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WASHINGTON— The U.S. Department of Agriculture is leveraging its authorities under the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program to bring in new types of partners and ultimately expand opportunities in voluntary conservation for the nation’s agricultural producers and private landowners.

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WASHINGTON — For more than 30 years, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and its partners have been working to conserve and recover the red wolf. (Wednesday), the Service (announced) the decision to withdraw the 2018 proposed rule to replace the existing regulations governing the North Carolina nonessential experimental population designation of the red wolf under section 10(j) of the Endangered Species Act.

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Monday, 11 October 2021 15:20

Tillis, Burr support wildlife conservation bill

RALEIGH — Sens. Thom Tillis and Richard Burr are co-sponsoring the most significant wildlife conservation bill in nearly half a century, the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act. The bipartisan bill currently has 28 Senate co-sponsors and will devote $1.4 billion annually to locally-led efforts — including over $20 million to North Carolina — to help prevent extinctions and help at-risk wildlife species.

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Tuesday, 07 September 2021 13:45

N.C. Zoo to celebrate World Gorilla Day

ASHEBORO — Join the North Carolina Zoo as we celebrate World Gorilla Day (held annually on Sept. 24) on Saturday, Sept. 25 and help save gorillas in the wild. The Zoo is partnering with institutions across the globe as part of Gorillas on the Line…Answer the Call, a cell phone recycling initiative.

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ASHEBORO — The North Carolina Zoo is excited to announce the names of the six red wolf pups (four females, two males) born on the guest view habitat to first-time parents Flint (male) and Sassy.

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ASHEBORO — The North Carolina Zoo announces the birth of three litters of critically endangered American red wolves as part of its red wolf breeding program. The litters comprising 12 pups were born during three days from April 28 to April 30. All pups and their mothers are healthy and doing well. This is the first time in the Zoo’s breeding program that three litters were born in one spring.

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ASHEBORO —The North Carolina Zoo is pleased to announce it received an award and two grants through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums at is its annual conference in September. 

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