User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-National
Category: Specific Organisms :: Reptiles
Last updated: Oct 14 2017 04:03 IST RSS 2.0
 
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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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Nearly 400 new species discovered in the Amazon 28.9.2017 Planet Ark News
A fiery-orange tailed monkey, a new species of pink river dolphin and a stingray resembling a cross between a pancake and honey comb are among the hundreds of new species discovered in the Amazon over the past two years.
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Man goes from alligator wrestler to reptile scientist 23.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Nick Clark was 33 and coming off a $72,000-a-year salary when he made a radical career change — wrestling alligators at Gatorland for $6 an hour. He said his previous employer had fired him when, “burnt out,” he refused to sell an A/C unit to a couple who didn’t need it. […]
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Stairway to prosperity 22.9.2017 Opinion – The Indian Express
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3-foot-long crocodile captured in central Indiana stream 21.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

GREENFIELD, Ind. (AP) — Conservation officers who captured a 3-foot-long crocodile in a central Indiana stream are seeking the public’s help in tracking down its origins. A landowner contacted authorities Monday and reported spotting a reptile resembling an alligator in Brandywine Creek in Hancock County, just east of Indianapolis. A conservation officer found muddy tracks […]
4 US monuments to be scaled back hold artifacts, key habitat 19.9.2017 AP National
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's recommendation to shrink four sprawling national monuments in the U.S. West jeopardizes protections for ancient cliff dwellings, scenic canyons and habitat for endangered fish and threatened Mojave desert tortoises....
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Lectures ‘bring science and nature’ into prison 17.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

ONTARIO, Ore. (AP) — More than 20 inmates at the Snake River Correctional Institution minimum-security facility were given the chance to take part in some community education when two presenters from local wildlife and ecology groups visited to educate them about owls within the state of Oregon. Nancy DeWitt, from the Institute of Applied Ecology, […]
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The fanged, faceless sea creature that washed ashore during Harvey has been identified 15.9.2017 Washington Post
The fanged, faceless sea creature that washed ashore during Harvey has been identified
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'Snot otters' get a second chance in Ohio 14.9.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
North America's largest amphibian, the Hellbender salamander, is in trouble. They are endangered in several states. A team in Ohio is trying to save them before it's too late.
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VIDEO: Snot Otters Get A Second Chance In Ohio 14.9.2017 NPR: Morning Edition
North America's largest amphibian, the Hellbender salamander, is in trouble. They are endangered in several states. A team in Ohio is trying to save them before it's too late.
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Police nab 4-foot-long lizard in Virginia 13.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

LAKESIDE, Va. (AP) — Authorities have captured a 4-foot-long (1.2-meter) lizard that was wandering around a Virginia neighborhood. News outlets report an officer captured the monitor lizard Saturday in Lakeside. Henrico Animal Protection Police Lt. Shawn Sears says the lizard was captured after authorities received a call. Authorities say the lizard is at a facility […]
Man pleads guilty to smuggling after customs officers find three king cobra snakes hidden in potato chip cans 8.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A Monterey Park man pleaded guilty Thursday to animal smuggling after customs officers discovered three deadly king cobra snakes hidden in potato chip cans in a package shipped to his home, officials said.

Rodrigo Franco, 34, admitted to smuggling more than 20 cobras — which sell on the black market...

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The Latest: Nation's biggest refinery starts revving up 6.9.2017 AP National
HOUSTON (AP) -- The Latest on the aftermath of Harvey (all times local):...
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Why Tiger Snakes Are on a Winner 22.8.2017 Environmental News Network
Australian tiger snakes have “hit the jackpot” because prey cannot evolve resistance to their venom.
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The scheme to pump desert water to L.A. could destroy the Mojave. California's Legislature needs to block it 21.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Unlike some deserts, California’s Mojave Desert is full of life. There are tortoises and bighorn sheep, breathtaking wildflower blooms and Joshua trees. Many of the state’s plant and animal species can be found only there.

It’s a unique and beautiful ecosystem, but also a fragile one. Life in the...

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Steelhead struggling home in record low numbers 18.8.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories
Warm-water conditions in the Columbia and Snake Rivers are challenging cold water salmon and steelhead — and the problem is likely to get worse because of climate change.
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Tally reaches 500 in Florida Everglades Burmese python hunt 18.8.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

MIAMI (AP) — Hunters have killed 500 Burmese pythons during an elimination program in the Florida Everglades. Officials who are overseeing the program tell local news outlets that Miami snake hunter Jason Leon killed the 500th python — a 7-foot (2-meter) snake — Thursday morning. It was his second kill since the Python Elimination Program […]
Habitat destruction and poaching is threatening the Sungazer 16.8.2017 Environmental News Network
The Sungazer (Smaug giganteus), a dragon-like lizard species endemic to the Highveld regions of South Africa, is facing an assault on two fronts as farming and industrialisation encroaches on its natural habitat – which already consist of only a several hundred square kilometres globally – while the illegal global pet trade is adding pressure on pushing the species into extinction.
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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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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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