User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Endangered Species
Last updated: Jun 21 2019 02:17 IST RSS 2.0
 
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See a turtle on the road? Help it live another day 21.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
June is nesting season for turtles, and females are looking for a place to lay their eggs. But roads can be a deadly hazard.
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Florida Forest, Home to More Than 20 Protected Species, to Be Bulldozed for Walmart Development 20.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Activists lose long-running battle over 138-acre development on Miami-Dade's pine rockland.
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Endangered toads bred at Como Zoo released in Wyoming 19.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Wyoming toad is one of the rarest toads in the world. It has been the focus of a nationwide breeding program -- including at the Como Zoo in St. Paul. It's one of just a handful of other breeding facilities.
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DNR commissioner: Connection to outdoors critical to health, conservation 19.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources told a group of lake advocates on Tuesday that it's her personal mission to connect more people with the outdoors.
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Sea Otters 'At Risk' From Low Genetic Diversity: 'This Is a Warning Sign, a Red Flag' 18.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Sea otter populations crashed during the fur trade, with as few as 1,000 remaining worldwide.
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Saving sharks: One woman's mission to protect the hammerhead 17.6.2019 BBC: World
Marine biologist Ilena Zanella vowed to save the shark after diving with them off Costa Rica.
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Illegal eel exporters exposed by Countryfile 16.6.2019 BBC: Front Page
International buyers offered high prices for eels caught on the River Severn in Gloucestershire.
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To save Klamath River salmon, shut down the hatcheries 13.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In 2021, four large dams on the Klamath River are due to be demolished, in part to revive the river and Klamath Basin salmon. But unless salmon hatchery operations are discontinued soon afterward on the river, the effort will founder. Allowing hatchery salmon to mix with struggling native salmon...

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Bermuda land snail: An animal 'back from the dead' 13.6.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
A remarkable story of how a snail was rescued from the edge of extinction and returned to the wild.
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Nearly 600 Plant Species Have Gone Extinct in Last 250 Years—More Than Twice the Number of Birds, Mammals and Amphibians Combined 11.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Plant extinctions endanger other organisms, ecosystems and the ability of humans to survive on our planet.
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Lessons in Connection at a Tiger Reserve 11.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Poaching, human encroachment and genetic isolation have put tigers on the endangered list. Current estimates put the total tiger population at less than 4,000.
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Plant extinction 'bad news for all species' 11.6.2019 BBC: Science
Almost 600 plant species have been lost from the wild in the last 250 years, according to a new study.
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State to ask Colorado BLM to defer action on some oil, gas leases proposed in wildlife habitat 11.6.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
State officials and conservationists want action delayed on at least some of the new federal oil and gas leases proposed in Colorado, citing potential impacts on deer, elk, greater sage grouse and a bird being considered for the endangered species list.
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Flood risks bring warnings for those living, playing near rivers in southwestern Colorado 10.6.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Officials in southwestern Colorado are warning tourists and residents to take precautions as the melting of this winter’s record snowpack is leading to flood risks.
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A new strategy is saving endangered California sea turtles from deadly fishing nets 10.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In Southern California the inherent tension between conservation and fisheries is evident in the trade-off between the need to protect endangered sea turtles from getting caught in fishing nets and the importance of commercial swordfish as a source of income and livelihood for California fishers.

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On Santa Cruz, California’s largest island, foxes play and a traffic jam is 6 kayaks 9.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Before I tell you about my glorious solitude on Santa Cruz Island, let’s be clear that there is some congestion among the coastal cliffs and grassy hills.

For instance, if there’s a sea caves tour, you might see half a dozen folks dragging yellow plastic vessels into the shallows, all at once....

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Ireland 'unwise' to pick a fight over fishing in Scottish waters 8.6.2019 BBC: Front Page
The Scottish government has threatened enforcement action after Irish boats came within 12 miles of Scottish islet Rockall.
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With more than 1.2 million birds euthanized, emotions are running high over bird disease outbreak 7.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Each morning, once the kids were off to school, Kerri Hand would slip out to her backyard, sit in a lawn chair and hang out with her feathered family.

There was Delores, a young turkey she got her 13-year-old son for his birthday, who would sit in her lap and beg for treats. Her family loved Delores...

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Blue belt zones to protect minke whales 7.6.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Special protections are planned for minke whales and basking sharks in their feeding grounds around Scotland.
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How fish and shrimps could be recruited as underwater spies 7.6.2019 BBC: Technology
Animals have long been used for military purposes, but could marine creatures also act as sensors?
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