Helping The Smalltooth Sawfish
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Helping The Smalltooth Sawfish

The smalltooth sawfish (Pristis pectinata) once roamed throughout the Gulf of Mexico and along the East Coast, but now calls South Florida, particularly Everglades National Park, home. Smalltooth sawfish were protected under the Endangered Species […]

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Atlantic Right Whales – NOAA Update

Why is the endangered western North Atlantic right whale population growing far more slowly than those of southern right whales, a sister species also recovering from near extinction by commercial whaling?  NOAA Fisheries researchers and […]

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The Marine Debris Team Strikes Again

An estimated 52 metric tons (115,000 pounds) of derelict fishing gear collects on the shallow coral reefs and shores of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands every year. Since 1996, our marine debris team has removed 848 […]

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20 eastern indigo snakes just released

Twenty federally threatened eastern indigo snakes have just been released in northern Florida at The Nature Conservancy’s Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve (ABRP)as part of a collaborative endeavor to return the native, nonvenomous apex predator […]

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A Wolverine’s 15 Minutes of Fame

High altitudes. Lots of trees. Deep snow. Frozen animal carcasses. No people. These are a few of a wolverine’s favorite things. And for one particular wolverine in Wyoming, being on camera rounds out the list. […]

Hawaii Sea Turtle Killing leads to Arrest
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Hawaii Sea Turtle Killing leads to Arrest

Officers from the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) arrested 32-year-old Bronson Nakaahiki of Kekaha, Kaua‘i after witnesses reported seeing him allegedly slice a threatened Green sea turtle’s throat and then harvest meat […]

NYS DEC - Avoid Problems with Bears
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NYS DEC – Avoid Problems with Bears

As New York’s black bears emerge from their winter dens, they need to replenish their nutrients and body fat. Nearly all negative bear encounters in New York are the result of hungry bears being attracted to […]

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How Removing Dams Changes Local Vegetation

As we remove aging dams around the country, we return the pond-like environments they create—called reservoirs or impoundments –to free-flowing rivers and streams. At least 20 dams were removed in the Northeast United States in […]

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Mass Killing of Raptors In California

California wildlife officers have uncovered what is likely the largest poaching case of raptors in known California history, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced. Wildlife officers assigned to Lassen County received an […]

10 Billion More Oysters In The Chesapeake Bay
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10 Billion More Oysters In The Chesapeake Bay

Looking to build on the progress already made in restoring the Chesapeake’s depleted oyster population, a coalition of more than 20 nonprofit groups, businesses and educational institutions has set a new goal of putting another […]

Watch the New Vanishing Paradise Short Film
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Watch the New Vanishing Paradise Short Film!

Three Louisiana sportsmen share their vision to restore a vanishing paradise in this short film produced by Latendresse Media Collective. You’ve heard it from us before – Louisiana’s extraordinarily important fish and waterfowl habitat is […]

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25 Convicted in Ohio Deer Poaching Case

Twenty-five individuals, including 20 juveniles, were recently convicted of 161 poaching related charges in the Muskingum County Court and the Muskingum County Common Pleas Court Juvenile Division, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources […]

Going Batty Over Bats
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Going Batty Over Bats!

Bats need our help. Habitat loss, severe weather and the devastating disease white-nose syndrome are all wreaking havoc on bat populations. Fortunately, there are many ways to help, and recently D.C. Booth Historic National Fish […]

Alaska is Different- It Has OSM
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Alaska is Different- It Has OSM

From caribou and permafrost to massive refuges accessed only by float planes, most folks recognize that Alaska is different.  So different, in fact, that an entire federal initiative, the Federal Subsistence Management Program, operates only […]

August Backcountry Beat September
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August Backcountry Beat September

It’s that time of year again. The woods look, smell and feel different. These changes penetrate every waking thought. Our hearts beat faster. Senses are heightened. For those who don’t hunt, the rivers and lakes […]