Why Is the Federal Government Awarding Contracts to a Company That Was Involved in Smuggling Primates?

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Here is a synopsis from a Brown University web site about his case : Matthew Block, of Worldwide Primates, Miami, FL, was sentenced to 13 months in federal prison, three years of supervised probation, and a $30,000 fine at a 2-day sentence hearing on April 16, 1993. Block pleaded guilty in February to felony conspiracy to violate the Lacey and Endangered Species Acts by conspiring to smuggle orangutans. Tags: animal experimentation Worldwide Primates Inc.

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A Birder’s Version of Oktoberfest

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Autumn migration gets off to an inauspicious start in Miami-Dade with the appearance of a small selection of passerines at local migrant traps at mid-July. August continues the theme of low diversity and numbers, with only a smattering of new species in addition to those mentioned above such as Yellow-throated Vireo and Worm-eating Warbler. Oktoberfest, a two week period in the first half of October, is perhaps the most anticipated time of the year for the South Florida birder.

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Fur Free Fashion Show Winners Announced

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Winners First Place: Tammy Apostol, an independent designer in Miami, FL, for her “Green Organic Cotton Gown,” a strapless mermaid silhouette gown with a back train. BFUSA’s mission is to end suffering of wild animals in captivity, conserve threatened and endangered species, and encourage compassionate conservation globally. Tags: born free fur fashion Received this press release yesterday.

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Veraguan Mango – Panama's ex-endemic

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Like when Cleveland local Lebron James showed up in Miami and started playing basketball for the Heat. One such controversial bird is the Veraguan Mango , a small hummingbird species that was, until very recently, believed to be a Panamanian endemic. Veraguan Mango by Carlos Bethancourt Although the Neotropical region supports fewer bird families than Africa, there are considerably more bird species here than anywhere else on earth.

The Future of Birding Field Guides is Digital

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No need to page through dozens of plates of similar looking species anymore. If you are in remore and/or dangerous places, like Somalia or Miami, and you get robbed, a book or (paper) notebook will likely be left in your posession by the robbers (saving all of your bird observation notes), an electronic device will be taken – that’s what they are after. Tags: digital , field guide • Have you seen the cool 10,000 Birds t-shirts?

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