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2009-03-30 12:36:00

BETHESDA, Md., March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --On March 26, 2009, eight criminal charges were dropped against Maryland animal welfare advocate Harriett Crosby for rehabilitating injured foxes without a permit. In a settlement, Crosby pleaded guilty to one count of refusing to obey a lawful order to turn off her car and she agreed not to sue the officers who seized the animals. Upon approving the settlement, the District Court judge fined her only ten dollars, sending a clear signal to...

2009-02-25 15:43:18

Officials in Oregon said they are mulling their options to stop a beaver from flooding a body of water that shares his name, Beaverton Creek. Bruce Barbarasch, superintendent of the Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District Natural Resources Division, said the beaver's dam in Beaverton's Center Street Park is causing the creek to overflow, putting nearby apartments in danger of flooding, KPTV, Portland, Ore., reported Wednesday. Parks and recreation officials said they have been unable to...

2009-02-05 10:30:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the 2008-09 deer seasons closed, Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe is reminding hunters who harvested an antlered or antlerless deer to submit their postage-paid harvest report card that they received when they purchased their license. For those who may have lost their harvest report cards, replacement report cards can be found on page 33 of the 2008-09 Hunting & Trapping Digest, that they received when...

2009-01-13 13:40:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission wildlife officials are gaining new information about wildlife movements from a State University of New York (SUNY) College of Environmental Science and Forestry research project, as an eastern coyote was caught in a Commonwealth trapper's cable restraint in East Stroudsburg, Monroe County. According to SUNY officials, this particular coyote traveled 150 miles from the site it was captured, tagged and released,...

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2008-10-01 15:50:47

Nine environmental groups sued the federal government Tuesday, claiming that the U.S. Interior Department and one of its agencies had dismissed scientific consensus that wolverines were in jeopardy. The environmentalists hope their suit will provide protection for the wolverines under the Endangered Species Act, a status denied by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in March when the agency said that even if wolverines disappeared from the U.S., the species would survive because of the large...

2008-08-27 00:00:24

By ERIK ROBINSON Sea lions sit in two traps on the Columbia River near Bonneville Dam on April 24, shortly before the doors closed, trapping them for removal. The deaths of six sea lions at Bonne-ville Dam remains a whodunit. On May 4, six carcasses were discovered in a pair of side-by- side floating traps below the dam. State employees had been using the traps to capture and relocate sea lions feasting on endangered salmon at a man-made bottleneck. Federal and state authorities...

2008-08-24 15:00:21

When it comes to American wildlife management, there are two worlds. The first world is the logical, practical one in which trained biologists in fish and wildlife departments around the country monitor wildlife populations, set hunting quotas for game animals, study habitat and establish methods of protecting non-game species, etc. The other world of game management is the illogical, inscrutable, political one that takes place in the courtroom. In Maine, and some other states with lynx...

2008-08-10 21:00:14

By Melissa Pamer Learn more about urban coyotes PHOTOS: On the prowl for coyotes As the sun set into the sea behind his cliffside home one recent evening, Bill Patton packed his air pistol into a shoulder bag and headed into the dusk. At the end of his street, the Rancho Palos Verdes resident stepped onto a dirt path that followed a brush-filled drainage ditch. An owl hooted in the distance. Rustling could be heard coming from the dense shrubs. Patton pointed to the dark mass of...

2008-06-24 09:02:46

By Geoffrey Fattah Deseret News Like Bill Murray in the movie "Caddyshack," Cedar City's fight to remove the endangered Utah prairie dog from its golf course will continue, a federal judge ruled Monday. After hearing legal arguments U.S. District Judge Dee Benson denied a motion by the Forest Guardians and Utah Environmental Congress for an injunction against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The group wanted to stop the federal government from issuing permits to allow city workers to...

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2008-05-05 11:21:19

Over the weekend, six federally protected sea lions were shot and killed by an unknown gunman.The carcasses of the four California sea lions and two Steller sea lions were found Sunday around noon below the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River on the border of Oregon and Washington.The sea lions were killed while they were in humane traps set by government officials at the Dam.The shooting came less than two weeks after a three-judge panel of the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals granted the...


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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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