Feds sued for neglecting to protect endangered Hawaiian species

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Conservationists in the “Extinction Capital of the World” fear that the lack of critical habitats could push endangered species into unchecked extinction. (CN) – Hawaii is home to a great level of biodiversity, but that unfortunately comes with a corresponding level of endangered endemic species. The Center for Biological Diversity has sued the US...

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Invasive species – The Millbrook Independent

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emerald ash borer by Bill Schlesinger Until a century ago, the arrival of pests and pathogens from Europe wreaked havoc on American elms and chestnut trees, leading to their near extinction in many areas of the eastern forests. In the west, exotic annual grasses from Europe have largely replaced native tufted grasses, altering the...

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Look who eats protected species

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Tourists observe the world’s first robot whale shark at Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park in Shanghai’s Pudong New Area. EVERYDAY CHINA Last month, a video showing a livestreamer cooking a 2-meter-long shark went viral on social media sites. Some pointed out that what she was cooking looked like a great white shark, a protected species....

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Krombacher and Wacken Open Air present the “Growling Creatures” – the first metal band made up of endangered animals

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Krombach / Germany, August 1, 2022. What do gray seals, cuckoos and lynx have in common? They are all rare European native species whose survival is threatened, and they are part of the “Growling Creatures” – the first group of metal composed of endangered animals. Presented by Krombacher and legendary metal festival Wacken Open...

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Portman Praises Senate Passing Legislation to Combat Invasive Species, Combat Coastal Erosion, and Protect Water Quality in the Great Lakes, Ohio

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July 28, 2022 | Press Releases WASHINGTON DC – Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), co-chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, applauded the Senate’s passage of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), bipartisan legislation that authorizes a multitude of investments in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects and programs, including a number...

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The Western Caucus has the roadmap for species recovery

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The Endangered Species Act (ESA) was enacted nearly 50 years ago with the goal of protecting our precious wildlife from extinction. Unfortunately, despite the efforts of administrations on both sides of the aisle over the past few decades, this has failed. As a third-generation farmer from the Pacific Northwest and a proud representative of...

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9th Cir. Asked to revive Nixed endangered species rules

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By Caleb Symons (July 22, 2022, 7:28 p.m. EDT) — More than a dozen conservative states, as well as groups representing the agriculture and fossil fuel industries, want the Ninth Circuit to reinstate several measures that the administration has taken to weaken the Endangered Species Act, after a federal judge struck them down earlier...

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Scientists explore gene editing to manage invasive species

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Posted by Cecilia Sequeira, Public Affairs Specialist, USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service in Animal Research and Science Jul 20, 2022 In the United States, the environmental and economic costs caused by invasive species are estimated at more than $120 billion per year. Since invasive pests have few or no natural predators, they...

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Fishing tournament held to fight two invasive species in local waterways

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SALISBURY, Md. — Biological officials at Salisbury University are set to host a local fishing tournament aimed exclusively at two species of invasive fish that experts say are damaging local waterways and ecosystems . Dr Noah Bressman, assistant professor of biological studies at Salisbury University, and graduate assistant Zachary Crum are tackling invasive species...

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Scientists discover species that don’t age

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The research team also found that protective phenotypes, like the hard shells of most turtle species, can delay the aging process and, in some circumstances, even halt biological aging. Largest Study of Its Kind Reveals Wild Turtles Age Slowly, Live Long, Discovers Several Species That Virtually Never Age Jonathan, the 190-year-old Seychelles giant tortoise,...

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New species of water-scavenging beetles discovered, named after Robredo’s Angat Buhay program │ GMA News Online

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Two new species of water scavenger beetles have recently been discovered and one is named after former Vice President Leni Robredo’s Angat Buhay program, the Ateneo de Manila University announced on Thursday. In a reportthe university said the new species were discovered and described by Enrico Gerard Sanchez, his thesis supervisor, Dr. Emmanuel Delocado,...

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Thor 4 Fans Are Baffled By Korg’s Sexuality

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‘I can’t be the only one confused that Korg’s species is gay’: Thor 4 fans baffled by fan-favorite’s sexuality as they question lack of continuity the movie series Warning: Contains spoilers By Rebecca Davison for MailOnline Published: 11:02 BST, July 12, 2022 | Updated: 11:24 BST, July 12, 2022 Thor fans have wondered how...

