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Loggerhead Sea Turtle Listing Revised
2011-09-19 11:26:37

  US agencies issued a final ruling on Friday changing the listing of loggerhead sea turtles under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) from a single threatened species to nine unique population segments, reports AFP. Scientists for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) believe the new ruling will help them focus conservation efforts on the specific needs of the distinct populations. NOAA and FWS share jurisdiction for...

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2010-11-26 13:00:00

The Obama administration is setting aside more than 187,000 square miles (120 million acres) along the northern coast of Alaska designating it as a "critical habitat" for polar bears as a result of a partial settlement in an ongoing lawsuit brought by the Center for Biological Diversity, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and Greenpeace against the Department of Interior. The total, which includes large areas of sea ice off the Alaskan coast, is about 13,000 square miles less than in a...

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2008-02-23 09:00:00

There will be no recovery plan, at least not one with teeth, for the rarest of the wild animals native to Arizona - the largest and rarest cat species of North America - the jaguar. The Center for Biological Diversity, a conservation group that has pushed for an official plan to set goals and spell out and enforce efforts to save the big cats, portrays the move as a concession to the Bush administration's border-fence project. But a spokeswoman for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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