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Hawaiian Pilot Pleads Guilty To Transporting Deer, Sheep Between Islands
2012-08-22 09:04:57

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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 in the case, reports Huffington Post. Thomas Leroy Hauptman, a helicopter pilot from Maui had been accused of transporting axis deer and mouflon sheep, animals that cannot swim, from their native habitats to the Big Island where sport...

2009-06-09 12:56:55

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. American Bird...

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2009-03-20 14:45:00

A federal report released Thursday finds that nearly one in three U.S. bird species are endangered, threatened or in a state of significant decline, with those in Hawaii in danger of a "borderline ecological disaster." The "State of the Birds United States of America 2009" report, issued by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar along with university ornithologists and conservation groups, is available online at www.stateofthebirds.org. It also describes some successes, such as the recovery of the...

2007-08-22 10:22:08

HILO, Hawaii (AP) - Scientists are looking at the impact of a population of feral cats roaming Mauna Kea on the Big Island. There's no count of the cats that have been found as high as the 10,000-foot elevation on the mountain's west slope, but researchers say they prey on birds and could pose a danger to humans because of the diseases they carry. Many of the wild cats are believed to carry multiple diseases, including toxoplasmosis, which could raise concern if they start blending into feral...


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This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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