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Wildlife

Osprey chick

Human intervention spurs recovery of endangered and threatened species

KAREN KNIGHT / CAPE MAY COUNTY HERALD - Efforts to restore the natural habitats of endangered and threatened non-game species are showing signs of progress [go to article]
black bear

Black bear hunting season in NJ extended by four days

KEIDY ORTIZ / NORTHJERSEY.COM - Hunters in New Jersey will be able to kill more black bears this month as the season has been extended [go to article]
Diamondback terrapin turtle

Turtle-smuggling ex-journalist admits poaching thousands of protected terrapins from New Jersey marshes

AP / NJ.COM - A Pennsylvania man and former reporter has pleaded guilty to trafficking protected turtles [go to article]
seagull

Flying assassins are called in to combat aggressive gulls

NICK CORASANITI / NY TIMES - They are deft predators of the French fried potato, able to pluck a fresh wedge in the milliseconds it takes a single fry [go to article]
Saltmarsh Sparrow, Cape May

Endangered sparrows are facing extinction with future sea-level rise

CHRISSY SEXTON / EARTH.COM - A new study from the Oxford University Press is warning that some species of sparrows will vanish before the end of this century [go to article]
Goldfinch

New Jersey may lose its state bird to climate change, environmental report says

RODRIGO TORREJON and ALEXIS SHANES / NORTHJERSEY.COM - New Jersey is in danger of losing its state bird — the goldfinch — during the summer [go to article]
video

U.N. report sounds alarm on nature’s decline

MICHELE S. BYERS / NJ CONSERVATION FOUNDATION - Would you care if northeastern beach tiger beetles and arogos skipper butterflies disappeared? [go to article]
Brook trout

What’s the state of our state fish?

MIKE ADAMS / NEW JERSEY MONTHLY - From the long ridge that is Kittatinny Mountain, you can peer west across the Delaware River [go to article]
American lotus

Nearly 60 percent of NJ’s native plants are rare or endangered

DINO FLAMMIA / NJ 101.5 - A good portion of the Garden State's natural heritage is just a chance event or construction project away from being gone forever [go to article]
spotted lanternfly

The dangerous spotted lanternfly has now spread to 7 N.J. counties. ‘If you see...

LEN MELISURGO / NJ.COM - Remember those exotic-looking insects that some agriculture officials feared would hitch a ride on Christmas trees [go to article]

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