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Study: Fungus alone is killing off bats
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The disease decimating bat populations in the northeastern United States is caused solely by a fungus, without the help of other agents or pre-existing health conditions, experiments have confirmed. White nose syndrome, first reported in 2006 in New York state, has spread to Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee, and scientists still are not sure how it kills. Some have worried that it could lead to the extinction of North America's most common bat. More



5 rare gray wolves released to boost population
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Five Mexican gray wolves were released in a desert area of the country's north in a bid to boost its population, the Environment Secretariat said. Three females — aged 11, four and three — and two 3-year-old males, all members of the endangered Mexican Wolf subspecies of the Gray Wolf, "were transferred to a Mexican desert ecosystem, in which they were historically endemic, and given their freedom," the secretariat said. More

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Federal appeals court says Colorado must abide by stricter federal rules for wildlands
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Obama administration officials say they'll keep working with Colorado to craft a state-specific plan for managing the last pristine forests — as long as it ends up at least as protective as a newly buttressed federal approach. More

Severe drought dampens waterfowl outlook for some west-central Missouri areas
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Drought will crimp duck hunting at some Missouri Department of Conservation wildlife areas in west-central counties, but areas with sources for pumping water will be in good to excellent condition. More

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US, Mexico announce bi-national cooperative conservation action plan
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Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Mexican Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Juan Rafael Elvira Quesada have announced a working plan that identifies the next steps for the continued coordination between the two countries in the protection and preservation of the transnational Big Bend/Rio Bravo region — North America's largest and most diverse desert ecosystem. More

Montana bison lawsuit takes first steps in courtroom
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The head of the legal department for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks says the state is trying to settle a lawsuit with Park County. Robert Lane says talks involve discussion on ways the state can manage bison that leave the park in a way that protects public safety. Park County officials say the talks center on fencing to protect private property, hazing animals back into the park and a relocation program to move animals that leave the park. More

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Fish and Wildlife Service unveils annual list of candidates for Endangered Species Act
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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released its Candidate Notice of Review, a yearly appraisal of the current status of plants and animals considered candidates for protection under the Endangered Species Act. Three species have been removed from candidate status, three have been added, and seven have a change in priority from the last review conducted in November 2010. There are now 244 species recognized by the service as candidates for ESA protection. More

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Inadequate protection causes Javan rhino extinction in Vietnam
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WWF and the International Rhino Foundation have confirmed the extinction of the Javan rhinoceros in Vietnam. Genetic analysis of 22 dung samples collected by a Cat Tien National Park/WWF survey team from 2009 and 2010 affirm that the samples all belonged to a rhinoceros that was found dead in the park in April 2010, shortly after the survey was completed. The findings, presented in a new WWF report, also point to poaching as the likely cause of the death, as the rhino was found with a bullet in its leg and had its horn removed. More

Circumpolar countries to work on polar bear plan
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Circumpolar countries want to make sure the polar bear will survive in a changing Arctic. Two years from now, Canada will work with Norway, Russia, the U.S. and Greenland on an international plan to protect and research the animals. First, countries will complete their own management plans. More

 
 
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