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Two rescued loggerhead sea turtles released back into wild at Canaveral NS

In one of the year's feel good stories, two ailing loggerhead sea turtles have been nursed back to health at The Florida Aquarium's Center for Conservation and released back into the Atlantic Ocean at Canaveral National Seashore.

Legal expert doubts whether any attempt by Trump, GOP to undo NMons would succeed

BLANDING, UTAH  — Powerful Republican congressmen and governors are pressing President Donald Trump to take an unprecedented step: Reverse his predecessor’s creation of several national monuments under a law that dates back to Theodore Roosevelt.

No president has ever attempted such a reversal, and legal experts doubt it could succeed.

Feature: Planning for an "immersive experience" of an internment camp at new Honouliuli NMon

At the height of World War II, Shigeo Muroda was apprehended from the Waianae plantation he worked on and sent to a detention camp on Sand Island.

Senate committee told Congress needs to step up and address US NP maintenance backlog

America's national parklands and forests for too long have been allowed to fall into disrepair, and Congress must take dedicated steps to reverse that trend, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee was told Tuesday.

Analysis: In Oregon, hunters, anglers, enviros eager to rally together to protect public lands—up to a point

Hunters, fishermen and environmental activists: it’s not often these groups are mentioned in the same breath. But recently they’re finding themselves standing shoulder to shoulder over the issue of public lands. 

Over 100 people expected to sue USNPS over damage from wildfire originating in Great Smoky Mountains NP

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WVLT) -- More than a hundred people are filing a lawsuit against the National Park Service regarding the Gatlinburg wildfires in November, according to a spokesperson for a Gatlinburg Wildfire online support group.

PA-based scientists in the vanguard of new discipline: conservation paleobiology

March 21, 2017 Conservationists often look to historical data to determine the baseline population or range of a species threatened by human activity, information that is then used to set goals for protecting that plant or animal.

California assembly approves $3M park bond measure for 2018 ballot; state senate concurrence needed

SACRAMENTO (AP) — The California Assembly narrowly voted Monday to put a measure seeking $3 billion in bonds for parks on the 2018 ballot.

The bill, AB18, required a two-thirds majority and passed with no votes to spare. It now moves to the Senate, where it will also require two-thirds approval.

Tanzania: Study of self-admitted poachers in Ruaha NP finds poverty one reason behind their activity, but some not-so-poor also take part

A new study published in Conservation and Society probes self-admitted poachers living around Ruaha National Park in Tanzania on the reasons — both objective and subjective — that drive them to poach.

Overturning Obama-era rule, Congress OKs aerial hunting of grizzlies, killing of bears and wolves near dens on Alaska NWRs

WASHINGTON — Congress has approved a bill that would allow aerial hunting of grizzly bears and killing of bears and wolves near dens on federal lands in Alaska.

The Senate gave final legislative approval Tuesday to a measure that repeals an Obama-era rule on hunting on Alaska’s 16 national wildlife refuges.

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