User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: Conservation Efforts
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Mount Rainier moves to boost protection of native fish species 24.7.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

Positive changes and increased protection could be looming for native fish populations that inhabit the hundreds of lakes and streams in Mount Rainier National Park.
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Conservationists hope to bring beloved bird back 23.7.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

WINDHAM, Maine (AP) — The common loon’s haunting wail that pierced the dusk on Massachusetts lakes disappeared long ago. Today, the birds number fewer than 50 pairs in the Bay State and conservationists are hoping to rebuild their population, starting with a handful of chicks from Maine and New York. The Restore the Call program […]
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This trick can make malaria 'chicken' out of your room 22.7.2016 New Kerala: Health News
Washington D.C, Jul 22 : Fancy sleeping next to a chicken? It may sound like a 'fowl' suggestion, but it turns out, this poultry bedfellow can actually protect you from malaria.
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Feds remove the lesser prairie chicken from protection list 21.7.2016 Durango Herald
ALBUQUERQUE – Facing an uphill court fight, the U.S. government announced Tuesday it was formally removing the lesser prairie chicken from a federal protection list under the Endangered Species Act.The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said the move follows recent court rulings in Texas that stripped the lesser prairie chicken of...
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How do you relocate 500 elephants? 21.7.2016 CNN: Top Stories
In the Liwonde Wildlife Reserve in Malawi, the elephant population is struggling to survive.
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Denver DA charges man accused of shooting wife during argument 20.7.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
A 38-year-old man accused of shooting his wife several times during an argument last weekend in Denver has been formally charged with attempted second-degree murder.
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Feds remove the lesser prairie chicken from protection list 20.7.2016 AP National
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Facing an uphill court fight, the U.S. government announced Tuesday it was formally removing the lesser prairie chicken from a federal protection list under the Endangered Species Act....
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500 elephants find new home in massive African relocation 20.7.2016 Washington Post: World
Half a dozen African elephants lay strewn on a riverside plain in Malawi, immobilized by darts fired from a helicopter in a massive project to move 500 elephants, by truck and crane, to a sanctuary for the threatened species.
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Feds remove the lesser prairie chicken from protection list 20.7.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Facing an uphill court fight, the U.S. government announced Tuesday it was formally removing the lesser prairie chicken from a federal protection list under the Endangered Species Act. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said the move follows recent court rulings in Texas that stripped the lesser prairie chicken of federal […]
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500 elephants find new home in massive African relocation 19.7.2016 AP Top News
LIWONDE NATIONAL PARK, Malawi (AP) -- Half a dozen African elephants lay strewn on a riverside plain in Malawi, immobilized by darts fired from a helicopter in a massive project to move 500 elephants, by truck and crane, to a sanctuary for the threatened species....
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The Sea Will Get a Lot Quieter Without the Navy’s Whale-Killing Sonar 19.7.2016 Wired Top Stories
The Sea Will Get a Lot Quieter Without the Navy’s Whale-Killing Sonar
On July 15, a federal court ruled that the Navy can't use a particularly powerful sonar tool in waters inhabited by marine mammals. The post The Sea Will Get a Lot Quieter Without the Navy’s Whale-Killing Sonar appeared first on WIRED.
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Madagascar police seize 260 baby turtles 19.7.2016 New Kerala: World News
Antananarivo, July 19 : Madagascar police seized 260 baby turtles ready to be sent illicitly to Bangkok at the international airport of Ivato on Monday.
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UNESCO's newest World Heritage Sites 18.7.2016 CNN: Top Stories
A narrow, 10-mile strip of Canadian coastal cliffs dating back more than 500 million years contains the oldest known collection of large fossils in the world.
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Rare sea turtles pass 50-year recovery milestone in Georgia 15.7.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Rare loggerhead sea turtles have reached a conservation milestone on the coast of Georgia. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources says more than 2,890 loggerhead sea turtle nests have been counted this summer on beaches along the state’s 100-mile coast. That’s not only a new record for Georgia; it surpasses the […]
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What's the dollar value of ocean resources? 15.7.2016 LA Times: Commentary

The open ocean around San Diego, Hawaii and Peru generates at least $17-billion worth of resources each year, according to a study by San Diego researchers.

Published in the journal Frontiers in Marine Science, the study calculated values for items sold on the market, such as fish, but also quantified...

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Plan for federal wolf delisting clears US House 15.7.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — As the battle over Oregon’s recent delisting of the gray wolf as endangered is waged in a courtroom, the state’s lone Republican congressman helped convince the House to approve a plan to remove all protections for the species at the federal level. The proposal cleared the chamber Wednesday with a 223-201 […]
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Plan for federal wolf delisting clears US House 15.7.2016 AP Washington
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- As the battle over Oregon's recent delisting of the gray wolf as endangered is waged in a courtroom, the state's lone Republican congressman helped convince the House to approve a plan to remove all protections for the species at the federal level....
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China has been killing turtles, coral and giant clams in the South China Sea, tribunal finds 13.7.2016 L.A. Times - World News

China struck back loudly and forcefully Wednesday after an international tribunal invalidated many of its claims in the South China Sea. But Beijing has largely been silent about some of the tribunal’s most damning findings: that its activities there have “caused devastating and long-lasting damage...

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Agency proposes protection changes for bald eagles, others 13.7.2016 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- State wildlife managers are proposing to remove bald eagles and peregrine falcons from Washington's endangered species list....
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Utah anglers signing up for and completing cutthroat slam 12.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Interest among anglers wishing to complete Utah’s Cutthroat Slam appears to be high. What, exactly, is the cutthroat slam? It is a program established by the Division of Wildlife Resources and Trout Unlimited encouraging anglers to catch the four species of cutthroat trout that are native to Utah. Those are the Bear River, Bonneville, Colorado River and Yellowstone. Those who complete the slam receive a medallion and certificate. Cost to enter is $20 for adults and $10 for youth 18 and under, wi... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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