Latest Zoo & Conservation News
Week ending March 30, 2012

Compiled by:
Library Staff
San Diego Zoo Global


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ZOOS, AQUARIUMS, BOTANIC GARDENS, AND CONSERVATION ORGANIZATIONS

Giraffe death brings Surabaya Zoo conditions to light
March 13, 2012

Full article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/13/surabaya-zoo-indonesia-giraffe_n_1340941.html

San Diego Zoo scientists launch ‘tadpole mega-unit’ to breed endangered California mountain yellow-legged frogs
March 16, 2012 By Deborah Sullivan Brennan

Full article: http://www.nctimes.com/news/local/escondido/escondido-zoo-scientists-launch-tadpole-mega-unit-to-breed-endangered/article_07d6b07a-e7d5-5cd6-9d81-2ff3e6814549.html

Nature Conservancy and groups collaborate for restoration of the Cherokee National Forest
March 17, 2012

Full article: http://gardennews.biz/?id=9205&keys=RESTORATION-CHEROKEE-NATIONAL-FOREST

Butterflies before your eyes at San Diego Zoo Safari Park
March 18, 2012 By Dan Bennett

Full article: http://www.nctimes.com/entertainment/attractions/butterflies-before-your-eyes-at-safari-park/article_7b394d1d-6497-5bbe-9128-c17243959abe.html

Botanic Gardens Edinburgh – Science on a Plate: Scotland’s first festival of science & food
March 18, 2012

Full announcement: http://gardennews.biz/?id=9206&keys=SCIENCE-PLATE-COOKING-TASTING

Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 12th Annual Exhibit and Plant Sale: Drought Tolerant Plant Festival
March 19, 2012

Full announcement: http://www.lacss-show.com/

Sacramento Zoo invites all pirates and princesses to a party for the planet!
March 19, 2012

Full announcement: http://www.aza.org/PressRoom/detail.aspx?id=24355

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Party for the Planet 2012
March 19, 2012

Full announcement: http://www.aza.org/PressRoom/detail.aspx?id=22974

Ted Turner donates $1M to save Dian Fossey International Gorilla Fund
March 19, 2012 By Michael D’Estries

Full article: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/03/19/2701968/ted-turner-donates-1m-to-save.html

Western lowland gorilla gets loose at Buffalo zoo; contained within facility
March 19, 2012 By Gene Warner

Full article: http://www.buffalonews.com/city/communities/north-buffalo-hertel/article770671.ece

Denver Zoo touting ‘clean energy’ poop-mobile
March 19, 2012 By Marc Sternfield

Full article: http://kdvr.com/2012/03/19/denver-zoo-touting-clean-energy-poop-mobile/

Chicago Botanic Garden Antiques & Garden Fair
March 21, 2012

Full announcement: http://gardennews.biz/?id=9222&keys=ANTIQUE-SHOW-FLOWERS-SALES

Mystery surrounds four white rhino deaths at Taronga Western Plains Zoo
March 21, 2012 By Simon Chamberlain

Full article: http://www.smh.com.au/environment/conservation/mystery-surrounds-zoos-white-rhino-deaths-20120320-1vi97.html

A 2-month-old, greater one-horned rhinoceros meets the rest of the San Diego Zoo Safari Park's herd
March 21, 2012 By Yadira Galindo

Full article: http://www.zandavisitor.com/newsarticle-5496-A_2-Month-Old,_Greater_One-Horned_Rhinoceros_Runs_Wild_at_the_San_Diego_Zoo_Safari_Park

San Diego Zoo giant panda Bai Yun could be oldest panda to give birth if she is pregnant
March 21, 2012

Full article: http://www.kpbs.org/news/2012/mar/21/zoo-officials-hope-panda-pregnant/

Connecticut & Beardsley Zoo offer amnesty for illegal ‘exotic’ animals
March 22, 2012 By Frank Juliano

Full article: http://www.westport-news.com/news/article/State-offers-amnesty-for-illegal-exotic-animals-3426306.php

Chicago Botanic Garden hosts World Environment Day
March 22, 2012

Full article: http://glenview.suntimes.com/news/11466522-418/chicago-botanic-garden-hosts-world-environment-day.html

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo introduces Quarters for Conservation
March 22, 2012

Full article: http://www.aza.org/PressRoom/detail.aspx?id=24552

SeaWorld rescues to be featured in new show
March 23, 2012

Full article: http://www.10news.com/news/30748941/detail.html

Disney launches Animal Kingdom Explorers game on Facebook
March 26, 2012 By Mike Thompson

Full article: http://www.insidesocialgames.com/2012/03/26/disney-animal-kingdom-explorers-mixes-hidden-object-gameplay-and-wildlife-education-on-facebook/

Voting begins for California condor chick at San Diego Zoo Safari Park
March 26, 2012

Full article: http://www.cbs8.com/story/17259772/voting-begins-for-california-condor-chick-at-san-diego-zoo

SeaWorld San Diego seeks attendance spike after adding Riptide Ride in 2011
March 28, 2012 By Dwane Brown

Full article: http://www.kpbs.org/news/2012/mar/28/sea-world-san-diego-boosts-attendance-rip-tide-rid/

Donations prevent closure of 11 state parks
March 28, 2012 By Bettina Boxall

Full article: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-parks-closures-20120328,0,5892543.story

Female giant panda could be ready to mate next week, say Edinburgh Zoo experts
March 28, 2012

Full article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/mar/28/female-panda-edinburgh-ready-to-mate

Animal Watch develops iPhone app and website to report injured wildlife
March 29, 2012 By Jeff Brady

Full article: http://www.livescience.com/19294-hammerhead-shark-twin-discovered.html


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PLANTS

Mesquite trees displacing Southwestern grasslands
March 18, 2012

Full article: http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-mesquite-trees-displacing-southwestern-grasslands.html

