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Goodbye

Jonah closes out the podcast finale with some news and reflections about the show.

Grand Teton National Park mountain goat cull:
https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/experience/america/national-parks/2020/02/25/grand-teton-national-park-goat-shooting-halted-after-governor-letter/4866066002/

Feral horse removal in Nevada:
https://wildlife.org/court-upholds-wild-horse-removals-in-nevada/

Sage-grouse management in need of a revamp:
https://wildlife.org/jwm-study-upends-management-strategy-for-sage-grouse/

New federal budget threatens conservation efforts:
https://wildlife.org/agriculture-budget-proposal-contains-mixed-bag-for-wildlife/

https://wildlife.org/administration-budget-would-cut-wildlife-funding/

Migratory Bird Treaty Act further weakened by administration’s proposal:
https://abcbirds.org/article/new-rule-weakens-migratory-bird-treaty-act/?fbclid=IwAR1zr2aXVFMxNzlNE2l3tu7r6JsW3fA9VLG0TQJlMRGDahBNTyyIqyY4uts

Comment on the regulation here:
https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=FWS-HQ-MB-2018-0090-0002

Lawsuit against Total oil development in Uganda:
https://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/articles/entry/france-uganda-green-groups-total-oil

Road collisions and giant anteaters:
https://news.mongabay.com/2020/02/study-investigates-impact-of-road-deaths-on-giant-anteater-population-in-cerrado/

Gorillas officially recorded in a region of Equatorial Guinea for the first in a decade:
https://news.mongabay.com/2020/02/camera-traps-confirm-presence-of-lowland-gorillas-in-central-mainland-equatorial-guinea-for-first-time-in-over-a-decade/

New laws to protect rays:
https://news.mongabay.com/2020/02/small-steps-aim-to-make-a-large-ocean-safer-for-rays/

Stay tuned for an upcoming podcast called Nature's Archive:
https://www.naturesarchive.com/Podcast

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News Updates

Jonah and guest host Camden sit down to talk about some of the latest news in conservation, including some updates on news pieces from previous episodes.

Sources & Links:

All About Plastic

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/05/shipping-plastic-waste-to-poor-countires-just-got-harder/

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/may/10/nearly-all-the-worlds-countries-sign-plastic-waste-deal-except-us

https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/28/europe/eu-single-use-plastics-ban-intl-scli/index.html

https://time.com/5560105/european-union-plastic-ban/

https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/22/uk/uk-straw-ban-scli-intl-gbr/index.html

Bei Bei the Panda

https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2019/11/18/bei-bei-showered-with-attention-national-zoo-prepares-send-him-china-tuesday/

https://nationalzoo.si.edu/animals/brief-history-giant-pandas-zoo

Rancho Guimbalete

https://www.rainforesttrust.org/new-desert-refuge-in-mexico-to-provide-critical-habitat-for-wildlife/

The Silver-backed Chevrotain

https://news.mongabay.com/2019/11/scientists-rediscover-mammalian-oddity-in-remote-vietnam/?fbclid=IwAR2n41e8rSfXjWmpY-WXpwcCErrufVVKrKb1rK08sHv30muzRlPYLD9lAuU

Russia's Whale Jail

https://news.mongabay.com/2019/11/whale-jail-russia-beluga-orca-freed-released/?__hstc=117075033.325b3190eb8a8def920e9720b3d4f732.1574005541225.1574005541225.1574005541225.1&__hssc=117075033.1.1574005541225&__hsfp=1830832727 

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/06/14/russian-whale-jail-company-slapped-900k-fine-over-orca-captures-a66005

Malaysia's Last Sumatran Rhino

https://news.mongabay.com/2019/11/malaysias-last-sumatran-rhino-dies-leaving-indonesia-as-the-final-refuge/

Documentary on European Bison Reintroduction in Romania

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1ml2M9kO2U

Blue Whale Heart Rate

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/27/science/blue-whale-hearts.html?emc=rss&partner=rss

Recovering America's Wildlife Act

https://www.nwf.org/Our-Work/Wildlife-Conservation/Policy/Recovering-Americas-Wildlife-Act

https://wildlife.org/policy/recovering-americas-wildlife-act/

https://wildlife.org/recovering-americas-wildlife-act-legislation-reintroduced/

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News Flash 2

This week Jonah has a few quick pieces of wildlife news from around the world.

