Chum salmon are spawning again at an urban creek in the heart of East Vancouver after disapearing for 80 years. The salmon returned this week to Still Creek, which sits in a ravine surrounded by warehouses and a nearby Skytrain line. The creek was once one of the most polluted streams in the province.
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Last week the Wildlife Conservation Society announced that the Republic of Congo has declared a new national park that will protect a few threatened species. including a core population of western lowland gorillas, a critically endangered species.
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Last week the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced significant progress for tigers in three key landscapes across the big cat’s range due to better law enforcement, protection of additional habitat, and strong government partnerships.
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On the morning of January 1st, 600 parks across all 50 states will be offering free guided hikes to encourage people to get out and start their new year with a healthy activity.
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The WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) announced last week that officials in Madagascar have created the island’s biggest protected wildlife park. Named Makira Natural Park, the area, which is larger than the state of Rhode Island, provides a habitat for the highest diversity of lemurs on the planet.
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Starting this week (Armed Forces Day), the National Park Service and BLM (Bureau of Land Management) will start issuing free annual passes (which normally costs $80) for military families.
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Last week, the Russian government has announced it will protect the rare Amur leopards and Amur tigers living in a 1,000 square mile in Russia’s Far East.
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Starting January first, few of Chinese luxury hotels and popular restaurants will no longer be serving shark fin soup to help keep the species from becoming extinct.
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10 new frog species have been found in India’s Western Ghats which lies along India’s west coast. The rich wildlife in this area is imperiled by rising human impacts.
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