CITATION: Barron-Gafford GA, et al. 2012. Temperature and precipitation controls over leaf- and ecosystem-level CO2 flux along a woody plant encroachment gradient. Global Change Biology 18}(4):1389-1400. DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2011.02599.x

California native bulbs rooted in history
March 18, 2012 By Erle Nickel

Full article: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/03/15/HOSG1NH02G.DTL

Not just for the birds: human-made noise has ripple effects on plants, too
March 20, 2012

Full article: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120320195747.htm

CITATION: Francis C, et al. 2012. Noise pollution alters ecological services: enhanced pollination and disrupted seed dispersal. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. DOI:10.1098/rspb.2012.0230

Beneficial insects: how to attract good bugs to your garden
March 23, 2012 By Tom Oder

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/your-home/organic-farming-gardening/stories/beneficial-insects-how-to-attract-good-bugs-to-your-gard

Big sagebrush banked seeds survive 2 years if buried
March 27, 2012

Full article: http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-big-sagebrush-soil-seed-bank.html

CITATION: Wijayratne UC, Pyke DA. 2012. Burial increases seed longevitity of two Artemisia tridentata (Asteraceae) subspecies. American Journal of Botany 99(4):438-447. DOI:10.3732/ajb.1000477


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ANIMALS

Endangered Carnaby’s black cockatoo loses one third of population in just 1 year
March 13, 2012 By John R. Platt

Full article: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/2012/03/13/endangered-australian-cockatoo-loses-third-population/

Court upholds Congress’ act that ended wolf protections
March 14, 2012 By Bettina Boxall

Full article: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-wolf-rockies-20120315,0,6288128.story

How Monarch butterflies recolonize northern breeding range
March 19, 2012

Full article: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120319111833.htm

CITATION: Miller NG, et al. 2012. Migratory connectivity of the Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus): Patterns of spring re-colonization in Eastern North America. PLoS ONE 7(3):e31891. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0031891

Russia, South Korea sign agreement to resurrect wooly mammoth
March 19, 2012 By Jeremy Hance

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0319-hance_woollymammoth.html

Invasive primates threaten Brazil’s Atlantic Forest natives
March 19, 2012 By Jeremy Hance

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0319-hance_tcs_invasiveprimates.html

CITATION: Oliveira LC, Grelle CEV. 2012. Introduced primate species of an Atlantic forest region in Brazil: present and future implications for the native fauna. Tropical Conservation Science 5(1):112-120. Retrieved from: http://tropicalconservationscience.mongabay.com/public/old/tropicalconservationscience/_/ojs/index.php/tcs/article/view/247

Chimp conservation requires protecting fragmented river forests in Uganda
March 19, 2012 By Jeremy Hance

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0319-hance_tcs_bulindi.html

CITATION: McLennan MR, Plumptre AJ. 2012. Protected apes, unprotected forest: composition, structure and diversity of riverine forest fragments and their conservation value in Uganda. Tropical Conservation Science 5(1):79-103. Retrieved from: http://tropicalconservationscience.mongabay.com/public/old/tropicalconservationscience/_/ojs/index.php/tcs/article/view/234

Hibernating black bears’ wounds heal without scars
March 19, 2012 By Victoria Gill

Full article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/17404059

CITATION: Iaizzo PA, et al. 2012. Wound healing during hibernation by black bears (Ursus americanus) in the wild: elicitation of reduced scar formation. Integrative Zoology 7(1):48-60. DOI:10.1111/j.1749-4877.2012.00275.x

Maui dolphins, the world’s smallest, to be extinct ‘imminently’ as fishing nets reduce species to just 55 survivors
March 21, 2012 By Tamara Cohen

Full article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2118304/Worlds-smallest-dolphin-threat-nets-species-reduced-just-55-survivors.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

Entomologist team discovers reason behind passion-vine butterfly congregation tendencies
March 22, 2012 By Bob Yirka

Full article: http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-entomologist-team-passion-vine-butterfly-congregation.html

CITATION: Finkbeiner SD, Briscoe AD, Reed RD. 2012. The benefit of being a social butterfly: communal roosting deters predation. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. DOI:10.1098/rspb.2012.0203

Do animals have reflective minds able to self-regulate perception, reasoning, memory?
March 22, 2012

Full article: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120322131504.htm

CITATIONS: Smith D, et al. In press. The highs and lows of theoretical interpretation in animal-metacognition research. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B.

Smith D, et al. In press. Animal metacognition. In: Comparative cognition: experimental explorations of animal intelligence. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2012 Great Backyard Bird Count shows birds changing ranges due to mild winter conditions
March 22, 2012

Full article: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120322131345.htm

Vietnam police seize frozen pangolins, iguanas
March 23, 2012

Full article: http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-vietnam-police-seize-frozen-pangolins.html

Bob Barker funds Toronto Zoo’s elephant transportation by plane to PAWS
March 23, 2012 By Sandy Cohen

Full article: http://www.kpbs.org/news/2012/mar/23/bob-barker-funds-880000-elephant-flight-ca/

Gulf dolphins exposed to oil are seriously ill, agency says
March 23, 2012 By Leslie Kaufman

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/23/gulf-dolphins-exposed-to-oil-are-seriously-ill-agency-says/

New species of scorpion found in Death Valley National Park
March 23, 2012 By Eryn Brown

Full article: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-0324-new-scorpion-20120324,0,1399198.story

Banning ivory sales to China could save elephants
March 24, 2012 By Jeremy Hance

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0323-hance_china_ivoryban.html

Tagged lice help researchers study social interactions of shy brown mouse lemurs
March 26, 2012

Full article: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120326112923.htm

CITATION: Zohdy S, et al. 2012. Mapping the social network: tracking lice in a wild primate (Microcebus rufus) population to infer social contacts and vector potential. BMC Ecology 12(1):4. DOI:10.1186/1472-6785-12-4

Scientists discover hammerhead shark "twin"; could pose conservation complications
March 27, 2012

