Appeal Denied for Six Activists Convicted Under AEPA

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Six members of Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty were convicted at a 2006 trial in New Jersey of conspiracy to violate the 1992 Animal Enterprise Protection Act. The law, since revised, aimed to protect animal research laboratories from illegal, sometimes violent protests. The group was formed to protest the activities of Huntingdon Life Sciences in Franklin Township, N.J. Tags: huntingdon animal enterprise protection act

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A Rare Caribbean Parrot on the Brink

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Eight years later, in the introduction to his landmark Birds of the West Indies, Bond wrote of the threat posed by the illegal parrot trade: “A few years ago, in spite of government protection, the Lesser Antillean parrots were sold to tourists at prodigious figures.

The Feather Thief: A Book Review

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This is also where Johnson starts talking about the cost of the theft to the Museum and to science. Or, to keep the priceless feathers hidden away in drawers, protected in small plastic bags, prized in secret. He says he is motivated by what he has learned from the curators about the skins importance to science, but he is also clearly irritated by the fact that Rist has gotten off so lightly.

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Urban Ornithology: 150 Years of Birds in New York City–A Book Review

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The recommendations will sound familiar to any birder or naturalist who wants to protect and improve her local patch: Immediately shut down cat feeding stations. Happy New Year, 10,000 Birds readers and writers!

Africa’s endangered species

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More than 150 bird species are known to have become extinct over the past 500 years, and many more are estimated to have been driven to extinction before they became known to science. The stunning head plumes of the Gray Crowned-Crane make it attractive to bird collectors and zoos; illegal collecting of wild birds is one of the reasons why this species is now considered Endangered.

A History of Birdwatching in 100 Objects: A Review

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by Arthur Ransome, 1947, starts with an affectionate recollection of a children’s book, in which a group of kids identify and protect a possibly rare bird (Great Northern Diver?), 40, 1895) helped me appreciate practices that were essential to the late 19 th century naturalist, though controversial and, in the case of oology, illegal today. YOC was the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds’ Young Ornithologists’ Club.

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