Natural Resource Management

Scientists say Chinese-backed dam risks orangutan habitat

May 4, 2018

Scientists are calling for cancellation of a Chinese-backed hydro dam in Indonesia which threatens the habitat of a newly discovered orangutan species numbering only 800 animals

Florida school on lockdown when mama bear, 3 cubs visit

May 3, 2018

A Florida school went into lockdown mode when a mama bear and her three cubs wandered onto campus

Chad gets 6 rhinos nearly 50 years after losing the species

May 3, 2018

Six critically endangered black rhinos are being transported from South Africa to Chad, restoring the species to the country in north-central Africa nearly half a century after it was wiped out there

California man admits illegally importing protected fish

May 3, 2018

A Southern California man has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of illegally importing protected aquarium fish from Indonesia

Over 10,000 endangered tortoises are rescued in Madagascar

May 2, 2018

Over 10,000 endangered tortoises are rescued in Madagascar after being crammed into home

Maine senators support audit of Canadian whale protections

May 2, 2018

Maine's U.S. senators say they support a push from a group of other lawmakers in the Northeast to make sure Canada is doing enough to protect endangered right whales

Splashing near mating manatees puts Florida man in hot water

May 2, 2018

A Florida man who allegedly slapped the water near group of mating manatees has found himself being slapped with a harassment charge

US wants proof Canada saves whales, but some scientists balk

May 1, 2018

A group of Democratic senators says the U.S. government should audit the job Canada is doing to protect endangered whales

Study: Invasive fist-sized treefrogs in New Orleans

May 1, 2018

US Geological Survey: Invasive treefrogs have established themselves in a New Orleans park, first established population of Cuban treeforogs on US mainland outside Florida

Gator wrangler returns reptile hit by big-rig to the wild

May 1, 2018

A highway northeast of Houston was temporarily closed when an alligator longer than some compact cars attempted to cross the lanes and was clipped by a passing tractor-trailer


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