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2 hrs ago | ABC15.com

Africa land grabs endanger elephants

Political and military elites are seizing protected areas in one of Africa's last bastions for elephants, putting broad swaths of Zimbabwe at risk of becoming fronts for ivory poaching, according to a nonprofit research group's report that examines government collusion in wildlife trafficking.

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5 hrs ago | Derby Shire Times

Garden wildlife has got going extra early this year

As the latest results from the British Trust for Ornithology's Garden BirdWatch, which includes date from Derbyshire, reveal, much of our garden wildlife has got going extraordinarily early this year.

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7 hrs ago | ABC News

APNewsBreak: Africa Land Grabs Endanger Elephants

A nonprofit research group says political and military elites are seizing protected areas in one of Africa's last bastions for elephants - and that's putting lots of land at risk for ivory poaching operations.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Post-rehab, injured snowy owl released into wild

Officials with the Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota released the owl at about noon Saturday outside Superior, Wis., near the Minnesota and Wisconsin state border.

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Sacramento Bee Newspaper

California regulators propose coyote-killing ban

The California Fish & Game Commission this week issued a proposed rule that would make it illegal offer a prize, inducement or reward for killing predators, according to the San Francisco Chronicle .

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WBNS

Wild turkey season opening in Ohio

Ohio's spring season for hunting wild turkeys opens Monday with youths allowed to begin hunting the popular game bird this weekend.

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ABC News

Golden Eagle Found in Wyo. Tied for Second-Oldest

A golden eagle that was apparently electrocuted near Sheridan was more than 30 years old, which ties the record for second-oldest in the species that has ever been tagged in North America, Wyoming wildlife officials said.

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Inside Bay Area

Bill to let California retailers keep selling alligator products rolls toward vote

Rodeo Drive's high-fashion boutiques are making fast progress persuading California lawmakers to let them keep selling luxury goods made from alligator skin, including purses, wallets, boots, shoes and watch bands.

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KIDK CBS 3

N. Idaho poachers taking heavy toll on game

Officials tell the Lewiston Tribune that last year in northern Idaho they confirmed poaching of 30 elk, four moose, 13 mule deer and 57 whitetail deer.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

Pasadena Star-News

Contraceptives helping to thin the bison herd on Catalina Island

Wildlife Biologist Calvin Duncan with an air rifle that will deliver a contraceptive-filled dart.

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CBS Local

Federal Lawsuit Over Western Md. Wind Farm Ends

The citizen group Save Western Maryland filed the lawsuit in 2010 against developers of the 28-turbine Criterion wind farm in Garrett County.

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External Affairs Office

White River National Wildlife Refuge Renamed in Honor of Dale Bumpers

St. Charles, Ark. - At a ceremony this afternoon, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will officially rename the White River National Wildlife Refuge to the Dale Bumpers White River National Wildlife Refug e in a ceremony honoring the former Arkansas Governor and four-term U.S. Senator.

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CBC News

Wolf management plan angers B.C. conservationists

The B.C. government estimates there are 8,500 wolves, but notes the figure may actually range between 5,300 and 11,600.

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National Geographic

Conviction of Rhino Horn Dealer Reveals Ties Between Drug, Wildlife Trafficking

Game scouts found this black rhino bull wandering Zimbabwe's SavA© Valley Conservancy after poachers shot it several times and hacked off both its horns.

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The Orlando Sentinel

Bear attacks spark debate: Kill them, or leave them alone?

Dallas Smith thinks he has the answer to Central Florida's black-bear threat, and he's ready to lock and load it.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Miami Herald

Diggin' In: It's nesting season

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Bluebirds have been at it for weeks, and hummingbirds will be at it soon - nesting and feeding baby birds.

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KRAV-FM Tulsa

Days after shooting, 'Virunga' premiers at Tribeca

Days after the director of Africa's oldest national park was shot by gunmen, a documentary about those who protect Virunga National Park from armed poachers and encroaching oil interests premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.

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CBS Local

Fish Found With Mercury In Remote Western Regions

Federal scientists have found high amounts of mercury in sport fish caught in remote areas of national parks in the West and Alaska, according to a study released Thursday.

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Blackburn Citizen

Lancashrie wildlife lovers hop to it for survey

THE world's biggest wildlife survey has reported a chorus of frogs hopping around in Lancashire gardens - but our native squirrels are in the red.

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The Globe and Mail

Ontario's bear-hunt pilot project to face legal action

The Ontario government is starting a pilot project for a spring bear hunt starting May 1. The Ontario government is starting a pilot project for a spring bear hunt starting May 1. Two animal-rights groups are heading to court after the Ontario government announced a pilot project for a spring bear hunt this year.

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