User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Endangered Species
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World's ocean species up to 9 times likelier to become extinct than previously thought 31.1.2015 New Kerala: Technology
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'Marine life facing risk of extinction' 31.1.2015 New Kerala: World News
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Southwestern Willow Flycatcher shouldn't have U.S protection, biologist says 31.1.2015 LA Times: Science
Even with powerful top-notch binoculars, it’s not easy singling out the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher from other subspecies of a family of birds known collectively as Empidonax.
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Minnesota Zoo pushes ahead with agenda despite budget shortfall 31.1.2015 Star Tribune: Latest
If anything, there’s new urgency to the plans: New animals and exhibits are seen as crucial to driving attendance
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Owl species getting shot in West Coast forests identified as culprit in Salem jogger attacks 31.1.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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Super Bowl XLIX: The journey to Phoenix 31.1.2015 Seattle Times: Top stories
Super Bowl XLIX: The journey to Phoenix
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Threatened species given lifeline by new bait developed to kill feral cats 30.1.2015 Guardian: Environment

West Australian researchers spent 10 years developing bait of poison mixed with kangaroo mince and chicken fat to appeal to notoriously fussy feline palates

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A sneaky snake: Teams hunt for elusive rock pythons in Miami suburbs, at edge of Everglades 30.1.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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Decision looms over captive orca, but fate of Lolita unclear 30.1.2015 Seattle Times: Top stories
For years, animal activists have campaigned to free a killer whale that was captured from Puget Sound waters in 1970 and has been performing at Miami Seaquarium in Florida for over four decades.
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Decision looms over captive orca, but fate of Lolita unclear 30.1.2015 Seattle Times: Nation & World
For years, animal activists have campaigned to free a killer whale that was captured from Puget Sound waters in 1970 and has been performing at Miami Seaquarium in Florida for over four decades.
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First ever footage of African golden cat sheds light on species 29.1.2015 Guardian: Environment

Camera trap film of one of the world’s most elusive cats shows the animal stalking a group of monkeys in Uganda

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In protecting wolves, advocates seek middle ground 29.1.2015 Star Tribune: Politics
They worry that a December court decision will trigger a backlash in Congress.
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Kenya lost over 100 rhinos in three years 28.1.2015 New Kerala: World News
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Red pandas frolic in US snow - video 28.1.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Red pandas enjoy playing in the snow at the Trevor Zoo in New York state, after a blizzard hit the northeast of America. The endangered red pandas are native to cool temperate bamboo forest in China and the foothills of the Himalayas, so rarely encounter snow in their native habitats. The zoo holds more than 80 species of exotic and indigenous animals Continue reading...
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IVF is best chance to save endangered northern white rhino, scientists say 28.1.2015 Guardian: Environment

Talks held in Kenya to come up with a last ditch plan to save the final five of the endangered species from extinction

Conservationists and scientists have held talks in Kenya this week to come up with a last ditch plan to save the northern white rhinoceros from extinction.

There are only five northern whites left on the planet: three live in a 700-acre enclosure on the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in central Kenya, where the emergency meeting was held on Tuesday, while the other two are kept in zoos in the Czech Republic and the US.

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Monarch butterflies rebound slightly amid milkweed planting 28.1.2015 Denver Post: Local
The latest monarch butterfly count found that the population poised to migrate through the United States rebounded from last year's record low — but still ranks second-lowest on ...
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Advocates seek gray wolf status change to pre-empt Congress 28.1.2015 AP Washington
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Wildlife advocates have petitioned federal officials to reclassify gray wolves as a threatened species, hoping to retain at least some protections that lawmakers in Congress want to repeal....
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WorldViews: Chinese officers caught feasting on an endangered salamander 27.1.2015 Washington Post: World
BEIJING  — China is in the throes of the harshest crackdown on corruption in decades, but officials in Shenzhen apparently didn’t get the memo.While officials across China have been fleeing the country and hiding their money and other traces of their formerly luxurious lifestyles, reporters caught several Shenzhen police officers at a lavish meal, feasting on a giant salamander.Read full article ...
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Why is so little attention paid to Madagascar's incredible wildlife? 27.1.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Madagascar is home to 5% of global biodiversity and the second highest number of threatened mammals in the world – yet even cartoon lemurs in the movie of the same name seem to receive more public attention and cash

Type “Madagascar” into any internet search engine and you are more likely to get reviews of the latest DreamWorks cartoon franchise followed by depressing snippets of news on poverty, disease, and economic hardship than any positive information on the country’s truly amazing natural resources.

To conservationists such as myself, who have been working in the world’s fourth largest island to preserve the country’s forests and wildlife, many of which evolved uniquely and are found nowhere else, the limited awareness of Madagascar’s natural riches leaves us scratching our heads.

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Chinese police alleged to have eaten endangered giant salamander at banquet 27.1.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

The group of 28 diners turned violent towards journalists when they tried to photograph the feast in Shenzhen, reports say

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