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Racing to identify species as biodiversity shrinks

A little more than 39 years ago, on December 28, 1973, the Endangered Species Act was enacted to conserve threatened and endangered species and their ecosystems. To honor this anniversary, Daphne Fautin of ...

dateJan 07, 2013 in Ecology
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Poisons on public lands put wildlife at risk (w/ Video)

Rat poison used on illegal marijuana farms may be sickening and killing the fisher, a rare forest carnivore that makes its home in some of the most remote areas of California, according to a team of researchers led by University ...

dateJul 13, 2012 in Ecology
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Taking America's rarest snake back to the woods

On May 1, USDA Forest Service, U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, the Memphis Zoo, and other partners released seven young Louisiana pine snakes on a restored longleaf ...

dateMay 07, 2012 in Ecology
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Protection sought for rare woodpecker

(AP) -- Smokey Bear has done such a good job stomping out forest fires the past half-century that a woodpecker that's survived for millions of years by eating beetle larvae in burned trees is in danger of ...

dateMay 02, 2012 in Ecology
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US appeals court allows wolf hunts

A federal appeals court on Wednesday rejected a lawsuit from conservation groups that want to block wolf hunting and trapping that have killed more than 500 of the predators across the Northern Rockies in ...

dateMar 15, 2012 in Ecology
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Whale activists sue to free Lolita from captivity

(AP) -- Supporters have offered $1 million for her release. Annual demonstrations have demanded her return to the Northwest. Over the years, celebrities, schoolchildren and even a Washington state governor ...

dateDec 04, 2011 in Ecology
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NOAA designates critical habitat for black abalone

NOAA's Fisheries Service today filed with the Federal Register a final rule that identifies black abalone critical habitat along the California coast. In February 2009, black abalone was listed as endangered ...

dateOct 26, 2011 in Ecology
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