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Bison reintroduced to Banff National Park for first time in 140 years

46 hours ago From ecowatch.com  View Original Article

Cleveland, OHIO - Immense herds of up to 30 million bison once thundered across the plains of North America. Like their American brethren, overhunted Canadian plains bison came dangerously close to extinction in the late 1800s. In an effort to reverse the damage, Park ...

Cheerios just gave away 1.5 billion wildflower seeds to help save bees

46 hours ago From care2.com  View Original Article

Redwood City, CALIFORNIA - The earth’s bees are facing serious challenges to their survival. With threats ranging from habitat loss, the use of pesticides and disease to climate change, many species are declining at worrying rates.

Thankfully, they’re not withou ...

Shanghai customs seize 3.1 tons of smuggled pangolin scales

46 hours ago From globaltimes.cn  View Original Article

Beijing, CHINA - Two suspected smugglers were detained in Shanghai after authorities recovered 3.1 tons of pangolin scales, the largest amount ever seized in China.

An endangered animal in China, the pangolin is one of the most illegally traded animal ...

Global meeting decides to protect sea cows and their habitats

Archived, 2 days ago From eurasiareview.com 

Albany, OREGON - There is a glimmer of hope for Dugongs, also known as sea cows, and their seagrass habitats. The endangered species, which has been under threat by human activity such as entanglement in fishing gear, collision with boats and habitat loss, occurs acr ...

Supermodel Kate Upton, Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander host Grand Slam adoption event

Archived, 2 days ago From spacecoastdaily.com 

Melbourne, FLORIDA - Supermodel, actress and former Brevard resident, Kate Upton and Detroit Tigers Pitcher Justin Verlander partnered with Wins for Warriors Foundation and the Detroit Tigers to host the third annual Grand Slam adoption event presented by Link AKC .

4 rescued sea lions released back to the ocean in Laguna Beach

Archived, 2 days ago From ocregister.com 

Santa Ana, CALIFORNIA - Kendra Leak leaned over Jyn’s kennel for one final close-up look at the now fat and healthy sea lion pup. It was a huge difference from the emaciated pup she first saw after Jyn was found stranded in Newport Beach in January.

Seconds l ...

Russian conservationists launch survey of elusive snow leopard

Archived, 2 days ago From nbcnews.com 

New York, NEW YORK - If you fly to the most remote corner of Siberia, drive for nine hours, cross another 60 miles of ice and hills in a sturdy Soviet jeep and climb a mountain, you just may see a snow leopard. Or maybe its footprint.

The endangered snow l ...

Export of bones raises fears for region’s lions

Archived, 3 days ago From businesslive.co.za 

Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - A zero quota would exist for the export of bones from wild lions, but SA would establish a quota for bones from captive breeding facilities, the Department of Environmental Affairs announced in February.

There is significant evidence t ...

Marines relocating 1,500 desert tortoises for training center expansion

Archived, 3 days ago From care2.com 

Redwood City, CALIFORNIA - In just a couple of weeks, the largest desert tortoise relocation ever will get underway in California’s Mojave Desert. The U.S. Marine Corps will be relocating about 1,500 desert tortoises in order to protect them – not from some natural disaster, l ...

Scientists miscalculate penguin population

Archived, 3 days ago From dw.com 

Bonn, GERMANY - It seems Adélie penguins - the species made famous by the animated film Happy Feet - are doing much better than previously thought.

Scientists have more than doubled their estimates of the penguin population living along a 5,000-kilom ...

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