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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'


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

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Idaho's Wolf Population Plummets for Third Consecutive Year, Leaving as Few as 15 Breeding Pairs Remaining

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Idaho needs to spend more on education not killing wolves.  

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Obama's preemptive strike to reform Endangered Species Act

Obama's preemptive strike to reform Endangered Species Act | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
The administration's proposal is aimed at warding off a GOP overhaul of the law.
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The California Oil Spill Is Even Worse Than We Thought

The California Oil Spill Is Even Worse Than We Thought | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
Dead birds. Closed beaches. No fishing: Gov. Brown declares a state of emergency.
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Obama's preemptive strike to reform Endangered Species Act

Obama's preemptive strike to reform Endangered Species Act | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
The administration's proposal is aimed at warding off a GOP overhaul of the law.
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Colorado governor uses executive order to prevent sage grouse 'endangered' listing - Watchdog.org

Colorado governor uses executive order to prevent sage grouse 'endangered' listing - Watchdog.org | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
Through executive order, Gov. John Hickenlooper doubles down on the efforts to keep the "threatened" Gunnison sage grouse from being listed as "endangered."
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Two California Residents Honored as U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces 2014 Endangered Species Recovery Champions

Two California Residents Honored as U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces 2014 Endangered Species Recovery Champions | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
Two California Residents Honored as U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces 2014 Endangered Species Recovery Champions
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Lawmakers need to quit managing wildlife politically

Lawmakers need to quit managing wildlife politically | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
Politicians are using riders attached to “must pass” bills to sneak legislation through Congress, undermining the Endangered Species Act resulting in political management of wildlife and opening a Pandora's box
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Carrie Wilson: Reasons why wolves not in California varied

Carrie Wilson: Reasons why wolves not in California varied | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
Several reasons why wolves not repopulating California
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Species in the Spotlight campaign highlights NOAA Fisheries' endangered species conservation efforts

NOAA Fisheries announced today a new Species in the Spotlight campaign to focus recovery and public education efforts on eight marine species that are at risk of extinction.
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California Department of Fish and Wildlife and Partners Investigate Decline in Pheasant Population

California Department of Fish and Wildlife and Partners Investigate Decline in Pheasant Population | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
California Department of Fish and Wildlife and Partners Investigate Decline in Pheasant Population
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These beautiful animals are 17 of the most critically endangered in the world

These beautiful animals are 17 of the most critically endangered in the world | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
Endangered Species Day (May 15) is marked in May each year to highlight the plight of the creatures that are most in danger of becoming extinct, and raising awareness about how we can help them.
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Birds, bees, butterflies among Canada’s at-risk species

Birds, bees, butterflies among Canada’s at-risk species | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
Friday is international Endangered Species Day and there was some small bit of good news this week for Canada’s species at risk. The Committee on the Status of Endangered Species says the outlook has improved for a precious few. “This good news was due to better survey data where we found more individuals (the plant) and findings of relatively large population size and no signs of decline (the fish),” Eric Taylor, a professor of zoology at the University of British Columbia and chairman of COSEW
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With Friends Like the Obama Administration, Endangered Species Don't Need Enemies

With Friends Like the Obama Administration, Endangered Species Don't Need Enemies | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
The Obama administration and its U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have quietly been rolling out a series of regulatory changes that threaten to cripple the Endangered Species Act, dramatic changes that would never have flown under the Bush administration.
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Bobcat hunting bill approved in Illinois Senate

Bobcat hunting bill approved in Illinois Senate | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
SPRINGFIELD — Legislation to allow bobcat hunting is gaining momentum in the Illinois General Assembly after approval in the Senate on Thursday.
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Sec. Jewell, Gov. Jindal Announce Proposal to Remove LA Black Bear from Endangered Species List

Sec. Jewell, Gov. Jindal Announce Proposal to Remove LA Black Bear from Endangered Species List | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal announced today that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to remove the Louisiana black bear from the list of threatened and endangered species under the ESA.
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Grizzly recovery is slow in Idaho

Grizzly recovery is slow in Idaho | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
    Grizzly bears have been slow to move into Idaho from their population centers around Glacier and Yellowstone national parks, two activists told people attending the Idaho Conservation League’s Wild Idaho conference at Redfish Lake Lodge near Stanley on Sunday.
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California Dairy Farmer Provides Habitat for 15,000 Imperiled Birds

TIPTON, Calif., May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Frank Mendonsa, a dairy farmer in Tipton, Calif., and the...
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Pipeline Ruptures In California, Spilling Thousands Of Gallons Of Oil Into The Ocean

Pipeline Ruptures In California, Spilling Thousands Of Gallons Of Oil Into The Ocean | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
The pipeline rupture hearkens back to Santa Barbara's massive 1969 oil spill, which changed the industry and the environmental movement for decades.
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OSV closure at refuge aims to protect birds

OSV closure at refuge aims to protect birds | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
The OSV zone will reopen to public access after all young birds are able to fly.
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GOP plots new course on Endangered Species Act reform

GOP plots new course on Endangered Species Act reform | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
A pair of Republican chairmen is setting out to overhaul the decades-old law.
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Naturally Speaking: Focus increasing on newly threatened species

Naturally Speaking: Focus increasing on newly threatened species | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
I typically read Pheasants Forever and Ducks Unlimited magazines pretty much cover to cover. They always include interesting articles on habitat development, hunting dogs, equipment and techniques, but increasingly of late they’ve been featuring articles on newly threatened species of non-game animals and insects, as well.
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Montana to hire 5 employees to oversee sage grouse program

Montana to hire 5 employees to oversee sage grouse program | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
HELENA (AP) — State officials are planning to hire five full-time employees this summer to protect a bird species that's a candidate for the federal endangered species list.
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Endangered Sea Turtles Released In South Carolina

Endangered Sea Turtles Released In South Carolina | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
Six sea turtles, five of which being amongst the most endangered species of sea turtles in the world, were released back into the sea off the coast of South Carolina on Thursday. The South Carolina...
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Endangered Species Day: Where to see rare animals in Palm Beach County | Featured

Endangered Species Day: Where to see rare animals in Palm Beach County | Featured | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my. And the list doesn't end there, unfortunately.

Every year on May 15, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service observes Endangered Species Day to remind people of the need to protect at-risk species and their habitats.

Florida is home to 129 endangered species -- 70 animals (including manatees, sea turtles,...
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