Full article: http://www.livescience.com/19294-hammerhead-shark-twin-discovered.html

Elusive Bururi long-fingered frog found after 62 years
March 27, 2012

Full article: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120327152850.htm

Rare Sumatran orangutans dying as palm oil companies set fires to convert swamps to plantations
March 28, 2012

Full article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/mar/28/sumatran-orangutans-dying-indonesia-forest-fire


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ENVIRONMENT, SUSTAINABILITY

England faces wildlife tragedy as worst drought in 30 years hits habitats
March 18, 2012 By Fiona Harvey

Full article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/mar/19/england-wildlife-drought

Global rainforest carbon map released online
March 18, 2012

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0318-global_rainforest_map.html

Oil exploration approved in Africa’s oldest park, Virunga National Park
March 19, 2012 By Jeremy Hance

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0319-hance_virunga_oil.html?utm_campaign=General+news&utm_medium=Twitter&utm_source=SNS.analytics

Tribes fight green energy wind project in Ocotillo desert
March 19, 2012 By Jill Replogle

Full article: http://www.kpbs.org/news/2012/mar/19/tribes-fight-green-energy-wind-project-desert/

Rapid pine beetle breeding destroying forests in the American West
March 19, 2012 By David A. Gabel

Full article: http://www.enn.com/wildlife/article/44149

Study: ‘Fracking’ may increase air pollution health risks
March 20, 2012 By Neela Banerjee

Full blog post: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/environment/la-me-gs-fracking-increases-air-pollution-health-risks-to-residents-20120320,0,7159850.story

CITATION: McKenzie L, et al. Human health risk assessment of air emissions from development of unconventional natural gas resources [unpublished]. Science of the Total Environment.

Tourism clashes with research in planning Catalina’s future
March 21, 2012 By Louis Sahagun

Full article: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-catalina-conservancy-20120321,0,2990590.story

Google brings Street View, Maps to the Amazon
March 22, 2012

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0322-google_streetview_amazon.html

Over 5,000 vital biodiversity sites remain unprotected
March 22, 2012 By Jeremy Hance

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0322-hance_ibas_aze.html

CITATION: Butchart SHM, et al. 2012. Protecting important sites for biodiversity contributes to meeting global conservation targets. PLoS ONE 7(3):e32529. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0032529

Sierra Club critical of county’s draft climate action plan
March 23, 2012 By Alison St. John

Full article: http://www.kpbs.org/news/2012/mar/23/sierra-club-crticial-countys-draft-climate-action-/

Hundreds protest Santee power plant
March 23, 2012 By Steven Bartholow

Full article: http://www.kpbs.org/news/2012/mar/23/hundreds-protest-santee-power-plant/

James Cameron makes first ever successful solo dive to Mariana Trench -- ocean's deepest point
March 26, 2012

Full article: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120326091202.htm

Exclusion zone around North Sea platform after gas leak
March 27, 2012

Full article: http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5h27C-PLsWCBSvOe8DLYuIMweiWkA?docId=CNG.e41141fcef353bf7f9d23ca1bca75382.281

Interpol demands crackdown on 'serious and organised' eco crime
March 29, 2012 By Stanley Johnson

Full article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/mar/29/interpol-environmental-crime-ivory-poaching?newsfeed=true

Scientists publish first State of the Planet Declaration at Pressure on the Planet Conference
March 29, 2012 By David Jolly

Full blog article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/29/time-is-nigh-for-global-action-manifesto-warns/

National Research Council report calls on lawmakers to negotiate a solution for California Bay delta problems
March 29, 2012 By Robert F. Service

Full article: http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2012/03/california-water-is-anyone-liste.html?ref=hp


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NEW AND NOTABLE RESEARCH

Loss of rare species at bottom of the food chain can harm ecosystems
March 19, 2012 By Lori Lennon

Full article: http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-loss-rare-species-ecosystems.html

CITATION: Bracken MES, Low NHN. 2012. Realistic losses of rare species disproportionately impact higher trophic levels. Ecology Letters. DOI:10.1111/j.1461-0248.2012.01758.x

Species hitched ride to Madagascar on floating islands
March 19, 2012 By Charles Q. Choi

Full article: http://www.livescience.com/19157-madagascar-biodiversity-explained.html?utm_content=LiveScience&utm

CITATION: Samonds KE, et al. 2012. Spatial and temporal arrival patterns of Madagascar’s vertebrate fauna explained by distance, ocean currents, and ancestor type. PNAS. DOI:10.1073/pnas.1113993109

Phytogestrogens in diet may be adversely affecting Southern white rhino reproduction
March 21, 2012

Full article: http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-diet-affecting-rhino-reproduction.html

CITATION: Tubbs C, Hartig P, Cardon M, Varga N, Milnes M. 2012. Activation of Southern white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum simum) estrogen receptors by phytoestrogens: potential role in the reproductive failure of captive-born females? Endocrinology 153(3):1444-1452. DOI:10.1210/en.2011-1962

Researchers develop new technique to assess diversity of plant species from afar
March 23, 2012

Full article: http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-technique-diversity-species-afar.html

CITATION: Vina A, et al. 2012. Relationship between floristic similarity and vegetated land surface phenology: implications for the synoptic monitoring of species diversity at broad geographic regions. Remote Sensing of Environment 121:488-496. DOI:10.1016/j.rse.2012.02.013

Tiny reader makes fast, cheap DNA sequencing feasible
March 26, 2012

Full article: http://www.biologynews.net/archives/2012/03/26/tiny_reader_makes_fast_cheap_dna_sequencing_feasible.html

Studies link crop pesticides to honey bee declines in US and UK
March 29, 2012 By Damian Carrington

Full article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/mar/29/crop-pesticides-honeybee-decline

CITATIONS: Whitehorn PR, et al. 2012. Neonicotinoid pesticide reduces bumble bee colony growth and queen production. Science 335(6076). DOI:10.1126/science.1215025

