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A Zakouma National Park anti-poaching team patrol on Feb. 25, 2014. (credit: MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)

US Official: ‘Poaching In Africa Is Funding Terrorist Groups’

The U.S. government is stepping up its crackdown on the illegal trafficking of wild animal products across the nation’s borders, saying some may be linked to terrorists, federal officials said Monday.

06/17/2014

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Crustacean Indigenous to Rock Creek Park Threatened By Purple Line?

It seems like the Purple Line meets a new obstacle every day, but the smallest may prove to be among the most challenging.

11/30/2013

File photo of a farmer harvesting ginseng roots. (Photo by PARK JI-HWAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Regulation Proposed To Protect Ginseng In Va.

State agriculture officials are proposing a regulation aimed at ensuring the survival of wild ginseng in Virginia.

03/18/2013

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Agency Awards Grant To Combat Fatal Disease Contributing To Rapidly Declining Virginia Bat Population

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has awarded a $50,000 grant to Virginia to help the state fight a fatal bat disease that has decimated the bat population by nearly 95%.

07/10/2012

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National Park Service Closes Part Of Assateague For Endangered Birds

The National Park Service says it is temporarily closing part of Assateague Island in Maryland to protect nesting piping plovers.

06/18/2012

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