Wildlife

Maine receives $16 million in wildlife conservation and recreation funding

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) – Maine is receiving more than $16 million for wildlife conservation and recreation. The funding was announced Thursday by Senators Susan Collins and Angus King. It comes from the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program as part of $1.5 billion distributed nationwide. More than half of Maine’s total funding is going toward …

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Opinion | Conservationists, not hunters, are saving our wildlife

In his May 5 Thursday Opinion essay, “Those Anacostia turkeys are a miracle of conservation,” Keith Urbahn neglected to mention the factors and efforts by true conservationists (non-hunters) that brought wild turkeys back from the brink of extinction after hunters slaughtered them with reckless abandon. One element of the species’ recovery was the Great Depression. …

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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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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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Wildlife commission OKs pheasant stocking for youth hunt | 406 Politics

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission has authorized the release of thousands of pheasants onto state wildlife management areas ahead of next month’s youth hunting season. Commission approval means Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will privately source 6,600 pheasants for release on six different wildlife management areas. Releases will take place shortly before the two-day …

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Vermont Fish & Wildlife urges us to remember nongame wildlife tax checkoff

VT Fish & Wildlife Urges Us to Remember Nongame Wildlife Tax Checkoff MONTPELIER, Vt. – Vermonters can express their passion for wildlife conservation by donating to the Nongame Wildlife Fund on their state income tax form this year, according to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department. The fund helps protect some of Vermont’s most threatened …

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Wildlife photographer’s long wait to capture colorful birds

A WILDLIFE photography enthusiast has captured some stunning shots of mandarin ducks in Spital. Steve Baird, of Colmore Avenue, now has plenty of time to pursue his passion after retiring from engineering. He has captured the female ducks on several occasions but finally managed to capture the colorful male when three arrived on the fishing …

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Recovering America’s Wildlife Act: Hope for Species at Risk

Pennsylvania would receive $22 million annually, compared to the $1.5 million in federal funding it currently collects. Delaware would receive $12 million annually, compared to the $555,081 federal state wildlife grant it most recently obtained. And New Jersey, which currently collects about $1 million annually in federal grants for wildlife conservation, would receive $15 million …

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Popular Northern Colorado state wildlife areas get exemption from pass

Four popular Northern Colorado state wildlife areas no longer require a special pass to access after the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission created an exemption for the areas at its November meeting. Bellaire Lake, Dowdy Lake, West Lake and Poudre River state wildlife areas were among 24 areas that received an exemption to the Colorado …

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