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Black Rhino Killed in Controversial Hunt

Corey Knowlton shot the black rhino in Namibia he paid $350,000 hunt and kill. Continue reading ?

Wed 20 May 15 from

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Government hunters prepare to kill salmon-eating birds

Government hunters have begun scouting an island at the mouth of the Columbia River as they prepare to shoot thousands of hungry seabirds to stop them from eating baby salmon....

Fri 22 May 15 from AP

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Wild 'teddy bear' of Louisiana no longer endangered

The Louisiana black bear, which inspired the popular stuffed animals known as teddy bears, is no longer an endangered species, US officials said Wednesday.

Wed 20 May 15 from

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British invasion of the harlequin ladybird threatens other species

The harlequin ladybird, officially known as Harmonia axyridis, was widely introduced across continental Europe as a way to limit the population of small sap-sucking insects called aphids.

Wed 20 May 15 from

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Which is most valuable: Gold, cocaine or rhino horn?

Many of the world's largest herbivores—including several species of elephants, rhinoceroses, hippopotamuses and gorillas—are in danger of becoming extinct. And if current trends continue, the ...

Fri 15 May 15 from

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Iconic Indian fish on the brink of extinction

The legendary humpback Mahseer, one of the world's most iconic freshwater fish, is on the brink of extinction according to scientists from Bournemouth University in the UK and St. Albert's College ...

Thu 14 May 15 from

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Study uncovers why songbirds vary in time devoted to warming eggs

The amount of time and effort songbirds spend warming their eggs directly correlates to their own survival probability and that of their eggs, according to a study by University of Montana researchers ...

Wed 13 May 15 from

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Vineyard habitats help butterflies return

Washington wine grape vineyards experimenting with sustainable pest management systems are seeing an unexpected benefit: an increase in butterflies.

Mon 11 May 15 from

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Dedicated scientists and volunteers working to better understand now rare abalone species

The sun was just beginning to rise as two men headed down to the beach to board a small inflatable boat. Searching for abalone was on their agenda for the day. Their excitement was difficult ...

Tue 12 May 15 from

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Best conservation practices consider both genetics and biology

Restoring diverse vegetation along the Atlantic seaboard after devastating hurricanes or replanting forests after destructive wildfires rests mightily upon one tiny but important ingredient: ...

Tue 12 May 15 from

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