User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: Conservation Efforts
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Conservationists and marksmen of Malta battle over annual bird hunt 20.4.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Hunters try to block referendum on traditional spring shoot, while British volunteers help patrol countryside to protect birds Continue reading...
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Earth's extinction rate highly exaggerated: Study (Cached) 20.4.2014 New Kerala: Technology
New York, April 20 : Contrary to the current belief that about half of earth's plants and animals would go extinct over the next century because of human activities, a study has found that this extinction rate is overly exaggerated.
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New Aquarium of the Pacific exhibit to honor the steelhead 20.4.2014 LA Times: Science
$850,000 display will depict the steelhead's journey from mountain streams to the Pacific. It's meant to spawn support for restoring the fish's habitat.

Steelhead trout once packed the natural pools of Southern California's spawning rivers — that is, until the waterways were transformed into concrete drainage canals in the 1930s to protect the burgeoning flatlands from flooding.
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Illinois' spreading forests build state's economy 19.4.2014 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Lone forest cheerleader promotes Prairie State's expanding, little known economic giant — On a remote patch of Livingston County, Jim and Dixie Vogel's 266-acre Hidden Ranch offers a glimpse of a sleeping giant in Illinois' ...
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DR Congo: UN condemns attack on Virunga National Park director (Cached) 17.4.2014 New Kerala: World News
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The trade in rhino horn: asset stripping on an apocalyptic scale 17.4.2014 Guardian: Environment

The South African governments plan to legalise rhino horn sales will simply make life easier for the organised crime cartels that are exterminating the species

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Grey squirrel tops garden wildlife survey 17.4.2014 Guardian: Environment
RSPB results show introduced species is the most spotted in the UK's gardens, with few people seeing the indigenous red squirrel Continue reading...
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California panel postpones decision on protecting gray wolves 17.4.2014 LA Times: Top News
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California mulls wolf listing amid hunts elsewhere 17.4.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Fresno, Calif. • While much of the country has relaxed rules on killing gray wolves, California will consider protecting the species after a lone wolf from Oregon raised hopes the animals would repopulate their historic habitat in the Golden State. The California Fish and Game Commission on Wednesday postponed for three months a decision on whether to list the gray wolf as endangered. Commissioners heard impassioned arguments from environmentalists who want the wolves to again to roam the state ...
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Inside the Galapagos Islands’ Giant Tortoise Rehab Effort 16.4.2014 Wired Top Stories
  You’re sailing from the Spice Islands across the open ocean to the South American port of Guayaquil, your financial motives rooted somewhere along a broad spectrum of morality and lawfulness. Several months have passed, and food stores and morale are low. Fortunately, you know a spot that will save the day, a cluster of ...
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California considers protecting rare gray wolf 16.4.2014 AP Washington
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- A state board will consider granting the gray wolf endangered species status on Wednesday, giving it a chance at returning to California in significant numbers after a decades-long hiatus....
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MPs warn of invasion by non-native plant and animal species 16.4.2014 Guardian: Environment
Government is urged to introduce powers to tackle species such as Japanese knotweed and North American signal crayfish Continue reading...
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Killing with kindness: Conservation's cautionary tale 15.4.2014 New Scientist: Health
What looked like a classic conservation success story nearly ended in disaster. The Chatham Island black robin reveals the hidden perils of intervention (full text available to ...
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Beach closures to protect rare birds 13.4.2014 Denver Post: Local
LAMAR - Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials are asking visitors to John Martin, Adobe Creek and Nee Gronda Reservoirs for help in protecting two rare shorebirds that nest in ...
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Conn. biologist joins international salmon group 12.4.2014 Boston Globe: Latest
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — President Barack Obama has appointed a senior biologist at the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection as commissioner of the Council of North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization.
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Rarest primate on verge of extinction (Cached) 12.4.2014 New Kerala: World News
London, April 12 : Do you know the name of world's rarest primate? It's Hainan gibbon -- a species found only in a tiny corner of an island in the South China Sea.
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Eggs laid by captive pupfish could save the endangered species 12.4.2014 LA Times: Top News
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Op-ed: Will sage grouse go the way of the lesser prairie-chicken 12.4.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
As wildlife biologists, hunters, and conservationists, we watched closely as the fate of the lesser prairie-chicken unfolded on March 27 with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to list the medium-sized game bird as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act. The fact that a once widely distributed and extensively hunted game bird would be considered for an ESA listing is unfortunate, and the USFWS decision disappointed many. But the lesser prairie-chicken can be restored and event...
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Maine marine boss joins international salmon group 12.4.2014 Boston Globe: Maine
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — President Barack Obama has appointed Maine Department of Marine Resources Commissioner Patrick Keliher as commissioner of the Council of North Atlantic Salmon Conservation ...
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Scientists, unions and greens unite in concern over Kew Gardens cuts | Alice Bell 11.4.2014 Guardian: Science

Cuts to the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew risk the loss of 125 jobs, many in science and public engagement.

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