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Latest Zoo & Conservation News
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Compiled by:
Library Staff
San Diego Zoo Global


Dear Readers,

We are continuing to compile and send out Zoo & Conservation News on a biweekly basis at present. However, we anticipate going back to our weekly schedule at some point this spring!

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San Diego Zoo Global Library Team


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ZOOS, AQUARIUMS, BOTANIC GARDENS, AND CONSERVATION ORGANIZATIONS

Indonesian Zoo breeds rare komodo dragons
March 18, 2013, by Scott Neuman

Full article: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/03/18/174644458/indonesian-zoo-breeds-rare-komodo-dragons

Panda cub gets snow day at San Diego Zoo
March 19, 2013

Full article: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/03/panda-cub-gets-snow-day-at-san-diego-zoo/

Architecture students envision future of botanical gardens
March 21, 2013, by Rachel Teaman

Full article: http://www.buffalo.edu/ubreporter/featured-stories.host.html/content/shared/university/news/ub-reporter-articles/stories/2013/botanical_gardens_designs.detail.html

Dogs befriend cheetah to aid cats’ survival at San Diego Zoo Safari Park
March 21, 2013, by Laura Moss

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/dogs-befriend-cheetahs-to-aid-cats-survival

New York Botanical Garden’s Orchid Show: beauty in the Bronx
March 22, 2103, by Nick Murray

Full article: http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2013/03/though_snow_con.php

Zoo babies launch cute attach at San Diego Zoo and Safari Park
March 22, 2013, by Karla Peterson

Full article: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/mar/22/san-diego-zoo-baby-panda-rhino/

Tiger born at San Francisco Zoo delights visitors
March 24, 2013, by John S. Marshall

Full article: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/mar/24/tiger-born-at-san-francisco-zoo-delights-visitors/

Groundhog pardon? Prosecutor considers forgiveness after owner takes blame for bad prediction
March 25, 2013, by Joe Mandak

Full article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/26/groundhog-pardon_n_2954772.html
 
Koala conference to attract international experts
March 25, 2013, by Lisa Tisdell

Full article: http://www.portnews.com.au/story/1384966/koala-conference-to-attract-international-experts/?cs=257

Los Angeles mayor pushing to finish plans at Zoo, Convention Center
March 25, 2013

Full article: http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_22870685/mayor-pushing-finish-plans-at-zoo-convention-center

Jaguar cubs born at Woodland Park Zoo
March 25, 2013, by Stephanie Klein

Full article: http://mynorthwest.com/11/2236053/Jaguar-cubs-born-at-Woodland-Park-Zoo .

Forging zoos into global conservation centers, an interview with Cristian Samper, head of WCS
March 25, 2013, by Mark Szotek

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0325-szotek-samper.html

‘It’s raining fun’ at the San Diego Zoo for play days
March 26, 2013

Full article: http://scoopsandiego.com/news/local/it-s-raining-fun-at-the-san-diego-zoo-for/article_90dda322-9660-11e2-8b76-0019bb30f31a.html

Efforts to resuscitate extinct species may spawn a new era of the hybrid
March 26, 2013, by Devid Biello

Full article: http://news.yahoo.com/efforts-resuscitate-extinct-species-may-spawn-era-hybrid-160100379.html

TEDxDeExtinction Information: http://www.ted.com/tedx/events/7650

National Zoo welcomes five new seals
March 26, 2013, by Rebecca McDevitt

Full article: http://www.wjla.com/articles/2013/03/national-zoo-welcomes-five-new-seals-86716.html

Elephants move into new community center at the National Zoo
March 26, 2013, by Christina Barron

Full article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/kidspost/elephants-move-into-new-community-center-at-the-national-zoo/2013/03/26/557ddf8c-925e-11e2-9abd-e4c5c9dc5e90_story.html

Indianapolis Zoo seeks funds for orangutan exhibit
March 26, 2013

Full article: http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/local/marion_county/orangutan-exhibit-almost-ready

Franklin Park Zoo welcomes twin lemur babies
March 27, 2013

Full article: http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_coverage/2013/03/franklin_park_zoo_welcomes_twin_lemur_babies

First c-section delivery of a hyena pup in Australia’s history
March 27, 2013

Full article: http://www.zooborns.com/zooborns/2013/03/tale-of-two-hyena-births-at-monarto-zoo.html


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PLANTS

Invasive plants hurt locals in Mauritius
March 18, 2013, by Jeremy Hance

Full article:  http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0318-hance-tcs-invasive-plants.html

CITATION: Monty MLF, FLorens FBV, Baider C. 2013. Invasive alien plants elicit reduced production of flowers and fruits in various native forest species on the tropical island of Mauritius (Mascarenes, Indian Ocean). Tropical Conservation Science Vol. 6(1):35-49.