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Dead End Joshua Tree List of Endangered Species

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Opponents of permanent listing argue that halting construction of large solar fields in desert areas populated by western Joshua trees would have a negative effect on the development of green energy options. After the temporary protections were put in place, the Fish and Game Commission signaled its willingness to compromise by greenlighting fifteen solar...

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By identifying bird species by sound, an app opens up new avenues for citizen science

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The researchers developed the BirdNET app, where people can easily participate in bird research and conservation. Credit: Ashakur Rahaman, Yang Center/Cornell Lab of Ornithology (CC-BY 4.0, creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) The BirdNET app, a free machine learning tool that can identify over 3,000 birds by sound alone, generates reliable scientific data and makes it easier for people...

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Extremely rare carnivorous plant species that traps insects discovered for the first time in Uttarakhand

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Representative image | Source: Twitter Dehradun, Jun 25 (PTI) A very rare carnivorous plant species called Utricularia Furcellata has been discovered for the first time in the western Himalayan region, a senior official said on Saturday. The detection of the rare species was made by a research team from the Uttarakhand Forest Department in...

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Big appetite for frog legs among French and Belgians driving species to extinction | The threatened species

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A voracious appetite for frog legs among the French and Belgians is pushing amphibian species from Indonesia, Turkey and Albania to the brink of extinction, according to a new report. Europe imports up to 200 million mostly wild frogs every year, contributing to a serious depletion of native species abroad. Scientists estimate that the...

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Alert issued after tick species established in Fairfield

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A town in Fairfield County is urging residents to take precautions following the discovery that Asian long-horned ticks have become well established in the area. The City of Fairfield announced Tuesday, June 21 that researchers at Western Connecticut State University’s Tick-Borne Disease Prevention Laboratory had discovered a week earlier that the ticks had been...

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A species of mosquito from Papua New Guinea, lost for 90 years, found in Australia

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by Cameron Webb, Craig Williams, Larissa Braz Sousa and Marlene Walter, The conversation Tracking mosquitoes in our backyards, like Aedes notoscriptus, helps authorities determine future health risks. Credit: Cameron Webb (NSW Health Pathology), author provided There are already a lot of mosquitoes in Australia. They pose pest and public health risks in many parts...

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Yellow crazy ants wreak havoc as they traverse Queensland

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Urgent action is needed to contain the potentially environmentally catastrophic spread of an invasive species of acid-spray ants, an expert has said. Yellow crazy ants were first detected in Australia in 2001, but growing infestations – mainly in Queensland – have raised fears that they could wipe out some native small animal species, as...

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Florida has the most termite species in the country – WFTV

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VIDEO: ‘Worst of the worst’: Florida has the most termite species in the country VIDEO: ‘Worst of the worst’: Florida has the most termite species in the country (George Waldenberger, WFTV.com/WFTV) ORLANDO, Florida – These are small pests that can cause big damage – we’re talking termites. Florida has the most termite species in...

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Merryspring Program: Walk ‘n Talk on Identifying and Managing Invasive Plant Species

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CAMDEN – Join the Knox-Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District (KLSWCD) on Thursday, June 16, 4:30-5:30 p.m., at the Merryspring Nature Center, Camden, for a walk to identify invasive plant species, discuss effective methods to mitigate invasive plants and review tips for promoting a healthy habitat for wildlife. Louisa Crane, program coordinator at KLSWCD...

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Nitroxoline activity in antifungal-resistant Candida species isolated from the urinary tract in vitro

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Drug-resistant fungal infections were becoming more common around the world, but only a few new antifungals were being produced. The old antibacterial nitroxoline was used to treat bacterial urinary tract infections (UTIs) by mouth. The study evaluated the activity of nitroxoline in vitro in a yeast collection from the German National Reference Center for...

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Losing red spruce, losing a whole suite of species

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Editor’s Note: This article is part two of Carolina Public Press’ five-part Fraught Forests series, which examines the challenges of climate change for mountain forests in western North Carolina. Marquette CrockettThe Highlands of Roan Stewardship Manager of the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy, inspects a tiny red spruce tree barely protruding from the forest floor...

