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Mexican Wolf Population Now Tops 100 in US
February 17th, 2015
Federal officials counted 109 wild Mexican wolves, or lobos, in the Southwest in 2014, up from 83 in 2013. It's the fifth year in a row the small population has grown in the United States.
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Turkey Talk: Anatomy of the Bird at the Center of the Feast
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November 26th, 2014
We know that a wishbone grants wishes, but what does it do for the turkey? From the wishbone to the wings, there is more to the physiology of Thanksgiving's central bird than how it tastes.
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Half of Earth's Wildlife Lost Since 1970, Report Finds
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September 30th, 2014
The number of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish on Earth dropped by 52 percent from 1970 to 2010, according to the World Wildlife Fund's newly released Living Planet Report.
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Wayward Grand Canyon Wolf Was Killed in Utah, DNA Confirms
Grand Canyon wolf
February 13th, 2015
DNA tests have confirmed that an endangered gray wolf killed in Utah in December was the same lone wolf that had been spotted and photographed near Arizona's Grand Canyon, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced this week.
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Traffickers of Mantas and Devil Rays Get Bitten in Busts
Manta and mobula rays at Bali fish market, poaching
November 24th, 2014
Body parts from enormous manta rays are getting hard to sell on the black market, thanks to raids against poachers.
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Amazon Turtles 'Talk' to Their Tots
River turtle hatchling
September 17th, 2014
Some turtles and their young talk — albeit at low frequencies.
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The Wilderness Act Turns 50
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September 3rd, 2014
In terms of America’s best ideas, wilderness ranks alongside National Parks.
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Mysteries Under the Mundane Help Save Species
Jake Ferguson studies seasonality to aid predictions of animal population trends
January 28th, 2015
Studying seasonality and the ebb and flow of resources helps this researcher predict animal population growth and decline.
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Fulfilling the Broken Promise of Nature Reserves (Op-Ed)
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November 18th, 2014
Protected areas across the planet are failing, but it is not too late to reverse that trend.
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As Arctic Melts, Shipping Traffic Blasts Wildlife (Op-Ed)
The sun setting over a field of broken sea ice, or frozen seawater that floats on the ocean, in Antarctica.
September 9th, 2014
Arctic traffic is jamming marine wlidlife.
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