Trump administration poses new menace to birds in allowing’ incidental’ killings

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Conservationists launch legal attempt to stop interior department from reversing a 100 -year-old law that protects migratory birds The eagle may be America’s mascot, but being a bird today in the United States is tough. Billions succumb each year in the maws of domestic cats, or after crashing into power line or skyscraper windows. But […]

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U.K. Government Creates Largest Marine Reserve In The Atlantic Ocean

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The U.K. government has announced that it will create a massive marine reserve in the heart of the Atlantic Ocean. Surrounding Ascension Island, the freshly protected region will encompass nearly the same region as the entire U.K ., and will put over half of the overseas province waters out of bounds to fishing. The remaining […]

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‘Mayhem’ as authorities try to capture 137 tigers at Thai temple

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Bangkok( CNN) Authorities armed with tranquilizer handguns are still are seeking to capture dozens of tigers at a controversial Buddhist temple in Thailand after temple personnel allegedly set some free to delay the process. “Yesterday was mayhem, ” Wildlife Conservation Office( WCO) director Teunjai Noochdumrong told CNN Tuesday.

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Red list: ash trees and antelopes on the brink of extinction

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Scientists warn once-common species are disappearing faster than they can be counted as North Americas ash trees join IUCNs list of endangered species due to threat of an invasive beetle Native ash trees, abundant across North America, are on the brink of extinction as an invasive beetle ravages forests, according to the new red list […]

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Trouble in paradise: Lord Howe Island divided over plan to exterminate rats

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Rodents are threatening the unique natural environment of Australias sparsely populated Lord Howe Island. But a plan to eradicate the pests by dropping 42 tonnes of poisoned cereal is dividing the close-knit community in half Described by the UN as a zone of spectacular and scenic landscapes, Lord Howe Island is nothing if not dramatic. […]

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Cheetah ‘more vulnerable to extinction than previously thought’

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Urgent action is needed to stop the cheetah – the worlds fastest land animal – sprinting to extinction, experts have warned Urgent action is needed to stop the cheetah the worlds fastest land animal becoming extinct, experts have warned. Scientists estimate that only 7,100 of the fleet-footed cats remain in the wild, occupying 9% of […]

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House of horrors: inside the US wildlife repository- photo essay

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Photographer Matthew Staver and writer Oliver Milman visited the US National Wildlife Property Repository, where illegal wildlife products, from stuffed tigers to worked tusk, are stored and counted If the US had a national house of horrors, it would probably be the federal government compound that lies on the fringes of Denver, Colorado, incongruously set […]

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9 rad nature sites for citizen scientists

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Image: AMARTIN SCHUTT/ AFP/ Getty Doing good for nature is just a mouse-click away. Citizen science, or the general public’s participation in scientific research, allows the average person to help conservationists do extraordinary, impactful run. Websites that help facilitate this are often filled with simple yet entertaining chores, which will educate you on the natural […]

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