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Primate Study Finds It's 'Worse Than We Thought'

75% are in decline, 60% at risk of extinction

(Newser) - "It's worse than we thought 10 years ago," a researcher says following a "landmark" study on the world's primates that found many could go extinct in the next 50 years. Primatologists studied every primate species—all 504 of them—and found 75% are in decline,... More »

Facebook Post Dooms 'Serial Wildlife Killers'

3 hunters caught in Nevada

(Newser) - Three men convicted in a state court of illegal hunting in Nevada—a lot of illegal hunting—might have gotten away with it had they not kept boasting about their kills on Facebook, reports the Reno Gazette-Journal . Instead, wildlife officials eventually stumbled upon a photo of deer shot out of... More »

Ted Nugent Fined $10K Over 'Crazy' Hunting Law

He exceeded bear hunt quota on 2009 Alaska trip

(Newser) - More gun fun with the Motor City Madman. Ted Nugent has agreed to a $10,000 fine for illegally shooting and transporting a black bear in Alaska in 2009, according to a plea he signed with prosecutors there, reports the Anchorage Daily News . In addition to the fine, Nugent will... More »

32 Bison Shot to Death in Colorado

State authorities investigating possibly illegal hunt

(Newser) - Hunters shot to death more than 30 bison on a Colorado ranch, and state authorities are  investigating whether they had the right to do so, the Denver Post reports. It's legal in the state to hunt bison on private land with the owner's permission, but the scope of the carnage... More »

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