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2014-12-01 23:00:47

Naturalist Journeys owner, Peg Abbott, announces a Big Bend National Park birding and wildlife tour as special opportunity to celebrate important conservation legislation, in recognition of the

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2007-05-30 03:00:00

By the most conservative measure - based on the last century's recorded extinctions - the current rate of extinction is 100 times the background rate. But many scientists estimate that the true rate is more like 1,000 to 10,000 times the background rate.


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Big Bend National Park
2013-03-19 15:35:15

Big Bend National Park is located in the United States in the state of Texas. This park was first established in 1933 as a Texas State Park known as Texas Canyons State Park, but was later renamed Big Bend State Park. The park attained National status in 1935 when the U.S. Congress passed legislature to acquire the park. The park was completed and opened in 1944. The history of human presence in the Big Bend area dates back to prehistoric times, when several Indian tribes inhabited the...

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