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New Owl Species Gives a Hoot for Science

February 15, 2013
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Scientists and bird-lovers are celebrating the announcement of a new owl species on the island of Lombok, Indonesia. The Rinjani Scops-owl was discovered in 2003 but has only now been identified as a new species, thanks to its unique voice. Kilmeny Duchardt reports.

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AP (Mar. 12, 2012) — Conservationists are concerned about the future of the northern spotted owl. The problem is that other species of owl don't recognize the protected birds' habitat or legal moves to save them.
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Shooting of Owls OK'd in British Columbia to Protect Endangered Species

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

CBC (Jan. 28, 2013) — 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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Yellowstone Owls

Yellowstone Owls

National Geographic (Mar. 18, 2012) — There comes a time when we all must make a leap into adulthood and for great gray owl chicks in Yellowstone National Park, the expression is taken quite literally! Practice-makes-perfect for the little owl chicks as they hesitantly practice flying from their nests only to scramble back up the tree to try again.
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Florida Invasives

Florida Invasives

National Geographic (Mar. 15, 2012) — Florida's warm weather and lush landscape offer an attractive habitat to a number of invasive species that are wreaking havoc on local ecosystems. Wild Chronicles investigates how these non-native species, including green iguanas, lionfish and a plant called hydrilla, first arrived. Conservationists suggest the ultimate culprits may be humans who release exotic species into an environment not prepared for their presence.
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