Henry M, et al. 2012. A common pesticide decreases foraging success and survival in honey bees. Science 335(6076). DOI:10.1126/science.1215039

Researchers detect proteins that provide clues as to why some animals live longer than others
March 29, 2012

Full article: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120329112105.htm

CITATION: Li Y, de Magalhaes P. 2011. Accelerated protein evolution analysis reveals genes and pathways associated with the evolution of mammalian longevity. AGE. DOI:10.1007/s11357-011-9361-y


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OTHER HEADLINES

Museum of Man shuts store, lays off staff
March 23, 2012 By James Chute

Full article: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/mar/23/Museum-of-Man-layoffs/


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US FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE - FEDERAL REGISTER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Endangered and Threatened Wildilfe and Plants; Recovery Permit Applications
March 19, 2012
Vol. 77, No. 53
FR Docket #2012-6533

Permit Number: TE-64043A
Applicant: David Bainbridge, DVM, Verona, Illinois
The applicant requests an interstate commerce permit to purchase nene geese (Branta sandvicensis) in conjunction with captive propagation for the purpose of enhancing their survival. This notification covers activities conducted by the applicant over the next 5 years.

Permit Number: TE-66384A
Applicant: Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
The applicant requests a permit to take (collect eggs, net and tag juveniles and adults) the Kootenai River white sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) in conjunction with spawning, recruitment, monitoring, and population studies in Boundary County, Idaho, for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit Number: TE-012136
Applicant: Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Hillsboro, Oregon
The permittee requests a permit amendment to take (harass by electrofishing, capture, and release) the Modoc sucker (Catostomus microps) in conjunction with monitoring studies in Lake County, Oregon, for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival. The permit currently covers take of Oregon chub (Oregonichthys crameri), Lost River sucker (Deltistes luxatus), and shortnose sucker (Chasmistes brevirostris), for which notices were published in the Federal Register on July 2, 1999 (64 FR 36032) and June 20, 2000 (65 FR 38297).

Permit Number: TE-66612A
Applicant: Wildwood Wildlife Park, Minocqua, Wisconsin
The applicant requests an interstate commerce permit to purchase nene geese (Branta sandvicensis) in conjunction with captive propagation for the purpose of enhancing their survival. This notification covers activities conducted by the applicant over the next 5 years.

Full announcement: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-03-19/pdf/2012-6533.pdf

Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing and Designation of Critical Habitat for the Chiricahua Leopard Frog
March 20, 2012
Vol. 77, No. 54
FR Docket #2012-5953
Full announcement: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-03-20/pdf/2012-5953.pdf

Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit Applications
March 20, 2012
Vol. 77, No. 54
FR Docket #2012-6535

Permit Application Number: TE-015150
Applicant: Wyatt Hoback, University of Nebraska, Kearney, Nebraska.
The applicant requests renewal of an existing permit to take (capture, hold, tag, and propagate) American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) in conjunction with surveys and population monitoring activities in Nebraska, South Dakota, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Texas for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit Application Number: TE-056165
Applicant: Patricia Buys, Kleinfelder, Littleton, Colorado.
The applicant requests renewal of an existing permit to take (harass by survey) Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus)in conjunction with surveys and population monitoring activities in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit Application Number: TE-050704
Applicant: T. Michael Phelan, Cedar Creek Associates, Ft. Collins, Colorado.
The applicant requests renewal of an existing permit to take (harass by survey) Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) in conjunction with surveys and population monitoring activities in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit Application Number: TE-051841
Applicant: William Rapley, Toronto Zoo, Ontario, Canada.
The applicant requests renewal of an existing permit to take (display and propagate) captive-bred black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes) in Ontario, Canada, for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit Application Number: TE-051826
Applicant: John Walczak, Louisville Zoo, Louisville, Kentucky.
The applicant requests renewal of an existing permit to take (display) captive-bred black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes) in Louisville, Kentucky, for the educational purposes to enhance the species' survival.

Permit Application Number: TE-085324
Applicant: Bonnie Heidel, Wyoming Natural Diversity Database, Laramie, Wyoming.
The applicant requests renewal of an existing permit to take (harass by survey) Penstemon haydenii (Blowout penstemon) in conjunction with surveys and population monitoring activities throughout the range of each species in Wyoming for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit Application Number: TE-052627
Applicant: Anne Baker, Toledo Zoological Gardens, Toledo, Ohio 43614.
The applicant requests renewal of an existing permit to take (capture, hold, tag, and propagate) Wyoming toad (Bufo baxteri) in conjunction with surveys and population monitoring activities in Ohio for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit Application Number: TE-145090
Applicant: Daniel Roddy, Wind Cave National Park, Hot Springs, South Dakota.
The applicant requests renewal of an existing permit to take (survey, tag, and reintroduce) black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes) in conjunction with population monitoring activities in South Dakota for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit Application Number: TE-051368
Applicant: Brian Kurzel, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Colorado Natural Areas Program, Denver, Colorado.
The applicant requests renewal of an existing permit to remove and reduce to possession the following species, in conjunction with surveys and population monitoring for the purpose of enhancing each species' survival. Activities will occur on Federal lands in Colorado, throughout the range of each species.

Eriogonum pelinophilum (Clay-loving wild-buckwheat).
Astragalus humillimus (Mancos milk-vetch).
Phacelia formosula (North Park phacelia).
Astragalus osterhoutii (Osterhout milk-vetch).
Ipomopsis polyantha (Pagosa skyrocket).
Penstemon penlandii (Penland beardtongue).

Permit Application Number: TE-106182
Applicant: Brian Vogt, Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver, Colorado.
The applicant requests renewal of an existing permit to remove and reduce to possession the following species, in conjunction with surveys and population monitoring for the purpose of enhancing each species' survival. Activities will occur on Federal lands in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming, throughout the range of each species.

