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USDA proposes updates to strengthen Horse Protection Act

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Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is seeking public comments on a proposed rule to strengthen Horse Protection Act (HPA) requirements.

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Beljarica Backwaters are finally protected!!

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Since August 23rd 2022 it has been considered a part of the newly protected Foreland of the Left Bank of the Danube Reserve. The initiative to protect this area was launched in 2010. And in August 2022, Beljarica and the wider Danube Backwaters finally became officially protected. I am glad it is finally protected.

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The Biggest Urban Pygmy Cormorant Roost is Finally Protected!!

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By both Serbian legislation and the Bern Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats, Pygmy Cormorant is a strictly protected species. In the European Union, they are included on the Annex I of the Birds Directive and their habitats are therefore potential Natura2000 ecological network sites.

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New treaty established to protect marine biodiversity, conservation of the high seas

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For the first time, United Nations (UN) members have agreed on a unified treaty to protect biodiversity in the high seas. The Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ) treaty was agreed upon at the 5th Intergovernmental Conference in New York, after two decades of international discussion.

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Worth Protecting

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The post Worth Protecting appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Malaxis unifolia : I love this photo of Ignacio’s, because his fingers give scale to flowers so tiny I wouldn’t have even noticed them. You might think this is a composite flower like a Black-eyed Susan. But look closely; those are tiny individual orchid flowers.

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Five tips to protect veterinary practices against cyberattacks

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Roughly 11,000 veterinary practices each year experience a cyberattack, and with just over 800,000 complaints of suspected internet crime in 2022, odds are the average practice owner is at risk.

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Department of Labor proposes extending overtime protections for more salaried workers

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Department of Labor announced a notice of proposed rulemaking that would guarantee overtime pay for most salaried workers earning less than $55,000 a year.