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  • Bush seeks to gut endangered species protections in final weeks

    Bush seeks to gut endangered species protections in final weeks
    The Bush Administration is expected to publish rules that relax protections for endangered species ahead of tomorrow's deadline in order for them to take effect immediately, reports the Associated Press.
  • Photos of living gremlin discovered in Indonesia

    Photos of living gremlin discovered in Indonesia
    Scientists have rediscovered a long-lost species of primate on a remote island in Indonesia. Conducting a survey of Mount Rore Katimbo in Lore Lindu National Park on the island of Sulawesi, a team led by Sharon Gursky-Doyen of Texas A&M University captured three pygmy tarsiers, a tiny species of primate that was last collected in 1921 and was assumed to be extinct until 2000 when two scientists studying rats accidently trapped and killed an individual. Gursky-Doyen's team spent two months using 276 mist nets to capture the gremlin-like creatures so they could be fitted with radio collars and tracked. One other individual was spotted but eluded capture.
  • Studying world's rarest penguin leads to the discovery of a new species

    Studying world's rarest penguin leads to the discovery of a new species
    Researching one of the world's most endangered penguins in New Zealand, the yellow-eyed penguin, has led to a remarkable discovery. DNA from 500-year-old penguin fossils has shown that the country was once home to not just one penguin species, but two. The DNA has resurrected an unknown extinct penguin, which researchers have named the Waitaha Penguin.
  • Cheetah conservationist awarded for renewable energy product that helps wildlife

    Cheetah conservationist awarded for renewable energy product that helps wildlife
    Dr. Laurie Marker, founder and Executive Director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF), has been awarded $50,000 by the Tech Museum of Innovation for her organization's Bushblok program which uses a high-pressure extrusion process to convert invasive, habitat-destroying bush into a clean-burning fuel log. Bushblok provides an alternative to products such as firewood, coal, lump charcoal and charcoal briquettes that are costly or result in environmental harm.
  • Caspian seal numbers plummet 90%

    Caspian seal numbers plummet 90%
    Caspian Seal populations have declined 90% in the past 100 years, prompting the IUCN to switch their designation from Vulnerable to Endangered.
 
 
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  • Star Wars: The Next Generation

    Star Wars: The Next Generation
    All is not lost, though, for these iconic creatures. When the sea star population experienced an enormous baby boom this spring, it came as a welcome shock to scientists. Some areas along the Pacific coast reported hundreds of times more sea stars being born than normal. One of the logical theories for this baby boom is the sudden lack of competition from adult sea stars for limited food resources.
  • Oregon Supreme Court: Blood Draw Is Not a Search

    Oregon Supreme Court: Blood Draw Is Not a Search
    Now, investigators who lawfully seize an animal don?t have to go through the often cumbersome and time consuming process of securing a separate warrant before a veterinarian can perform a simple diagnostic exam to properly treat an abused or neglected animal. This ruling also ensures that animals lawfully seized during criminal investigations will be able to receive necessary, prompt medical attention without evidence suppression issues potentially jeopardizing the criminal cruelty case.
  • Action Alert from the National Anti-Vivisection Society

    Action Alert from the National Anti-Vivisection Society
    Tweet — Each week the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) sends out a “Take Action Thursday” email alert, which tells subscribers about current actions they can take to help animals. NAVS is a national, not-for-profit educational organization incorporated in the State of Illinois. NAVS promotes greater compassion, respect, and justice for animals through educational programs based […]
  • Policy Matters: Lions, Tigers, and? Elephants!

    Policy Matters: Lions, Tigers, and? Elephants!
    The threats facing the world's wild animals and wild places are massive in scale: human populations growing exponentially, ecosystems being destroyed by agriculture and extractive industries, wild animals being slaughtered en masse for their parts, and individual animals captured or bred to languish for a lifetime of living hell in captivity.
  • The Twilight of the African Elephant

    The Twilight of the African Elephant
    This week, the trial of Yang Feng Glan, one of the largest illegal-ivory traffickers in Africa, is set to resume in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, after a month-long hiatus.