Eriogonum pelinophilum (Clay-loving wild-buckwheat).
Pediocactus knowltonii (Knowlton cactus).
Astragalus humillimus (Mancos milk-vetch).
Phacelia formosula (North Park phacelia).
Astragalus osterhoutii (Osterhout milk-vetch).
Ipomopsis polyantha (Pagosa skyrocket).
Penstemon penlandii (Penland beardtongue).
Pediocactus despainii (San Rafael cactus).

Permit Application Number: TE-049109
Applicant: Rita Reisor, Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, Salt Lake City, Utah.
The applicant requests renewal of an existing permit to remove and reduce to possession the following species, in conjunction with surveys and population monitoring for the purpose of enhancing each species' survival. Activities will occur on Federal lands in Utah and Wyoming, throughout the range of each species.

Ranunculus acriformis aestivalis (Autumn buttercup).
Schoenocrambe barnebyi (Barneby reed-mustard).
Lepidium barnebyanum (Barneby ridge-cress).
Astragalus holmgreniorum (Holmgren milk-vetch).
Lesquerella tumulosa (Kodachrome bladderpod).
Pediocactus despainii (San Rafael cactus).
Astragalus ampullarioides (Shivwitz milk-vetch).
Schoenocrambe suffrutescens (Shrubby reed-mustard).
Sclerocactus wrightiae (Wright fishhook cactus).

Permit Application Number: TE-053925
Applicant: Lisa Yager, National Park Service, Missouri National Recreational River, Yankton, South Dakota.
The applicant requests renewal of an existing permit to take (harass by survey) interior least tern (Sterna antillarum athalassos) and piping plover (Charadrius melodus) in conjunction with population monitoring activities in Nebraska and South Dakota for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit Application Number: TE-053961
Applicant: Dennis Pate, Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha, Nebraska.
The applicant requests renewal of an existing permit to take (collect, reintroduce, propagate, and rear) Salt Creek tiger beetle (Cicindela nevadica lincolniana) in conjunction with surveys and population monitoring activities in Ohio for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit Application Number: TE-051139
Applicant: Dustin Long, Turner Endangered Species Fund, Bozeman, Montana.
The applicant requests renewal of an existing permit to take (survey, trap, tag, and propagate) black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes) in conjunction with surveys and population monitoring activities in Montana for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit Application Number: TE-121914
Applicant: Mark Sherfy, U.S. Geological Survey, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Jamestown, North Dakota.
The applicant requests renewal of an existing permit to take (survey, handle, and band) interior least tern (Sterna antillarum athalassos) and piping plover (Charadrius melodus) in conjunction with surveys and population monitoring activities in Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit Application Number: TE-059105
Applicant: Pamela Riddle, Bureau of Land Management, Moab Field Office, Moab, Utah.
The applicant request renewal of an existing permit to take (harass by survey) Mexican spotted owl (Strix occidentalis lucida) and Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) in conjunction with surveys and population monitoring activities in Utah for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Full announcement: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-03-20/pdf/2012-6535.pdf

Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit Applications
March 20, 2012
Vol. 77, No. 54
FR Docket #2012-6656

Permit Application Number: TE-056851
Applicant: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Great Plains Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office, Pierre, South Dakota.
The applicant requests renewal of an existing permit to take (capture, hold, tag, propagate, and kill) pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus) in conjunction with surveys and population monitoring activities throughout the range of the species in Montana for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit Application Number: TE-08832A
Applicant: Phaedra Budy, Utah State University, Logan, Utah.
The applicant requests renewal of an existing permit to take (capture, survey, and tag) bonytail (Gila elegans), Colorado pikeminnow (Ptychocheilus lucius), and razorback sucker (Xyrauchen texanus) in conjunction with surveys and population monitoring activities throughout the range of each species in Utah for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit Application Number: TE-66793A
Applicant: Derris R. Jones, Two R Ranch Wildlife Consulting, Helper, Utah.
The applicant requests renewal of an existing permit to take (harass by survey) Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) in conjunction with surveys and population monitoring activities in Utah for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit Application Number: TE-053925
Applicant: Pamela Sprenkle, National Park Service, Niobrara National Scenic River, Yankton, South Dakota.
The applicant requests renewal of an existing permit to take (harass by survey) interior least tern (Sterna antillarum athalassos) and piping plover (Charadrius melodus) in conjunction with population monitoring activities in Nebraska and South Dakota for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit Application Number: TE-105455
Applicant: Steve Krentz, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Missouri River Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office, Bismarck, North Dakota.
The applicant requests an amendment to an existing permit to increase take of 560 hatchery-reared pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus) at the Garrison Dam National Fish Hatchery for the purpose of a seismic activity study on fish species of the Missouri River. These fish are excess to existing augmentation needs.

Permit Application Number: TE-052582
Applicant: Scott Kamber, TRC Environmental Corp., Laramie, Wyoming.
The applicant requests renewal of an existing permit to take (harass by survey) the following species, in conjunction with surveys and population monitoring activities for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival:

American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) surveys in South Dakota.
Black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes) surveys in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.
Mexican spotted owl (Strix occidentalis lucida) surveys in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah.
Preble's meadow jumping mouse (Zapus hudsonius preblei) surveys in Colorado and Utah.
Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) surveys in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah.

Permit Application Number: TE-051374
Applicant: Stephen Lenzo, U.S. Forest Service, Nebraska National Forests and Grasslands, Chadron, Nebraska.
The applicant requests renewal of an existing permit to take (harass by survey) American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) in conjunction with population monitoring activities in Nebraska and South Dakota for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit Application Number: TE-052005
Applicant: Edwin Miller, Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, Independence, Kansas.
The applicant requests renewal of an existing permit to take (harass by survey) American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) in conjunction with population monitoring activities in Nebraska and South Dakota for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Full announcement: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-03-20/pdf/2012-6535.pdf

Receipt of Applications for Endangered Species Permits
March 20, 2012
Vol. 77, No. 54
FR Docket #2012-6643

Permit Application Number: TE-206872
Applicant: Joy O'Keefe, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana.
Applicant requests authorization for non-lethal take of gray bats (Myotis grisescens) for the purpose of conducting presence/absence surveys and collecting scientific data. This work will be conducted throughout the range of this species.

