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Gray wolves get good news (though they’re still being shot)

February 7th, 2014

Wolves remain under fire across the Northern Rockies and Upper Midwest, but they caught a break today from experts who say the federal government is using old science in its effort to remove protections for gray wolves across the rest of the US.

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Happy holidays — and watch yourself — from the Center for Biological Diversity

December 18th, 2013

The Center for Biological Diversity wishes you Happy Holidays, and also, show some family planning awareness for crying out loud!

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Gray wolf death toll grows as US hunters take their bounty

December 6th, 2013

Hunters have killed 299 gray wolves in the Rocky Mountain states where trophy hunting is set to continue through the winter, and in some cases through the spring. Conservationists say the packs could nosedive in the face of robust trophy hunting and trapping that has been set up to whittle the wolves down to around 400 in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming combined.

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Angst over wolf hunt in Michigan

November 15th, 2013

Hunters opened fire on Michigan’s wolves today, the first day of the first wolf hunt in the state since the animals were delisted from the Endangered Species Act protections. The move toward hunting these top predators has been contentious in the Wolverine state, where Native Americans paid homage to their “brother” spirit.

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Nature in Danger: The addax, a tough desert animal clings to existence

July 11th, 2013

The desert-dwelling addax is an antelope found in North Africa and known for its astounding adaptations to living in an extremely harsh climate. Shockingly few are left in the wild, though conservation projects are underway around the world.

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Nature in Danger: The African Elephant

June 18th, 2013

African elephants are listed as “vulnerable” because they are losing habitat and remain a target for ivory poachers. But these intelligent, iconic animals are getting some help, as the world recognizes they shouldn’t be killed for their tusks.

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U.S. gray wolves headed for disaster in 2013?

June 6th, 2013

Two years of sport hunting have taken a toll on the gray wolves in the U.S. Northern Rocky Mountains. Their population is down by 34 percent after what one biologist satirically calls a “robust” hunting season.

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Nature in Danger: Orangutans are gentle apes facing extreme threats

February 22nd, 2013

Bornean and Sumatran orangutans face a lethal cocktail of threats that could drive them to extinction: Habitat loss caused by forest-clearing paper and palm companies; potential kidnapping by poachers in the exotic pet trade; and isolation. But you can help.

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Nature in Danger: The Red Wolf

July 23rd, 2012

Red wolves, commonly mistaken as coyotes, have stunning copper and gray coats. They live in packs composed of one alpha male and one female, along with their litter. When their pups are age 2, the males begin the search for another female to start their own packs, and their parents continue having litters once a year.

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Ranchers’ attitudes vary toward programs designed to protect endangered species, report says

April 2nd, 2012

Wildlife does not respect property boundaries. Therefore, protecting endangered species cannot be accomplished on government-owned lands alone. The cooperation and assistance of private landowners is essential. However, some landowners see government biodiversity programs, such as the Endangered Species Act, as a threat to independent management of their property.

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Snow leopard and cub photographed in Afghanistan

January 3rd, 2012

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has released a rare photograph of a Snow Leopard and cub, taken in Afghanistan this fall.

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Earth to pass 7 billion mark, start the conversation with a condom

October 20th, 2011

The Center for Biological Diversity has stepped up its condom giveaway campaign in anticipation of the world passing the 7 billion benchmark.
The campaign, which wraps free condoms inside a package featuring an endangered animal is both edgy and cute at the same time. You could even say it’s over the top, but we’re trying to keep the puns to a minimum.

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