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Wolf hunting will begin in Wisconsin
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On Jan. 27, gray wolves are expected to be de-listed from the Federal Endangered Species list in Wisconsin. That will then give management authority to the state, and allow landowners or people leasing land to shoot wolves if they are attacking domestic animals on their land. More



Lead is top killer of wild California condors
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California condors, saved from extinction by captive breeding programs, die in the wild chiefly from lead poisoning and other human-caused problems, a new study shows. Microtrash — bottle caps, bits of glass, plastic and metal — appears to be the leading killer of chicks younger than 6 months. Parents may mistake microtrash for mollusk-shell or bone fragments, which they'd naturally feed to chicks as a calcium source. More

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Catalina Island fox makes astounding comeback
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The Catalina Island fox has made one of the most remarkable recoveries known for an endangered species, rebounding in just 13 years from near extinction brought on by a distemper epidemic. The number of foxes has reached 1,542, surpassing the population of about 1,300 seen before the animals were ravaged by the disease that scientists believe was introduced by a pet dog or a raccoon from the mainland that hitched a ride on a boat or a barge. More

NOAA designates additional critical habitat off West Coast for leatherback sea turtles
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NOAA announced today the designation of additional critical habitat to provide protection for endangered leatherback sea turtles along the U.S. West Coast. NOAA is designating 41,914 square miles of marine habitat in the Pacific Ocean off the coasts of California, Oregon and Washington. This designation will not directly affect recreational fishing, boating and other private activities in critical habitat. Critical habitat designations only affect federal projects that have the potential to adversely modify or destroy critical habitat. More

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Obama proposal battles climate change impact on wildlife
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In partnership with state, tribal, and federal agency partners, the Obama administration released the first draft national strategy to help decision makers and resource managers prepare for and help reduce the impacts of climate change on species, ecosystems, and the people and economies that depend on them. More

Local residents upset with caribou plans in Idaho
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Some local residents are upset by a proposal to designate an area half the size of Rhode Island in a remote part of Idaho and Washington as critical habitat for endangered woodland caribou. Residents say the federal plans amounted to a land grab that would devastate the local economy. But federal officials said the designation was required to help save the last remaining caribou herd in the Lower 48 states. More

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No money to protect elephants in Zimbabwe
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Zimbabwe has missed out on accessing money for elephant conservation programs, due to its non-participation in the recent CITES committee meeting in South Africa. More

Crayola katydid and cowboy frog among 46 newfound jungle species
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A spiny armored catfish and a cowboy frog are among 46 species that may be new to science discovered in the South American country of Suriname, researchers have revealed. The species were discovered in a scientific expedition into southwest Suriname, which holds one of the world's last pristine tropical forests. More

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Monkey feared extinct rediscovered
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An elusive monkey feared extinct has shown up in the remote forests of Borneo, posing for the first good pictures of the animal ever taken. The mug shots reveal a furry Count Dracula of sorts, with the monkey's black head, face tipped with white whiskers and a pointy collar made of fluffy white fur. The Miller's grizzled langur, an extremely rare primate that has suffered from habitat loss over the last 30 years, popped up unexpectedly in the protected Wehea Forest in east Kalimantan, Borneo. More

 
 
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