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    By Catrin Einhorn © The New York Times Co. The engineers were used to building overpasses for vehicles, not wildlife. But every spring and fall, collisions with mule deer and pronghorn spiked in the Pinedale region of Wyoming, where Route 191 disrupted their age-old migration paths....
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By Julie Marshall Boulder Daily Camera Mountain lions of Colorado have been in the news a bit lately. And the news is not so good. Last month we heard one cougar was shot and killed with a .357 Magnum handgun at an undisclosed Colorado state park by Patrick Montgomery of Littleton, a professional...
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    By Coral Davenport, Henry Fountain and Lisa Friedman © The New York Times WASHINGTON » The Biden administration on Tuesday suspended oil drilling leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, unspooling a signature achievement of the Trump presidency and delivering on a promise by...
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  By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » Wildlife advocates pressed the Biden administration on Wednesday to revive federal protections for gray wolves across the Northern Rockies after Republican lawmakers in Idaho and Montana made it much easier to kill the predators. The...
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  By Susan Montoya Bryan The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE » U.S. wildlife managers on Wednesday proposed federal protections for the lesser prairie chicken, saying its habitat across Colorado and four other states is in danger of becoming more fragmented and the effects of climate change and...
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By Susan Montoya Bryan The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE » Environmental groups and scientists with two universities want U.S. wildlife managers to consider reintroducing jaguars to the American Southwest. In a recently published paper, they say habitat destruction, highways and existing...
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This editorial is excerpted from the Boulder Daily Camera. A snowy mountain lion visiting a Lee Hill home made headlines and popular retweets of the video last week. The large feline was stunningly beautiful, making massive paw prints across the patio while the family and their small dog were safel...
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There’s a very good chance of recovery for most species – if their habitat is protected   A female small bronze azure, one of 26 butterfly species at risk of extinction. Photograph: Butterfly Conservation SA   Michael F Braby, Hayley Geyle, Jaana Diel...
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Mike Hattel, Louisville Why return to barbaric hunting in Montana? “Bears, wolves become part of the culture wars,” March 29 news story The Denver Post  The article reports that once again barbaric hunting techniques are being introduced, this time in the Montana state legislature. ...
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By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » Grizzly bears are slowly expanding the turf where they roam in parts of the northern Rocky Mountains but need continued protections, according to government scientists who concluded that no other areas of the country would be suitab...
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By Fabiola Sánchez The Associated Press MEXICO CITY » At a Mexico City university campus, researchers are stringing mesh nets between trees, hoping to capture evidence that a rare bat has begun visiting its favorite plants in this metropolis of 9 million. The National Autonomous University’s botani...
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By Scott Sonner The Associated Press RENO, NEV. » A federal judge has blocked a Nevada project that would expand livestock grazing across 400 squares miles, of some of the highest-priority sagegrouse habitat in the West and accused the government of deliberately misleading the public by ...
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    By Jim Robbins © The New York Times Co. HELENA, MONT. » In addition to its spectacular landscape of mountains, rivers and prairie, Montana, the third-least populous state in the country, has long been known for something else — wildlife policies that have protected animal...
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By Derrick Bryson Taylor © The New York Times Co. The bald eagle population in the lower 48 states has quadrupled since 2009, researchers said this week, underscoring decades of efforts to protect a species that was once on the brink of extinction. There were an estimated 316,700 bald eagles ...
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The slowdown in human activity—a period scientists are calling the “anthropause”—was a mixed bag for animals. By Daisy Yuhas Reporter, Audubon Magazine March 09, 2021 Last spring, people opened their windows to a symphony. Swallows burbled, doves cooed, and sparrows chirped—and to many list...
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By Matthew Brown and Iris Samuels The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » Payments for dead wolves. Unlimited hunting of the animals. Shooting wolves from the air. Wolf hunting policies in some states are taking an aggressive turn, as Republican lawmakers and conservative hunting groups push t...
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By Mead Gruver The Associated Press CHEYENNE » Scientists have cloned the first U.S. endangered species, a black-footed ferret duplicated from the genes of an animal that died more than 30 years ago. The slinky predator named Elizabeth Ann, born Dec. 10 and announced Thursday, is cute as a bu...
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  SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, TEXAS » Residents, some of whom lack heat or basic amenities in their own homes, have been rescuing cold stunned sea turtles and taking them to a convention center in a South Texas resort town. “Every 15 minutes or less there’s another truck or SUV that pulls u...
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By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » The Biden administration said Thursday it was delaying a rule finalized in former President Donald Trump’s last days in office that drastically would have weakened the government’s power to enforce a century-old law protecting m...
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By Patrick Whittle The Associated Press BATH, MAINE » The commercial fishery for herring has suffered in recent years because of new restrictions, but those same rules could benefit some of Maine’s most beloved birds — puffins. Atlantic puffins, known for their colorful beaks and waddling walks, ...
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