User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: Conservation Efforts
Last updated: Jun 27 2016 22:47 IST RSS 2.0
 
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China mulls regulating release of captive animals 27.6.2016 New Kerala: World News
Beijing, June 27 : A revised draft of China's Wild Animal Protection Law submitted for a third reading on Monday regulates the release of captive animals into the wild.
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Photos: Wildlife experts try to get to know Utah's bats 26.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Some of Utah’s most unusual furry residents got a little extra attention from the Division of Wildlife Resources this weekend during a special nighttime survey exercise. Biologists were up most of the night on Saturday netting bats for a routine species survey on Antelope Island. Though their main goal was figuring out which bat species live where in Utah, the event’s proximity to human habitat offered an educational opportunity for the public, said Adam Brewerton, a wildlife conservation biolo... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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An avian mystery: Rare parrot spotted in wild for first time in 15 years 25.6.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A solitary Spix's Macaw was spotted and caught on video flying over Bahia, Brazil. The origins of the bird are unknown, but conservators say its appearance represents "a new hope" for the area.
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An Avian Mystery: Rare Parrot Spotted In Wild For First Time In 15 Years 25.6.2016 NPR News
A solitary Spix's Macaw was spotted and caught on video flying over Bahia, Brazil. The origins of the bird are unknown, but conservators say its appearance represents "a new hope" for the area.
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As deadly bat disease takes hold in Minn., scientists focus on future 23.6.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
White nose syndrome threatens to decimate Minnesota's bat population. Researchers are working now to learn more about the bats' summer habitat and reproduction before the full effects of the disease hit.
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Proposed "green" music festival stirs environmental skirmish 23.6.2016 LA Times: Commentary

A proposal to stage “the world’s greenest music festival” in the San Fernando Valley’s Sepulveda Dam Basin has left local environmentalists at odds, pitting activist against activist in a dispute over the future stability of the urban oasis.

Environmentalists are arguing over the potential impacts...

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China sets up first dark sky reserve 23.6.2016 New Kerala: World News
Beijing, June 23 : China launched its first "dark sky reserve" for astronomical observation in the Tibetan prefecture of Ngari, bordering Nepal and India, officials said on Thursday.
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Things to know about coral reefs and their importance 21.6.2016 Seattle Times: Local

HONOLULU (AP) — More than 2,000 international reef scientists, policymakers and stakeholders are gathering in Hawaii this week to discuss what to do about the global decline of coral reefs. The International Coral Reef Symposium convened Monday in Honolulu, where attendees will try to create a more unified conservation plan for coral reefs. Here’s a […]
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California winery's felling of old oaks ferments protests 21.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Paso Robles, Calif. • A Central California winery hailed as one of the best in the country is facing boycott calls and enforcement actions after it clear-cut hundreds of old oak trees to make way for more vineyards. Justin Vineyard and Winery west of the town of Paso Robles — a name that means “Pass of the Oaks” in Spanish — has been under stop-work orders since June 9 from San Luis Obispo County and a resource-conservation district on the expansion project. Officials ordered the halt to the cle... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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California winery’s felling of old oaks ferments protests 21.6.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

PASO ROBLES, Calif. (AP) — A Central California winery hailed as one of the best in the country is facing boycott calls and enforcement actions after it clear-cut hundreds of old oak trees to make way for more vineyards. Justin Vineyard and Winery west of the town of Paso Robles — a name that means […]
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Australian girl donates inheritance to save tigers 20.6.2016 New Kerala: World News
Canberra, June 20 : A six-year-old Australian girl has donated her inheritance from her grandparents to a wildlife programme to save tigers.
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Six-year-old Australian girl donates inheritance to save tigers 20.6.2016 New Kerala: World News
Canberra, June 20 : A six-year-old girl from Canberra has been given the naming rights of a tiger cub at the Australia Zoo after she donated the inheritance from her grandparents to a "Wildlife Warrior" programme.
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What are coral reefs and why are they important 19.6.2016 Seattle Times: Local

HONOLULU (AP) — This week, more than 2,000 international reef scientists, policymakers and stakeholders are gathering in Hawaii to discuss what to do about the global decline of coral reefs. The International Coral Reef Symposium convenes on Monday in Honolulu where attendees will try to create a more unified conservation plan for coral reefs. Here’s […]
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Sting operation: Jellyfish targeted before they can multiply 19.6.2016 AP Top News
BRICK, N.J. (AP) -- Environmental officials and waterfront homeowners in New Jersey are conducting a reverse sting operation against jellyfish in inland waterways, going after the gelatinous pests before they have a chance to grow and multiply....
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Sting operation: Jellyfish targeted before they can multiply 19.6.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

BRICK, N.J. (AP) — Environmental officials and waterfront homeowners in New Jersey are conducting a reverse sting operation against jellyfish in inland waterways, going after the gelatinous pests before they have a chance to multiply. The state’s Department of Environmental Protection recently carried out a program to show people living on bay and riverfronts how […]
10 vultures bought from Haryana to Bhopal for mating 19.6.2016 New Kerala: World News
Bhopal, June 19 : At least 10 Vultures were brought for mating from Haryana's Pinjore Jatayu Conservation and Reproduction Centre to Madhya Pradesh capital c ity Bhopal.
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We saved the alligators from extinction - then moved into their territory 17.6.2016 Washington Post
We saved the alligators from extinction - then moved into their territory
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Wisconsin wolf population reaches record high 17.6.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Wisconsin DNR pegs the state's wolf population at nearly 900, 16 percent more than last year. The rise coincides with the wolf in the Great Lakes region being placed back under endangered species protection.
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Rare toads (presumably) love him; off-roaders do not 16.6.2016 LA Times: Environment

Cantankerous outlaws and merciless nature are out to kill the arroyo toads of Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.

Like an ecological John Wayne, Sam Sweet — a big man with a beard and ponytail who at one point in his controversial career packed a .44 magnum — has spent his life trying to protect...

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EU opens procedure against Poland’s logging in old forest 16.6.2016 Washington Post: World
The European Union has opened a review of whether Poland might be breaching environment protection regulations with a recent decision to increase the volume of logging in the ancient Bialowieza Forest.
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