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Beer Makers Brew up Conservation Benefits

The next time you order a cool one from your home-grown brewery, check the label: You might be helping save a shorebird. Or setting aside some land for butterflies. Or maybe even supporting a lion. Local breweries across the nation have discovered species conservation. Their products and activities are proof. Some brew-masters concoct limited-edition ales showcasing a creature of their choice. Others stipulate that a certain percentage of profits go to species preservation.

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Florida Black Bear Population Continues to Increase

Due to efforts of Florida, diverse stakeholders and a comprehensive management plan, Service scientists find state’s largest land mammal doing well

Today, after a robust investigation into the population and health of Florida black bears, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) found a petition to list the bear under the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) did not present substantial information that listing may be warranted. This finding will be published in the Federal Register on April 19, 2017 and concludes the agency’s work on the petition. In the 1970s, the estimated number of adult Florida black bears had fallen to only 300.

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