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Editorial: Endangered Species Act threatened

Editorial: Endangered Species Act threatened | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
A bill in Congress poses a serious threat to the Endangered Species Act.
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The Endangered Species Act (ESA) is endangered in my opinion.  Everywhere it seems, States are trying to butcher the Act so that they don't have to protect endangered Species or their habitat they depend on in order to survive.  They don't want their way to or ability to mine or drill hampered by some animal.  We must all fight this any where we see it.  

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Endangered corals smothered by sponges on overfished Caribbean reefs

Endangered corals smothered by sponges on overfished Caribbean reefs | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
For reef-building corals, sponges do not make good neighbors. Aggressive competitors for space, sponges use toxins, mucus, shading, and smothering to kill adjacent coral colonies and then grow on their skeletons. A recent survey of coral reefs across the Caribbean shows that overfishing removes the predators of sponges, greatly increasing the threat of fast-growing sponges to an already diminished population of corals.
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Denali National Park wolf count drops below 50

Denali National Park wolf count drops below 50 | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
Denali National Park and Preserve's wolf numbers have reached a record low this spring with an estimated population of just 48, according to a Park Service study.
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Park Service to begin researching options to boost Isle Royale wolf population

Park Service to begin researching options to boost Isle Royale wolf population | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
Wildlife ecologists said last week that only three wolves remain on the island. They said new ones should be brought in to keep the moose population in check.
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Meet some of Michigan's endangered species

Meet some of Michigan's endangered species | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
From the huge moose to a tiny butterfly, Michigan works to protect its unique animals, plants and landscapes.
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11-Year-Old Running Half Marathon to Save the Wolves

11-Year-Old Running Half Marathon to Save the Wolves | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
By the time August rolls around he'll start adding some progressively longer runs each weekend to build up his endurance. He's hoping to run like a wolf tracking its prey over long distances: calm, easy, and patient until the end....
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service abandons plan to give ESA protection to bi-state sage grouse

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service abandons plan to give ESA protection to bi-state sage grouse | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
Was it political expediency? News release RENO, Nev. – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today abandoned its plan to give Endangered Species Act protection to Mono Basin sage grouse, a small and i...
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A Congressional Assault on Earth

A Congressional Assault on Earth | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
How are members of Congress celebrating Earth Day this year? Planting trees? Recycling? Passing legislation that will further protect our air, land, water and wildlife for generations? Guess again.

For more than forty years, our country has been co...
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On the Internet, Illegal Trade In Endangered Wildlife Thrives by Ted Williams: Yale Environment 360

On the Internet, Illegal Trade In Endangered Wildlife Thrives by Ted Williams: Yale Environment 360 | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
On eBay and elsewhere on the Internet, illegal wildlife and wildlife parts — from elephant ivory to tiger skins to monkey and crocodile skulls — are being sold. Bringing an end to this illicit activity is proving to be a daunting challenge.
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New England Aquarium Breeding Endangered Species Of Penguin

New England Aquarium Breeding Endangered Species Of Penguin | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
New England Aquarium biologists are trying to entice endangered African penguins to mate.
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Most humpback whales could be removed from endangered species list

Most humpback whales could be removed from endangered species list | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
Most of the world's humpback whales could soon be removed from the endangered species list under a new plan from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration , the agency announced on Monday.
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Secretive U.S. Agency Kills Pets And Hides Their Bodies, Says Whistleblower

Secretive U.S. Agency Kills Pets And Hides Their Bodies, Says Whistleblower | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
For the love of animals. Pass it on.
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Conservation groups say California whale entanglements up

Conservation groups say California whale entanglements up | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
Conservation groups are urging California officials to consider measures to prevent whale entanglements in fishing gear.
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Your Help Needed to Find SoCal Flying Squirrels

Your Help Needed to Find SoCal Flying Squirrels | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
The U.S. Forest Service is looking for your help as it studies one of Southern California's most endangered species.
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Species die before we know them

Species die before we know them | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
His name is Sudan. He’s 42 years old and lives in Kenya, protected 24/7 by armed guards. Sudan is a northern white rhinoceros, the last known male of his kind in the world. Think about that. The last.
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Increasing demand for rubber is catastrophic for endangered species

Increasing demand for rubber is catastrophic for endangered species | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
A new study predicts that up to 21 million acres of rubber plantations will be required to meet our growing needs, spelling doom for biodiversity in parts of Southeast Asia.<
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Happy 45th anniversary to Earth Day

Happy 45th anniversary to Earth Day | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
After 45 years environmental issues continue to dominate the headlines and Earth Day’s victories are frequently overlooked.
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Swedish babies of Cold War crocodiles head for Cuba swamp on mission to aid endangered species

Swedish babies of Cold War crocodiles head for Cuba swamp on mission to aid endangered species | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
Cuba's efforts to sustain the critically endangered Cuban crocodile are getting a boost from Sweden, home to a pair of reptiles that Fidel Castro gave to a Soviet cosmonaut four decades ago....
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MALAYSIA One-fifth of Malaysia’s animals endangered - Asia News

MALAYSIA One-fifth of Malaysia’s animals endangered  - Asia News | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
Tigers and rhinos at risk due to human activity and poaching. According to the World Bank around 70 species of mammals out of 336 in the country are in danger. Activists:
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Wolves trapped after attacks on dogs in Duluth, Two Harbors ...

Fifteen wolves have been trapped and killed in Minnesota in the past four months in response to verified reports of attacks on domestic animals.
A federal court order in December took wolf management away from states and placed it back under federal control, ending state hunting and trapping season...
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High Court Rejects Wisconsin Appeal Over Tribal Night Hunts

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from Wisconsin officials who want to keep in place a decades-old ruling that bars Chippewa tribes from hunting deer at night. The justices did not comment on their decision to let stand an appeals court ruling that orders a federal judge to...
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