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Shooting of Owls OK'd in British Columbia to Protect Endangered Species

January 28, 2013
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The B.C. government has approved the shooting of one species of owl in a last-ditch effort to save their endangered cousins, the northern spotted owl.

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AP (Apr. 25, 2012) — Veterinarians at Washington State University are raising nine tiny great horned owls whose nests have been destroyed. The baby owls are rarely seen by the public because adult owls make it difficult to get near a nest.
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Snowy Owls Have Arrived In New York City

Snowy Owls Have Arrived In New York City

Newsy (Feb. 20, 2015) — At least seven snowy owls have been spotted around the New York City area. These owls from the Arctic are drawn to the freezing temps. Video provided by Newsy
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Predator Turns Helper as Penguins Face Demise

Predator Turns Helper as Penguins Face Demise

AP (Nov. 14, 2011) — Australian wildlife services have a new weapon in their fight to protect an endangered colony of little penguins in Sydney's North Head. A specially trained sniffer dog will help them track, monitor and ultimately protect the birds.
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Britain: The Badger Cull

Britain: The Badger Cull

Deutsche Welle (Oct. 24, 2012) — The British government has postponed the decision for badgers to be culled as part of measures to protect cattle from bovine tuberculosis. Badgers are made responsible for the transmission of the disease and as many as 100,000 badgers could be culled. Every year, dairy farmers in Gloucestershire and Somersethave have to slaughter thousands of cows for bovine TB control. Although badgers are a protected species, Conservative Environment Secretary Owen Paterson has given the go-ahead for the cull. But the cull has angered animal rights activists as well as many British scientists. Their protests led to the postponement of the cull to the summer of 2013.
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