SPECIES - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/SPECIES News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) California mulls wolf listing amid hunts elsewhere http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57829279-68/wolves-california-wolf-protections.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57829279-68/wolves-california-wolf-protections.html.csp">California mulls wolf listing amid hunts elsewhere</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SCOTT SMITH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-16T19:41:29.268-06:00">Updated Apr 16, 2014 07:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Fresno, Calif. • While much of the country has relaxed rules on killing gray wolves, California will consider protecting the species after a lone wolf from Oregon raised hopes the animals would repopulate their historic habitat in the Golden State. The California Fish and Game Commission on Wednesday postponed for three months a decision on whether to list the gray wolf as endangered. Commissioners heard impassioned arguments from environmentalists who want the wolves to again to roam the state ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57829279@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:41:29 MDT Movie review: Rare creatures captured on screen in ‘Island of Lemurs’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57759224-223/lemurs-island-config-data.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57759224-223/lemurs-island-config-data.html.csp">Movie review: Rare creatures captured on screen in ‘Island of Lemurs’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-03T16:50:04.275-06:00">Updated Apr 3, 2014 04:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The documentary “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar” shows what the IMAX large-frame format does best: delivering sharp images of natural wonders you wouldn’t see any other way. Director/cinematographer David Douglas travels to Madagascar, the massive island off the east African coast where — thanks to 60 million years of isolation and evolution — several species of lemurs, the oldest primates on Earth, have developed and thrived. Douglas shows not only these different types of lemurs, but also the ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57759224@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:50:04 MDT 1 of 10 Sumatran rhinos in captivity dies in Ohio http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57754241-68/zoo-suci-breeding-species.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57754241-68/zoo-suci-breeding-species.html.csp">1 of 10 Sumatran rhinos in captivity dies in Ohio</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LISA CORNWELL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-31T14:27:11.999-06:00">Updated Mar 31, 2014 02:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cincinnati • The death of the Cincinnati Zoo’s lone female Sumatran rhino has dealt a blow to a breeding program aimed at saving one of the world’s most critically endangered species. The rhino, named Suci, was one of only 10 in captivity worldwide and died Sunday after showing symptoms of a disease that killed her mother, although zoo officials say it will be months before the final results of a necropsy are available. The breeding effort followed a crisis summit in Singapore where conservation...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577542412014-03-31T14:27:11.999-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-31T14:27:11.999-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57754241@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:27:11 MDT Letter: Stewart tries wasting money counting prairie dogs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57728884-82/counting-prairie-stewart-dogs.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57728884-82/counting-prairie-stewart-dogs.html.csp">Letter: Stewart tries wasting money counting prairie dogs</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-29T01:01:02.638-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rep Chris Stewart, a climate change denier who is in charge of the House Science Committee’s Subcommittee on Environment (a touch of irony), has just introduced a crucial and compelling piece of legislation: The Endangered Species Improvement Act. It seems that Mr. Stewart is concerned that the appropriate government agencies are not accounting properly for the number of prairie dogs (formerly on the endangered species list) in existence. He believes they would be removed from the “threatened” l...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57728884@www.sltrib.com Sat, 29 Mar 2014 01:01:02 MDT Lawmakers want gray-wolf protections to stay http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57704294-68/gray-wolves-lawmakers-government.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57704294-68/gray-wolves-lawmakers-government.html.csp">Lawmakers want gray-wolf protections to stay</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATTHEW BROWN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-19T20:41:20.965-06:00">Updated Mar 19, 2014 08:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Billings, Mont. • Federal lawmakers pressed Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Wednesday to drop the administration’s plan to end federal protections for gray wolves across most of the Lower 48 states. Seventy-four House members signed onto a Wednesday letter to Jewell that cited a peer-review panel’s recent conclusion the government relied on unsettled science to make its case that the wolves have sufficiently recovered. Gray wolves were added to the endangered-species list in 1975 after being ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57704294@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Mar 2014 20:41:20 MDT Timber! Miller Park bird refuge slated for rehab http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57642236-90/native-park-plan-project.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57642236-90/native-park-plan-project.html.csp">Timber! Miller Park bird refuge slated for rehab</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Smart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-06T22:22:42.004-06:00">Updated Mar 6, 2014 10:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake City will cut down 30 percent of the trees in Miller Park in order to restore the bird refuge and stream habitat along Red Butte Creek between 1500 and 1700 East. The plan includes removal of non-native trees, planting of native species and restoration of the streambed and banks. Some residents fear removal of Siberian elms and black locusts will severely diminish the canopy of the east-side park south of 900 South. The species known as Tree of Heaven also will be removed. Funding for...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57642236@www.sltrib.com Thu, 06 Mar 2014 22:22:42 MDT Op-ed: Sage grouse protection needn’t stop drilling, ranching http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57574914-82/grouse-sage-listing-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57574914-82/grouse-sage-listing-utah.html.csp">Op-ed: Sage grouse protection needn’t stop drilling, ranching</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Allison Jones and Kirk Robinson</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-22T01:01:06.43-06:00">Updated Feb 22, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When the Mormon pioneers crossed the prairie en route to the Salt Lake Valley, there were an estimated 16 million greater sage grouse in the West — a source of sustenance that they no doubt relied on. In an astonishingly short time since, we have reduced the sage grouse population to approximately 10 percent of its original size by land-use practices that have steadily degraded sagebrush steppe ecosystems. The good news is that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is keeping a careful eye on the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57574914@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Feb 2014 01:01:06 MDT