Scientists use DNA to quickly unravel relationship between plants and insects
March 25, 2013

Full article: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130325160524.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbotany+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Plants+%26+Animals+News+--+Botany%29

CITATION: Garcia-Robledo C, Erickson DL, et al. 2013. Tropical Plant–Herbivore Networks: Reconstructing Species Interactions Using DNA Barcodes. PLoS ONE 8 (1): e52967 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0052967

Novel way plants pass traits to next generation: Inheritance behavior in corn breaks accepted rules of genetics
March 26, 2013

Full article: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130326112003.htm

CITATION: Erhard KF, Parkinson SE, Gross SM, et al. 2013. Maize RNA Polymerase IV Defines trans-Generational Epigenetic Variation. The Plant Cell. DOI: 10.1105/tpc.112.107680

Enhancing tree conservation and forest restoration in Africa
March 27, 2013

Full article: http://www.bgci.org/resources/news/1014/



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ANIMALS

Facing extinction, conservationists call emergency summit to save Sumatran rhinos
March 17, 2013

Full article:  http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0317-sumatran-rhino-summit.html

Forgotten lions: shedding light on the fate of lions in unprotected areas
March 18, 2013, by Patricia O'Neill

Full article:  http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0318-oneill-tcs-lions.html

CITATION: Jacobson AP, Cattau ME, Riggio JS, Petracca LS, Fedak, DA. 2013. Distribution and abundance of lions in northwest Tete Province, Mozambique. Tropical Conservation Science Vol. 6(1):87-107.

Scientists successfully reintroduce gaur in Indian park
March 18, 2013, by: Thomas Handley

Full article:  http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0318-handley-tcs-gaur.html

CITATION: Sankar K, Pabla HS, Patil CK, Nigam P, Qureshi Q, Navaneethan B, Manjrekar M, Virkar PS, Mondal K. 2013. Home range, habitat use and food habits of re-introduced gaur (Bos gaurus gaurus) in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, Central India. Tropical Conservation Science Vol. 6(1):50-69.

Flashing fish brains filmed in action
March 18, 2013, by Monya Baker

Full article:  http://www.nature.com/news/flashing-fish-brains-filmed-in-action-1.12621

CITATIONS: Ahrens MB, Keller PJ. 2013. Whole-brain functional imaging at cellular resolution using light-sheet microscopy. Nature Methods. DOI: 10.1038/NMETH.2434

Alivasatos AP, et al. 2013. The brain activity map. Science 339(6125):1284–1285. DOI: 10.1126/science.1236939

Tomer R, Khairy K, Amat F, Keller PJ. 2012. Quantitative high-speed imaging of entire developing embryos with simultaneous multiview light-sheet microscopy. Nature Methods 9:755-763. DOI: 10.1038/nmeth.2062

Tourist-fed stingrays change their ways
March 18, 2013

Full article:  http://esciencenews.com/articles/2013/03/18/tourist.fed.stingrays.change.their.ways

CITATION: Corcoran MJ, Wetherbee BM, Shivji MS, et al. 2013. Supplemental Feeding for Ecotourism Reverses Diel Activity and Alters Movement Patterns and Spatial Distribution of the Southern Stingray, Dasyatis americana. PLoS ONE 8 (3): e59235 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0059235

Male lions use ambush hunting strategy
March 18, 2013

Full article:  http://esciencenews.com/articles/2013/03/18/male.lions.use.ambush.hunting.strategy

CITATION: Loarie SR, Tambling CJ, Asner GP. 2013. Lion hunting behaviour and vegetation structure in an African savanna. Animal Behaviour. DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2013.01.018

Antarctica's first whale skeleton found with 9 new deep-sea species
March 18, 2013

Full article:  http://esciencenews.com/articles/2013/03/18/antarcticas.first.whale.skeleton.found.with.9.new.deep.sea.species

CITATION: Amon DJ, Glover AG, Wiklund H, et al. 2013. The discovery of a natural whale fall in the Antarctic deep sea. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography. DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2013.01.028

