User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Endangered Species
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Kenya sets fire to ivory tusks 1.5.2016 Durango Herald
NAIROBI, Kenya – Kenya’s president set fire Saturday to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest stockpile ever destroyed, in a dramatic statement by this East African country against the trade in ivory and products from endangered species.Uhuru Kenyatta put a flame to the...
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Cruz on Californians: 'Y'all are used to being treated by Republicans like an ATM' 1.5.2016 LA Times: Commentary
Ted Cruz talks about Donald Trump out West April 30 2016, 2:02 PM Sen. Ted Cruz and his running mate Carly Fiorina head West to speak at the California GOP convention. Follow our live coverage . Ahead of Tuesday's Indiana primary, Cruz nabbed the endorsement of Gov. Mike Pence Bernie Sanders drops...
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In convention speech, Cruz hits at familiar themes - with a California twist 1.5.2016 LA Times: Commentary
Updates from the California Republican Party convention: Former Gov. Pete Wilson endorses Ted Cruz April 30 2016, 3:03 PM Welcome to a special edition of Essential Politics, our live feed from the California Republican Party convention in Burlingame. Here's a quick glance at the what's coming up...
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Kenya burns $172M in tusks, horns 30.4.2016 CNN: Top Stories
Twelve ivory towers burned in Kenya on Saturday, sending thick plumes of ash and smoke over Nairobi National Park as elephant and rhino tusks smoldered.
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Kenya burns huge pile of ivory tusks to protest poaching 30.4.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya’s president Saturday set fire to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest stockpile ever destroyed, in a dramatic statement against the trade in ivory and products from endangered species. Uhuru Kenyatta put a flame to the biggest of 11 […]
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Kenya burns huge pile of ivory tusks to protest poaching 30.4.2016 AP Top News
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenya's president Saturday set fire to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest stockpile ever destroyed, in a dramatic statement against the trade in ivory and products from endangered species....
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Our 8 Favorite VR Experiences From the Tribeca Film Festival 30.4.2016 Wired Top Stories
Our 8 Favorite VR Experiences From the Tribeca Film Festival
VR is really finding its legs as a creative artform. Here are eight innovative virtual-reality experiences from this year's Tribeca Film Festival. The post Our 8 Favorite VR Experiences From the Tribeca Film Festival appeared first on WIRED.
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Britain's wild places are vital to our imaginations 30.4.2016 Guardian: Environment
The UK has hundreds of islands, hills and rivers and a coastline almost 20,000 miles long, inspiring a passion deep within us. Plus: top five wild hotspots Recently, I climbed Maol Chean-dearg, a mountain in the far north-west of Scotland. Down in the glens, it was not far above freezing, and the cold air pooled as mist. But up on the summits the sun blazed, and the temperature touched 15C. The result was one of the most dazzling cloud inversions I have seen in 30 years. In the high corries of the peak, I climbed out of the mist and into clearness. To the west, jagging from a glowing sea of cloud, were the Black Cuillin of Skye and the Clisham on the Outer Hebrides. Nearby were the graceful Torridon tops: Beinn Alligin, whose Gaelic name means the jewelled hill, and Liathach, the grey one. Far to the east rose the white domes of the Cairngorms. I had a sight-span of almost 200 miles, across mountain, glen, sea and loch. There was nowhere I would rather have been than ...
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Kenya to burn tons of ivory in effort to fight poaching 30.4.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

The market for ivory across much of Asia, particularly China, has remained strong, driving poachers in sub-Saharan Africa to kill an enormous number of vulnerable species.
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The world's largest ivory burn is happening in Kenya on Saturday 30.4.2016 Washington Post
The world's largest ivory burn is happening in Kenya on Saturday
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Chimp is freed from 'solitary confinement,' meets Jane Goodall, retires in Florida 29.4.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Back in the 1990s, Joe the chimpanzee was a California TV and film actor owned by a well-known Hollywood animal trainer. The chimp’s best-known work was a 1997 movie called “Buddy,” in which Rene Russo played a socialite who lives in a mansion with various primates and other creatures she treats as her children. By 1999, Joe was 11 years old, and his career path had taken a new turn. He’d been handed over to the small Mobile Zoo in Wilmer, Ala., where for 16 years he was a star attraction who li...
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Tusks of 8,000 elephants to burn 29.4.2016 CNN: Top Stories
It's an overpowering display of the sheer size of Africa's poaching crisis.
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Bengal tiger dies in Karachi zoo 29.4.2016 New Kerala: World News
Islamabad, April 29 : A Bengal tiger has died at the Karachi zoo, the media reported on Friday.
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Chimp is freed from 'solitary confinement,' meets Jane Goodall, retires in Florida 29.4.2016 Washington Post
Chimp is freed from 'solitary confinement,' meets Jane Goodall, retires in Florida
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Swaziland unveils plan to legalise rhino horn to pay for anti-poaching efforts 28.4.2016 Guardian: Environment

Leaked document shows proceeds from the sale of 330kg stockpile would be used to protect country’s 73 white rhinos from poaching

The kingdom of Swaziland has made a surprise proposal to legalise the trade in rhino horn in order to pay for anti-poaching measures.

In a leaked document addressed to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites), Swaziland’s anti-poaching body said it wanted to sell the country’s 330kg stockpile of horn collected from naturally deceased animals and confiscated from poachers.

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Don't delist Yellowstone's grizzly bears 28.4.2016 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: I was very disappointed by your editorial that supported removing Yellowstone's grizzly bears from the federal endangered species list. The article presents an overly optimistic picture of grizzly bear delisting. ("Planning the grizzly bear's return," editorial, April 24)

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Endangered dholes spotted in China reserve 28.4.2016 New Kerala: World News
Beijing, April 28 : At least nine dholes, or Asiatic wild dogs, were caught on camera in a nature reserve in China's Gansu province, the nature reserve officials said on Thursday.
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3 ‘bachelor’ lions from Seattle zoo moving to Oakland 27.4.2016 Seattle Times: Local

Three young lions born at the Woodland Park Zoo are headed to the Bay Area.
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Approval of Adani's Queensland coalmine faces another legal challenge 27.4.2016 Guardian: Environment

Conservationists claim the state government failed to ensure the planned Carmichael mine was ecologically sustainable

Adani’s plan for Australia’s largest coalmine faces yet another snag, with a conservation group mounting what is now the eighth legal challenge to the contentious project.

The group, Land Services of Coast and Country, filed an appeal for a judicial review of the Queensland government’s environmental approval of the Carmichael mine in the supreme court on Wednesday.

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Montserrat's last two mountain chicken frogs to be reunited to save species 27.4.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

Conservationists pin hopes of the species’ survival on breeding the Caribbean island’s last known male and female in the wild

In what could be a fairytale ending, conservationists are hoping to reunite the last two remaining wild mountain chicken frogs living on Montserrat and help their species breed on the Caribbean island for the first time since 2009.

A project led by the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust will next month take the last remaining female and “translocate” her into the territory of the last remaining male as part of a 20-year recovery plan for the species, one of the world’s largest and rarest frogs that exists on just two Caribbean islands, Montserrat and Dominica.

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