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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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After 70 Years, Wolves Have Been Reintroduced at Yellowstone National Park – and the Results are Amazing! - Greener Ideal

After 70 Years, Wolves Have Been Reintroduced at Yellowstone National Park – and the Results are Amazing! - Greener Ideal | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
For 70 years, Yellowstone National Park had been wolf-free, which gave their prey, herbivores such as elk and deer, a chance to grow in numbers. In 1967, the grey wolf was one of the first species to be listed as endangered, and plans for restoration of the wolves began to unroll.
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Three incidents of illegal drone operation in Yellowstone

Three incidents of illegal drone operation in Yellowstone | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
Three men face charges of operating drones and more- Yellowstone National Park. At first, the Park Service took an "educational" stance as they informed people about the new ban on drones in the Pa...
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District Court Rules Grizzly Bears Trump Montana's Plan to Log Forest Lands to Fund Schools : Endangered Species Law and Policy

District Court Rules Grizzly Bears Trump Montana's Plan to Log Forest Lands to Fund Schools : Endangered Species Law and Policy | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
On August 21, 2014, the United States District Court for the District of Montana remanded the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation
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Praise Court for Humane Decision

Praise Court for Humane Decision | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
Target: Minnesota Court of Appeals, Chief Judge Edward J. Cleary
Goal: Thank the Minnesota Court of Appeals for challenging an approval of a hog facility
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Logging of Russian Far East damaging tiger habitat, few intact forests protected (Part I)

Logging of Russian Far East damaging tiger habitat, few intact forests protected (Part I) | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it

The destruction of Russian forests to supply timber to international markets is becoming one of the biggest threats to the world’s largest cat, the Siberian tiger. Russia has more forests than any other country, representing about one-fifth of the world’s total forest cover and contains more than half of the world’s coniferous forests. However, worldwide demand for high quality timber, along with weak regulations, has led to widespread logging of Russia’s trees. 

The forests of the Russian Far East are of the “mixed boreal” type, where East Asian coniferous–deciduous forests and the boreal forests merge. Originally, the forests were a mixture of Korean pine and deciduous species like birch and aspen; in the north and at high elevations, conifers like spruce, fir and larch were found. The mixed boreal forests form one of the most biologically diverse habitats at high latitudes, supporting a unique mix of southern-evolved fauna like the Siberian tiger, Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) and the Asian black bear (Ursus thibetanus), along with species typical of the northern taiga, like the caribou (Rangifer tarandus) and Ussuri brown bear (Ursus arctos lasiotus). 

 

Human activities such as selective logging of economically valuable Korean pine and disturbances like fire have resulted in the conversion of many of the mixed boreal forests into secondary forests of oak and birch. This habitat poorer quality compared than the original mixed boreal composition, and does not support as many herbivores like deer and wild boar; this, in turn, affects apex carnivores like the tiger. 


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Will Iconic Sequoias Fall to Climate Change?

Will Iconic Sequoias Fall to Climate Change? | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it

Photo Credit: Rene Jakobson

California's iconic trees, the giant sequoias, may sail through the state's current extreme drought. The huge trees survived even drier conditions during their long lives, studies show. The oldest sequoias live for more than 3,000 years.

But will giant sequoias still be around as California's climate shifts under the influence of global warming? It's hard to know — there are still too many unsolved mysteries about these massive trees, many scientists say. Even during California's last serious drought, in the 1970s, giant sequoias started growing faster, though no one is sure what is driving the gains. But climate models forecast even warmer and drier conditions by 2100 for California, which could make the sequoias' mountain soil too parched for the world's biggest trees. To better understand how to protect and preserve giant sequoias, scientists are looking at how sequoias live today, and where they lived in the past.


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Interesante artículo que pone de relieve la importancia de la investigación científica al objeto de conocer las consecuencias que puede tener el cambio climático sobre los seres vivos.

Entender para comprender.

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Fish and Wildlife Service Urged to Speed Protection for Bat Devastated by White-nose Fungal Epidemic

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Oil Company Detonates C4 in Dolphin, Manatee, and Turtle Habitat - Shrimpers Are Outraged

Oil Company Detonates C4 in Dolphin, Manatee, and Turtle Habitat - Shrimpers Are Outraged | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
Explosive blasts by Castex Energy will go on for a year in the shallow coastal region in near-shore Louisiana.
Dolphins were not part of the state permit review process, Castex spokesman claims that they are unaware of the requirements of the Marine Mammal Protection Act.
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Nonprofit’s Facebook page hacked, explicit photos posted

Nonprofit’s Facebook page hacked, explicit photos posted | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
WOLF Sanctuary has created a new page for supporters after being hacked.
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Its just not right that this can happen, especially to a non-profit Org.  And face book do NOTHING to get their page back for them.  

