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  • Web-based Wildlife Trafficking Exposed
    Story : Posted 07-18-2013

    Web-based Wildlife Trafficking Exposed

    Operation Wild Web resulted in 154 “buy/busts” in the United States: 30 involving Federal wildlife crimes and 124 for violations of State wildlife laws. It also exposed online trafficking of live birds and tiger and leopard pelts in Southeast Asia.

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  • Measuring Coral Growth
    Story : Posted 07-18-2013

    Measuring Coral Growth

    A new more sensitive weight-based approach for monitoring coral growth in the wild has been developed by U.S. Geological Survey researchers leading to more definitive answers about the status of coral reefs.

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  • Ducks On The Pond
    Story : Posted 07-15-2013

    Ducks On The Pond

    North America's spring duck population is down slightly from record levels, but pond counts are up 24 percent over last year, according to the 2013 Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey released recently.

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  • Top Speed for a Duck
    Story : Posted 07-09-2013

    Top Speed for a Duck

    Thanks to a partnership with Bass Pro Shops, Stewart's No. 14 Sprint Cup car was wrapped with DU's logo to create exposure for its conservation mission. Stewart, the 2012 winner of the Coke Zero 400, raced under the lights at Daytona, finishing behind race winner Jimmie Johnson.

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  • Nation's Symbol Sheds Light
    Story : Posted 07-08-2013

    Nation's Symbol Sheds Light

    Six years after the bald eagle was declared recovered and removed from the list of threatened and endangered species, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and its partners continue to monitor the species' status.

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  • Soaring High this 4th of July
    Story : Posted 07-03-2013

    Soaring High this 4th of July

    A bald eagle soaring high on the Fourth of July. It's about as American an image as one could conjure. And for Pennsylvanians this Independence Day, the opportunity to witness such a sight firsthand is greater than at any other time in recent memory.

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  • Florida Panther Gives Birth to Kitten
    Story : Posted 06-28-2013

    Florida Panther Gives Birth to Kitten

    Only 100 to 160 adult and sub-adult panthers exist in south Florida. Biologists jubilantly added one more number to the mix last week, when a female Florida panther gave birth just a few months after her release back into the wild.

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  • Songbird Fledgling Returns to Wisconsin
    Story : Posted 06-28-2013

    Songbird Fledgling Returns to Wisconsin

    A Kirtland's warbler that hatched in Wisconsin last year and was banded before its first migration has returned to its birthplace in Adams County, providing a significant milestone in efforts to help boost populations of this federally endangered songbird.

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  • Bringing Sonoran Pronghorn Back from the Brink
    Story : Posted 06-26-2013

    Bringing Sonoran Pronghorn Back from the Brink

    Captive breeding is a wildlife management tool of last resort, and it's not an action any wildlife manager chooses lightly or often. It can be difficult, expensive, and rife with risk. But when so few animals are left, we must do whatever it takes to prevent extinction.

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  • Tiny Catfish Hangs On In Kansas
    Story : Posted 06-21-2013

    Tiny Catfish Hangs On In Kansas

    At just 3 inches long, the Neosho madtom (Noturus placidus) is hard to find. Today, these small catfish are extremely scarce—just four populations remain in the wild.

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