Oregon Prepares For Chronic Wasting Disease In Deer With Faster Testing; Seven Animals In Idaho Have Tested Positive

October 27th, 2022

Faster and more widespread testing for chronic wasting disease in deer is now possible due to a new partnership between the Oregon Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at Oregon State University’s Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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USFWS Gives ESA-Listing To Emperor Penguins; Climate Change Pushing Flightless Seabird Toward Extinction

October 27th, 2022

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has finalized protections for the emperor penguin, a flightless seabird endemic to Antarctica, under the Endangered Species Act. The emperor penguin is listed as a threatened species and includes a section 4(d) rule that tailors protections for the species. The impact of climate change on sea-ice habitat, where the species spends the majority of its life, is the primary threat to the penguin.

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