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Saturday, June 11, 2011 Sea Shepherd’s Operation Blue Rage 2011 has certainly enraged Tunisian fishermen operating on Melita Bank, roughly 70 nautical miles off the Libyan coast and 20 miles inside the NATO no fly zone. At 0600 hours, the Sea Shepherd vessels Steve Irwin and Brigitte Bardot approa...
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  In a study released recently, the world’s smallest group of whale population known as Eubalaena japonica has its population dwindled to almost extinction. The Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska once teemed with tens of thousands of North Pacific right whales. But hunting in the 19th century wi...
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  The 1,300 gray wolves in the Rocky Mountain region are considered recovered and are losing federal protection.   The U.S. government said Wednesday it is formally removing about 1,300 gray wolves in the Rocky Mountain region from the endangered species list, acting on the orders o...
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In the forests of Italy's Abruzzo National Park live one of the rarest creatures on Earth: the Marsican brown bear. For the last several decades the species has been on the brink of extinction -- with current estimates putting their population at less than 50 individuals, down from over 100 in the e...
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Five things you may or may not know about sea turtles: They can live 80 years or longer. They're important to ocean and beach ecologies. They're immune to (and happily feed on) deadly box jellyfish. All seven species worldwide are either endangered or critically endangered. And solar panels might be...
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1. Iberian lynx The Iberian (Spanish) lynx lives in very small areas of central and southern Spain (Andalucia). It used to live throughout Spain and Portugal but its numbers have been drastically reduced to the point where it is now one of the most endangered wild cats in the world. In the early...
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The species' endangered status will be lifted and wolf hunting will resume in Idaho and Montana under a settlement reached by wildlife advocates and the Interior Department.   BILLINGS, Mont.—— Facing mounting pressure from Congress over gray wolves, wildlife advocates reached an agreement ...
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  Critically endangered Amur tigers occasionally wander into remote villages   Living within the habitat of a dangerous animal is not easy. But it is particularly challenging when that animal is the critically endangered Amur tiger. If a tiger wanders into a remote Russian villa...
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Polar bears have been spotted carrying their cubs on their backs while they swim through icy waters, according to an article in UK online newspaper the Telegraph. According to the article, the practice is thought to be the result of the bears having to swim longer distances in the sea because of rec...
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  Next week may be make-or-break for the future of wild tigers around the world. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will be hosting delegations from tiger-range countries for the first ever International Tiger Summit in Saint Petersburg. Heads of state from 13 tiger-range countries plus a...
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Move over, polar bear. The Pacific walrus may be the new icon of global warming. Like polar bears, walruses are dependent on floating sea ice to rest, forage for food and nurture their young.Like polar bears, walruses are suffering because of a scarcity of summer and fall sea ice in Arctic waters...
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A shortage of berries and other foods that hungry bears normally rely on to bulk up before hibernation has sent conflicts with humans spiraling to unprecedented levels in the Rockies.Wildlife officials in parts of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming say they are experiencing a record year for so-called probl...
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  Lobsters in Long Island Sound have suffered intense dieoffs in the past decade, and a peculiar affliction, known as “shell disease,” has been a major contributor. Now, a molecular biologist at the University of Connecticut has discovered that waterborne chemicals, leached from plastics and d...
<p>Lobster showing characteristics of shell disease. Photo courtesy of Rhode Island Sea Grant</p>
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In The Cove, a team of activists and filmmakers infiltrate a heavily-guarded cove in Taiji, Japan. In this remote village they witness and document activities deliberately being hidden from the public: More than 20,000 dolphins and porpoises are being slaughtered each year and their meat, conta...
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Scientists with the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC) have released a resolution opposing the current development plan for a road and bridge crossing Balikpapan Bay in the Indonesian state of Kalimantan. The resolution states that the plan threatens not only the fragile ecosys...
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UNESCO says strong action by the Ecuador government has resulted in these amazing islands off their coast being taken off the endangered UNESCO list. The islands were threatened by overuse. This is the island chain that is home to unique animal species that inspired Darwin's ideas on evolution. I ha...
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Curbing poaching, managing the impacts of gold mining andstaving off agricultural encroachment are among the challengesfacingthe people who manage Côte d'Ivoire’s Taï National Park World Heritage site.     Taï National Park (Parc National de Taï) in south-western Côte d'Ivoire cont...
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No polar bears have been more closely studied than Canada’s western Hudson Bay population. In recent decades, biologists such as Andrew E. Derocher of the University of Alberta have compiled an impressive store of data on everything from the weight of females at denning, to the body mass of bears of...
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  New Delhi, India - At a meeting of the Global Tiger forum (GTF) this week, government representatives of GTF member tiger range countries and other member countries showed a greater desire to make stronger commitments to tiger conservation. There are 13 countries worldwide that still have...
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