Join the 'No Border Wall' Facebook group to get frequent updates on the situation in South Texas and beyond: https://www.facebook.com/noborderwall/ 

Read more about the turtle trafficking bust in the Philippines: 
https://news.mongabay.com/2019/03/philippines-customs-find-more-than-1500-live-turtles-in-suitcases/?fbclid=IwAR2KSgVHuQ_gU8p8WKjSoMwz0YK4KKK9mXXEOXN-25p2iN-vx0TB2nc6AhE 

Learn more about the study on migrant songbirds as a dispersal agent for invasive hemlock woolly adelgid: 
https://www.audubon.org/news/migrating-birds-may-be-spreading-invasive-pest-decimates-forests?ms=digital-eng-social-facebook-x-20190200_fb_link&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=20190200_fb_link&fbclid=IwAR2PAuWNcVjIoFRPbYyCKgh14Rf7MuSYzwpPCOFsVEitpDaFGxqjvAGIrbI 

Read about infrared drone surveys of koala populations in Australia:
http://wildlife.org/heat-sensing-drones-spot-koalas-through-the-leaves/ 

Read a brief report on the USFWS's decision to list the northern Scarlet Macaw under the Endangered Species Act:
http://wildlife.org/usfws-to-list-scarlet-macaw-subspecies-as-endangered/ 

See one of the photos of the rare Arabian caracal capture on a remote camera in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates: 
https://www.thenational.ae/uae/environment/arabian-caracal-spotted-for-first-time-in-abu-dhabi-in-35-years-1.829133?fbclid=IwAR0NUcvjmVpngSD91HBpmWs-qzvs57oednRL2eVe-vG_PHi5FTgICsp4t7A 

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News Flash 1

In the first of a new biweekly news segment, Jonah shares four recent news stories about the Texas-Mexico border wall, African Grey Parrot trafficking, black leopards in Kenya, and Russia's "whale jail."

Read about the details of President Trump's border wall decision-making:
https://www.audubon.org/news/beloved-wildlife-sanctuaries-limbo-trump-declares-border-emergency?ms=digital-eng-social-facebook-x-20190200_fb_link&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=20190200_fb_link&fbclid=IwAR2mliZI6A0eip03ZdWLutOb1GREB64c47s1QdK4KCbObngVJ30epxeKfCA 

Follow the Facebook page 'No Border Wall' for daily updates on the situation in Texas:
https://www.facebook.com/noborderwall/ 

Read about the new report identifying Turkish Airlines as a primary airline for the African Grey Parrot trade:
https://news.mongabay.com/2019/02/report-turkish-carrier-is-poachers-airline-of-choice-for-parrot-trade/ 

Watch San Diego Zoo Global's camera trap footage of the first black leopard documented in Africa in nearly 100 years:
https://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/animals-source/00000168-ddf4-d0fe-a76e-fdfd30860000?fbclid=IwAR2mxKOPOhW0qSfyX1K1BsUuZgQZFs9z7K0s-k6OADyotvpEl7X3IM4ZKbY

And also check out photographer Will Burrard-Lucas's stunning photos of Kenya's black leopards:
http://blog.burrard-lucas.com/2019/02/black-leopard-in-africa/ 

Finally, read about a terrible situation in Russia where killer whales and belugas are in legal limbo:
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2019/02/orca-and-beluga-whales-trapped-in-russia-for-aquarium-trade/?cmpid=org%3Dngp%3A%3Amc%3Dsocial%3A%3Asrc%3Dfacebook%3A%3Acmp%3Deditorial%3A%3Aadd%3Dfb20190207animals-whalestrappedrussia%3A%3Arid%3D&fbclid=IwAR17RVSLlcZQ_Wu8ButlYx3K8SE6gZtBFqWnNByRF3zTRL4mvq4S8Ewr2zU&sf207380571=1 

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