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Shell heads for Alaska while awaiting final drilling permits

...Shell also is awaiting letters of authorization allowing for any possible harassment of walrus and polar bears.Fish and Wildlife spokesman Gavin Shire said in an email that he didn't have a firm timeline when the decisions will be made on the letters...
Tlingit artist told he's violating federal law

...said. "But I would have been much happier if Fish (and) Wildlife had come to us first."Bruce Woods, Fish and Wildlife spokesman for the Alaska Region, said the Lacey Act involves interstate commerce and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act is...
In Maryland, felt boots blamed for invasive 'rock snot'

...would reduce one vector of the spread of invasive species, but only one vector," said Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife spokesman Rick Hargrave. Didymo and other organisms also cling to waders, shoelaces and boat hulls, experts say.
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Polar bear killed after wandering into village of Noorvik

...population ranges into Canada. The Chukchi Sea population includes polar bears in Alaska and Russia, U.S. Fish and Wildlife spokesman Bruce Woods said. Polar bears do enter other villages closer to the sea in search of food. They can legally...
Environmental group will sue to protect walrus about to hit an iceberg, but he's too busy filling out the paperwork to turn the wheel," she said. A Fish and Wildlife spokesman, Bruce Woods, in February said the agency will review its decision next year but that walrus were relatively...
Group seeks state protection for bird

...The agency said it would prepare a proposal to list the Kittlitz's murrelet when money became available. Fish and Wildlife spokesman Bruce Woods said Thursday the birds have moved up on the agency's hierarchy list and a status review could...
Alaska rejects listing for Kittlitz's murrelet

...determined that the seabirds warranted protection but were "precluded" from listing by other agency priorities. Fish and Wildlife spokesman Bruce Woods said last month the birds have moved up on the agency's hierarchy list and a status review could...
Federal judge faults removal of wolf from endangered list

...implications beyond the wolf, and we'd like to see them reconsider the policy as a whole," Greenwald said. Fish and Wildlife spokesman Joshua Winchell said Molloy's ruling on the hunt confirmed the gray wolf has recovered in the Northern Rockies...
Photographer charged with baiting

...else, but it's certainly not a bear-baiting station, as anybody in Alaska would know," Cole said. But Fish and Wildlife spokesman Bruce Woods said Thursday that baiting bears does not require one to be hunting. He said it is illegal to bait...
State leaders oppose ANWR plan

...or not the refuge coastal plain should be open for oil and gas development since Congress decides that. But fish and wildlife spokesman Bruce Woods said Thursday that the agency might recommend the coastal plain be designated as wilderness. The...


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