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  Experts blame warming temps, less rain, plus thefts By Conrad Swanson The Denver Post About this time every year, southeastern Colorado towns like La Junta see more visitors looking to glimpse saucer-sized Texas brown tarantulas as they scurry out of their burrows and across fields and ro...
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  By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » The Biden administration said Wednesday that federal protections may need to be restored for gray wolves in the western U.S. after Republican-backed state laws made it much easier to kill the predators. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Ser...
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Habitat set aside for threatened species     Conservation bank to aid Preble’s meadow jumping mouse By Judith Kohler The Denver Post A first-of-its-kind venture in Colorado is bringing public and private entities together to sustain a tiny mouse whose habitat has shrunk as developmen...
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House Dems Offer $100 Million to Endangered Species In a memo just released by the House Natural Resources Committee, House Democrats said they’ll provide $550 million to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the upcoming budget reconciliation package — including $100 million for some of the rarest...
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In the A new report finds that up to 85 percent of threatened animal and plant species have had their habitat damaged by mining, agriculture or logging.   By Georgina Gustin September 1, 2021 Related As industrial agriculture, mining and logging have barreled across the Amazon rainforest i...
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    Conservation bank to aid Preble’s meadow jumping mouse By Judith Kohler The Denver Post A first-of-its-kind venture in Colorado is bringing public and private entities together to sustain a tiny mouse whose habitat has shrunk as development, livestock grazing and mining have incre...
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By Scott Sonner The Associated Press RENO, NEV. » U.S. land managers have begun efforts to capture about 50% more wild horses than originally planned this year because of severe drought across the U.S. West — about 6,000 additional animals primarily in Nevada, Oregon and Colorado. The B...
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  WASHINGTON » With climate change threatening the sea ice habitat of Emperor penguins, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday announced a proposal to list the species as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. “The lifecycle of Emperor penguins is tied to having stable ...
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  By Scott Sonner The Associated Press RENO, NEV. » Federal officials who are trying to adopt out wild horses captured on public land say they are tightening protections to guard against the illegal resale of the animals for slaughter, but advocates say the government needs to do m...
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By Fleur Macdonald © The New York Times Co. CIRENCESTER, ENGLAND » During a spring day of sun and showers in Gloucestershire in southwestern England, Mike Robinson, a restaurant owner and self-styled “hunter-gatherer,” was out counting the deer on his land. On any given morning, he can see up to 4...
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    By Catrin Einhorn © The New York Times Co. The engineers were used to building overpasses for vehicles, not wildlife. But every spring and fall, collisions with mule deer and pronghorn spiked in the Pinedale region of Wyoming, where Route 191 disrupted their age-old migration paths....
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By Julie Marshall Boulder Daily Camera Mountain lions of Colorado have been in the news a bit lately. And the news is not so good. Last month we heard one cougar was shot and killed with a .357 Magnum handgun at an undisclosed Colorado state park by Patrick Montgomery of Littleton, a professional...
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    By Coral Davenport, Henry Fountain and Lisa Friedman © The New York Times WASHINGTON » The Biden administration on Tuesday suspended oil drilling leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, unspooling a signature achievement of the Trump presidency and delivering on a promise by...
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  By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » Wildlife advocates pressed the Biden administration on Wednesday to revive federal protections for gray wolves across the Northern Rockies after Republican lawmakers in Idaho and Montana made it much easier to kill the predators. The...
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  By Susan Montoya Bryan The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE » U.S. wildlife managers on Wednesday proposed federal protections for the lesser prairie chicken, saying its habitat across Colorado and four other states is in danger of becoming more fragmented and the effects of climate change and...
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By Susan Montoya Bryan The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE » Environmental groups and scientists with two universities want U.S. wildlife managers to consider reintroducing jaguars to the American Southwest. In a recently published paper, they say habitat destruction, highways and existing...
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This editorial is excerpted from the Boulder Daily Camera. A snowy mountain lion visiting a Lee Hill home made headlines and popular retweets of the video last week. The large feline was stunningly beautiful, making massive paw prints across the patio while the family and their small dog were safel...
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There’s a very good chance of recovery for most species – if their habitat is protected   A female small bronze azure, one of 26 butterfly species at risk of extinction. Photograph: Butterfly Conservation SA   Michael F Braby, Hayley Geyle, Jaana Diel...
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Mike Hattel, Louisville Why return to barbaric hunting in Montana? “Bears, wolves become part of the culture wars,” March 29 news story The Denver Post  The article reports that once again barbaric hunting techniques are being introduced, this time in the Montana state legislature. ...
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By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » Grizzly bears are slowly expanding the turf where they roam in parts of the northern Rocky Mountains but need continued protections, according to government scientists who concluded that no other areas of the country would be suitab...
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