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In China, victory for wildlife conservation as citizens persuaded to give up shark fin soup - The Washington Post

'China can be the saviour of wildlife or the cause of its demise'


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Now this is good news.  Now, if they'd just stop eating Whale meat !

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Despite Opposition, Predator Derby Moving Forward

Despite Opposition, Predator Derby Moving Forward | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
TWIN FALLS • A predator killing derby near Salmon is moving forward despite pressure from some environmental groups and an Oregon congressman to block it.
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Defense Bill Wilderness Ornaments on Poison Package

Defense Bill Wilderness Ornaments on Poison Package | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
"The middle of the road is where the white line is - and that's the worst place to drive." Robert Frost The recent passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA H.R. 3979): signed into la...
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With Lawsuit Pending, BLM Cancels Idaho Predator-killing Derby Permit

BOISE, Idaho —In response to a lawsuit from conservation groups, the Bureau of Land Management has decided to cancel a permit allowing an anti-wolf organization to conduct a “predator derby” on mor...
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One-quarter of world's mammals at risk, says new analysis of extinction rates

One-quarter of world's mammals at risk, says new analysis of extinction rates | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
For this survey the journal Nature pulled together the most reliable data it could find on the current state of species endangerment worldwide.
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Quiz: Extinct or Endangered? | WIRED

Quiz: Extinct or Endangered? | WIRED | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
Do you know your extinct and endangered animals? Above is an Amur leopard, a species that is still around but critically endangered. Unfortunately, there are many examples of animals lost forever, or close to the brink of extinction. Take the quiz and see if you know whether these animals are extinct or extant (still living). …
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Waukee to cut trees before endangered bat returns for spring

Waukee to cut trees before endangered bat returns for spring | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
Officials are trying to reduce issues that Kettlestone developers have with the endangered bats.
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Moose Sex Project returns for third year

AMHERST – An initiative with a tongue-in-cheek name that has garnered international attention for the Nature Conservancy of Canada is back for a third year.
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Endangered Species Act Roundup – Three For the Price of One | JD Supra

Although there were some notable downperiods when it came to Endangered Species Act news over the past twelve months, the past few weeks have been anything but slow. Below are a few of ...
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Endangered tricolor blackbird’s fate entwined with dairy industry

Endangered tricolor blackbird’s fate entwined with dairy industry | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
The recovery of the imperiled tricolored blackbird in California’s Central Valley is closely linked with the state’s dairy industry. More than $370,000 has been paid to dairy farmers who agree to delay harvesting their fields, where tricolored blackbirds nest. Earlier this month, California listed the tricolored blackbird as an endangered species on an emergency basis.
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In Another Texas Vs. Endangered Species Battle, Texas Wins Again

In Another Texas Vs. Endangered Species Battle, Texas Wins Again | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
Every winter, the world's only flock of wild whooping cranes flies into Texas and stays along the Texas Gulf Coast,...
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Wildlife group wants grizzly bears put back in central Idaho | Letters from the West | Idahostatesman.com

Wildlife group wants grizzly bears put back in central Idaho | Letters from the West | Idahostatesman.com | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
The Center for Biological Diversity wants grizzly bears reintroduced into Idaho's central wilderness areas.
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Northern White Rhino on the Path to Extinction

Northern White Rhino on the Path to Extinction | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
The loss of one of the last Northern White Rhinos has a devastating effect on the potential future of the species.
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Don't backtrack on bobcats, Governor

Don't backtrack on bobcats, Governor | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
Six months ago, Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill that, when it takes effect next Thursday, will enrich every citizen of Illinois: It adds the black bear, gray wolf and cougar to the state's list of protected species. More on that smart move in a moment.
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Name that Creature: New, rare, sea lily species identified

Name that Creature: New, rare, sea lily species identified | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
A new, very rare species of sea lily has been identified by an American scientist. Rather than name the creature himself, he's providing the opportunity of a lifetime and auctioning off those rights on eBay. Funds to help further research.
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Wildlife, fear, and real life

Wildlife, fear, and real life | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
Politicians play to the incoherent fears of wimpy folks. This is bad for protecting the planet and its wildlife- Just two months ago many Americans feared they would soon be stricken by dread Ebola...
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Ely BLM Withdraws Decision to Poison, Crush and Chop Sage-grouse Habitat

Ely BLM Withdraws Decision to Poison, Crush and Chop Sage-grouse Habitat | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
White Pine County, Nev. - A Western Watersheds Project appeal forced the Ely BLM to withdraw a recent decision to destroy Wyoming big sagebrush, black sage, and pinyon-juniper communities across th...
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House Passes Salmon-Killing Drought Relief Bill : Indybay

House Passes Salmon-Killing Drought Relief Bill : Indybay | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
or many years, corporate agribusiness interests and their Astroturf groups, including the Coalition for a Sustainable Delta and the Latino Water Coalition, have blamed Endangered Species Act protections for Delta smelt and Central Valley Chinook salmon for creating an alleged "Dust Bowl" on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley.

However, the campaign to blame Delta smelt and salmon for reductions in Delta exports was shown to be a big “red herring,” pardon the pun, when Restore the Delta (RTD), opponents of Governor Jerry Brown's Bay Delta Conservation Plan to build the peripheral tunnels, and researchers from California Water Research of Santa Cruz revealed that Delta smelt and salmon protections had little impact on water pumping operations from the Delta in 2014
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Fisher comment period extended to February

Fisher comment period extended to February | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
People have an extra month to comment on a federal proposal that would list the West Coast fisher population as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.The deadline to give input is now Feb. 5 instead of Jan. 5, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife S
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Cong. Thompson: Fish & Wildlife Service Endangered Species Decisions Questioned

Cong. Thompson: Fish & Wildlife Service Endangered Species Decisions Questioned | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
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Tell Secretary Jewell to Stop the Planned Commercial Killing Competition! - Defenders of Wildlife

Tell Secretary Jewell to Stop the Planned Commercial Killing Competition! - Defenders of Wildlife | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
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The Solutions To Endangered Species

The Solutions To Endangered Species | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
Human civilization is, without any doubt, spreading far and wide, and this huge spreading greatly threatens the existence of other species on the planet, thereby causing the risk of endangering the...
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Why Buffalo Should be Protected by the Endangered Species Act

Why Buffalo Should be Protected by the Endangered Species Act | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
After many years of battles it is hard to say that management of Yellowstone Park bison by the federal government and the state of Montana has improved. Almost every winter there is a slaughter jus...
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