua River and its tributaries to search for the missing monkey and survey other wildlife in the remote region of Brazil.
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Vizag to host conference on energy efficiency and conservation 14.8.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Trump administration urged to avoid salmon protection rules 10.8.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A group that represents farmers is calling the costs of saving imperiled salmon in the largest river system in the Pacific Northwest unsustainable and is turning to the Trump administration to sidestep endangered species laws. The Columbia-Snake River Irrigators Association wants the government to convene a Cabinet-level committee with the power […]
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Trump administration urged to avoid salmon protection rules 10.8.2017 AP Top News
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A group that represents farmers is calling the costs of saving imperiled salmon in the largest river system in the Pacific Northwest unsustainable and is turning to the Trump administration to sidestep endangered species laws....
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Guard’s arrest backs up tribals’ claim that many Kaziranga “poachers” were innocent 10.8.2017 Survival International
Wife of a man killed in the forest after being called to work by the Forest Department. Kaziranga Tiger Reserve. © Survival A forest guard in India’s notorious “shoot on sight” Kaziranga National Park has been arrested, after an incident that local people say proves their longstanding claim that many people shot as “poachers” are innocent local people. Three villagers, one from the local Mising tribe , have been tortured and beaten by Kaziranga forest officials after selling cattle at a market. They report that officials took their money, beat them, and threatened to shoot them and claim they were poachers caught in the act. One of the villagers managed to escape and get help. Subal Bawri, a tribal man, tried to intervene and was also badly beaten. The victims believe that had other villagers not arrived they would have been killed. The men have made a formal police complaint against their treatment, and protests have been held by local people. They claim that this is an abuse of the legal immunity ...
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Sage grouse conservation changes draw mix of praise, alarm 9.8.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
President Donald Trump's administration has opened the door to industry-friendly changes to a sweeping plan imposed by his predecessor to protect a ground-dwelling bird across vast areas of the U.S. West.
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Sage grouse conservation changes praised, provoke alarm 8.8.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
President Trump's administration has opened the door to industry-friendly changes to a sweeping plan imposed by his predecessor to protect a ground-dwelling bird across vast areas of the West.
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Sage grouse conservation changes praised, provoke alarm 8.8.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s administration has opened the door to industry-friendly changes to a sweeping plan imposed by his predecessor to protect a ground-dwelling bird across vast areas of the West. Wildlife advocates warn that the proposed changes would undercut a hard-won struggle to protect the greater sage grouse. Representatives of the […]
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Trump Administration Revises Conservation Plan For Western Sage Grouse 8.8.2017 NPR News
A task force lays out changes that could loosen protections for the bird species renowned for its elaborate mating dance. The rules take into account "local economic growth and job creation."
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Trump team relaxes land-use rules for saving sage grouse, opening more of the West for fossil fuels development 8.8.2017 Denver Post: Business
Trump administration officials on Monday advanced an overhaul of land-use rules aimed at opening more of the West to fossil-fuels development, shifting the nation's strategy for saving imperiled sage grouse away from protecting habitat.
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Feds to give states more flexibility in protecting wild bird 8.8.2017 AP Washington
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Interior Department on Monday unveiled a plan to protect the threatened sage grouse that gives Western states greater flexibility to allow mining, logging and other economic development where it now is prohibited....
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Interior to give states economic flexibility on sage grouse 7.8.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Interior Department on Monday unveiled a plan to protect the threatened sage grouse that gives Western states where the bird lives flexibility for economic development. Miners, ranchers and some Western governors had argued Obama-era policies jeopardized logging and other businesses....
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Deforestation and Climate Disruption Are Degrading the Amazon, Endangering Our Survival 7.8.2017 Truthout.com
The Amazon Rainforest, the most biologically diverse place on Earth, is threatened by deforestation and anthropogenic climate disruption. (Photo: CIAT ; Edited: LW / TO) As human beings, our survival depends upon respecting the complexity of the Earth's ecosystems and protecting them, say the experts in Brazil tasked with protecting the Amazon rainforest from the effects of human-caused climate disruption. The Amazon is one of the most important and biodiverse ecosystems, and it is being deforested at an astonishing rate. The Amazon Rainforest, the most biologically diverse place on Earth, is threatened by deforestation and anthropogenic climate disruption. (Photo: CIAT ; Edited: LW / TO) Sao Paolo and Brasilia, Brazil -- Warwick Manfrinato, the director of Brazil's Department of Protected Areas, has a deep understanding of biological interdependence, as well as its importance. "If we are of utter service to nature, then we provide the benefits to all other living things on the planet," Manfrinato told ...
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Conservation groups protest state’s secrecy on managing, killing wolves 5.8.2017 Seattle Times: Local
Divided over strategy, wildlife conservation groups agree the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is too secretive about its killing of wolves.
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Wildlife royalties – a future for conservation? 4.8.2017 Environmental News Network
Writing in the journal Animals, they muse on whether organisations that profit in some way from wildlife imagery and popularity, could establish a corporate responsibility to contribute a portion of this income to the conservation of the animals represented.
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Wolves and Grizzlies Win a Round in Court 4.8.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  A federal appeals court chose on Tuesday to keep in place Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region — a decision that could also have implications for Yellowstone grizzly bears and other wildlife. The U.S. Court of […]
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The Trump administration vs. the sage grouse — one more way to undermine the Endangered Species Act 3.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The sage grouse can’t catch a break. The bird with a riveting mating ritual and a 40-million-year lineage, which provided sustenance for Plains Indians and settlers all across the American West, has long been imperiled. According to scientists’ rough estimates, 16 million sage grouse once lived...

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