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Lawmakers target link between wildlife poaching, terror groups – The Hill

The Hill Lawmakers target link between wildlife poaching, terror groupsThe Hill“These are the issues that are destabilizing, particularly fragile countries.” Royce’s committee has introduced the DELTA Act aims to promote conservation and economic growth in the Okavango River Basin in southwest Africa, a region prone to poachers … Source link

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Suspected poachers found digging up sea turtle nest on Nokomis Beach

NOKOMIS BEACH, Fla. — A marked sea turtle nest was damaged on Nokomis Beach by suspected poachers, Mote Marine Laboratory said on Wednesday. Mote says that around 1:30 a.m. on July 5, two members of Mote’s sea turtle tagging team saw three individuals digging into the nest marked with stakes. As the tagging team got closer, the …

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Once Eaten By Birds, Stick Insects Get The Ride Of Their Lives | Asian Scientist Magazine

AsianScientist (Jul. 6, 2018) – Last year, I wrote about the heartwarming story of the Lord Howe stick insect, thought extinct since the 1920s. In 2001, intrepid scientists discovered a surviving colony on Ball’s Pyramid, a desolate spire of rock hundreds of kilometers off the coast of mainland Australia. Happily, …

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