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Amidst worldwide protest and controversy, Canada’s shameful annual massacre of 300,000 baby harp seals began today. Mass killings are underway in the Saint Lawrence Gulf and will soon expand to Newfoundland. Canada’s seal hunt (if you can call bludgeoning defenseless baby animals to death “hunting”)...
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Source ABC, October 29, 2008Frogs and salamanders are disappearing in Yellowstone National Park and researchers at Stanford blame their decline on global warming. These amphibious indicators of the environment are the kind of discovery that, for a Ph.D. candidate, can be the makings of a career. So,...
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By Laura Tull Stingrays are fascinating animals, brought to the attention of the media by a true accident with the death of Steve Irwin, and by recent discoveries of Giant Stingray's in Thailand. Though related to the sharks they are not as aggressive and are not prone to attack humans. They are ne...
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February 23, 2009 09:00 AM - WWF Perth, Australia - Nine out of 10 marine species found off Australia’s south-west coast are found nowhere else on earth but less than one per cent of this globally significant region is protected. A new report found a series of globally significant “hotspots” for m...
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Scientists find new creatures of Australian deep reported, Sydney (AFP) Jan 18, 2009 A joint US-Australian team spent a month in deep waters off the coast of the southern island of Tasmania to "search for life deeper than any previous voyage in Australian waters," lead researcher Ron Thresher said....
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The Canadian government is being sued by environmentalists demanding they use the countries' Species at Risk Act to protect killer whales off British Columbia. Ecojustice, on behalf of 8 environmental groups recently filed the suit to force officials to use the legislation to safequard the habitat o...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
In 1973, President Nixon passed the Endangered Species Act in an attempt to curb the extinction of large groups of animals based on the Congress' findings that "...various species of fish, wildlife, and plants in the United States have been rendered extinct as a consequence of economic growth and de...
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Wildlife-Conservation Society and Republic of Congo said new census counted 125,000 newly discovered gorillas. Western lowland gorillas were believed to have been reduced by 50% due to hunting and disease. Primatologists in Edinburgh, Scotland warn that nearly half of the world's 634 types of prima...
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