User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Endangered Species
Last updated: Sep 14 2014 19:49 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Mozambique: Scouts with little air support struggle to stop poachers in vast, remote park 14.9.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Climate crimes: Naomi Klein on greenwashing big business 13.9.2014 Guardian: Environment
Soon after reporting on the 2010 BP oil spill, Naomi Klein found she was pregnant and miscarried. Was there a connection? She looks at the 'greenwashing' of big business and its effects Continue reading...
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Large number of salmon return to Columbia River 13.9.2014 AP Washington
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Hundreds of thousands of salmon are making their way from the ocean up the Columbia River this month, a windfall for salmon eaters, and for tribal and recreational fishermen in the Pacific Northwest....
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A dozen puffins will get you 800 mackerel: Inside the weird economy of zoos 12.9.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Under the endangered species act, buying or selling an endangered animal requires a hard-to-get permit. But there's a loophole.
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Call for greater protection of endangered lynx in the US 12.9.2014 Guardian: Environment

New rules reduce rare wild cats critical habitat despite extending legal protection in 48 states, conservationists say

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A Dozen Puffins Will Get You 800 Mackerel: Inside The Weird Economy Of Zoos 12.9.2014 NPR News
Zoos and aquariums almost never buy or sell animals. But trade is thriving.
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LYNX protection expands, but scope limited 12.9.2014 Denver Post: Local
Canada lynx gained federal protections in New Mexico on Thursday, but U.S. wildlife officials again declined to designate critical habitat for the elusive animal in Colorado and parts of ...
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Mountain chicken frogs offspring airlifted to Caribbean home 12.9.2014 Guardian: Environment

Dozens of frogs reared in UK zoos to escape the deadly chytrid fungus returned to Montserrat

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Don't Go! Panda Cub Clings to Keeper's Leg at a Research Facility 12.9.2014 Boston Globe: Latest
A giant panda grabbed ahold of his keeper's leg and held on tight as he tried to close the gate at an enclosure in a research base in China's southwestern city of Chengdu. Established in 1987, the mission at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding is to protect the endangered species through research and conservation efforts. Forty-nine pandas were born in China last year, but only 42 of them survived.
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Lynx protections expanded, but new habitat denied 11.9.2014 AP Washington
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- U.S. wildlife officials are expanding protections for Canada lynx to include animals in New Mexico, while again denying critical habitat designations for the elusive wild cats in the Southern Rockies....
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Canada lynx gain protections in New Mexico, but no habitat designated in Southern Rockies 11.9.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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The end of the South African rhino? 11.9.2014 CNN: Top Stories
Poaching in South Africa is at an all time high, yet the country hosts 75% of the world's rhino population. To save the rhinos, one charity is moving them out of town.
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Lost frogs: finding the world's rarest amphibians in pictures 11.9.2014 Guardian: Science

In Search of Lost Frogs is the story of conservationist and photographer Robin Moores journey from Colombia to Costa Rica and Israel to India to find lost species, a quest he embarked upon later joined by 126 researchers in 21 countries in 2010. He has founded the Amphibian Survival Alliance and is a fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers. The expedition and its discoveries give hope that it is still not too late to save some species, and they are all remarkable as is illustrated by Moores stunning photographs here

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Editorial: Prairie dog process has been a dog 11.9.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
It’s understandable why many Utahns can’t make sense of the collision of biology and politics that defines efforts to protect the Utah prairie dog. The prairie dog is a threatened species as defined by the Endangered Species Act (ESA), but there are thousands of them. There are so many, in fact, that the federal Fish and Wildlife Service, which enforces the act, allows hundreds of them to be killed at three Utah airports and a golf course in Cedar City. That’s allowed because there is an agreem...
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Should Mexican wolves roam Utah? 11.9.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Nearly four decades after the gray wolf won protection as an endangered species, federal authorities have yet to complete a recovery plan for a subspecies native to the American Southwest. Now conservation groups have told the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to expect a lawsuit if the agency fails to release a plan for the Mexican gray wolf in the next 60 days, arguing that the agency is in violation of the Endangered Species Act. Fish and Wildlife’s three-year-old draft plan indicated southern...
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Scientists warn of faulty Wisconsin wolf estimates 11.9.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Researchers are urging federal wildlife officials to consider placing the wolf back on the endangered species list before Wisconsin's wolf hunting season opens in mid-October.
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Iron County to feds: Count every prairie dog 11.9.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Parts of Iron County seem to teem with a rare, but pesky rodent that has been under federal protection since 1973. The Utah prairie dog burrows into cemeteries and eats funeral flowers, damages airport runways and perforates fields with holes that wreck agricultural equipment, local officials say. And worse, federal protection measures for the prairie dog and other listed species undermine human communities, while environmental groups enrich themselves suing federal agencies, according to test...
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Prairie chickens coming home to roost downstate 10.9.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Prairie chickens coming home to roost downstate
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This Legendary Accounting Firm Just Ran the Numbers on Climate Change 10.9.2014 Mother Jones
With every year that passes, we're getting further away from averting a human-caused climate disaster. That's the key message in this year's " Low Carbon Economy Index ," a report released by the accounting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers. The report highlights an "unmistakable trend": The world's major economies are increasingly failing to do what's needed to to limit global warming to 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit above preindustrial levels. That was the target agreed to by countries attending the United Nations' 2009 climate summit; it represents an effort to avoid some of the most disastrous consequences of runaway warming , including food security threats, coastal inundation, extreme weather events, ecosystem shifts, and widespread species extinction. To curtail climate change, individual countries have made a variety of pledges to reduce their share of emissions, but taken together, those promises simply aren't enough. According to the PricewaterhouseCoopers report, "the gap between what we are doing and ...
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New dolphin fossil reveals evolution of Ganges dolphin 10.9.2014 New Kerala: World News
London, Sep 10 : The discovery of a new fossil of dolphin species belonging to an extinct family of dolphins has shed light on the history of the endangered Ganges and Indus river dolphins living today.
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