Tiny minotaurs and mini-Casanovas: Ancient pigmy moths reveal secrets of their diversity
March 18, 2013

Full article:  http://esciencenews.com/articles/2013/03/19/tiny.minotaurs.and.mini.casanovas.ancient.pigmy.moths.reveal.secrets.their.diversity

CITATION: Hoare R, van Nierkerken E. 2013. Phylogeny and host-plant relationships of the Australian Myrtaceae leafmining moth genus Pectinivalva (Lepidoptera, Nepticulidae), with new subgenera and species. ZooKeys 278 (0): 1. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.278.4743

Swallows may be evolving to dodge traffic
March 18, 2013, by Beth Marie Mole

Full article:  http://www.nature.com/news/swallows-may-be-evolving-to-dodge-traffic-1.12614

CITATION: Brown CR, Brown MB. 2013. Where has all the road kill gone? Current Biology 23 (6): R233. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2013.02.023

Peruvian night monkey threatened by vanishing forests, lost corridors
March 18, 2013, by Jeremy Hance

Full article:  http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0318-hance-tcs-peruvian-night-monkey.html 

CITATION: Shanee S, Allgas N, Shanee N. 2013. Preliminary observations on the behavior and ecology of the Peruvian night monkey (Aotus miconax: Primates) in a remnant cloud forest patch, north eastern Peru. Tropical Conservation Science Vol. 6(1):138-148.

Scientists successfully freeze Barbary sheep embryos for conservation purposes
March 18, 2013. By Jeremy Hance

Full article:  http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0318-hance-tcs-barbary-embryo.html

CITATION: López–Saucedo J, Ramón-Ugalde JP, Barroso-PadillaJJ, Gutiérrez-Gutiérrez AM, Fierro R, Piña-Aguilar RE. 2013. Superovulation, in vivo embryo recovery and cryopreservation for Aoudad (Ammotragus lervia) females using osmotic pumps and vitrification: a preliminary experience and its implications for conservation. Tropical Conservation Science Vol. 6(1):149-157.

Time called on chimp work
March 19, 2013, by Meredith Wadman

Full article:  http://www.nature.com/news/time-called-on-chimp-work-1.12631

Poachers massacre 89 elephants in Chad
March 19, 2013

Full article:  http://phys.org/news/2013-03-poachers-massacre-elephants-chad.html

The beautiful amphibian from Hell: scientists discover new crocodile newt in Vietnam
March 19, 2013, by Jeremy Hance

Full article:  http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0318-hance-crocodilenewt-new.html

CITATION: Nishikawa K, Matsui M, Nguyen TT. 2013. A New Species of Tylototriton from Northern Vietnam (Amphibia: Urodela: Salamandridae). Current Herpetology 32(1): 34–49

Adoption and risk management in fish: How cichlids prevent their young from being eaten
March 19, 2013

Full article:  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130319091129.htm

CITATION: Schaedelin FC, van Dongen FD, Wagner RH. 2012. Nonrandom brood mixing suggests adoption in a colonial cichlid. Behavioral Ecology 24 (2): 540. DOI: 10.1093/beheco/ars195

Kill Bill character inspires the name of a new parasitoid wasp species
March 19, 2013

Full article:  http://phys.org/news/2013-03-bill-character-parasitoid-wasp-species.html

CITATION:  Quicke DLJ, Smith MA, Hrcek J, Butcher BA. 2013. Cystomastacoides van Achterberg (Braconidae, Rogadinae): first host record and descriptions of three new species from Thailand and Papua New Guinea. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 31: 65. DOI: 10.3897/JHR.31.3385

Origins of human teamwork found in chimpanzees
March 19, 2013

Full article:  http://esciencenews.com/articles/2013/03/19/origins.human.teamwork.found.chimpanzees

CITATION: Melis AP, Tomasello M. 2013. Chimpanzees' (Pan troglodytes) strategic helping in a collaborative task. Biology Letters 9 (2): 20130009 DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2013.0009

Peru surprises with two new amazing species of woodlizards
March 20, 2013

Full article: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130320115224.htm

CITATION: Venegas P, Torres-Carvajal O, Duran V, de Queiroz K. 2013. Two sympatric new species of woodlizards (Hoplocercinae, Enyalioides) from Cordillera Azul National Park in northeastern Peru. ZooKeys 277 (0): 69. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.277.3594