Permit Application Number: TE-206886
Applicant: Kentucky Division of Abandoned Mines, Frankfort, Kentucky.
Applicant requests authorization to conduct presence/absence surveys and to conduct scientific studies on the following species:

Indiana bat Myotis sodalis.
Gray bat Myotis grisescens.
Virginia big-eared bat Corynorhinus townsendii virginianus.
Ozark big-eared bat Corynorhinus townsendii ingens.
Relict Darter Etheostoma chienense.
Blackside dace Chrosomus cumberlandensis.
This work will be carried out on lands under the authority of the
Kentucky Division of Abandoned Mines.

Permit Application Number: TE-65002A
Applicant: Robert Oney, Winchester, Kentucky.
Applicant requests authorization to conduct presence/absence surveys and to conduct scientific studies on the following species:

Indiana bat Myotis sodalis.
Gray bat Myotis grisescens.
Virginia big-eared bat Corynorhinus townsendii virginianus.
This work will be carried out in Kentucky.

Permit Application Number: TE-65346A
Applicant: Matthew Roberts, Berea Kentucky.
Applicant requests authorization for non-lethal take of gray bats (Myotis grisescens) and Indiana bats (Myotis sodalis) for the purpose of conducting presence/absence surveys and collecting scientific data. This work will be conducted throughout the range of these species.

Permit Application Number: TE-139474
Applicant: FTN Associates, LTD., Little Rock, Arkansas.
Applicant requests authorization for non-lethal take of American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) while conducting presence/ absence surveys in the State of Kansas.

Permit Application Number: TE-65550A
Applicant: Dale Gawlik, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida.
Applicant requests authorization to capture and collect biological specimens from wood storks (Mycteria Americana) while conducting scientific research in Dade and Collier Counties, Florida.

Permit Application Number: TE-171516
Applicant: Copperhead Environmental Consulting, Paint Lick, Kentucky.
Applicant requests the addition of Missouri, Indiana, Illinois and Ohio to the location authorized for conducting presence/absence surveys and scientific investigation on listed freshwater mussel species and authorization to conduct presence/absence surveys for the blackside dace (Chrosomus cumberlandensis).

Permit Application Number: TE-65968A
Applicant: Jason Dickey, Tallahassee, Florida.
Applicant requests authorization to conduct presence/absence surveys on the following freshwater mussel species:

Fat threeridge Amblema neislerii.
Shinyrayed pocketbook Hamiota subangulata.
Gulf moccasinshell Medionidus penicillatus.
Ochlockonee moccasinshell Medionidus simpsonianus.
Oval pigtoe Pleurobema pyriforme.
Chipola slabshell Elliptio chipolaensis.
Purple bankclimber Margaritifera marrianae.
These surveys will be conducted in Alabama, Georgia and Florida.

Permit Application Number: TE-66039A
Applicant: Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Benton, Arkansas.
Applicant requests authorization to take (non-lethally) the Ozark hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis bishop) for the purpose of scientific research. This activity will take place in Arkansas.

Full announcement: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-03-20/pdf/2012-6643.pdf

Endangered and Threatened Species Permit Applications
March 21, 2012
Vol. 77, No. 55
FR Docket #2012-6777

Permit TE-64115A
Applicant: Bureau of Land Management, Yuma, Arizona.
Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys for Yuma clapper rail (Rallus longirostris yumanensis) within Arizona.

Permit TE-64595A
Applicant: Gulf South Research Corporation, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to collect genetic material from Sneed Pincushion cactus (Coryphantha sneedii sneedii) and Lee Pincushion cactus (Coryphantha sneedii leei) within New Mexico and Texas.

Permit TE-64968A
Applicant: Apex Companies, LLC, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys, bait aways, trapping and relocation of American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americaus) within Oklahoma, Texas, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, and Arkansas.

Permit TE-841353
Applicant: Loomis Partners, Inc., Austin, Texas.
Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for capture, removal, and release of Houston Toad (Bufo houstonensis) related to FEMA operations within Bastrop County, Texas.

Permit TE-227185
Applicant: Andrew Eastty, San Diego, California.
Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) within Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.

Permit TE-144755
Applicant: Reagan Smith Energy Solutions, Inc., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys, mist netting, and trapping for gray bat (Myotis grisescens) and Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis) within Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, Oklahoma, North Carolina, and Tennessee.

Permit TE-800611
Applicant: SWCA Environmental Consultants, San Antonio, Texas.
Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for capture, removal, and release of Houston Toad (Bufo houstonensis) related to FEMA operations within Bastrop County, Texas.

Permit TE-66060A
Applicant: Janine A. Spencer, Tucson, Arizona.
Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys for southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) within Arizona.

Permit TE-840214
Applicant: Luminant Power, Dallas, Texas.
Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of interior least tern (Sterna antillarum) at Turlington Mine (Freestone County), Kossee Mine (Robertson and Limestone Counties), and Bremond Mine (Robertson County) within Texas.

Permit TE-65178A
Applicant: Jennifer L. Reidy, Columbia, Missouri.
Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys, point counts, nest searches, nest monitoring, mist netting, and banding of golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia) within Texas.

Permit TE-66055A
Applicant: The Navajo Nation dba The Navajo Nation Zoological & Botanical Park, Window Rock, Arizona.
Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to hold and exhibit Razorback sucker (Xyrauchen texanus), and Colorado pikeminnow (Ptychocheilus lucius) at the zoo in Arizona.

Permit TE-821577
Applicant: Arizona Game and Fish Department, Phoenix, Arizona.
Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of loach minnow (Tiaroga cobitis) and spikedace (Meda fulgida) in Arizona.

