Species conservation and preservation

January 09, 2018 - 7:55 am
BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — A Maine marine biologist says footage of her swimming with a humpback whale shows the large mammal protecting her from a tiger shark. Nan Hauser, president of the Center for Cetacean Research and Conservation and a Brunswick resident, says she uploaded footage of her...
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A Ryanair passenger who apparently got fed up waiting to get off a plane stands on the wing of a Ryanair plane at Malaga airport, Spain, Monday Jan. 1, 2018, filmed by another passenger. After various delays in the flight from London's Stansted Airport, the passenger, who has not been named, used the emergency exit to climb onto the wing after landing in Spain New Year's Day. (Fernando del Valle Villalobos via AP)
January 06, 2018 - 2:55 pm
FLORIDA MAN CALLS 911 TO REPORT HIMSELF DRUNK DRIVING WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities are sharing the details of an unusual 911 call on New Year's Eve, from a man who said he wanted to report himself drunk-driving. Polk County Sheriff's officials say the dispatcher kept him talking...
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A Ryanair passenger who apparently got fed up waiting to get off a plane stands on the wing of a Ryanair plane at Malaga airport, Spain, Monday Jan. 1, 2018, filmed by another passenger. After various delays in the flight from London's Stansted Airport, the passenger, who has not been named, used the emergency exit to climb onto the wing after landing in Spain New Year's Day. (Fernando del Valle Villalobos via AP)
January 06, 2018 - 7:01 am
MAN ALLEGES BOBCAT ATTACK; CONDO OWNER SAYS IT WAS HOUSECAT TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida contractor says he was attacked by a bobcat inside a woman's condo, but the animal's owner says her feline is no predator, just a 10-pound domestic longhair kitty named Calli. The contractor, Marcos Hernandez,...
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December 31, 2017 - 11:59 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Some of the "First Day" hikes planned for New Year's Day have been cancelled because of the extremely cold weather. The Department of Environmental Conservation says hikes in the Adirondacks to Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain, Hadley Mountain and Willie Wildlife Marsh are cancelled...
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December 27, 2017 - 6:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's only polar bear has been euthanized at the Bronx Zoo. Officials say the 26-year-old animal was suffering from acute kidney failure. The Wildlife Conservation Society announced Wednesday that Tundra was euthanized Saturday at the Bronx Zoo. He was born there in 1991...
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December 27, 2017 - 5:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's only polar bear has been euthanized at the Bronx Zoo. Officials say the 26-year-old animal was suffering from acute kidney failure. The Wildlife Conservation Society announced Wednesday that Tundra was euthanized Saturday at the Bronx Zoo. He was born there in 1991...
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December 27, 2017 - 5:03 pm
HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) — A resourceful Pennsylvania wildlife conservation officer has helped to engineer a daring prison escape. A snowy owl that had become trapped in barbed wire in a perimeter fence at the Smithfield prison in Huntingdon was rescued on Christmas Day. Pennsylvania Game Commission...
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December 27, 2017 - 4:45 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Britain's Prince Harry has been named the president of African Parks, a conservation group that manages a dozen wildlife areas across the continent. Kensington Palace and Johannesburg-based African Parks announced the appointment on Wednesday, noting Harry's dedication to...
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In this June 24, 2017 photo provided by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, ivory products are on sale with price tags, at an antiques fairs in Tokyo. A conservation group says Japan’s lax controls over its domestic stock of ivory are encouraging illegal exports to other countries and undermining efforts to end trafficking in elephant tusks. A report supported by the World Wildlife Fund said researchers found antiques companies were buying a large number of elephant tusks that are not registered as required by law. Hundreds of ivory items are being sold by e-commerce sites, often to visitors from other Asian countries such as China. (TRAFFIC via AP)
December 20, 2017 - 3:28 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's lax controls over its domestic stock of ivory are encouraging illegal exports to other countries and undermining efforts to end trafficking in elephant tusks, a report said Wednesday. The report, compiled with support by the World Wildlife Fund, said researchers found antique...
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December 20, 2017 - 2:12 am
TOKYO (AP) — A conservation group says Japan's lax controls over its domestic stock of ivory are encouraging illegal exports to other countries and undermining efforts to end trafficking in elephant tusks. A report released Wednesday that was compiled with support of the World Wildlife Fund says...
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