User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: Conservation Efforts
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Australian state government proposes protecting wild horses 21.5.2018 Hindu: Rx
An independent scientific committee recently found that brumbies were endangering more than 20 plant species and seven animal species, including three endangered frogs, in the park.
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Australian state government proposes protecting wild horses 21.5.2018 Washington Post: World
An Australian state government has decided to legally protect rather than kill thousands of wild horses, infuriating scientists who argue the feral species is doing severe environmental damage to the country’s iconic Snowy Mountains alpine region.
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Tracking one of the world’s most elusive cats 20.5.2018 Washington Post: World
No one knows how many snow leopards are left in the world. Researchers are trying to find out.
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The elephants, rhinos and lions had been killed. Then came a 21st-century Noah’s ark. 18.5.2018 Washington Post
The elephants, rhinos and lions had been killed. Then came a 21st-century Noah’s ark.
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How Water World has gardened with its patrons in mind — no matter how many legs they have 18.5.2018 Denver Post: Local
Sanctuary, by definition means a place of refuge or safety, a nature reserve, which is what Hyland Hills Water World has created as the park has evolved over nearly 40 years.
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Rhino surrogate mom may be key to saving nearly extinct subspecies 18.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

A southern white rhino has become pregnant through artificial insemination at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park — giving hope for efforts to save a subspecies of one of the world's most recognizable animals, researchers announced Thursday.

Scientists will be watching closely to see if the rhino, named...

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Some endangered frogs may be leaping back from extinction 17.5.2018 Washington Post: World
Some endangered frogs may be leaping back from extinction
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As salinity grows and toxic dust spreads, patience wears thin at Salton Sea 17.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia watched with ill-disguised frustration as a hearing aimed at expediting state projects to restore habitat and control dust storms at the shrinking Salton Sea instead dissolved into discussion of why the efforts were falling further behind schedule.

“We have a plan, we...

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If House Republicans Get Their Way, Rural Americans Are Screwed 16.5.2018 Mother Jones
Back in 2016, the Republican Party won the presidency and both chambers of Congress with strong support in rural areas, particularly among farmers. But since that triumph, the Grand Old Party hasn’t exactly been a champion of rural interests. As I’ve written in recent months, President Donald Trump’s crackdown on immigration is essentially an attack […]
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Resolve for the river 12.5.2018 Opinion – The Indian Express
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Australia pledges US$34-million to help save the koala 7.5.2018 Hindu: Internet
Just 43,000 left in the wild as habitat loss, dog attacks, car strikes, climate change and disease take their toll on the iconic marsupial.
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Just in time for Mother's Day: zoo babies in the West 6.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

It’s hard not to smile at the site of a baby, especially a furry one. Moms make it hard to spot their offspring in the wild, but you can get a look at adorable zoo babies in San Diego, Anchorage and Denver.

Each zoo is actively engaged in education, conservation and helping save species from extinction.

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World-class heritage — here in the U.S. 5.5.2018 Washington Post
World-class heritage — here in the U.S.
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Denver Zoo, bursting at the seams and back in the city’s good graces, retools for the future 5.5.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
The Denver Zoo is on the verge of hiring a new chief executive. It marks the end of a rocky year and a start to a new master plan that deals with crowding and improvements to the historic nonprofit's grounds.
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Scientists say Chinese-backed dam risks orangutan habitat 4.5.2018 Washington Post: World
Scientists are calling for cancellation of a Chinese-backed hydroelectric dam in Indonesia that threatens the habitat of a newly discovered orangutan species numbering only 800 animals.
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Scientists say Chinese-backed dam risks orangutan habitat 4.5.2018 Hindu: Health
Scientists announced the discovery of the third orangutan species, Pongo tapanuliensis, in November. They said without special protection it’s in danger of rapid extinction.
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Beloved Denver Zoo cheetah, Marvin, leaves behind brother, mourning zoo staff 4.5.2018 Denver Post: Local
Marvin the cheetah leaves behind his brother Mojo and a mourning zoo staff after a host of health issues resulted in his passing on Wednesday night, zoo officials said Thursday.
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Chad gets 6 rhinos nearly 50 years after losing the species 3.5.2018 Washington Post: World
Six critically endangered black rhinos are being transported from South Africa to Chad, restoring the species to the country in north-central Africa nearly half a century after it was wiped out there.
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The Trump Administration Is Being Sued Over a Very Weird Bird 2.5.2018 Mother Jones
Environmental groups have filed two lawsuits against US Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke for approving oil and gas leases on habitat that is home to the greater sage-grouse, an imperiled bird species native to the American West. Both lawsuits urge the courts to reverse the recent oil and gas land sales, claiming that the […]
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The extraordinary life and death of the world's oldest known spider 2.5.2018 Washington Post
A trapdoor spider in Australia lived at least 43 years, evading many hardships and outlasting the career of the zoologist who first took note of her.
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