Conservation News and Updates
25m Birds Illegally Killed in Mediterranean Each Year, Says Report
According to a study by BirdLife International 25 million birds are illegally killed each year in the Mediterranean.
The Guardian, 21 August 2015
US: SCBI, long-stored spermatozoa beneficial for endangered species
The Smithsonian National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) announced 20 year old sperm, kept in frozen storage, was used to successfully inseminate, impregnate, and produce black-footed ferrets- a critically endangered North American mammal.
CNET, August 16, 2015.
US: President Announces Final Clean Power Plan
On Monday, President Obama and the EPA announced the release of the Clean Power Plan which sets limits on carbon dioxide emissions on power plants.
National Geographic, 06 August 2015
OK: Reintroducing the ancient paddlefish
A wildlife refuge in southern Oklahoma is the new home for 47 young paddlefish (Polyodon spathula), an ancient species that requires open waterways to breed.
Longview News-Journal, 06 March 2014
FL: Invasive lizards on the loose
The Tampa Bay area is seeing increasing numbers of black-and-white tegu lizards. The lizards are native to South America but were likely kept as pets in the area and released when they grew to their adult size of up to four feet.
USA Today, 26 February 2014
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