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Scientists begin testing for bird flu in Alaska on the important issues at Testing of shorebirds began Wednesday on the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge, said Bruce Woods, spokesman for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It was the first sampling of a summer-long project to swab...
Orphaned polar bear cub getting care in Anchorage

...polar cub is making its temporary home at the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage.U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman Bruce Woods says the bear's mother was killed March 12 near Point Lay on Alaska's northwest coast, but it wasn't immediately...
Polar bear proposal generates comments

...whether America's polar bears, found exclusively in Alaska, merit additional protection due to global warming. Bruce Woods, spokesman for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Alaska, said Monday that e-mail comments alone topped the...
Goshawk to undergo new federal scrutiny the bird throughout its entire range and also is soliciting public input before taking final action, said Bruce Woods, a Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman based in Anchorage. The bird, a subspecies of the Northern goshawk, lives...
No charges yet after Haines wildlife investigation

...wildlife laws, but declined to comment further."This is one of those rare situations where I can't comment," said Bruce Woods, spokesman for the Alaska region of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. "There is an ongoing investigation, and we...
Carcasses of dead walruses spotted on Alaska coast

...mostly new calves or yearlings. However, neither the age of the dead walruses nor the cause of death is known, said Bruce Woods, spokesman for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. "It's just too early to say until we can get someone on the...
Decision coming soon on federal listing for walrus

...the Center for Biological Diversity. The group claims walrus are threatened by a loss of sea ice. Agency spokesman Bruce Woods says decisions are announced a day before they are published in the Federal Register. In three of the last four years...
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FWS: Pacific walruses warranted but precluded from protection

...will be considered as candidates for protection and their status will reviewed annually, according to FWS spokesperson Bruce Woods. Woods said the primary threat is the loss of sea ice, which he described as used by walruses for everything, including...
State opposes federal decision to not take action on Unimak wolf removal

...caribou population while the feds say such removal would go against certain refuge purposes. Wildlife service Spokesman Bruce Woods said the decision to not remove wolves came from analyses of three separate purposes used in decisions that impact refuge...
Appeals court affirms oil company polar bear rules

...We're glad that the court has reaffirmed the appropriateness of our conservation measures," agency spokesman Bruce Woods said.The Center for Biological Diversity sued over the rules, claiming both individual animals and entire populations...


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