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Wolf Weekly Wrap- Up - Defenders of Wildlife Blog

Wolf Weekly Wrap- Up - Defenders of Wildlife Blog | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News (#EcoSciFi) | Scoop.it
California wavering on protection for gray wolves under state law; Defenders of Wildlife featured on the HLN’s Jane Velez-Mitchell show tonight; A close up look at the science: wolf breeding pairs in Idaho; bad bills for Mexican gray wolves in Arizona.
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It is embarrassing that the AZ legislators have passed legislation that permits killing wolves on public (federal) land.

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7th Bear--Including An Adult Female Bear--Killed After Woman Bitten in Florida

7th Bear--Including An Adult Female Bear--Killed After Woman Bitten in Florida | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News (#EcoSciFi) | Scoop.it
[Never mind that the subdivision backs up against a wildlife sanctuary. When a non-human animal dares to threaten a human, it's not just an eye for an eye, but SEVEN pairs of eyes for an injury.] 7...
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NASA GISS Shows March 2014 Was Third Hottest on Record as Arctic Heatwave Spurs Siberian Fire Season to Early Start

NASA GISS Shows March 2014 Was Third Hottest on Record as Arctic Heatwave Spurs Siberian Fire Season to Early Start | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News (#EcoSciFi) | Scoop.it
  (NASA GISS Global Land-Ocean Temperature Anomaly vs the, already hotter than normal, 1951 to 1980 mean. Image source: NASA.) According to NASA's Global Land-Ocean Temperature Index, overall ...
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March For Elephants | Saving The Elephant From Extinction

March For Elephants | Saving The Elephant From Extinction | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News (#EcoSciFi) | Scoop.it
March for Elephants is passionate about changing the story on behalf of elephants. Elephants in the wild are slated for extinction in 10 years. Join the cause.
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Elephants will not be extinct in 10 years, but it might not be much longer than that.  Worldwide support from humans is needed now.

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Fact Attack: Endangered Species No. 111 - Dorcas Gazelle

Fact Attack: Endangered Species No. 111 - Dorcas Gazelle | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News (#EcoSciFi) | Scoop.it
  "We cannot have peace among men whose hearts delight in killing any living creature. By every act that glorifies or even tolerates such moronic delight in killing we set back the progress of...
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Take Part in World Week for Animals in Laboratories

Take Part in World Week for Animals in Laboratories | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News (#EcoSciFi) | Scoop.it
April 20-26, 2014 Please Help End the Needless Abuse of Animals for Cosmetics Testing Please join In Defense of Animals (IDA) and others for World Week for Animals in Laboratories. IDA is sponsorin...
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CANNED HUNTING: South Africa's SHAME

CANNED HUNTING: South Africa's SHAME | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News (#EcoSciFi) | Scoop.it
There is something so reprehensible about Canned hunting that people worldwide, from all walks of life, came together on March 15, 2014 to protest against it.                                       ...
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Make a Mark for Wildlife: Arizona Wildlife Tax Check-off

Make a Mark for Wildlife: Arizona Wildlife Tax Check-off | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News (#EcoSciFi) | Scoop.it

"The Arizona Wildlife Fund is a voluntary program that allows Arizona taxpayers to help conserve the state’s wildlife simply by marking the Arizona Wildlife box on the annual state tax return.

"Since Arizona started the program more than 25 years ago, contributions to the fund have aided the conservation and reintroduction of many species, including bald eagles, black-footed ferrets, California condors, Apache trout, Mexican wolves and several of the state’s most intriguing desert reptiles and amphibians."

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Help give renosterveld a home - Africa Geographic Magazine Blog

Help give renosterveld a home - Africa Geographic Magazine Blog | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News (#EcoSciFi) | Scoop.it
On the southernmost end of the African continent lies the smallest, but richest, plant kingdom on Earth: the Cape Floristic Kingdom. Within this incredible system is a plethora of different vegetation types all facing various levels of threat. However, there are none so threatened as the lowland renosterveld.
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Another oil leak reported in southern Utah; At The Grand Staircase Now....Which I have been and down my few times myself....

Another oil leak reported in southern Utah; At The Grand Staircase Now....Which I have been and down my few times myself.... | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News (#EcoSciFi) | Scoop.it
(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Burnt sagebrush and oil-covered junipers line the perimeter of the pond at Citation Oil Company's #11 oil well leak in Dixie National Forest, Wednesday, April...
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Cartoon guide to biodiversity loss XXIII

Cartoon guide to biodiversity loss XXIII | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News (#EcoSciFi) | Scoop.it
Here are another 6 biodiversity cartoons for your conservation pleasure/pain (see full stock of previous ‘Cartoon guide to biodiversity loss’ compendia here). --
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Truth in Advertising

Truth in Advertising | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News (#EcoSciFi) | Scoop.it
Defenders and partners run a successful campaign against a misleading advertisement in Mexico One of the foremost threats to the survival of the 22 species of parrots and macaws here in Mexico is i...
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Nearly 500,000 More Americans Speak Out Against Federal Plan to Strip Wolves of Protections

Nearly 500,000 More Americans Speak Out Against Federal Plan to Strip Wolves of Protections | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News (#EcoSciFi) | Scoop.it

WASHINGTON— More than 460,000 Americans filed official comments calling on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to scrap its controversial proposal to remove federal protections from the gray wolf and instead work to advance wolf recovery in the United States. A scientific peer review released in early February 2014 unanimously concluded that a federal plan to drop protections for most gray wolves was not based on the best available science.

