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The state of Alaska announced Monday it will sue the federal government to open a road through a national wildlife refuge so that residents of a village will have improved access for emergency flights at an all-weather airport. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell in December rejected a proposed land sw...
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There are more than a thousand species of sharks and rays in the world, and nearly a quarter of them are threatened with extinction, according to a new study. That means these ancient types of fish are among the most endangered animals in the world. This word comes from a Swiss-based group called t...
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If you want to protect endangered species in the wild, don’t fence them in. An article in the journal Science says fencing can actually harm both animals and ecosystems. Scientists at the Zoological Society of London and the Wildlife Conservation Society say the use of fences to protect threatened s...
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Yesterday afternoon, while the U.S. and other navies played war games somewhere offshore, Cuvier’s beaked whales began stranding along the southern coast of Crete.  Those on the scene knew right away what they were dealing with, for yesterday’s strandings were only the most recent in a line of ...
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During a four-week period in the fall of 2012, hunters went on a poaching spree in Washington County killing or wounding more than a dozen deer, three cows, protected birds and other types of wildlife. After receiving an anonymous tip, Idaho Fish and Game officers identified the four men responsibl...
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From the war on rhinos to colony collapse disorder, the global picture for wildlife conservation does not look good. But there are bright spots. The BBC reports on a new study that suggests many European species of animals and birds have seen their numbers rebound dramatically. And that recovery h...
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Some of the world's most vulnerable creatures could be wiped out if a highway through the Haparan rainforest is approved Critically endangered wildlife, including some of the last Sumatran tigers as well as rhinos, bears and eagles, could be wiped out if plans go ahead to construct a major road thr...
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KEY LARGO, Fla. — Ken Nedimyer likes to say that he breathes new life into coral reefs. In fact, he’s been doing it for more than a decade, and recreational divers are volunteering in the effort. “We are trying to put Humpty Dumpty back together again,” said Nedimyer, whose Coral Restoration Found...
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To present an alternative to the Discovery Channel's Shark Week (and cult TV movies like Sharknado), Heal the Bay staff write about the marine animals they love so much. The general public has been fed terrifying misconceptions about these creatures, and our mission is to raise awareness about ...
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A proposal by British oil-exploration company Soco International to look for oil in Africa's oldest national park is being criticized by the conservation group World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF), which says Soco's plan puts the park's true value at risk. Soco International wants to explore for oi...
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Due to depleting shark populations and the inhumane nature of finning, New York state has passed legislation to ban citizens from trading shark fins. Shark fins are a luxury of Chinese cuisine, but are attained through inhumane means. Environmental groups said the absence of sharks from food chains ...
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Wildfires near the Arctic Circle are becoming increasingly more common. And in one Alaskan region called the Yukon Flats, fires are cropping up at a more frequent pace than any other time in the past 10,000 years. A team of scientists led by University of Illinois researcher Rya...
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A vote on Tuesday on whether to declare a marine protection area over an Antarctic body of water seven times the size of Germany is hanging in the balance due to Russian and Ukrainian fishing interests, the head of a European delegation to the talks has told EurActiv. Representatives of 25 countrie...
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Environmentalists on Monday filed a petition with the U.S. government requesting regulatory safeguards for 81 particularly vulnerable marine wildlife species, from corals to sharks. According to WildEarth Guardians, a conservation watchdog, U.S. officials have failed to protect ocean-dwelling speci...
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Japan has told the United Nation's highest court that Australia's anti-whaling stance is part of a "civilising mission and moral crusade" that is totally out of place in the modern world. Tokyo did not hold back in its opening submission to the 16 judges of the international court of...
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Anything that can be traded—legally or illegally—usually will be traded. That goes for the tusks, fins and other animals parts—and the endangered species that are attached to them. It hasn’t gotten the coverage that the issue deserves, but we’re currently in the middle of a poaching catast...
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Magsaysay awardee Chandi Prasad Bhatt is a noted environmentalist and a pioneer of the tree-saving Chipko Andolan in Uttarakhand. Speaking with Swati Mathur, Bhatt discussed the build-up to the region's devastating floods, aerial surveys versus ground reality - and how sustainable dev...
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It is difficult not to be amazed by the diversity of life forms when you venture into a tropical rainforest or dive into a coral reef. Locally, a trip to a mudflat, such as at Lung Mei at low spring tide, or to the Deep Bay wetlands in winter equally yields wonders. Some 1.2 million species have be...
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Today His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and the UK government hosted a conference to call for action at the highest level to end the trade in illegal wildlife – a trade that presents a grave threat not only to the natural world, but also to national and regional security. WWF welcomes this...
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Poachers have entered one of Africa’s most unique elephant habitats on Monday, threatening to cause one of the biggest elephant massacres in the region since poachers killed at least 300 elephants for their ivory in Cameroon’s Bouba N’Djida National Park in February 2012.According to WWF sources, a ...
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