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...trained as an emotional support animal, the veteran completes a six- to eight-week program with the dog. After the original ESA course, the animal is assessed to determine whether it can be further trained to become a certified service animal, if needed...
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Council fast-tracks king bycatch regs

...Endangered Species Act. While the specter of an ESA consultation to protect Pacific Northwest...equally pursuing protection for the non-ESA listed, but declining, Alaska chinook...Gulf. Consultation is initiated under the ESA between the Northwest and Alaska regions...
Inlet whales face 1-in-4 chance of extinction in 100 years

...Cook Inlet beluga whale be listed under the ESA as an endangered species,? the agency...Diversity. ?Applying the tools of the ESA to the beluga recover is the best hope...affect development is not known. Other ESA provisions direct the secretary of commerce...
Conch in the New Year - but for how long?

...headquartered in Santa Fe, NM, wins its petition to make Queen conch an endangered species under the USA Endangered Species Act (ESA). Should the petition prevail, the importation of Queen conch into this country from any source, even where conch is responsibly...
Legislature hinders reintroduction plan

...Endangered Species Act. The state, in cooperation with the Fish and Wildlife Service, has determined that the best way to address ESA concerns is to establish a special federal rule to designate the bison as a "nonessential experimental population." The special...
Homer residents support beluga endangered listing

...htm. Comments can be sent to Kaja Brix, Alaska Region, NMFS, P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802; by e-mail to, with the subject line "Cook Inlet Whale PR"; through a form at; by fax...
Bad policy or good science?: Decline is one of few certainties for Cook Inlet belugas

...the habitat designation that has altered the process. "About 95 percent of all our permitting actions have been impacted by ESA listings." The Army Corp of Engineers is one of the federal agencies that acts as a liaison between private developers that...
Ice seals join polar bears on endangered list

...of thousands, Parnell said in a prepared statement. Neither is in decline nor will it be by mid-century, he said."The ESA was not enacted to protect healthy animal populations," Parnell said. "Despite this fact, the NMFS continues the federal...
Fish Board to consider ignoring protection

...fishery, it sets limits for additional removals that come from federal allocations in the central Aleutians. According to the ESA, reinitiation of consultation is required "if the identified action is subsequently modified in a manner that causes an effect...


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