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Populations Of Channel Islands Fox Rebound, But Low Genetic Diversity Could Pose Problems

Much was made earlier this year when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that three subspecies of the Channel Islands Fox had make a remarkable recovery from the brink of extinction, but one of the species' low genetic diversity could pose grave problems for the animals.
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Groups Sue National Park Service To Prevent Hunting Inside Grand Teton National Park

Concerned that the proposed delisting of grizzly bears in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem could soon be followed by a grizzly pelt being hauled out of Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, two conservation groups have sued the National Park Service in a bid to force the agency to take back its authority to manage wildlife on all lands within the park's boundaries.
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Desert Bighorn Sheep Spotted In Tucson Mountain District Of Saguaro National Park; First Sighting In Six Decades

A sharp-eyed visitor, and a motion-triggered camera, have confirmed the presence of desert bighorn sheep in the Tucson Mountain District of Saguaro National Park, sightings that are the first in the district in 60 years.
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Isle Royale National Park Officials To Decide Whether To Import Wolves To Help Island's Vanishing Pack

With just two known wolves left within the confines of Isle Royale National Park in Michigan, park officials are refocusing an environmental impact statement to the specific question of whether they should transplant wolves to the island park to help maintain a population of the predators.
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