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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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Birding In The National Parks: The Mob That Protects Wading Birds In The Everglades

In my hundreds of hours of watching birds in the southeast, I’ve never seen an alligator eat a wading bird. They obviously do at some point, but I’ve never had the macabre pleasure of witnessing it. If you’re looking at a heron or egret in Everglades National Park, there’s likely an alligator in your field of vision at the same time. They’re often standing in close proximity.
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UPDATED: USFWS Proposes To Remove Yellowstone, Grand Teton Grizzly Bears From Endangered Species Act Protection

Stating that the grizzly bear population in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem has recovered to the point of sustainability, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to remove the species from the Federal Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife.
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Once-Rare Channel Island Foxes Proposed To Be Delisted From Endangered Species Act Protections

In what the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is calling "the fastest successful recovery for any Endangered Species Act-listed mammal in the United States," the agency is proposing to remove three subspecies of the island fox native to the Channel Islands from ESA protection.
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