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2012-08-20 19:23:57

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Though they´re often thought of as tropical creatures, Jaguars once freely roamed the Southwestern United States. Now, thanks to some urging from activists and a petition, Jaguars will once more be free to roam the area in a protected habitat. On Friday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued a proposal to protect some 838,232 acres across southern Arizona and New Mexico for endangered Jaguars. This new proposed habitat is...

Endangered Species On Track To Recovery Success
2012-05-20 06:03:56

Nearly 100 endangered species should be on track to meet federal scientists´ recovery goals, according to a new analysis by a national nonprofit organization that seeks to protect the planet´s biological diversity. The Center for Biological Diversity´s review examined population trends of 110 endangered plant and animals protected under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in every state across the USA, including Florida´s American crocodile, the gray wolf of the Rockies,...

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2011-04-11 05:35:00

US District Judge Donald Molloy in Missoula, Montana has halted a state proposal to lift the endangered species protections for wolves in Montana and Idaho, the Associated Press (AP) reports. The plan would have resulted in public hunting of up to 1,300 wolves in the two states. Molloy cited the court's lack of authority to put part of an endangered species population under state management exposing that population to hunting. The judge noted, "Congress has clearly determined that animals on...

2008-08-27 00:00:24

By Ken Ward Jr. Against the advice of outside experts, the Bush administration today will formally remove the West Virginia northern flying squirrel from the endangered species list. Interior Secretary Dick Kempthorne announced the move Monday, in a news release that credited conservation efforts and habitat restoration with rescuing the squirrel from the brink of extinction. But two of three academic experts brought in by the Interior Department recommended against the delisting....

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2007-03-27 18:50:00

WASHINGTON -- The Interior Department is considering a broad revamping of how it protects animals and plants in danger of extinction, including changes that critics contend will reduce the number of species that will be saved. Details of some of the proposed changes surfaced Tuesday in a number of draft department documents released by environmentalists, who said the changes would amount to a gutting of the federal Endangered Species Act. Department spokesmen said the drafts were still under...

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2005-03-31 07:44:46

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A conservative legal foundation filed twin federal lawsuits Wednesday challenging federal protections for 42 species, 15 of which live only in shallow seasonal pools across much of California and in far southern Oregon. The Pacific Legal Foundation says the critical habitat designations that together cover 1.5 million acres in 42 counties drive up housing costs and taxes and harm private property rights without doing much to save species. The suits, filed...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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