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13 min ago | Bradenton.com

Ohio man killed in personal watercraft crash

According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, 25-year-old Zachary Thomas Collins of New Lexington, Ohio, died in the Wednesday evening crash.

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3 hrs ago | Stalbans Review

Get up close and personal with wildlife on Heartwood Forest walks

The walks are perfect for those interested in the habitants of Heartwood, near Sandridge, or curious to see the woods transform over the evening.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Sunherald.com

Researchers try to save huge US salamander

The hellbender's alien appearance and mysterious ways have earned the big amphibian a bad reputation and unflattering nicknames ranging from snot otter to devil dog.

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WTVY Dothan

Alabama's Black Bear Population Growing

Alabama conservation officials say black bear sightings make it clear that the bears are increasing in number and expanding their range.

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WLUC-TV Negaunee

State awards grants for deer habitat improvements

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is awarding grants to organizations and individual landowners to improve whitetail deer habitat on private land in the northeastern Lower Peninsula.

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KHOU-TV Houston

Endangered chicken delays Midland spaceflight plan

The Midland Reporter-Telegram reports the city is awaiting clearance from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for a Federal Aviation Administration spaceport license.

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ABC News 4 Charleston

Critical habitat designated for loggerhead turtles

The habitat designated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's fisheries service includes coastal areas and nesting beaches from North Carolina through Mississippi.

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Hillingdon Times

Copter crash reignites marsh debate

Residents have called for a fresh review of military training exercises over nature reserves after an investigation found a fatal helicopter crash was caused by a bird strike.

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National Public Radio

Rejected! Yao Ming Says No To Wildlife Trafficking

The former NBA star, a Chinese basketball icon, is working with top American and Chinese officials to stamp out global trade in endangered species and their parts.

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San Jose Mercury News

Young hawk calling for food but parents not delivering

DEAR JOAN: For the past two weeks, we have had what we believe to be a falcon hanging around our townhouse area.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

Evesham Journal

Have a wild time at headquarters' hunt

PEER into ponds, forage through flowers and spy under stones to discover how many species are at the headquarters of a wildlife charity.

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CBS Local

Runaway Marmot Tries To Hitch Another Ride During Release In Yosemite

A marmot that hitched a ride into San Francisco from Yosemite National Park two weeks ago was returned back to its home territory on Monday after being captured in the city's Potrero Hill neighborhood last week, a wildlife rescue group spokeswoman said.

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The Washington Post

Raiders burn wildlife camp on Kenya's coast

An official says gunmen attacked a wildlife conservancy camp on the Kenyan coast and torched houses and a vehicle there, days after another attack in the same area.

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KCRA-TV Sacramento

Elephant cries after rescue from 50 years of abuse

Likely captured as a baby, Raju had been abused for years, shackled in spiked chains and forced to live off scraps from tourists.

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CBS Local

Interior Secretary Touts Conservation Fund

U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is scheduled to promote full funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund during a visit to Fort Worth.

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Sunherald.com

UPDATE Louisiana men plead guilty in Gulfport to deer-smuggling

Three Pearl River, La., family members and their family-managed business have pleaded guilty in a conspiracy to smuggle 52 white-tailed deer into Mississippi.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

Whittier Daily News

Stop pier fishers playing with white sharks: Editorial

Here's what the California Department of Fish and Wildlife regulations say under the “Sharks ” section: “Open all year, except that white sharks may not be taken or possessed at any time.” So the loophole in the rules that the clownish, capricious and ultimately cruel fishers who famously toyed with a great white ... (more)

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Canada.com

Study links high levels of heavy metals in wildlife to oilsands production

A new study by two Alberta First Nations and University of Manitoba scientists says there is a link between oilsands pollutants and higher levels of heavy metals in wildlife, and higher cancer rates in residents.

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The Advocate

Ohio's deer hunters may get silencer approval

Ohio's deer hunters may soon have the opportunity to learn for themselves whether silence truly is golden.

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Anchorage Daily News

Warming's impact on wolverines cast into doubt

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Regional Director Noreen Walsh said there's no doubt that the wolverine's high-mountain habitat is getting warmer.

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