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An alleged scheme to transport wildlife between the Hawaiian Islands has been broken up and a pilot accused of loading deer onto helicopters and flying them from one island to another has pled guilty...
The American Bird Conservancy says Lear's Macaw, a blue parrot found in northeastern Brazil, has been reassessed from critically endangered to endangered. The drop to the lesser threat category on the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources list was a direct result of conservation action, ABC officials said. The current population of Lear's Macaw is estimated to be 960 birds, up from fewer than 100 birds in 1989, the ABC said in a statement.
A federal report released Thursday finds that nearly one in three US bird species are endangered, threatened or in a state of significant decline, with those in Hawaii in danger of a â€œborderline ecological disaster.â€
Scientists are looking at the impact of a population of feral cats roaming Mauna Kea on the Big Island.
- A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.