Hundred of sick sea lion pups wash ashore on California coast
March 21, by Christine Dell’Amore

Full article: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/03/130319-sea-lions-pups-strandings-california-animals-science/

For the first time Iberian lynx embryos are collected and preserved
March 22, 2013

Full article: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130322090751.htm

Genomes of peregrine and saker falcons throw lights on evolution of a predatory lifestyle
March 24, 2013

“In a collaborative study published online in Nature Genetics, researchers from Cardiff University, BGI, International Wildlife Consultants, Ltd., and Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital, have completed the genome sequencing and analysis of two iconic falcons, the peregrine (Falco peregrinus) and saker (Falco cherrug). The work provides an invaluable resource for the deep understanding of the adaptive evolution in raptors and the genetic basis of their wide distribution.”

Full article: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130325111216.htm

CITATION: Zhan X, Pan S, Wang J, et al. 2013. Peregrine and saker falcon genome sequences provide insights into evolution of a predatory lifestyle. Nature Genetics. DOI: 10.1038/ng.2588

Over 10% of a single tortoise species’ population found in smuggler’s bag
March 25, 2013, by Jeremy Hance

Full article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/25/tortoise-species-population-smugglers-bag

Researchers sequence Aye-aye genome, lemur is more genetically diverse than humans
March 26, 2013

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0326-aye-aye-genome.html

Why sticking around is sometimes the better choice for males
March 26, 2013

Full article: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130326194100.htm

CITATION: Griffin AS, Alonzo SH, Cornwallis CK. 2013. Why Do Cuckolded Males Provide Paternal Care? PLoS Biology 11 (3): e1001520 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001520

To save the king of the jungle (the lion), a call to pen him in
March 26, 2013, by James Gorman

Full article: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/27/science/lion-researchers-call-for-more-fences-to-save-the-big-cats.html?ref=science&_r=0

CITATION: Packer C, Loveridge A, Canney S, et al. Conserving large carnivores: dollars and fence. Ecology Letters. DOI: 10.1111/ele.12091

Uncovering Africa’s oldest known penguins
March 26, 2013

Full article: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130326101606.htm

CITATION: Thomas DB, Ksepka DT. A history of shifting fortunes for African penguins. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 2013; DOI: 10.1111/zoj.12024

Lemur lookalikes are two new species, DNA says
March 26, 2013

Full article: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130326101523.htm

CITATION: Rasoloarison RM, Weisrock DW, Yoder AD, Rakotondravony D, Kappeler PM. 2013. Two New Species of Mouse Lemurs (Cheirogaleidae: Microcebus) from Eastern Madagascar. International Journal of Primatology. DOI: 10.1007/s10764-013-9672-1

Neonicotinoid pesticides ‘damage brains of bees’
March 27, 2013, by Rebecca Morelle

Full article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21958547

CITATIONS: Palmer MJ, Moffat C, et al. 2013. Cholinergic pesticides cause mushroom body neuronal inactivation in honeybees. Nature Communications  4(1634). DOI: 10.1038/ncomms2648

Williamson SM, Wright GA. 2013. Exposure to multiple cholinergic pesticides impairs olfactory learning and memory in honeybees. Journal of Experimental Biology. DOI: 10.1242/​jeb.083931

More fat, less protein improves canine olfactory abilities
March 27, 2013

Full article: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130327102652.htm



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ENVIRONMENT, SUSTAINABILITY

Mariana Trench: Deepest ocean 'teems with microbes'
March 17, 2013, by Rebecca Morelle

Full article:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21806406

CITATION: Glud RN, Wenzhofer F, Middelboe M, et al. 2013. High rates of microbial carbon turnover in sediments in the deepest oceanic trench on Earth. Nature Geoscience. DOI: 10.1038/ngeo1773

China's 80 billion-a-year chopstick habit impacts forests
March 17, 2013

Full article:  http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0317-china-chopsticks.html

Earth's interior cycles contributor to long-term sea-level & climate change, scientists conclude
March 18, 2013

Full article:  http://esciencenews.com/articles/2013/03/18/earths.interior.cycles.contributor.long.term.sea.level.climate.change.scientists.conclude

CITATION: Rampino MR, Prokoph A. 2013. Are mantle plumes periodic? Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union 94(12):113-114. DOI: 10.1002/2013EO120001

Ocean plankton sponge up nearly twice the carbon currently assumed
March 19, 2013

