Fish and Wildlife Winter 2015

1. Washington, D.C. – Alaskan Congressman Don Young has introduced bipartisan legislation with Congressman Collin Peterson (D-MN) to roll-back and further halt onerous constraints on the import and export of lawfully possessed ivory products, including musical instruments, firearms, and museum pieces that include ivory parts. The legislation, the African Elephant Conservation and Legal Ivory Possession Act of 2015, would effectively end the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s unilateral moratorium on the importation, exportation, and sale of lawfully possessed ivory, while also making significant efforts to assist anti-poaching efforts in countries with elephant populations.
http://alaska-native-news.com/reps-young-peterson-introduce-legislation-protect-lawful-ivory-possession-15794

2. SYDNEY (AFP).- A rare sea creature described as an "alien of the deep" has been found off Australia and delivered to a museum which Tuesday showed off its fleshy snout, nail-like teeth and flabby pink body. The prehistoric-looking goblin sharks live on deep sea bottoms and little is known about their lives. The museum said the body of the shark, which had died by the time it was given to the local aquarium, had nonetheless been well kept and would be an asset to its collection.More http://artdaily.com/news/76884/Rare--alien-of-the-deep--goblin-shark-found-in-Australia-and-delivered-to-museum#.VP5VI_50xGE [/url]Copyright © artdaily.org
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