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Colorado ranks first in Western states scorecard on outdoor recreation, responsible drilling, public-lands access 17.10.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Center for Western Priorities ranks Colorado top among states for outdoor recreation, public lands access and responsible energy development.
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Navy pays $4.9M in fees, partners with conservation groups 16.10.2017 AP Washington
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) -- The Navy has partnered with conservation organizations to preserve more than 5 square miles (13 square kilometers) of Jefferson County land that's in areas near ongoing naval operations....
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Beyond Biodiversity: A New Way of Looking at How Species Interconnect 12.10.2017 Environmental News Network
In 1966, an ecologist at the University of Washington named Robert Paine removed all the ochre starfish from a short stretch of Pacific shoreline on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. The absence of the predator had a dramatic effect on its ecosystem. In less than a year, a diverse tidal environment collapsed into a monoculture of mussels because the starfish was no longer around to eat them.
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“Pygmy” man pleads with Bronx Zoo organization after son is killed for conservation 12.10.2017 Survival International
Mr Nakulire in hospital. © Survival International A Batwa “Pygmy” man has issued a desperate plea to the organization which runs New York’s Bronx zoo, after his 17-year-old son was shot dead by a park guard. The boy was gathering medicinal plants with his father, Mobutu Nakulire Munganga, in Kahuzi-Biega National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on August 26. An anti-poaching squad opened fire on them.  Mr Nakulire was wounded but managed to escape, while his son, Mbone Christian, was killed at the scene. Mr. Nakulire has spent weeks in the regional hospital recovering. The guards receive logistical support, funding and training from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), a big conservation body which is the parent organization of New York’s Bronx zoo. WCS was co-founded by notorious eugenicist Madison Grant. WCS has been funding the management of Kahuzi-Biega for over 20 years. According to international law and WCS’s own human rights policy, indigenous peoples’ consent is required for ...
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The dark side of digitally tracking endangered species 11.10.2017 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The data could make it easier for poachers to find animals and plants that scientists are trying to protect.
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Trump Administration Denies Endangered Species Protection To Walruses Threatened By Climate Change 8.10.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
It's a "death sentence for the walrus," a conservation group said.
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The Energy 202: Here's how Trump's sage grouse fix could backfire 6.10.2017 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Here's how Trump's sage grouse fix could backfire
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Interior Department rejects 25 endangered species petitions, including several linked to climate change 5.10.2017 Washington Post
Interior Department rejects 25 endangered species petitions, including several linked to climate change
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Experts say damage done to wetlands is beyond repair 5.10.2017 Pune – The Indian Express
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Special Announcement: Water Conservation Goes High-Tech 3.10.2017 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Intel announces a new initiative and encourages other technology companies to join the effort.
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A Return to the Conservation Ethic 30.9.2017 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
The interior secretary wants to restore the vision of Gifford Pinchot and use public lands ‘for the benefit and enjoyment of the people.’
Seabed mining can decide the fate of the deep ocean 28.9.2017 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Calls grow for the disclosure about the environmental consequences of extracting valuable minerals from the ocean floor.
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U.S., Mexico reach deal to conserve Colorado River water 28.9.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
The United States and Mexico unveiled an agreement Wednesday to preserve the overtaxed Colorado River, including spending millions of dollars on conservation and environmental projects and drawing up plans to deal with any shortages amid drought and climate change.
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How satellite imagery is transforming conservation science 27.9.2017 GreenBiz.com
High-resolution earth imagery is enabling ecologists to more accurately account for wildlife populations, deforestation, illegal mining and other changes in the landscape.
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Chile’s President reaffirms commitment to marine conservation 25.9.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
  Julio Chamarro at the UN Michelle Bachelet, the President of Chile, reaffirmed her country’s commitment to protecting the marine environment while speaking at a meeting on ocean conservation issues during the annual gathering last week of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. “Our commitment to the prosperity and well-being of our citizens cannot be disassociated with economic growth,” she said.  “But for the same reason, we must accept, once and for all, that long-term growth is not possible, nor is it true development, without an active policy of environmental protection.” We couldn’t agree more with the President that long term growth is not possible without the protection of the environment. We also believe that working hand in hand with fishermen is critical to building sustainable fisheries, and that economic prosperity is achievable even alongside environmental protections. That’s why we are excited and inspired to see that President Bachelet invited Julio Chamorro, a lobster ...
New report exposes widespread abuse funded by big conservation organizations 25.9.2017 Survival International
WWF has been working in the Congo Basin for decades – supporting squads who have committed violent abuse against tribal people. © WWF A new Survival International report details widespread and systematic human rights abuses in the Congo Basin, by wildlife guards funded by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and other big conservation organizations. The report documents serious instances of abuse between 1989 and the present day in Cameroon, the Republic of Congo, and the Central African Republic (CAR) by guards funded and equipped by WWF and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the parent organization of New York’s Bronx zoo. It lists more than 200 instances of abuse since 1989, including pouring hot wax onto exposed skin, beating, and maiming with red-hot machetes. These incidents are likely just a tiny fraction of the full picture of systematic and ongoing violence, beatings, torture and even death. As well as these especially cruel incidents, the report also documents the forms of harassment that have ...
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African wildlife protectors get a hand in detective training in Commerce City 24.9.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Saving African wild cats, elephants and other species from extinction takes serious police work. That's why some of the continent's conservation officers came to Commerce City, Colorado.
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Team Trump's Plan For America's National Monuments: Shrink Size And Expand Hunting 16.9.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
An order by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke aims to increase fishing access on national monuments and other public lands.
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New study shows banning shark fin in the U.S. won't help save sharks 15.9.2017 Wildlife and Habitat Conservation News - ENN
A new study published today in the scientific journal Marine Policy shows that banning the sale of shark fins within the United States can actually harm ongoing shark conservation efforts.David Shiffman of SFU’s Earth2Ocean research group and Robert Hueter from the Center for Shark Research at Mote Marine Laboratory in Florida say that a proposed nationwide ban on shark fin sales within the United States is a misguided and ineffective approach to protecting sharks.
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Long-endangered snow leopard upgraded to ‘vulnerable’ status 15.9.2017 Washington Post: World
The elusive snow leopard — long considered endangered — has been upgraded to “vulnerable,” though conservations warned the new classification does not mean they are safe.
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