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Sometime on new year’s day, as the people of Hawaii recovered from a night of revelry, in a trailer on the outskirts of Kailua, Oahu, a 14-year-old snail named George died. David Sischo, who works in the trailer but was taking a rare day off, found out at 7 o’clock the next morning, when a colleague...
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Paris (AFP) - Climate change combined with galloping tropical deforestation is cutting off wildlife from life-saving cooler climes, heightening the risk of extinction, researchers said Monday. Less than two-fifths of forests across Latin America, Asia and Africa currently allow for animals and plan...
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WAYZATA — Soccer balls are saving endangered rhinos in South Africa. Many poachers have traded in their weapons for soccer shoes and uniforms, thanks to a soccer league with ties to the Lake Minnetonka area. Orono native Matt Bracken, who started the anti-poaching Wild and Free Foundation five yea...
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WAYZATA — Soccer balls are saving endangered rhinos in South Africa. Many poachers have traded in their weapons for soccer shoes and uniforms, thanks to a soccer league with ties to the Lake Minnetonka area. Orono native Matt Bracken, who started the anti-poaching Wild and Free Foundation five yea...
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Shared from the 5/25/2019 The Denver Post eEdition Plan proposed to block Asian carp’s advance   By John Flesher The Associated Press   Asian carp are on display during a congressional hearing in 2010 on preventing the fish from reaching the Great Lakes. Associated Press file TR...
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  20,000 Years of Duck Decoys Hugh Lavery, John Byers ’20,000 Years of Duck Decoys: A Reference Guide to Australian Decoys’ is a comprehensive guide to collectors – and conservationists – who wish to broaden their horizon significantly.  The more than 450 colour illustrations reflect a ...
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Killer whales in the South Atlantic Ocean are willing to dive more than a thousand feet more than previously recorded—if they are certain to get a snack at the end of it, researchers have discovered. And the best way to guarantee food is to steal it. BC-based marine researcher Jared Towers witnesse...
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Bowed by international pressure, shark finning declines by BRUNO VANDER VELDE January 8, 2016 China’s hunger for shark fins has been filled largely by Indonesia, home to numerous shark species spread throughout the vast archipelago.  Could the tide be turning on the grisly practice of s...
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Nation May 21, 2018 7:01 PM EDT WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is moving to reverse Obama-era rules barring hunters on some public lands in Alaska from baiting brown bears with bacon and doughnuts and using spotlights to shoot mother black bears and cubs hibernating in their dens. ...
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Shared from the 2018-04-10 The Denver Post eEdition Whale species’ mating songs are as complex as jazz   By Cleve R. Wootson Jr. The Washington Post In the ocean videos we’ve become accustomed to, the sounds of the sea are fairly simple: the whoosh of bubbles as a shark darts after a seal, ...
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By Lauren Smith Earlier this year a new species of deep water shark, Etmopterus lailae, was discovered in waters surrounding the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean. Measurements of external features, teeth, vertebrae and intestines, along with specific external markings and pa...
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By SAM AUNG MOON | FRONTIER AT 7am on November 7, 2016, U Soe Naing was woken by the overpowering stench of rotting flesh. It didn’t take long to find the source of the smell; the head of an elephant was resting on the bank of a creek that ran beside his house. He later found the body stuck on a tr...
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By Nikki Ekstein If he has his way, Paul Allen will cover 90,000 square miles of African territory with smart sensors and drones by the end of this year to bring hyper-connectivity to Africa’s most remote, wildlife-packed corners. It’s the biggest, tech-focused conservation proj...
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Ben Goldfarb of Writers on the Range wrote an eye brow raising Opinion piece in The Denver Post on February 12, bringing to our attention the effect on the borders wild inhabitants, saying the proposed border wall will be a catastrophe for the natural world. Habitat connectivity is well established ...
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Global populations of vertebrates -- mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish -- have declined by 58 percent between 1970 and 2012, states a new report from World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Animals living in the world’s lakes, rivers, and freshwater systems have experienced the most dramat...
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Interested in learning more about the wildlife trade? Watch The Ivory Game from our friends at Vulcan Productions TODAY and share the trailer on Facebook and Twitter!    From executive producers Leonardo DiCaprio and Paul G. Allen, The Ivory Game is an epic ...
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A damning new report from the World Wildlife Fund has found a precipitous decline in the world’s animal populations as thousands of species scramble to survive against a sole enemy: humans. The 2016 version of WWF’s biennial Living Planet Report, published Thursday, found a 58 percen...
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Twenty-nine sperm whales were found stranded on shores around the North Sea, an area that is too shallow for the marine wildlife. Only recently were details of the animals’ necropsy released. However, scientists were deeply disturbed by what they found in the animals’ stomachs. According ...
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Zimbabwe will deploy aerial drones in its biggest wildlife sanctuary to fight elephant poachers, Reuters reports. Hwange National Park is one of the biggest wildlife sanctuaries in Zimbabwe, and it houses two-thirds of the country's 80,000 elephants. The plan will help protect the country...
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Dozens of conservation scientists, including several from Oregon State University, issued a call to halt a crisis among the world's large animals that could lead to their imminent extinction. In a paper published in the journal BioScience, 43 wildlife wildlife experts from six continents issue...
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