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Today, the last group of beluga whales from the “whale jail” in Russia have been returned to the ocean. The notorious sea pens that housed 10 orcas and 87 beluga whales who had been captured for sale to marine parks in China are now empty. The 31 belugas aboard the vessel “Professor Kaganovsky” and...
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Shared from the 10/30/2019 The Denver Post eEdition By Christina Larson The Associated Press A silverback mountain gorilla named Segasira looks up as he relaxes under a tree in Volcanoes National Park. Gorillas eat only plants and insects. Biologist Jean Paul Hirwa notes her meal on his table...
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Shared from the 9/29/2019 The Denver Post eEdition MONTANA By Matthew Brown
The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT.» A conservation group trying to create the largest nature reserve in the Lower 48 states said Tuesday it was scaling back its request to expand bison grazing in Montana, following ...
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Rollbacks to the Endangered Species Act go into effect today. Can you take a moment to make a call? When you call, you don't need to say a lot. Again, the number is 202-456-1111. Here is a sample script: I am calling from NAME YOUR STATE HERE and I want President Trump to know that I do not suppor...
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CREMONA, ITALY » Scientists announced Wednesday they have succeeded in creating two embryos of the nearly extinct northern white rhino as part of an international effort to save the species, which is down to just two animals worldwide, both of them female. The embryos, created in the lab with eggs ...
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BY: CHARLOTTE BEAUDOIN SHARE:  FACEBOOK   TWITTER   GOOGLE PLUS Did you tune in to Discovery Channel’s insanely popular Shark Week last month? If you did, you’re certainly not alone. Each year, millions of Americans gather around their television sets to learn more about these ...
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Shared from the 8/18/2019 The Denver Post eEdition By Jamey Keaten and Maria Cheng
The Associated Press GENEVA» From guitars to traditional medicines and from tusk to tail, mankind’s exploitation of the planet’s fauna and flora is putting some animals and plants at risk of extinction. Represen...
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 InsideClimate News carol has shared this page from InsideClimate News.  Trump Weakens Endangered Species Protections, Making It Harder to Consider Effects of Climate Change by Sabrina Shankman The changes also let the government consider economic interests and could ope...
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  by Lucía Rodríguez on February 19, 2017 Primates are facing extinction. 63% of the world’s primate species are currently threatened with extinction based on a study published in Science Advances, led by Alejandro Estrada and Paul Garber and co-authoring, one of the founders of the Lemur Co...
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  Shared from the 6/4/2019 The Denver Post eEdition By Darryl Fears The Washington Post On a cold, miserable morning in May, Stan Gehrt trod across an open field as wind and rain blew in his face. He was leading a team of wildlife biologists on a mission to find an animal with a gift fo...
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Scale of Loss of Nature Gains from societal and policy responses, while important, have not stopped massive losses. Since 1970, trends in agricultural production, fish harvest, bioenergy production and harvest of materials have increased, in response to population growth, rising demand and technol...
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I am in an airport on my way home from the San Juan Islands, Washington. I was there to attend a public meeting convened by the federal agency NOAA about the recent death of Scarlet, the four-year-old orca whom we watched waste away until she wasn’t there anymore. She had died. All I can feel is the...
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  Shared from the 2018-08-22 The Denver Post eEdition MORE MANATEES HAVE DIED IN FLORIDA THIS YEAR THAN ALL OF 2017 ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. » The number of manatee deaths in Florida this year has already exceeded the total for all of 2017. Blame Red Tide, which is suspected of killing more tha...
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The federal government’s push to open some of Colorado’s most pristine and delicate high country — near two sacred Navajo mountains and touching the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness — to oil and gas drilling has hit turbulence. The Environmental Protection Agency has asked the Bureau of Land Management ...
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Poachers Are Killing Asian Elephants for Their Skin BY JUSTINE E. HAUSHEER MAY 21, 2018  Follow Justine     Working elephants socialize in a logging camp in northern Myanmar. Photo © Justine E. Hausheer / The Nature Conservancy           S...
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We, a group of more than 3,700 people, including concerned scientists, citizens from at least 88 countries and Nobel laureates, fundamentally disagree with R. Alexander Pyron’s Nov. 26 Outlook essay, “Species die. Get over it.” His views expressed are at odds with scientific facts and our moral...
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A loggerhead sea turtle is released after being treated for pneumonia in July 2016 at Inlet Beach, Fla. Associated Press file Sea turtles are lumbering back from the brink of extinction, a new study says. Scientists found more populations of the large turtles improving than declining when the...
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Lam Tak-fai, the acting head of Ports and Maritime Command in Hong Kong, displays smuggled rhino horns at the city’s customs department. Kin Cheung, The Associated Press   JOHANNESBURG » Traffickers have tried many ways to smuggle African rhino horns to Asia, concealing them in Buddha s...
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We're excited to announce the addition of the Rocky Mountain Wolf Project as a partner with Earth Protect. The Rocky Mountain Wolf Project aims to restore gray wolves to their once native habitat of western Colorado. We are a coalition comprised of top notch conservation organizations, Colorado lan...
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EXPERT BLOG › NORA APTER  Three Ways Trump’s “Starvation Budget” Threatens Wildlife March 17, 2017 Nora Apter   The bald eagle was brought back from the brink of extinction thanks to Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections provided and enforced by the Department of the Interior (DOI)....
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