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Fears for Future of Brazil's Wetland Sanctuary

February 3, 2012
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A wildlife paradise for migratory birds, reptiles and even the elusive jaguar, the Pantanal is often referred to as the world's largest freshwater wetland system. But this biodiversity sanctuary -- which extends through millions of hectares of Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay -- is threatened by intensive farming and deforestation, according to environmental group the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF).

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Reuters (Mar. 17, 2013) — Farmers and environmentalists in Israel have united to create a man-made ecosystem designed to protect migrating cranes and the farm crops they like to eat. Called the Crane Project, it's an idea that aims to satisfy both sides of an environmental debate while also attracting eco-tourists to the Hula Valley wetland where the iconic birds gather.
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Farm Restoration in Minnesota

Farm Restoration in Minnesota

National Geographic (Feb. 8, 2012) — Dale Aden is a third-generation farmer in the Midwestern US state of Minnesota. For years, he watched the Okabena Creek flood and destroy his crops and farmland. After the losses took their toll, Aden decided to return the land to wildlife. He participated in a conservation program called Reinvest in Minnesota. The program pays farmers to sell their marginal land, and return it to its natural state. Now much of Dale Aden's farmland has become wetland, full of wildlife.
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Indiana Woman Critically Mauled by Tiger

Indiana Woman Critically Mauled by Tiger

Newsy (June 23, 2013) — An Indiana woman working at an exotic animal sanctuary was cleaning a tiger's cage when it mauled her, clamping her head in its mouth.
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RAW VIDEO: Orphaned Baby Seals Inspire New Marine Sanctuary

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CBC (Aug. 9, 2013) — Two orphaned baby seals have sparked the creation of what is being called Nova Scotia's first permanent marine wildlife sanctuary.
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