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Sea Turtle With Spear Through Head Found in Florida National Park

A dead sea turtle with a spear shaft through its head was found in Biscayne National Park in Florida, officials from the National Park Service said Tuesday. Biscayne National Park Marine Patrol ...

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California's mighty predator, the mountain lion, faces 'extinction vortex'

As the mountain lions of Southern California approach what some experts call an "extinction vortex," environmentalists are demanding that state officials grant the big cats protective status—a ...

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Killing with kindness: captive-bred migratory butterflies don’t migrate

Crowd-sourced conservation plan for Monarchs appears to be backfiring. Natalie Parletta reports.

Mon 24 Jun 19 from Cosmos Magazine

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Conservation efforts for giant South American river turtles have protected 147,000 females

By analyzing records in countries of the Amazon and Orinoco basins—which include Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador—a paper published today in Oryx—The International Journal ...

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Additions, deletions and changes to the official list of North American birds

The latest supplement to the American Ornithological Society's checklist of North and Middle American birds is being published in The Auk: Ornithological Advances, and it includes several major ...

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Be prepared: Prioritising invasive species for strategic prevention (Durban, South Africa)

While exploring the way alien species invade cities around the world, South African Ph.D. student Ashlyn L. Padayachee (University of KwaZulu-Natal, UKZN) and her supervisors, Serban Proches ...

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Explorers hunting for mystery city in Honduran rainforest find unknown creatures

Scientists exploring an area that's thought to contain an ancient lost city in the Honduras rainforest have discovered a vast ecosystem of rare and endangered species, including some animals ...

18 hours ago from FOXNews

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Rhino release: European parks bring animals to Rwanda

Five critically endangered rhinos from European zoos are flown to Rwanda to be released into the wild.

Tue 25 Jun 19 from BBC News

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Turning discarded DNA into ecology gold

Nature, Published online: 25 June 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01987-wEcologists are monitoring biodiversity using DNA shed by wildlife into the environment.

Tue 25 Jun 19 from Nature News

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Aggressive, non-native wetland plants squelch species richness more than dominant natives do

Dominant, non-native plants reduce wetland biodiversity and abundance more than native plants do, researchers report in the journal Ecology Letters. Even native plants that dominate wetland ...

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