Feds Finalize Plan to Open Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to Oil Drilling — KTLA

The Trump administration announced Thursday its final plan to open Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling, giving the petroleum industry access to the pristine wildland for the first time. The plan would allow oil leasing on 1.56 million acres of the 19-million-acre refuge. The proposal — which would open the entire coastal plain…

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Trump Administration Opens Door To Dropping Florida’s Key Deer From Endangered List — News : NPR

U.S. Fish and Wildlife officials recommended that Key Deer be “delisted due to recovery,” but advocates say the Key Deer population was hard hit by Hurricane Irma and its aftermath. (Image credit: Greg Allen/NPR)

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Review of No Entry: Young-Adult Novel about Elephant Conservation — The Jaguar

No Entry is a young adult novel about Yael: a 17-year-old girl who enrolls in a conservation-training program in South Africa’s Kruger National Park. Yael learns that one of the rangers in her training program is involved in an elephant-poaching ring, which turns her world upside-down.

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101 Freeway Crossing to Give P-22, Other Wildlife Room to Roam — KTLA

Like many urban singles, the mountain lion P-22 lives a solitary life in a too-small habitat. And he has a hard time finding a mate in the big city. P-22 is seen in a photo provided by the the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area on May 2, 2019. Famous for traveling across two freeways…

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Top Dem Puts Hold On Trump Interior Nominee, Requests DOJ Perjury Probe — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Source: Huffington Post Daniel Jorjani, the nominee to serve as the Interior Department’s top lawyer, appears before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on May 2. Sen. Ron Wyden said Daniel Jorjani, who has been nominated to be the agency’s top lawyer, may have lied to Congress. By Chris D’Angelo Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) […]

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Rhino Conceived Through Artificial Insemination Born at San Diego Zoo — KTLA

A conservation organization in San Diego says it has achieved the first successful artificial insemination birth of a southern white rhino in North America, an important step in saving another rhino species from extinction. San Diego Zoo Global announced that mother Victoria gave birth Sunday to a healthy southern white rhino male calf in the…

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The London Wildlife Festival celebrating urban wildlife and conservation — Life & Soul Magazine

The London Wildlife Festival, a brand new event celebrating urban wildlife and conservation, is aiming to bring the very importance of the natural world to “the forefront of conversation and thought”. Walthamstow Wetlands, with its 211 hectares of space and 10 stunning reservoirs, will host the London Wildlife Festival on 10-11 August. Curated by London […]

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Can Jaguar Conservation be Profitable? — The Jaguar

When one thinks of wildlife conservation, it’s tempting to think of non-profit organizations and government agencies. After all, that’s who does much of the front-lines conservation work. Biologist Ron Pulliam is trying something different: a for-profit company.

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