Friday, January 20, 2017

Loose Feathers #579

Oregon Dark-eyed Junco / Photo by Peter Pearsall/USFWS
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Friday, January 13, 2017

Loose Feathers #578

Greater Sage-Grouse / Photo by Tom Koerner/USFWS
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Friday, January 06, 2017

Loose Feathers #577

Golden Eagle / Photo by Tom Koerner/USFWS
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Friday, December 30, 2016

Loose Feathers #576

Ring-necked Pheasant / Photo by Tom Koerner/USFWS
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  • President Obama this week named two new national monuments, Bears Ears National Monument in Utah and Gold Butte National Monument in Nevada. Coverage of the monuments has emphasized conservative opposition, but the same politicians complaining about overreach use parks and monuments to market their states. There may be a few more monument designations on the way.
  • The Obama administration's record on endangered species has been mixed; while many species have been delisted (a mark of successful conservation programs) and some backlog has been cleared, new rules have made it harder to nominate species for protection.
  • The National Whistleblower Center is launching a website to help people report wildlife crime, which often goes unreported or underinvestigated.
  • The deaths of four bears in Pennsylvania were probably caused by eating toxic berries from an English Yew, a nonnative ornamental shrub.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Loose Feathers #575

Barred Owl / Photo by Andy French/USFWS
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Friday, December 16, 2016

Loose Feathers #574

Wisdom, the Laysan Albatross / Photo credit: Kristina McOmber/Kupu Conservation Leadership Program & USFWS
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Friday, December 09, 2016

Loose Feathers #573

Pied-billed Grebes / Photo by Jim Hudgins/USFWS
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Friday, December 02, 2016

Loose Feathers #572

American White Pelican / Photo by Krishna Prasad Kotti / USFWS
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Friday, November 25, 2016

Loose Feathers #571

Snow Bunting / Photo by Alex Galt/USFWS
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Friday, November 18, 2016

Loose Feathers #570

Red Winged Blackbirds/ Photo by Tom Koerner/USFWS
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