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Protect Rare Bird Species from Extinction

Protect Rare Bird Species from Extinction | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News (#EcoSciFi) | Scoop.it
Western yellow-billed cuckoos once lived in abundance in the Western United States. Due to the near-total destruction of their natural habitat, they now face possible extinction. Tell the government to save this species by granting it federal protection.
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Consumers: Refuse To Purchase Captive Birds

Consumers: Refuse To Purchase Captive Birds | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News (#EcoSciFi) | Scoop.it
Cruelty Of International Bird Trade People are fascinated at the sight and chirping of birds in pet shops and are willing to pay huge sums just to own an exotic species. But “bird lovers” show hard...
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Participate In World Week for Animals in Labs -- Plan an Event.

Participate In World Week for Animals in Labs -- Plan an Event. | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News (#EcoSciFi) | Scoop.it

Please register your event for World Week for Animals in Laboratories (WWAIL) today. IDA sponsors this annual event to ensure that the suffering of animals in laboratories is not forgotten and to encourage the use of non-animal based testing models.

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Burlington Coat Factory: Go fur-free to help animals

Burlington Coat Factory: Go fur-free to help animals | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News (#EcoSciFi) | Scoop.it
Every year millions of animals are killed for the fur industry. One of the companies to profit from this misery is Burlington Coat Factory, a company...
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Texas farmers fear arrival of new Dust Bowl

Texas farmers fear arrival of new Dust Bowl | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News (#EcoSciFi) | Scoop.it

"Texas farmers fear arrival of new Dust Bowl  Those who have lived in America most of their lives know a little something of the Dust Bowl era during the Great Depression of the 1930s. Now, Texans are becoming concerned about yet another Dust Bowl scenario as droughts in various regions within the state are getting worse."

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Danica Kloes's curator insight, April 8, 11:08 AM

I think the reality of a possible Dust Bowl is frightening for many people. Fortunately, we don't have to really worry about this possibility in our area of WA, but other places and states do. I will agree with what the author of the article said, that to keep this kind of stuff from happening we need to move away from GMO crops, monoculture farming, and start more organic, smaller farming plans. This may not seem like the most efficient way, but it will benefit us long term. If we producing food in this way, we should expect many more Dust Bowls to come.

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Recall: Something Even Nastier than Usual Lurks in Tyson Chicken Nuggets!!!

Recall: Something Even Nastier than Usual Lurks in Tyson Chicken Nuggets!!! | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News (#EcoSciFi) | Scoop.it
Sunday, April 6, 2014 Recall: Something Even Nastier than Usual Lurks in Tyson Chicken Nuggets Daisy Luther Activist Post Just in case chicken “nuggets” aren’t disgusting enough, now Tyson has been...
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A Supply-Side Voice for the Timber Industry

A Supply-Side Voice for the Timber Industry | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News (#EcoSciFi) | Scoop.it

The Evergreen Foundation supports sustainable forest harvest.  It's board of directors is composed of industry and finance managers and former government employees.  The Foundation has a negative view toward "environmentalists."  The Foundation supports the U. S. Forest Service's use of public funds to increase forest health and improve harvests for private forestry companies.

Garry Rogers's insight:

Unfortunately, supply-side economics often exhibits industry-specific tunnel vision that disregards ecosystem consequences of dwindling biodiversity and natural resources.

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Chinese orchids are in trouble, here's how to save them | Conservation

Chinese orchids are in trouble, here's how to save them | Conservation | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News (#EcoSciFi) | Scoop.it
Orchid species suffer thanks to their use in Traditional Medicine. Most conservation efforts don't work but some scientists have an unconventional proposal.
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HARBIN, China: China’s tiger parks under fire from conservationists, animal cruelty experts | Asia | McClatchy DC

HARBIN, China: China’s tiger parks under fire from conservationists, animal cruelty experts | Asia | McClatchy DC | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News (#EcoSciFi) | Scoop.it
The tourists piled into the bus, which took them through a series of gates into an enclosed, snow-covered field. Within minutes, the bus _ modified so that a steel cage covered the windows _ was surrounded by more than 20 Siberian tigers.
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Small miracle

Small miracle | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News (#EcoSciFi) | Scoop.it
Amidst the greatest mass extinction of species since the dinosaurs disappeared 65 million years ago, there is one smallish success The Island Fox which had vanished from all but six of the Californ...
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Grand Canyon seeks ways to manage bison herds

Grand Canyon seeks ways to manage bison herds | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News (#EcoSciFi) | Scoop.it
Grand Canyon seeks ways to manage bison herds roaming in northern reaches of national park FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- The herds of bison roaming the northern reaches of the Grand Canyon are causing h...
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Petition to stop the slaughter of ravens in Idaho

Petition to stop the slaughter of ravens in Idaho | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News (#EcoSciFi) | Scoop.it
Petition to stop the slaughter of ravens in Idaho A couple of weeks ago, I came across a small news article explaining that the Idaho Department of Fish and Game had received a permit from the Unit...
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