It’s a boy! Baby bottlenosed dolphin born!

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This is Kendall’s fourth birth and the 26th dolphin born at Discovery Cove since the park opened in 2000. cute animals dolphins wildlifeA male dolphin calf was born at Discovery Cove in Orlando Monday, February 25, at 10:05 pm.

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Portugal Pursued by EU for Poor Environmental Policies

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The Commission said it is sending Portugal a final warning over an inadequate impact assessment for a tourist resort development in the south of the country which falls under the Natura 2000 programme.The case concerns the Montinho da Ribeira resort at Algoceira in the Alentejo region. Tags: habitat europe portugal environment wildlife endangered species Oh, it's no surprise that the Portuguese are allowing rampant development for tourism. But I'm glad the EU is calling them on it.

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Sobering Tiger Statistics

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Parts of at least 1,069 Tigers have been seized in Tiger range countries over the past decade, according to new analysis of Tiger seizures carried out by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network. Reduced to Skin and Bones (PDF, 4 MB) shows that from January 2000 to April 2010, parts of between 1,069 and 1,220 Tigers were seized in 11 of the 13 tiger range countries—or an average of 104 to 119 animals per year. Very sad.

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Lion Population Decreasing in Kenya

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The national lion population has been falling by an average of 100 per year for the last seven years due to a combination of factors, particularly human-wildlife conflict, destruction of habitats, climate change, disease and increase in human population. Kenya's lion population has dropped from an estimated 2,749 in 2002 to 2,280 in 2004 and probably just 2000 individuals in 2009.

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