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US advances plan to kill barred owls in Northwest

(AP)—Federal wildlife officials plan to dispatch armed bird specialists into forests of the Pacific Northwest starting this fall to shoot one species of owl to protect another that is threatened with extinction.

dateJul 24, 2013 in Ecology
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Tiger nations to set up anti-poaching network

Thirteen countries which are home to the world's dwindling population of wild tigers Friday agreed to establish an intelligence-sharing network to fight traffickers, concluding an anti-poaching conference ...

dateFeb 06, 2015 in Ecology
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1, 2, 3 octopuses: Divers conduct underwater census

(AP)—To check on the health of the giant Pacific octopus population in Puget Sound, an unusual census takes place every year. Volunteer divers, enlisted by the Seattle Aquarium, take to Washington's inland ...

dateFeb 05, 2015 in Ecology
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Bangladesh meet begins to save endangered tigers

Some 140 tiger experts and government officials from 20 countries met in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Sunday to review progress towards an ambitious goal of doubling their number in the wild by 2022.

dateSep 14, 2014 in Ecology
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Mass fish kill in Hawaii linked to molasses

Fish began dying off en masse in the waters around Honolulu after hundreds of thousands of gallons of molasses spilled into Honolulu Harbor early this week - and there's nothing officials can do to clean it up.

dateSep 16, 2013 in Environment
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