Full article:  http://esciencenews.com/articles/2013/03/19/ocean.plankton.sponge.nearly.twice.carbon.currently.assumed

CITATION: Martiny AC, Pahm CTA, Primeau FW, et al. 2013. Strong latitudinal patterns in the elemental ratios of marine plankton and organic matter. Nature Geoscience, 2013; DOI: 10.1038/ngeo1757

Environmentalists target controversial logging practices in California
March 19, 2013

Full article:  http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0319-california-clearcutting.html

Risk to endangered whales from ships in southern California analyzed in new study
March 25, 2013

Full article: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130325183949.htm

CITATION: Redfern JV, Mckenna MF, Moore TJ, Calambokidis J, et al. 2013. Assessing the Risk of Ships Striking Large Whales in Marine Spatial Planning. Conservation Biology 27 (2): 292. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12029

Homeowner groups can support native species in suburbia
March 25, 2013

Full article: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130325160240.htm

CITATION: Lerman SB, Turner VK, Bang C. 2013. Homeowner Associations as a Vehicle for Promoting Native Urban Biodiversity. Ecology and Society, 2012; 17 (4) DOI: 10.5751/ES-05175-170445

After decades of turning a blind eye, Peru declares state of emergency due to oil contamination in Amazon
March 26, 2013, by Jeremy Hance

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0326-hance-peru-emergency.html

Hope for Galapagos wildlife threatened by marine invaders
March 26, 2013

Full article: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130326112048.htm

Ranger corruption ‘impeding global fight against poaching’
March 27, 2013, by Oliver Milman

Full article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/27/ranger-corruption-impeding-fight-poaching



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NEW AND NOTABLE RESEARCH

Distinctive virus behind mystery horse disease
March 18, 2013, by Ed Yong

Full article:  http://www.nature.com/news/distinctive-virus-behind-mystery-horse-disease-1.12624

CITATION: Chandriani S, Skewes-Cox P, Zhong W, et al. 2013. Identification of a previously undescribed divergent virus from the Flaviviridae family in an outbreak of equine serum hepatitis. PNAS. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1219217110

Biodiversity does not reduce transmission of disease from animals to humans, researchers find
March 20, 2013

Full article: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130320142756.htm

CITATION: Salkeld DJ, Padgett KA, Jones JH. 2013. A meta-analysis suggesting that the relationship between biodiversity and risk of zoonotic pathogen transmission is idiosyncratic. Ecology Letters. DOI: 10.1111/ele.12101



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OTHER HEADLINES

'Lost' Tectonic Plate Found Beneath California
March 18, 2013, by Stephanie Pappas

Full article:  http://www.livescience.com/27994-lost-tectonic-plate-california.html

CITATION: Wang Y, Forsyth DW, Rau CJ, et al. 2013. Fossil slabs attached to unsubducted fragments of the Farallon plate. PNAS. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1214880110

Balboa Park’s History Pin project with Google Maps (San Diego)
March 22, 2013

Full article: http://www.sandiego6.com/news/local/Balboa-Parks-History-Pin-Project-With-Google-Maps-199529931.html


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US FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE - FEDERAL REGISTER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Endangered Species Recovery Permit Applications
March 18, 2013
Vol. 78, No. 52
FR Docket # 2013-06122

