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Ocean debris found to have impacted a staggering 700 marine species

Nearly 700 species of marine animal have encountered man-made debris such as plastic and glass new research shows.

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news/Book-concealment-1 Traffickers caught with Australian reptiles hidden in luggage
Two separate operations by State and Commonwealth authorities have thwarted the attempted trafficking of hundreds of Western Australian native animals.
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news/2010_jan/devon_beaver Devon beavers are to stay, Natural England rules
The beavers of River Otter in Devon are allowed to stay if they are disease free, Natural England has announced. 
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world/americas/cougar_draw Cougar subspecies declared extinct
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service conducted a formal review of the available information and have declared that the Eastern cougar is extinct.
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old_images/b/beaver-swt1 Scottish beaver trial – Beaver disappears after shots heard
After the first week, one adult female disappeared; the time of her disappearance coincided with unauthorized shooting heard in the same area. There has been no sign of the animal since and the matter has been reported to the local police for further investigation.
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world/Africa/charcoal_kiln Congo’s wildlife rangers launch offensive against armed groups trafficking charcoal in gorilla zone of Virunga
The Congolese National Park Authorities have sent the biggest ever deployment of armed rangers to strike at charcoal-making operations run by armed groups deep in the forests of Virunga National Park in Eastern DR Congo.
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