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   Sep 14

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MIRI: All key sea turtle sites should have a volunteer tourism programme to protect its dwindling population.

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   Sep 14

Reptile rescue group to find home for snake found in Pescadero

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A snake found under a car outside a school in Pescadero has been taken in by a reptile rescue organization that will try to find it a long-term home, according to the Peninsula Humane Society.

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   Sep 14

Meet the ancient 'dragon'

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A sprawling ancient flying reptile looked so much like a dragon that could have flown alongside the aerial predators called “ikran” in the film “Avatar” that its discoverers named the newfound beast after these mountain banshees.

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   Sep 14

Ancient flying reptile named after 'Avatar' creature

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By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) – (This story has been refiled to fix a typo in the last letter of the genus name, Ikrandraco instead of Ikrandraci) Some of the most visually stunning sequences from director James Cameron's blockbuster movie “Avatar” involved graceful flying creatures that were ridden by blue human-like beings facing ecological destruction on a moon called Pandora. It turns …

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   Sep 14

State tweaks rules to help save the underdog gopher tortoise

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Gopher tortoise facts ♦ Gopher tortoise burrows average 7 feet deep and 15 feet long but may be more than 40 feet long. ♦ A tortoise may have multiple burrows within the area it spends most of its time.

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   Sep 13

Sausalito fishermen find rare sea turtle

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A boat of salmon fishermen unexpectedly snagged a rare green sea turtle while fishing for salmon outside the Golden Gate Bridge. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday that the turtle is usually found off the shores of Mexico and the Galapagos island. A fisherman aboard the Sausalito, California-based Lusty Lady snagged the 150 pound turtle on Sept. 6. After determining the turtle was …

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   Sep 13

Northern California fishermen find rare sea turtle

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A boat of salmon fishermen unexpectedly snagged a rare green sea turtle while fishing for salmon outside the Golden Gate Bridge.

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   Sep 12

Montana turtle ban sparks Texas rescue mission

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Here’s a national issue in which Montana has raced out in front of the pack: turtles.

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   Sep 12

Herp Video of the Week: Snapping Turtle refuses to move!

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   Sep 11

Ancient flying reptile named after 'Avatar' creature

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By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Some of the most visually stunning sequences from director James Cameron's blockbuster movie “Avatar” involved graceful flying creatures that were ridden by blue human-like beings facing ecological destruction on a moon called Pandora. Scientists on Thursday announced the discovery of fossils in China of a new species of flying reptile called a pterosaur …

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   Sep 11

Reptile rescue organization to seek new home for Burmese python found in Pescadero

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A snake found under a car outside a school in Pescadero has been taken in by a reptile rescue organization that will try to find it a long-term home, according to the Peninsula Humane Society.

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   Sep 11

Meet the newest enemy to India’s wildlife

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A boom in infrastructure and population has forced India’s wildlife to eke out a creative existence in an increasingly human-modified environment. Big cats such as the leopard are often spotted within large cities, on railway tracks, and sadly, on India’s burgeoning and sprawling road network.

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   Sep 11

Why are great apes treated like second-class species by CITES?

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The illegal trade in live chimpanzees, gorillas, bonobos and orangutans showed no signs of weakening in the first half of 2014—and may actually be getting worse—since the Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP) published the first-ever report to gauge the global black market trade in great apes in 2013.

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   Sep 11

Ancient Flying Reptile Ate Like a Toothy Pelican

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A pterosaur may have skimmed lakes looking for prey, collecting them in a throat pouch like a pelican's, scientists suggest.

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   Sep 11

Ancient 'Dragon' Beast Flew Right Out of 'Avatar'

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A sprawling ancient flying reptile looked so much like a dragon that could have flown alongside the aerial predators called “ikran” in the film “Avatar” that its discoverers named the newfound beast after these mountain banshees.

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   Sep 11

Desert tortoise shot in Arizona

Authorities are searching for someone who shot and killed a desert tortoise being tracked by the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

From AZ Central:

She was the second tortoise in a Game and Fish study to have a transmitter affixed to her, which had been providing researchers information about the reclusive reptile’s movements since 2010. Fourteen other juvenile tortoises in the program have transmitters.