Permit TE-815409
Applicant: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of loach minnow (Tiaroga cobitis) and spikedace (Meda fulgida) in New Mexico.

Full announcement: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-03-21/pdf/2012-6777.pdf

Endangered and Threatened Species Permit Applications
March 26, 2012
Vol. 77, No. 58
FR Docket #2012-7094

Applicant: University of California, UC Davis Stable Isotope Facility, Davis, CA; PRT-60610A
The applicant requests a permit to import biological specimens of loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta), leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea), and leatherback sea turtles from Argentina for the purpose of scientific research. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.

Applicant: University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine, Infectious Diseases Laboratory, Athens, GA; PRT-009445
The applicant requests a renewal of their permit to import tissue or blood samples of any avian species (class Aves), reptile species (class Reptilia), and any fish (within the taxonomic phylum Chordata), from worldwide locations for the purpose of diagnostic testing for infectious diseases/scientific research. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.

Applicant: Harkey Ranch, Eldorado, TX; PRT-67611A
The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the Eld's deer (Rucervus eldii), barasingha (Rucervus duvaucelii), Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx), scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah), addax (Addax nasomaculatus), and Dama gazelle (Nanger dama), to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.

Applicant: Michelle Rod Crawford, Sugarland, TX; PRT-67541A
The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah), to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.

Applicant: Michelle Rod Crawford, Sugarland, TX; PRT-67542A
The applicant requests a permit authorizing interstate and foreign commerce, export, and cull of excess scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah), from the captive herd maintained at their facility, for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.

Applicant: Earth Promise Inc., Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Glen Rose, TX; PRT-726004
The applicant requests renewal and amendment of their captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) to add the family Bovidae to the families Equidae, and Felidae. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.

Applicant: Jay Russo, Katy, TX; PRT-819300
The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for radiated tortoise (Astrochelys radiata), to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.

Applicant: James Thompson, Houston TX; PRT-67603A
The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah), to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.

Applicant: Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, GA; PRT-67609A
The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the jackass penguin (Spheniscus demersus) to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.

Applicant: Lionshare Farm Zoological LLC, Greenwich, CT; PRT-195196
The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following families, genus, and species, to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.

Families:
Bovidae
Hylobatidae
Tapiridae
Species:
Ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta)
Black lemur (Eulemur macaco)
Black and white ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata)
Cotton-headed tamarin (Saguinus oedipus)
Mandrill (Mandrillus sphinx)
Diana monkey (Cercopithecus diana)
Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
Snow leopard (Uncia uncia)
Leopard (Panthera pardus)
Grevy's zebra (Equus grevyi)
Galapagos tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra)
Radiated tortoise (Astrochelys radiata)

Applicant: Dakota Resources, Inc., Midland, TX; PRT-67605A
The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the addax (Addax nasomaculatus), to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.

Applicant: Dakota Resources, Inc., Midland, TX; PRT-67606A
The applicant requests a permit authorizing interstate and foreign commerce, export, and cull of excess addax (Addax nasomaculatus), from the captive herd maintained at their facility, for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.

Applicant: Wayne Hahn, Hollywood, SC; PRT-785931
The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for golden parakeet (Guarouba guarouba) to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.

Applicant: Jack Phillips, Gladewater, TX; PRT-195823
The applicant requests amendment of their captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) to add scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah) and addax (Addax nasomaculatus), to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.

Applicant: Jack Phillips, Gladewater, TX; PRT-67438A
The applicant requests a permit authorizing interstate and foreign commerce, export, and cull of excess scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah) and addax (Addax nasomaculatus), from the captive herd maintained at their facility, for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.

Applicant: Feld Entertainment, Inc., Vienna, VA; PRT-59285A, 65776A, 65778A, 65780A, 65781A, 65782A, 65783A, 65785A, 65787A, 65789A, 657190A, 65792A, 65793A, 65796A, 65797A, 65800A, 66545A, 66546A, 66547A, 66548A, 66549A, and 66550A
The applicant request permits to export, re-export, and re-import captive-born tigers (Panthera tigris) and Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) to worldwide locations for the purpose of enhancement of the species through conservation education. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 3-year period and the import of any potential progeny born while overseas. The permit numbers and animals are:

Tigers:
Julie--65793A
Bali--65782A
Blanca--65783A
Della--65785A
Dragon--65787A
Govinda--65789A
India--65790A
Isis--65792A
Katana--65796A
Kimba--65797A
Mika--65800A
Tasha--66550A
Tyra--66549A
Singapur--66547A
Princess--66545A
Sundrum--66546A
Rambo--66548A

Asian elephants:
Asia--59285A
Luna--65776A
Tonka--65778A
Banko--657808
Siam II--65781A

Multiple Applicants
The following applicants each request a permit to import the sport- hunted trophy of one male bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus pygargus) culled from a captive herd maintained under the management program of the Republic of South Africa, for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species.
Applicant: James Young, Issaquah, WA; PRT-68172A
Applicant: James McNicol, Chandler, AZ; PRT-66555A

Full announcement: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-03-26/pdf/2012-7094.pdf

Fisheries and Habitat Conservation and Migratory Birds Programs; Final Land-Based Wind Energy Guidelines
March 26, 2012
Vol. 77, No. 58
FR Docket #2012-7011
Full article: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-03-26/pdf/2012-7011.pdf

Endangered Species; Receipt of Applications for Permit
March 30, 2012
Vol. 77, No. 62
FR Docket #2012-7688

Applicant: Paulina Hechenleitner, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, UK; PRT-63796A
The applicant requests a permit to export dried leaf material from Hawaiian vetch (Vicia menziessii) to the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, for the purpose of enhancement of the species through scientific research. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.

Applicant: North Carolina Zoological Park, Asheboro, NC; PRT-679557
The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following families, genus, and species, to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.

