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People-Panther Guidelines Issued as Florida Panther Population Grows

Article: People-Panther Guidelines Issued as Florida Panther Population Grows

WASHINGTON, DC, October 14, 2008 (ENS) – There are now between 80 and 100 panthers in Florida, a four-fold increase over the past 25 years, federal wildlife officials said today, announcing new guidelines for human-panther interaction. One of the rarest large mammals in the United States, the Florida panther, Puma concolor coryi, is listed as…

U.S. Lawmakers Hot Over Polar Bear Decisions

Article: U.S. Lawmakers Hot Over Polar Bear Decisions

WASHINGTON, DC, January 17, 2008 (ENS) – Key polar bear habitat should be held off limits to oil and gas drilling until federal wildlife officials have determined whether the species should be listed for protection under the Endangered Species Act, the chair of the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming said today.…