Tag Archive: Conservation


SFTV Conservation Minute: #Sailfish Handling At The Boat

 

 

 

 

 

How to handle your sailfish catch at the boat and safely release them back to the sea without harming them .

 

 

 

 

 

 

The  United States Of Hunting From Wide Open Spaces 

 

 

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” The infographic kicks things off with the Grandfather of American hunting, Teddy Roosevelt, and a great historic quote of his. From there, well, you know what an infographic is. Some of the numbers are pretty impressive: $10.4 billion in travel expenses? That’s pretty significant.

  Take a look at the rest of the facts and figures in the infographic, and be sure to click on the image for a larger, zoomable version.”

 

 

Thanks To Wide Open Spaces & Bass Pro Shops

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Australia Scientists Bring Extinct Frog Species Back to Life – for a Few Days

 

 

 

” Over five years, the researchers used a technique called somatic cell nuclear transfer, which involved taking fresh donor eggs from the great barred frog, a distant relative of the extinct species.

Some of the eggs began to divide and grow to early embryo stage but none have yet survived beyond a few days. Genetic tests have confirmed the embryos are that of the extinct species.

Mike Archer, research team leader, said: “We are watching Lazarus arise from the dead, step by exciting step.

“We’ve reactivated dead cells into living ones and revived the extinct frog’s genome in the process. Now we have fresh cryo-preserved cells of the extinct frog to use in future cloning experiments.

“We’re increasingly confident that the hurdles ahead are technological and not biological and that we will succeed. Importantly, we’ve demonstrated already the great promise this technology has as a conservation tool when hundreds of the world’s amphibian species are in catastrophic decline.” “

 

 

The historic legislation now awaits President Obama’s signature to become law.

Sportsmen’s Act:

“Urge Senators to Vote YES on Procedural Motion”

  “NSSF encourages all firearms owners, hunters and sportsmen to immediately call their U.S. Senators and urge them to vote YES on a critically important procedural motion that will allow the Senate to take up the Sportsmen’s Act(S.3525) after the November election.

The bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act is the most important single piece of pro-sportsmen legislation in a generation. This historic legislation includes the firearms industry’s top legislative priority, the Hunting, Fishing and Recreational Shooting Protection Act (S.838), which would clarify that ammunition is excluded from regulation by the Environmental Protection Agency under the Toxic Substances Control Act.”

Tax Money Well Spent

“Symbols of WSFR’s 75 Years of Success”

Population then: Very rare

Population now: 5.5 million

 

  “Everyone should know the story of how America created the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration initiative that has returned many species, including the wood duck, to abundance, protected millions of acres of habitat and served as a model of conservation for countries around the world. WSFR is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, and to honor the milestone NSSF will feature examples of “un-endangered” species that have been rescued from severe population decline, and some from near extinction, through state and federal wildlife management programs whose WSFR funding has been maximized by firearms and ammunition industry companies.”