Endangered species

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Environment department tried to bury research that found huge underspend on Australian threatened species
Exclusive: Briefing note prepared for a meeting with government-funded scientists suggested they ‘don’t publish the paper’

Lisa Cox

13, May, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Campaigners lose court case to stop Ugandan forest clearance
Court ruling gives go-ahead for sugar plantation in Bugoma forest, home to endangered chimpanzees

Samuel Okiror in Kampala

13, May, 2021 @3:10 PM

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Logging exempt from environment laws despite destroying threatened species’ Victorian habitat, court finds
VicForests won appeal even though federal court upheld finding its activities threatened greater glider and Leadbeater’s possum

Adam Morton Environment editor

10, May, 2021 @5:38 AM

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Big cat comeback? Florida strikes bipartisan deal to help endangered panthers
State lawmakers agree on $400m measure to expand ‘wildlife corridors’ in effort to help panthers and other endangered species

Jewel Wicker in Atlanta

07, May, 2021 @10:30 AM

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Iguanas with chips: Florida seeks solution to invasive reptile problem
State official ‘proud that Florida is looked at as a leader’ but ‘tag day’ initiative opposed by some owners of exotic pets

Richard Luscombe in Miami

03, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘Not sure where you hit it’: video shows NRA chief’s botched killing of elephant
Gruesome 2013 video shows Wayne LaPierre repeatedly failing to finish off the endangered animal from barely five yards away

Richard Luscombe

28, Apr, 2021 @4:12 PM

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How a hi-tech search for Genghis Khan is helping polar bears
Researchers are going on a bear hunt, using AI and radar to spot dens and track the threatened Arctic predators

Graeme Green

27, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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It’s inspiring hope and change – but what is the IUCN’s green list?
The red list of species at risk is well-known, but the list for protected sites is quietly helping to ‘paint the planet green’

Patrick Greenfield

25, Apr, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Orange-bellied parrots leave Tasmania in biggest ever numbers for annual migration
Elated researchers counted 192 of the endangered birds at the end of very successful breeding season

Lisa Cox

22, Apr, 2021 @7:57 AM

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Spain’s Endesa power firm sued over electrocution of birds
Landmark case says thousands of birds including endangered eagles die needlessly each year

Stephen Burgen

16, Apr, 2021 @10:14 AM

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California relocates mountain lions making a meal of endangered sheep
Drastic steps taken to protect the Sierra Nevada’s 600 bighorn sheep after another charismatic species developed a taste for them

Sierra Cistone

30, Mar, 2021 @9:15 AM

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American bald eagles have made 'strong return' from brink of extinction
Species has more than quadrupled since 2009 thanks to the Endangered Species Act, according to a recent report

Jewel Wicker

25, Mar, 2021 @3:18 PM

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