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Five endangered species in India

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We live in a world where fascinating animals, insects, plants and other creatures are threatened with extinction. May 20 is celebrated as Endangered Species Day. The day is observed to celebrate, learn and take action to protect threatened and endangered species. The day was established by David Robinson and the Endangered Species Coalition in...

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RTL Today – Invasive species: 72 turtles captured and euthanized in the Rëmerschen nature reserve

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The Ministry of the Environment confirmed that a number of turtles had been captured with “turtle traps” and euthanized in the “Haff Réimech” nature reserve near Remerschen. Environment Minister Joëlle Welfring answered a parliamentary question from pirate MP Marc Goergen, confirming that 72 turtles had been put to sleep by a veterinarian. Tiago de...

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New species of fireflies shine in forest at Coimbatore’s Anamalai Tiger Reserve – Reuters

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Express press service COIMBATORE: A new species of synchronous fireflies has been identified at the Anamalai Tiger Reserve where several thousand fireflies have transformed much of the protected forest into a bioluminescent world similar to an Avatar movie. The bioluminescent world of Pandora in the movie Avatar may be fictional, but the phenomenon has...

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A species of centipede named after Taylor Swift

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In a crossover you wouldn’t usually expect, singer-songwriter Taylor Swift is honored as the namesake of a newly discovered species of centipede. The centipede was named Nannaria Swiftae as it was discovered in Tennessee, where Swift moved at the age of 14 and took her first steps in music. The naming was announced by...

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One in five reptile species threatened with extinction

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More than one in five reptile species worldwide are at risk of extinction, researchers have determined in a new paper which marks the culmination of more than 20 years of slow research. In addition to facing human-made threats to their survival, scaled creatures have faced bias in conservation priorities. Resource-strapped conservationists have had to...

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Frogs: Six tiny new species discovered in Mexico

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Jameson et al./Museum of Natural History Here are some of the world’s smallest frogs ever found! Scientists have discovered not one – but SIX – new species of frogs living in the Mexican forest. Some of the frogs are so small they are smaller than the size of a penny! Experts say the reason...

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Senators’ Wolf column ignores species vitriol

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Gray wolves in the Northern Rockies need federal protection to stave off the onslaught of measures states have enacted to kill as many as possible. The senses. Steve Daines of Montana and Jim Risch of Idaho recently lambasted the US Interior Sec. Deb Haaland for her opinion piece questioning how states are managing their...

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Even the cactus might not be immune to climate change

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“It’s a popular cactus image,” said David G. Williams, a professor of botany at the University of Wyoming who was not involved in the new research. “’Ah, we don’t have to worry about cacti. Look at them, they have thorns, they grow in this terrible environment. “But cacti, like most plants, exist in a...

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Auburn is taking steps to protect its biodiversity

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On a walk down South College Street, the branches of nearby trees can be seen reaching out towards the cemented road, and not far from the road, bees are buzzing around nearby flowering bushes. Auburn is home to a variety of native species, with Alabama generally ranked as the fourth most biodiverse state. According...

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An artist’s multi-species mythology, inspired by his cat

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CAMBRIDGE, MA – Conceived over months of close companionship with her cat, Roger, Candice Lin’s Seeping, rotting, resting, weeping at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts implements a process of otherworldly construction in which multi-species relationships – earthbound and chthonic, human and non-human – are essential to our continued survival. Set in a...

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Health implications: The common herbicide 2,4-D threatens the health of most species, especially vertebrates

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(Beyond pesticidesMarch 31, 2022) A meta-analysis by Federal University of Technology – Paraná finds that the 2,4-D herbicide causes indiscriminate damage, increasing the mortality rate in exposed animals. The severity of chemical exposure depends on the susceptibility of the species, the rate of exposure and the stage of the life cycle. However, commercial formulations...

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Experts are sounding the alarm as 86% of plant species are threatened with extinction – The Sun Nigeria

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From Uche Usim, Abuja Agriculture Experts and plant scientists working with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the International Support Network for African Development (ISNAD-Africa) have sounded the alarm over the possible loss of 24,000 or 86% of 28 000 species of plants in the world for harmful agricultural activities. Analysts, in a policy...

