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Conservationists Warn Lions Could Become Extinct in Kenya

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April 6, 2013
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Conservationists are warning lions could become extinct in Kenya unless urgent action is taken to protect them. Farmers have been killing the cats in huge numbers, as they compete for space with the wildlife.


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Deutsche Welle (Mar. 12, 2012) — Adult lions are at the top of the food chain and have no natural enemies, except human beings. But for lions of Namibia, that enemy has become a huge problem. African farmers kill hundreds of them every year to protect their livestock. Now, a handful of determined conservationists are trying to ease the conflict by making it possible for humans and big cats to live in peaceful proximity at the southern margin of Etosha National Park, in northern Namibia.
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Sea Lion as Scientist: Animals Help Stop Decline

Sea Lion as Scientist: Animals Help Stop Decline

AP (Jan. 2, 2013) — Seventy-five percent of Steller Sea Lions have vanished in the North Pacific. Now, a team of researchers near Vancouver, British Columbia, is working with trained sea lions to figure out why the population is in such steep decline.
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Rare Ladybird Spider Spins Web of Controversy in Belgium

Rare Ladybird Spider Spins Web of Controversy in Belgium

Reuters (June 17, 2012) — A population of ladybird spiders is causing an administrative headache for the mayor of the Belgian town of Lommel as environmentalists pressure him to help preserve a rare colony discovered three years ago on a vast industrial site in the town. The authorities have plans to redevelop the site but conservationists believe it will kill off the species which was rediscovered in 2009, having been declared extinct in Belgium for more than a century.
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White Nose Syndrome Threatens North American Bats

White Nose Syndrome Threatens North American Bats

AFP (Apr. 5, 2012) — The US bat population is in crisis. Over the past seven years, as many as 6.7 million North American bats have succumbed to white nose syndrome, an illness caused by an invasive fungus that originated in Europe. Conservationists warn the loss of these vital insect-eating creatures could have a huge, and costly, impact on US agriculture.
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