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Alberta's Struggling Grizzlies Lack the Protected Status of Tiny Mollusknew

The grizzly bear, a marquee Alberta animal, has plummeted in population from more than 1,000 in 2002 to less than 400. Similarly, the Banff springs snail, a tiny invertebrate found nowhere else on Earth, is precariously close to vanishing. So why's one protected and not the other?
Fast Forward Weekly  |  Adrienne Beattie  |  10-30-2008  |  Animal Issues

Is California Witnessing the Return of the Abalone?new

The culture of abalone diving saw its heyday in the 1970s, and even though sea snail searching will never again be the same, a San Miguel Island fishery may be in the works.
Santa Barbara Independent  |  Alastair Bland  |  06-30-2008  |  Animal Issues

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