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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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Collared Coyote Tracked By National Park Service Found Dead Of Apparent Drowning

Radio collars on wildlife can provide invaluable data to researchers pertaining to the animal's movements and, in some cases, response to climate change. So when a collar falls off, goes silent, or the animal dies, a lot of potential research is scuttled. That's the case in Los Angeles, where a female coyote that was being tracked by National Park Service researchers appears to have drowned.
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Fatal Grizzly Mauling In Yellowstone National Park Highlights Need For Better Safety Practices By Hikers

Being attacked by a bear while hiking the backcountry of Yellowstone, Grand Teton, or Glacier national parks no doubt is near the top of concerns of most hikers, but not enough are taking adequate precautions when they venture into the bears' realm.
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Too Many Yellowstone Bison Means 600-900 Will Be Culled

Concerned that there are too many bison in Yellowstone National Park, the Interagency Bison Management Plan partners have signed off on a plan that calls for upwards of 900 of the iconic animals to be culled, either through a public hunt outside the park or through a trapping program to provide bison to Native American tribes.
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