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Puffin Populations Puffs Up in Farnes, Says Census

December 5, 2013
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The puffin population of the UK's Farne Islands plummeted by a third between 2003 and 2008, leading environmentalists to worry about its future sustainability. But a just completed census has shown a healthy bouncing back of numbers, despite thousands dying in last year's winter storms. Jim Drury reports.

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CBC (July 20, 2013) — A deadly fungus is putting bat populations in some areas at risk. CBC's Stephen Puddicombe reports on the dangers of 'white nose syndrome', which has pushed some bat populations in Nova Scotia to the brink.
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Kenya and Tanzania Conduct Joint Wildlife Census

Kenya and Tanzania Conduct Joint Wildlife Census

AFP (Oct. 12, 2013) — A joint wildlife census is being conducted by Kenya and Tanzania in Amboseli National Park to establish the landscape's wildlife population, trends and distribution.
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Humpback Whale Tagging

Humpback Whale Tagging

National Geographic (Apr. 9, 2012) — In the busy waters of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off the coast of Boston, ships and submerged fishing gear pose a threat to humpback whales. Researchers with the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Census of Marine Life tag the aquatic giants to gain a clearer picture of the humpback’s underwater habits, foraging strategies and movements. The data collected is used to redirect water traffic and implement safer fishing practices to keep these whales out of harms’ way.
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Hopeful Signs for Bhutan's Elusive Snow Leopard

Hopeful Signs for Bhutan's Elusive Snow Leopard

Reuters (Feb. 14, 2012) — Endangered snow leopards are thriving in Bhutan, according to a new report released by the World Wildlife Fund. Instead of attempting to track the leopards, researchers at the Wangchuck Centennial Park in Bhutan took a census of the wildlife on which the elusive leopards prey.
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