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Romania Hopes to Curb Massive Deforestation

Romania Hopes to Curb Massive Deforestation

AFP (Feb. 28, 2014) Deforestation is spreading at an alarming rate in South-Eastern Europe, a region hosting vast old-growth forests and home to thousands of bears, wolves and lynx. Duration: 02:35 Video provided by AFP
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First Fish Succesfully Removed From US Endangered Species List

First Fish Succesfully Removed From US Endangered Species List

Buzz60 (Feb. 4, 2014) The Oregon Chub is the first fish to be put on the United States' endangered species list and come off of it healthy and flourishing. The minnow will still be watched closely but it's great news. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has the rest. Video provided by Buzz60
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Ivory Coast Elephants Get New Home as Habitat Shrinks

Ivory Coast Elephants Get New Home as Habitat Shrinks

AFP (Jan. 28, 2014) Conservationists in Ivory Coast have been hunting, trapping and transporting a dozen extremely rare elephants to a new forest home, in an unprecedented operation that is crucial for both the animals and the local population. Video provided by AFP
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Queen's Favorite Dog Breed Almost Endangered

Queen's Favorite Dog Breed Almost Endangered

AP (Dec. 23, 2013) Britain's Kennel Club says that the Queen's favorite breed of dog is at risk of becoming endangered. A breed is considered endangered when it has fewer than 300 puppy registrations annually and this year the Pembroke Welsh Corgi had 301. (Dec. 23)
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