Anyone with information about this killing can call the department’s Operation Game Thief hotline toll-free at (800) 352-0700 or visit www.azgfd.gov/thief and refer to case #14-002388. Callers may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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   Sep 11

Zambia ends trophy hunting ban, elephants fair game

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After 20 months, Zambia has lifted its ban on hunting, allowing trophy hunters to target numerous species in the wildlife-rich country including elephants. The announcement was made by the country’s Tourism and Art’s Minister, Jean Kapata, who stated that the ban had resulted in a loss of revenue to the Zambia Wild Life Authority (ZAWA).

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   Sep 11

Reptile Rescue Group Seeks New Home For 7-Foot Burmese Python Found In Pescadero

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A snake found under a car outside a school in Pescadero has been taken in by a reptile rescue organization that will try to find it a long-term home, according to the Peninsula Humane Society.

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   Sep 11

Injured turtle on the mend

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The first loggerhead turtle handed in this season was recovering at the Dolphin Discovery Centre yesterday after being found on a Bunbury beach.

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   Sep 11

Endangered turtle on the mend

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The first loggerhead turtle handed in this season was recovering at the Dolphin Discovery Centre yesterday after being found on a Bunbury beach.

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   Sep 10

Smuggling Threatens the “Holy Grail” of the Reptile World

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An unusual and little-known monitor lizard from Borneo that has captured the interest of reptile collectors is emerging as the latest victim of the global illicit wildlife trade, an investigative report by TRAFFIC warns.

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   Sep 10

Snake milker faces danger to help others

Why risk your own health by milking snakes? So others can benefit.

From The Mirror:

The pair run the Kentucky Reptile Zoo full-time, a non-profit relying solely on people coming through the gates and the sale of venom.

Kristen added: “Almost any venomous snake is capable of causing severe injury but you are pretty unlikely to die if you get appropriate medical care.

“It’s unlikely here as we do everything we can to get appropriate care and have anti-venom on site for everything anti-venom is made for.

“We both believe what we’re doing is a good thing – it saves lives.

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   Sep 09

Fitch Rates New Tortoise Notes 'AAA'; Affirms Existing Ratings

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Fitch Ratings assigns 'AAA' ratings to the following notes issued by two closed-end funds managed by Tortoise Capital Advisors, LLC.:

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   Sep 09

Turtle Beach to Present at the Wedbush Securities California Dreamin' Consumer Management Access Conference

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SAN DIEGO, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) today announced that the company will be presenting at the Wedbush Securities California Dreamin' Consumer Management Access …

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   Sep 09

No tall 'tail': Large lizard found under car bonnet

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A video of men trying to yank a monitor lizard from one man's car engine has gone viral. The driver, Thum Wai Loong, shared with Channel NewsAsia, his close encounter with the scaly kind.

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   Sep 09

Indian snake-catcher aims to educate

Rokkam Kiran Kumar spent ten years rescuing snakes in residential India, and now he wants to take it a step further by educating others in snake safety.

From The Hindu:

Acknowledging his decade-long efforts, he was recently given official permission to rescue snakes by the Chief Wildlife Warden with the support of the Conservator of Forest.

“On an average, I rescue five to six snakes in a day. But some days, I get more than 30 calls and it is difficult for me attend to all of them,” said Kiran. In order to address this issue, Kiran has recently registered his society called ‘Snakes Saver Society’ and formed a team with 16 other members, whom he has trained to catch and rescue snakes. “We now want to reach out to city schools and colleges and conduct awareness workshops on snakes and how to be safe,” he said. “There are about 250 species of snakes found in the region, but only a handful of them are venomous,” he said.

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   Sep 08

Norway slaughters over 700 whales this season

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As of late August, Norway has killed 729 northern minke whales (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) during its annual whaling season, the highest number taken since 1993.

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   Sep 08

Arizona desperate for tortoise adopters

Hundreds of surrendered Sonoran Desert tortoises are in need of new homes, and turning in wild tortoises compounds the problem.

From AZ Central:

“It’s a heartbreaking thing when you see them come here, tears in their eyes, and you try to comfort them,” said Daniel Marchand, curator at the Phoenix Herpetological Society, a private sanctuary which takes in surrendered reptiles.

But PHS can no longer take in tortoises due to the scope of the current problem.

