Wildlife

NCWRC: Leave young wildlife alone – The Coastland Times

Cute baby bunnies are a staple of springtime, but taking young rabbits out of yards and into homes will likely do more harm than good. Well-meaning people often put young wildlife’s health in danger when they intervene in a wild animal’s natural process of growing up, according to a press release from the North Carolina …

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Billions targeted to state wildlife conservation under bipartisan push in Congress

A bipartisan pair of senators on Wednesday called for Congress to approve billions in new funding for states to manage wildlife recovery work. At a hearing of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Sens. Martin Heinrich, DN.M., and Roy Blunt, R-Mo., said a bill they introduced this year would help protect 1,600 threatened species, …

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Pangolins harboring coronavirus underscored risk of wildlife markets

Pangolins impounded by police en route to Vietnam wildlife markets have been found to harbor forms of the coronavirus — highlighting the risk that the scaly anteaters could serve as a viral rest stop on the next pandemic’s pathway between wild animals and humans. The study in Frontiers in Public Health comes out as international …

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US group says finds Facebook posts offering endangered wildlife for sale

3D-printed images of the logos of Facebook and parent company Meta Platforms are seen on a laptop keyboard in this illustration taken on November 2, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register SHANGHAI, April 13 (Reuters) – Facebook has become a “thriving marketplace” for illegal online wildlife trading, allowing the …

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Wyomingites urged against feeding wildlife; Game and Fish says intentions to ‘help’ can create variety of serious problems

(Wyoming Game and Fish Department) CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department said in a press release on Tuesday that people should not feed wildlife. “As many Wyoming residents are finding out, private feeding of wildlife can cause serious problems,” the department said. “Each year there are many examples of how a well-meaning …

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Cape Cod-based IFAW gets funds to help fight illegal wildlife trade

YARMOUTH PORT — The International Fund for Animal Welfare has received close to $1 million in federal funding to work as part of a four-agency group helping to ensure the proper handling of live animals confiscated from the illegal wildlife trade on three continents. The money from the US Department of State’s Bureau of International …

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Coyotes were major topic of ‘Understanding Urban Wildlife’ workshop in Grand Prairie

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas – A new coyote reporting hotline is up and running in the city of Dallas. It was put into place after a coyote attacked a 2-year-old boy who was out on his porch Tuesday. RELATED: Coyote reporting hotline set up for ‘bite zone’ area where 2-year-old was attacked in Dallas Friday morning, …

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The Richmond Observer – NCWRC Nongame Wildlife Advisory Committee seeks board nominations

RALEIGH — The NC Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking nominations through April 30 for expert and at-large seats on its Nongame Wildlife Advisory Committee — a board of North Carolina citizens that provides advice to the Wildlife Commission on nongame wildlife conservation issues across the state. “Since 1983, this advisory committee has given the agency …

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