Family:
Canidae
Cercopithecidae
Equidae
Felidae (does not include jaguar, margay or ocelot)
Hominidae
Indriidae
Lemuridae
Columbidae
Gruidae
Sturnidae (does not include Aplonis pelzelni)
Crocodylidae (does not include American crocodile)
Testudinidae
Varanidae
Species:
Parma wallaby (Macropus parma)

Applicant: The Maryland Zoo, Baltimore, MD; PRT-671151
The applicant requests renewal and amendment of their captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following families, genus, and species, to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.

Families:
Callithricidae
Cercopithecidae (includes Colobus)
Felidae (does not include jaguar, margay or ocelot)
Hominidae
Hylobatidae
Macropodidae
Gruidae
Sturnidae
Species:
Jackass penguin (Spheniscus demersus)
Dama gazelle (Nanger dama)

Applicant: Northeastern Wisconsin Zoo, Green Bay, WI; PRT-189854
The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the snow leopard (Uncia uncial), and jackass penguin (Spheniscus demersus) to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.

Applicant: Bruce Fairchild, Johnson City, TX; PRT-69947A
The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the barasingha (Rucervus duvaucelii), Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx), scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah), addax (Addax nasomaculatus), bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus pygargus) and Hartmann's mountain zebra (Equus zebra hartamnae), to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.

Applicant: Bruce Fairchild, Johnson City, TX; PRT-69946A
The applicant requests a permit authorizing interstate and foreign commerce, export, and cull of excess Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx), scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah), and addax (Addax nasomaculatus), from the captive herd maintained at their facility, for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.

Applicant: Hacienda Yturria LLC, Brownsville, TX; PRT-69566A
The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah), to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.

Applicant: Hacienda Yturria LLC, Brownsville, TX; PRT-69568A
The applicant requests a permit authorizing interstate and foreign commerce, export, and cull of excess scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah), from the captive herd maintained at their facility, for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.

Applicant: Los Senderos Ranch, Nixon, TX; PRT-69142A
The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah), to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.

Applicant: Los Senderos Ranch, Nixon, TX; PRT-69141A
The applicant requests a permit authorizing interstate and foreign commerce, export, and cull of excess scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah), from the captive herd maintained at their facility, for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.

Applicant: Wilco Ranch, LP, Floresville, TX; PRT-69143A
The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah), to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.

Applicant: Wilco Ranch, LP, Floresville, TX; PRT-69144A
The applicant requests a permit authorizing interstate and foreign commerce, export, and cull of excess scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah), from the captive herd maintained at their facility, for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.

Applicant: NNNN Operations LLC, San Angelo, TX; PRT-67412A
The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah), to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.

Applicant: NNNN Operations LLC, San Angelo, TX; PRT-67414A
The applicant requests a permit authorizing interstate and foreign commerce, export, and cull of excess scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah), from the captive herd maintained at their facility, for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.

Applicant: David Howerton, Salem, OR; PRT-66557A
The applicant requests a permit to import a sport-hunted trophy of one male bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus pygargus) culled from a captive herd maintained under the management program of the Republic of South Africa, for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species.

Applicant: Fallow Creek Ranch, Industry, TX; PRT-66619A
The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah), to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.

Applicant: Fallow Creek Ranch, Industry, TX; PRT-66618A
The applicant requests a permit authorizing interstate and foreign commerce, export, and cull of excess scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah), from the captive herd maintained at their facility, for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.

Full announcement: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-03-30/pdf/2012-7668.pdf

Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Issuance of Permits
March 30, 2012
Vol. 77, No. 62
FR Docket #2012-7669

Endangered Species
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Permit No. / Applicant / Receipt of Application Federal Register Notice / Permit Issuance Date
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54893A. / Joseph Hand / 76 FR 65207; October 20, 2011 / November 21, 2011.

59085A / Glen Hudson / 76 FR 77006; December 9, 2011 / January 17, 2012.

59367A / Ronald Bain / 76 FR 77006; December 9, 2011 / January 17, 2012.

59496A / James Moses / 76 FR 77006; December 9, 2011 / January 17, 2012.

57362A / Leonard Voyles / 76 FR 77006; December 9, 2011 / January 18, 2012.

58509A / Paxton Motheral / 76 FR 77006; December 9, 2011 / January 18, 2012.

60798A / Terrance Wolosek / 76 FR 80384; December 23, 2011 / January 31, 2012.

30686A / Donald Hotter / 77 FR 2314; January 17, 2012 / February 27, 2012.

52937A / Carlos Fernandez / 76 FR 61733; October 5, 2011 / March 7, 2012.

61192A / Jaqueline Seeno / 77 FR 6139; February 7, 2012 / March 8, 2012.

50819A / Zoological Society of San Diego / 76 FR 77006; December 9, 2011 / March 12, 2012.

63627A / Paul Monsen / 77 FR 6139; February 7, 2012 / March 12, 2012.

61274A / Stanley Coman / 77 FR 2314; January 17, 2012 / March 12, 2012.

57466A / Metro Richmond Zoo / 77 FR 3493; January 24, 2012 / March 15, 2012.

694126 / National Institutes of Health / 76 FR 80384; December 23, 2011 / March 15, 2012.

65030A / Robin Thigpen / 77 FR 6816; February 9, 2012 / March 21, 2012.

63679A / Frank Metzger / 77 FR 6139; February 7, 2012 / March 21, 2012.

59019A / David Marovitz, University of Michigan / 76 FR 78308; December 16, 2011 / March 21, 2012.

59290A / Theodore Papenfuss, University of California / 76 FR 78308; December 16, 2011 / March 21, 2012.

56964A / Jeremy Searle, Cornell University / 77 FR 3493; January 24, 2012 / March 22, 2012.
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Marine Mammals
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Permit No. / Applicant / Receipt of Application Federal Register notice / Permit issuance date
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42872A / University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine / 76 FR 44352; July 25, 2011 / 03/19/2012.
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Full announcement: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-03-30/pdf/2012-7669.pdf