Releasing them in the wild is not the answer, because one tame tortoise with a virus can kill an entire neighborhood of wild Sonoran Desert tortoises.

Then there’s the issue with people finding tortoises in the wild and turning them in to Game and Fish.

“We don’t want people turning in baby tortoises,” said Burnett. “They’re probably wild tortoises, so we want them to leave them in the wild. Obviously, if they’re in the middle of the road, move them to the side of the road, but please don’t turn in baby tortoises. Let them be in the wild so they don’t have to be in captivity.”

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   Sep 07

VOD: Maryland's hype video has a scary turtle in it

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It looks like the offspring of a female Testudo and Raphael, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.

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   Sep 07

Last of his kind tortoise to go on display in New York

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The remains of “Lonesome George,” the last of a subspecies of Galapagos Islands tortoise, will go on display at the Museum of Natural History in New York this month, Ecuador said Thursday. The giant tortoise, who was thought to be over 100 years old when he died in June 2012, has undergone taxidermy and will return to Ecuador early next year. He will go on display at the Museum of Natural …

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   Sep 07

Lizards, and snakes and turtles: Oh my!

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By Anna Patrick Staff writer If Laura Page takes one of her beloved pets on a public outing, she's normally met with reactions of fear or disapproval. But when Page strode into the Charleston Area Reptile Expo with Songo, her four-foot long ball python, lazily wrapped around her neck, she felt right at home. “They make really great pets,” Page said. “They are so affectionate.” She and her …

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   Sep 05

California blue whales recover to historical levels

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The population of blue whales in the Eastern Pacific has recovered to 97 percent of historic levels decades after Earth’s largest animal was nearly driven to extinction in some places due to the whaling industry, reports a new study published in the journal, Marine Mammal Science.

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   Sep 05

Reptile In The Bottle Return Room!

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MANCHESTER — The police radio dispatch early Friday afternoon concerned a snake loose in the bottle return room at Stop & Shop.

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   Sep 05

Herp Video of the Week: Small turtle attacks a fluffy cat!

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   Sep 04

Conservationists use social media to take on Peru’s booming illegal wildlife trade

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Illegal wildlife trafficking is thriving in Peru. But a Peruvian organization is now using a public campaign, via social media and press releases, to track and rescue illegally kept wildlife in the country. ‘I have filed 47 complaints from 14 different states in Peru including hundreds of animals commercialized illegally in markets, kept as pets, and used as tourist attractions,’ said Noga Shanee, Co-founder and project director of Neotropical Primate Conservation.

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   Sep 04

Killing crocs not the solution to attacks

Former kingsnake.com Chat Week guest Adam Britton calls for a better understanding of crocodile behavior to reduce fatal mistakes.

From Yahoo!:

Mr Britton said fatal attacks had very gradually increased since crocodiles were protected in the 1970s, to an average of one every two years.

“You can get three or four attacks within a short space of time, it doesn’t necessarily mean there’s suddenly been a dramatic increase in the number of crocodile attacks,” he said.

“It just means there’s been a dramatic increase in the number of people taking unnecessary risks, or putting themselves in a position that they don’t think is necessarily safe, and it’s tragic when it happens.”

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   Sep 03

Crane & Turtle: A chef’s playground in Petworth

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A meal at Crane & Turtle, a fresh excuse to explore Petworth, asks diners to rethink their notion of what goes well together. Most gazpacho springs from tomatoes or grapes. Crane & Turtle?s soup pluck…

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   Sep 03

Tree frogs speed up their life cycle when becoming lunch

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Think again if you’ve always believed that events in the life cycle of animals happen consistently, almost rigidly, as part of the natural rhythm of nature. Studies show that Mother Nature is much more flexible than you might think.

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   Sep 03

Rescued loggerhead turtle to be released back to sea

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he University of Georgia Marine Extension Service, a unit of the Office of Public Service and Outreach, will release a three-year-old logger…

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   Sep 03

Crane & Turtle: A chef’s playground in Petworth

By Herp News

A meal at Crane & Turtle, a fresh excuse to explore Petworth, asks diners to rethink their notion of what goes well together. Most gazpacho springs from tomatoes or grapes. Crane & Turtle?s soup pluck…

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