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2008-07-15 03:00:21

Rare Everglade snail kite nests found in Florida's Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, conservationists said. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service said they are the first snail kite nests found in the area in a decade, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Monday. The rare raptor has been on the federal endangered species list for 40 years. There estimated to be 700 to 800 snail kites in Florida, down from 1,200 last year. Biologists said 12 adult snail kites and four nests were...

2008-07-14 03:00:00

DELRAY BEACH -- U.S. Fish & Wildlife biologists have found nests and recently hatched birds of the endangered Everglade snail kite in a small wetland in the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. These are the first nests seen in the area since 1998. The rare raptor was added to the endangered species list when it was created about 40 years ago. If current trends continue, they could be near extinction in another 40 years, officials said. "Every nest, every bird that is produced right...

2008-06-24 18:10:00

In an effort to save precious wildlife habitat, the state of Florida announced plans Tuesday to buy a large piece of the Everglades from U.S. Sugar Corp. The South Florida Water Management District said the purchase comes with a  $1.75 billion price tag - $50 million cash and $1.7 billion in certificates of participation, similar to bonds. U.S. Sugar Corp. officials say, despite being one of the largest privately held U.S. agriculture firms, the company will go out of business in six...

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2008-04-30 22:52:26

The Old World Climbing Fern (Lygodium microphyllum), is a climbing fern originating in tropical Africa, South East Asia, Melanesia and Australia. It is an invasive weed in the US States of Florida and Alabama where it invades open forest and wetland areas. It is also commonly known as the Small Leaf Climbing Fern, climbing Maidenhair, Snake Fern and Gribbly Wib after the Old English.

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