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Environmentalists Consider Legal Challenge As Reaction Mixed On Florida Bear Hunt

Environmentalists are considering a legal challenge to Florida’s first bear hunt in two decades. The statewide hunt in October is aimed at managing the growing population of the animal that was removed from the state’s threatened list in 2012. It was approved Wednesday by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission after hours of public testimony, most of it against the hunt. But not everyone opposes the hunt in Central Florida, home to the state’s largest bear population.
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Florida’s Top Wildlife Authority Defends Proposed Bear Hunt

Florida’s top wildlife authority says bears represent “a great conservation success story” in the state and that it’s time move from saving them to managing them. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s executive director released a statement Monday defending a proposed hunt of the animals.
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Florida Sea Turtle Gains Wow Researchers

Sea turtles in Florida are making a comeback. Leading the way is the green turtle, a species that a few decades ago was near the brink. Today its recovery is virtually unprecedented for an endangered species in the United States. The gains are most apparent at the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge in Melbourne Beach, among the world’s most significant nesting sites for sea turtles.
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