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House Republicans Maneuvering To Drop ESA Protections For Wolves, Keep Disposable Water Bottles In Parks

A draft 156-page bill to fund the Interior Department for the coming fiscal year contains language that would strip Endangered Species Act protections from wolves in Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks and impede the National Park Service's efforts to ban the sale of disposable water bottles in the park system.
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Court Records: Canadian Man Cited For Picking Up Yellowstone Bison Calf

A Canadian man cited by Yellowstone National Park rangers for transporting a bison calf to the Buffalo Ranch in the park was worried it would end up as "road kill" if he did nothing, according to the investigating ranger. In the end the calf wound up dead just the same, as its mother abandoned it and it "was continually approaching visitors and vehicles" and so rangers put it down.
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National Park Service Supports Delisting Of Grizzly Bears...To A Point

National Park Service officials are willing to support the removal of grizzly bears from Endangered Species list protections, but with a number of caveats. Among them are requests that the delisting plan both limits the chance that wounded bears venture back into parks and reduces the likelihood that "well-known or transboundary bears" are killed by hunters.
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Hunting, Fencing Part Of Plan To Address White-tailed Deer At Fire Island National Seashore

With white-tailed deer changing the natural ecosystem at Fire Island National Seashore, the National Park Service approved a White-tailed Deer Management Plan last month that includes direct population reduction as well as the construction of fences to preserve critical areas of the Seashore.
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'Not A Pretty Picture': Biscayne National Park Works To Remove Underwater Debris

As Vanessa McDonough scanned the ocean floor off the South Florida coast, she spotted an empty beer bottle among the fish, corals, and sponges protected by Biscayne National Park. Only the bottle wasn’t empty. Upon closer examination, a small fish had swam inside, and pebbles and shells had blocked the exit. “The poor fish was a prisoner in this Corona bottle,” she said.
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