Face book puts out a service.  They should support their customers .  What a shame.  Please go by their new page and lets help them rebuild their likes.  Thanks  

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A fatal flaw in plans for Western states to grab the public lands -- paying for wildfires

A fatal flaw in plans for Western states to grab the public lands -- paying for wildfires | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
Politicians claim states will make money managing federal lands. They conveniently avoid the "elephant in the room" The renewed effort to move the national forests, BLM lands, and maybe national pa...
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Iconic monarch butterfly needs protection as endangered species, advocacy groups say in US petition - ABA Journal

Iconic monarch butterfly needs protection as endangered species, advocacy groups say in US petition - ABA Journal | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
An iconic American butterfly needs protection as an endangered species because of climate change, the widespread use of a herbicide that has eliminated much of its food supply, and other factors, advocacy groups contend. Joined by scientist Lincoln Brower, the Center for Biological Diversity, the Center for Food Safety and the Xerces Society filed a petition (PDF) on Tuesday with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service seeking protection for the monarch butterfly, whose population has dwindled from 1 billion to 35 million over the past 20 years. Familiar to millions who have seen the orange-and-black butterfly emerge from its chrysalis as part of an elementary school project or spotted it fluttering around flowers at their homes, the monarch is suffering because of genetic engineering of crops and pesticides that have greatly reduced its habitat and the milkweed on which it feeds, the petitioners contend. They also cite climate…
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Advocates argue wildlife permits threaten Utah prairie dog

Advocates argue wildlife permits threaten Utah prairie dog | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has illegally given permission to Garfield and Iron counties for potential development on wide swaths of Utah prairie dog habitat, which could kill thousands of the threatened, social mammals, Friends of Animals claims in a new lawsuit. The nonprofit, incorporated in New York, is asking a federal judge to overturn the so-called “incidental take permits” the agency issued to the counties in 2013 and ...
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Petition Stop the Cruel Bobcat Fur Industry

Petition Stop the Cruel Bobcat Fur Industry | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
Bobcats on a fur farm are routinely torn from their mothers when extremely young and are later killed for their pelts or sold to taxidermists. Don't let this cruel industry spread, and help save innocent animals from the cruel international fur trade.
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Durkin: Most want wolf numbers maintained

Survey released Tuesday found most state residents hold positive views toward wolves
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Species Spotlight: Peregrine falcon

Species Spotlight: Peregrine falcon | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
Species Spotlight: Peregrine falcon
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Rescue Mentally-Ill Circus Elephants

Rescue Mentally-Ill Circus Elephants | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
Target: Tom Vilsack, Secretary for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Goal: Seize the mentally ill and highly distressed elephants “Viola” and “Kelly” from the Circus World Museum Two elephants from the Circus World Museum were...
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Save the Last Wolverines from Extinction

Save the Last Wolverines from Extinction | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
Target: Secretary Jewell, U.S. Department of the Interior
Goal: Protect the last 300 wolverines who live in the Lower 48 states
*This petition is in collaboration with Care2, thereby allowing all signatures to appear in a single location.
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Greenpeace alleges SLAPP suit tactic by logging company

Greenpeace alleges SLAPP suit tactic by logging company | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
Greenpeace Canada has filed a Statement of Defense in response to a $7 million lawsuit by Resolute Forest Products (NYSE:RFP) over allegations that the logging company destroyed forests in Quebec and Ontario.

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Can it be stopped? Ghana's forests 'could completely disappear in less than 25 years'

Can it be stopped? Ghana's forests 'could completely disappear in less than 25 years' | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it

Ghana contains forests that are biologically unique and important both for the wildlife they contain and the human communities that depend on them. However, the country is experiencing one of the greatest rates of deforestation in West Africa.


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House approves wolf bill; hunt this year ‘very unlikely’ - MiningJournal.net | News, Sports, Jobs, Marquette Information | The Mining Journal

MARQUETTE — The Michigan House approved a citizen-initiated measure Wednesday that gives the Natural Resources Commission the power to designate gam...
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Did Obama's Interior hobble the Endangered Species Act?

Did Obama's Interior hobble the Endangered Species Act? | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
A new policy sets the law back a half-century, conservationists say.
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wolf hybrid raises questions

wolf hybrid raises questions | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
The recent report of a wolf-dog hybrid breaking free of its enclosure in rural Buford has left people with many questions about the mixed ancestry animals, their safety as pets, and whether they should be further regulated.
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Buford, Baxter County, Arkansas 

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Advocates argue wildlife permits threaten Utah prairie dog

Advocates argue wildlife permits threaten Utah prairie dog | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has illegally given permission to Garfield and Iron counties for potential development on wide swaths of Utah prairie dog habitat, which could kill thousands of the threatened, social mammals, Friends of Animals claims in a new lawsuit. The nonprofit, incorporated in New York, is asking a federal judge to overturn the so-called “incidental take permits” the agency issued to the counties in 2013 and ...
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A Funny Thing Happened at the Fish and Wildlife Service: The Wolverine Endangered Species Listing - The Equation

A Funny Thing Happened at the Fish and Wildlife Service: The Wolverine Endangered Species Listing - The Equation | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
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Bears, cougars, gray wolves to be protected in Illinois - LaSalle News Tribune - LaSalle, IL

The latest and most complete coverage of Local Print and Digital news in the North Central Illinois area.
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