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Agency extends comment period for ice seal listing

...of polar bears, and bearded seals. State officials object to the proposed listing. Doug Vincent-Lang, endangered species coordinator for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, said the state has assembled data on seals and wanted time to...
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Alaska acknowledges effects of climate change

...throughout the Arctic. "We have to take a look at what could possibly occur," said Doug Vincent-Lang, endangered species coordinator for the Department of Fish and Game. The report, called "Climate Change Strategy," noted warming temperatures...
State awaits federal action to release bison

...but that depends on the federal decision. "I'm optimistic," said Doug Vincent-Lang, the state's endangered species coordinator. "That's not to say there won't be surprise here and there but I'm confident once we get the nonessential...
Suit seeks to overturn endangered listing, but program cited is expired preventing adverse environmental impacts."In a companion sworn statement, Doug Vincent-Lang, the endangered species coordinator in the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, said the state had implemented the coastal management program...
Alaska moves to delist eastern Steller sea lion

...the Steller sea lions has declined by about 45 percent. Parnell, Attorney General Dan Sullivan and state endangered species coordinator Doug Vincent-Lang said research has not shown a connection between commercial fishing and nutritional harm...
State sues to overturn beluga whale listing

...Karla Dutton of Defenders of Wildlife in Alaska, showing a continued downward trend. Doug Vincent-Lang, endangered species coordinator for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, said the trend depends on the years reviewed. Five years ago...
Reintroduction of wood bison in Alaska put on hold again

...rule," Doug Vincent-Lang, a special assistant to ADF&G commissioner Cora Campbell and the state's endangered species coordinator, wrote in an email. Wood bison existed in Alaska in the 1800s before becoming extinct because of a combination...
Groups say they will sue over polar bear habitat agreements and the federal Marine Mammal Protection Act already protects polar bears. His endangered species coordinator did not immediately return a phone call Thursday.
AP: Feds propose listing for seals

...has sued to overturn the polar bear listing, also doesn't favor listing ringed and bearded seals, said endangered species coordinator Doug Vincent-Lang. He had not reviewed the decision or supporting materials but said NOAA's Fisheries...
Ringed seals face uncertain future

...the equivalent of three generations of bears. The same objection remains for ringed seals, said Alaska endangered species coordinator Doug Vincent-Lang. The Endangered Species Act was meant to protect declining species that have an expectation...


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