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James E. Nave wins AVMA Advocacy Award

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The AVMA Advocacy Award recognizes an individual for their contribution to advancing the AVMA’s legislative agenda and advocating on behalf of the veterinary profession.

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Marine Life Top of CITES Meeting Agenda

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On its agenda is Monaco's proposal to have a complete ban on the international commercial trade in Atlantic bluefin tuna. Apart from issues like combating elephant poaching for ivory in Africa and banning trade in polar bear skins, those focusing on sharks and tuna are likely to be among the most contentious.

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Beljarica Backwaters: Some good news announced (but not yet official)

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Yet, the environmental problems are pulling people together, uniting the people with very different political views with the simplest of all agendas: “We want to breathe clean air, we want clean tap water.” Also, the Serbian Government has the opposition every government can dream about: weak, divided, unable to unite and confront.

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New York State’s First Common Greenshank

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With nothing particular on the agenda I could go see the bird! I had never seen a Common Greenshank in New York. I had never seen a Common Greenshank in the Western Hemisphere. I had never seen a Common Greenshank at all! I packed my gear as quickly as I could and asked Desi if he wanted to go with me.

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Canada to Push Seal Hunt Agenda at G-7

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The Canadian government is so damn stubborn on this issue. The second half of the article deals with their attempts at pushing that damn seal hunt. Is it THAT much a part of its economy? Canada needs to stop exploiting its natural resources and move into a more sophisticated type of economy.

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Birding or Birdwatching? A Backyard Realization

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Nothing was on my agenda for that afternoon. With forest on two sides and the expansive Eglin Air Force Base reservation just beyond, avian species have a host of hiding and eating opportunities. The feeder dangles from a clothesline between two pine trees, beckoning a range of bird varieties.

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The Pacific Wren of the San Francisco Botanical Garden

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Nest-building must have been on their agenda, for they hopped this way and that with delicate moss bits hanging from their tiny beaks. The bird’s song was lovely, but we wanted to actually see the wren as well. Winter Wrens are secretive, hard to observe, but that didn’t seem to be a problem for the pair of Pacific Wrens.