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Introduction of 212 new species of freshwater fish

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Scientists discovered 212 species of freshwater fish in 2021, according to a new report from conservation organization Shoal. At a time when we hear so much about animals facing extinction, the report is a happy reminder that there are still many species yet to be discovered by science. Continue reading below Our featured videos...

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Proposed reclassification of endangered bat species –

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Northern bat showing visible symptoms of white-nose syndrome. LaSalle County, Illinois. January 2013 (University of Illinois/Steve Taylor) WASHINGTON (CBS19 NEWS) — There is now a proposal to reclassify the northern myotis as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. The United States Fish and Wildlife Service says the species is currently listed as threatened, but...

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Virus causes ‘catastrophic loss’ of fish species in Lake Kansas

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TOPEKA (KSNT) – A potentially deadly virus affecting fish is crossing Kansas lakes, causing a drastic decrease in the population of local species, including largemouth bass. According to a Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks newsletter, the largemouth bass virus has been circulating in several Kansas lakes, causing largemouth bass populations to decline rapidly....

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UP projects receive grants for invasive species work | News, Sports, Jobs

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MARQUETTE — The State of Michigan announced that 31 projects will share $3.6 million in grants under the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program. The program – cooperatively implemented by the Michigan Departments of Agriculture and Rural Development; Environment, Great Lakes and Energy; and Natural Resources – addresses the prevention, detection, eradication, and...

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Saginaw Bay CISMA seeks to actively control invasive species

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The Saginaw Bay Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area is looking to expand its presence in Huron County by educating about the dangers of invasive species. The Saginaw Bay CISMA coverage area includes Arenac, Bay, Saginaw, Huron, Tuscola and Sanilac counties. It was founded in 2017 under the Michigan Invasive Species Grant program as part...

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Not seen in 40 years, critically endangered bat species discovered in Rwanda, World News

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In a welcome development, a critically endangered species of bat, which has not been seen for 40 years, has been discovered in Rwanda. The “incredible” discovery appears to have thrilled conservationists, who feared it was already extinct. Hill’s horseshoe bat is currently surviving in Rwanda’s Nyungwe Forest, the consortium behind the find said. Read...

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Petition urges Biden administration to strengthen endangered species law to save life on Earth

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WASHINGTON—The Center for Biological Diversity today filed a comprehensive legal petition urging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service to take bold and unprecedented action to stem the global wildlife extinction crisis by strengthening endangered species law enforcement regulations. Noting that “extinction is not inevitable – it’s a political...

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76 bird species spotted on Nitte University campus

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Campus Bird Count 2022 was conducted at Nitte University’s Mangalore Campus, led by the Nitte University Center for Science Education and Research (NUCSER). This year, ornithologists have counted 76 species of birds on campus. Experts have predicted the number to increase to over 100 species on various Nitte DU campuses with various green initiatives...

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How some species can go extinct twice and why we should care

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Some species disappear twice – once when the last individual stops breathing, and a second time when our collective memory about the species disappears © Copyright by GrrlScientist | @GrrlScientist | hosted by Forbes An extinct Thylacine, also known as the Tasmanian tiger or marsupial wolf (Thylacinus … cynocephalus) at Beaumaris Zoo in...

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Proposed Draft Recovery Plan for 44 Endangered Hawaiian Species on Maui Nui

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Bidens campylotheca ssp. waihoiensis (koʻokoʻolau) (left); and Cyanea duvalliorum (hāhā) (right). Photos by Hank Oppenheimer, PEPP The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released a draft recovery plan for 44 endangered species that occur or have occurred on the Hawaiian islands of Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi, Kahoʻolawe, and Maui, collectively known as Maui Nui. Recovery plans...

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The “Most Wanted” list leads to rediscovered species. The conservation group aims to find 8 more.

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Since the beginning of the Re:wild program, eight species have been rediscovered, surprising even those in charge of the program, who were not sure of finding any of the lost species. Among the rediscovered animals are two species in Africa: a tiny mouse-sized elephant shrew called Somali sengi in Djibouti, and the Voeltzkow’s Chameleon...

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