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Nunavut's Polar Bear Collar, Tagging Plan Shows Big Gap Between Science, Inuit Knowledge
Animals  (tags: animals, protection, endangered, wildanimals, wildlife )

Linda
- 3 hours ago - nunatsiaqonline.ca
The talk between Nunavut's senior polar bear biologist Markus Dyck and the board showed there's still a huge gap between how Inuit and scientists want to count polar bears.
Save The Sage Grouse
Animals  (tags: frackers, greater sage grouser, animalrights, animals, animaladvocates, animalwelfare, conservation, crime, cruelty, endangered, environment, ethics, extinction, habitat, humans, investigation, killed, killing, pets, protection, sadness, suffering, wildan )

Sara
- 9 hours ago - secure3.convio.net
The Greater Sage Grouse (Grouse) is on the brink of extinction. 100 years ago there were 16 million Grouse in North America, today that number is as low as 200,000.
Stop Idaho's Next Wolf and Coyote Killing Derby
Animals  (tags: Wolves, endangered, animalcruelty, animalwelfare, wildlife )

Jean
- 10 hours ago - mail.google.com
PETITION Please sign. A radical anti-wolf group is asking the Bureau of Land Management to hold a wolf and coyote killing "derby" on public lands near the Salmon, Idaho, area. During these killing contests,
Sea Otters Could Crack Nuts With Their Teeth Like Ancient Humans
Animals  (tags: Sea Otters, endangered, animalwelfare )

Jean
- 11 hours ago - thedodo.com
Super strong chompers, more than twice as tough as ours, let sea otters crunch through the shells of crabs and clams, scientists report in the journal Biology Letters.(see cute video)
Triple Rescue: Baby Ostriches Comfort Baby Elephant As He's Airlifted
Animals  (tags: Baby elephant rescued, protection, endangered )

Jean
- 11 hours ago - thedodo.com
Earlier this week, rescuers from the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) in Kenya received a report about a young elephant calf that had been rescued after falling down a well in the remote Milgis Lugga region.
Death of Endangered Northern White Rhino Leaves Just Six of the Animals Left in the World
Animals  (tags: animals, extinction, death, endangered, sadness, wildlife, wildanimals )

Linda
- 11 hours ago - independent.co.uk
The northern white rhino has become a step closer to extinction after one of its last breeding males died in Kenya, leaving only six of the species now left in the world.
Suing To Protect Maine Turtles And Illinois Frogs
Animals  (tags: Turtles and Frogs, protection, endangered )

Jean
- 12 hours ago - thedodo.com
Two wetland species living in the northern U.S. -- the Blanding's turtle of Maine and the Illinois chorus frog -- deserve federal protection under the Endangered Species Act, says the Center for Biological Diversity. The wildlife group recently filed suit
Trapped Whales Illustrate Exactly WhatâEUR(TM)s Wrong With Shark Nets
Animals  (tags: Whales, trapped, endangered, rescued )

Jean
- 12 hours ago - thedodo.com
After a young whale was entangled in an Australian shark net on Wednesday -- and then set free -- it sparked another round of debate regarding the efficacy and safety of the shark control measure.
Conservation Groups Sue Federal Agency to Protect Wolverines | Earthjustice
Animals  (tags: environment, conservation, endangered, protection )

Paulo
- 16 hours ago - earthjustice.org
Conservation Groups Sue Federal Agency to Protect Wolverines. Climate change has led to loss of spring snowpack, endangering feisty predator.
Steep Drop in Rhino Horn Use in Vietnam
Animals  (tags: rhinoceros, rhinos, endangered, rhino horn, TCM, traditional chinese medicine, Vietnam, decreased use )

Brian
- 22 hours ago - huffingtonpost.com
"A new poll reveals that demand for rhino horn in Vietnam has declined, just within the last year, by a startling 38.1 percent, mainly as a result of a multi-faceted marketing campaign by Humane Society International and the gov't of that SE Asian nation"
Remove Facebook Video of Kitten Being Set on Fire - ForceChange
Animals  (tags: animalcruelty, animalrights, animalwelfare, animals, animaladvocates, cats, endangered, protection, sadness, pets, cruelty, crime, death, AnimalWelfare, abuse, abused, killing, law, killed, suffering )

James
- 1 day ago - forcechange.com
According to the Facebook community guidelines, it is perfectly acceptable to upload a video of a young kitten being doused in gasoline and then set on fire since it does not breach any rules.
French Foodies Are Itching To Devour This Tiny, Rare Bird
Animals  (tags: Birds, protection, animalwelfare, endangered )

Jean
- 1 day ago - thedodo.com
At just six inches long and weighing a meager four ounces, the ortolan is the petite imp of the bird world. His delicate greenish head and penchant for hopping around close to the ground are fitting to his name, from the Latin hortulanus, which means "the
   

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