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Assateague Analyzing Feces To Determine Mares’ Future Pregnancies

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By Shawn J. Soper, The Dispatch

ASSATEAGUE — While it certainly isn’t the most glamorous aspect of managing the famed wild horses on Assateague, a biological technician is spending much of November conducting pregnancy tests on many of the mares on the barrier island in an attempt to predict how many if any new foals will join the herd in the coming year.

BLM concludes eastern Nevada wild horse gathers

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By KRVA

ELY, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely District has ended its Silver King Highway and Triple B Nuisance Wild Horse Gathers. The BLM gathered and removed 117 wild horses from in and around the Silver King and Triple B Herd Management Areas (HMAs) in eastern Nevada.

Drones new research tool for wildlife, land

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By Tony Davis, Tuscan.com

LAS CIENEGAS NATIONAL CONSERVATION AREA — It’s black and squat, matches the size of a small trash can, and looks a bit like R2D2 from “Star Wars.

Environmentalists file suit over Idaho wolf hunt derby

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By Keith Ridler, Idaho Statement

BOISE, Idaho — Four environmental groups filed a lawsuit late Thursday to prevent a federal agency from extending a wolf- and coyote-hunting derby onto additional public lands in east-central Idaho.

A new map shows rangeland health nationwide

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By Tay Wiles, HCN

When the Bureau of Land Management ordered the removal of cattle from public rangeland this summer near Battle Mountain, Nevada, the state was in its third year of severe drought.

Effort Begins to Revive Endangered Przewalski Horse Population in Kazakhstan

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By Julia Rutz, The Astana Times

Przewalski horses are expected to be delivered from Germany’s Nurnberg Zoo in an effort to revive the breed in Kazakhstan, according to a recent announcement by the press service of the Kazakh Ministry of Agriculture.

Shifting winds in public lands debate

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By David DeMille, The Spectrum

In Southern Utah, officials suspect that could mean less momentum for President Barack Obama's policies on issues such as public lands development and more leverage when negotiating with federal agencies over access and management.

Controversial Policy Thins Western Wild Horse Herds

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By Tom Banse, Here & Now

Growing populations of wild horses in the American West are creating headaches for federal land managers. Wild and feral horse herds overrun tribal lands in the region too.

Bureau of Land Management to Gather Wild Horses in Eastern Nevada

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By BLM

ELY – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely District is scheduled on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 to begin gathering and removing approximately 120 excess wild horses from in and around the Silver King and Triple B Herd Management Areas (HMAs) in eastern Nevada.

Rewilding Europe

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By Kitson Jazynka, Horse Channel

Did you know that of all the thousands of endangered species in the world, hundreds are breeds of horses?

Details sought on USA Parkway project

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By Anne Knowles, Nevada Appeal

SILVER SPRINGS — About 300 people gathered in the auditorium of the Silver Stage High School on Wednesday to hear a presentation and comment on the USA Parkway, which is expected to begin construction next year and be completed by the end of 2017.

What the 2014 Election May Mean for America’s Horses – An Interview with Victoria McCullough

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For insights into what Tuesday’s decisive Republican election victory means at the federal level for wild horses and burros, AWHPC turned to philanthropist, businesswoman and equestrian Victoria McCullough. McCullough and her top notch lobbying team, led by Florida State Senator Joe Abruzzo, were the force behind Congress’ restoration of the de facto ban on U.S. horse slaughter in 2013.

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