Indonesia uses trained elephants to control forest fires

...frequent conflicts between wild elephants and people by driving the wild elephants that enter human settlements back to their habitats.So far, Indonesia has been unable to put out fires this year because of intentional burning and a rain shortage.Environment...
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UAS yields key data for fishing industry

...rockfish, sablefish, and salmon, and on all aspects of marine ecosystems such as ocean physics and chemistry essential to fish habitats, and the structure and functioning of marine food webs. Information from NOAA's research is provided to the North Pacific...
Future uncertain for rare white deer at weapons site

...beautiful animals. I'm very concerned they'll lose their habitat when the property is sold."The depot, completed a month...several groups about protecting the former depot's wildlife habitat while opening it for recreation, tourism and sustainable economic...
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Vast forest fires in Indonesia spawn ecological disaster

...estimated 50,000 wild orangutans that live only on Borneo and Sumatra. The apes must cope with not only the destruction of their habitat but also respiratory problems, said Raffles B. Panjaitan, the Forestry Ministry's director of forest fire control.The...
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Fish and Game advisory committee to meet

...artificially create eddies and calm spots in rivers to serve as fish habitat.In other business, the committee will elect new officers and hear a brief presentation about king salmon habitat in the lower Chilkat River.The meeting takes place at 5 p...
Southeast Alaska's invisible (and invasive) war

...and other invertebrates don't have the habitat they're used to, and it means coho...we're creating these great disturbed habitats," he said.Many are growing, say...forests.Meadows, wetlands, beach fringe habitat, riparian zones and stream banks, however...
Threatened sea duck may be reintroduced in southwest Alaska

...will move forward with the next phase of reintroduction. That could include additional propagation of birds, assessment of habitats and the actual release of birds and eggs into the wild.The agency in its plan said it reintroduction may affect communities...
Lion-hunting legal in Africa despite concern

...well-heeled foreign visitors, the ultimate African experience: the thrill of hunting a lion, one of the "Big Five" animals whose habitats are under increasing pressure from human encroachment. Now an American dentist's killing of a celebrity lion in Zimbabwe...
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Saving Jordan Creek

...Recreation department."You walk along some of that habitat and you're like 'How is anything living...they've planted willows and alders to improve the habitat around the stream."Riparian habitat is pretty important," Sumner said. "It helps...
Senegal's islands on frontline of climate change

...fresh waters, land and agriculture. The loss of mangrove habitat - driven by nature and human actions - means coastal lines...decades after a severe drought led to the loss of major mangrove habitat.A government-funded program has paid for sea walls in front...
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