Permit No. TE-94965A
Applicant: Susan E. Townsend, Oakland, California
The applicant requests a permit to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) the California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County DPS and Sonoma County DPS) (Ambystoma californiense) in conjunction with surveys and population studies throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-221411
Applicant: Center For Natural Lands Management, Temecula, California
The applicant requests an amendment to take (harass by survey, capture, and release) the Pacific pocket mouse (Perognathus longimembris pacificus), take (harass by survey) the Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino), and take (survey, capture, handle, and release) the tidewater goby (Eucyclogobius newberryi) in conjunction with surveys, population monitoring, and land management activities throughout the range of each species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-94977A
Applicant: Theodore D. Robertson, Walnut Creek, California
The applicant requests a permit to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) the California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County DPS and Sonoma County DPS) (Ambystoma californiense) in conjunction with surveys and population studies throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-110373
Applicant: Eric F. Kline, San Diego, California
The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (survey by pursuit) the Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino) in conjunction with surveys throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-94998A
Applicant: Leonard Y. Liu, Oakland, California
The applicant requests an amendment to a permit to take (harass by survey) the California clapper rail (Rallus longirostris obsoletus) in conjunction with survey activities throughout the range of the species in in Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Solano, Contra Costa, Alameda, Santa Clara, San Mateo, and San Francisco Counties, California, for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-198922
Applicant: LaTisha M. Sarre, Pleasant Grove, California
The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture, collect, and collect vouchers) the Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio), longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna), Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni), San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis), and vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi) in conjunction with surveys throughout the range of each species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-190302
Applicant: Mitch C. Siemens, Arroyo Grande, California
The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) the California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County DPS) (Ambystoma californiense) in conjunction with surveys and population studies throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-008031
Applicant: David W. Flietner, San Diego, California
The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (survey by pursuit) the Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino) in conjunction with surveys throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-221290
Applicant: Lee Ripma, San Diego, California
The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (survey by pursuit) the Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino) and take (capture, collect, and collect vouchers) the Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio), longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna), Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni), San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis), and vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi) in conjunction with survey activities throughout the range of each species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-96471A
Applicant: Mason Holmes, San Ramon, California
The applicant requests a permit to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, mark, take biological samples, and release) the California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County DPS and Sonoma County DPS) (Ambystoma californiense) in conjunction with surveys and population studies throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-019949
Applicant: Vipul R. Joshi, San Diego, California
The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (survey by pursuit) the Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino) and take (capture, collect, and collect vouchers) the Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio), longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna), Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni), San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis), and vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi) in conjunction with survey activities throughout the range of each species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-021929
Applicant: California Native Plant Society, Mather, California
The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture, collect, and collect vouchers) the Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio), longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna), and vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi) in conjunction with educational tours and population monitoring in Sacramento County, California, for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-96483A
Applicant: Elizabeth A. Kempton, Glendora, California
The applicant requests a permit to take (capture, collect, and collect vouchers) the Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio), longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna), Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni), San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis), and vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi) in conjunction with surveys throughout the range
of each species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-012973
Applicant: ECORP Consulting, Inc., Rocklin, California
The applicant requests an amendment to an amendment to take (survey, capture, handle, measure, and release) the giant kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ingens) and take (survey, capture, handle, measure, mark, and release) the salt marsh harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys raviventris) in conjunction with survey, demographic study, and restoration activities throughout the range of each species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-168927
Applicant: Drew C. Stokes, San Diego, California
The applicant requests a renewal to take (survey, capture, handle, mark, and take biological samples) and an amendment to take (pitfall trap) the arroyo toad (arroyo southwestern) (Anaxyrus californicus (Bufo microscaphus c.)) in conjunction with survey, population monitoring, and upland use study in San Diego County, California, for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-221295
Applicant: Angelica Mendoza, Fontana, California
The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (survey by pursuit) the Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino) in conjunction with surveys throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-185611
Applicant: CuriOdyssey Corporation, San Mateo, California
The applicant requests a permit to take (harass by capture, handle, transport, and captive rear) the California tiger salamander (Sonoma County DPS) (Ambystoma californiense) in conjunction with public outreach display and ecological research studies within the geographic jurisdiction of the Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office, California, for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-200339
Applicant: Sarah M. Foster, Sacramento, California
The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) the California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County DPS and Sonoma County DPS) (Ambystoma californiense) in conjunction with surveys and population studies throughout the range of each species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-97709A
Applicant: Kathryn L. Riley, San Diego, California
The applicant requests a permit to take (harass by survey) the southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) in conjunction with survey activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-074955
Applicant: Susan R. Scatolini, San Diego, California
The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture, collect, and collect vouchers) the Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni) and San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis) in conjunction with survey activities throughout the range of each species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-97717A
Applicant: Melissa Blundell, Encinitas, California
The applicant requests a permit to take (capture, handle, band, monitor nests, and release) the least Bell's vireo (Vireo bellii pusillus) in conjunction with surveys and population monitoring activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Full announcement: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-03-18/html/2013-06122.htm

Llano Seco Riparian Sanctuary Unit Restoration and Pumping Plant/Fish Screen Facility Protection Project, CA; Final Environmental Impact Statement and Environmental Impact Report
March 18, 2013
Vol. 78, No. 52
FR Docket # 2013-06178
Full announcement: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-03-18/html/2013-06178.htm

Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Status Review of the West Coast Distinct Population Segment of the Fisher as Endangered or Threatened
March 19, 2013
Vol. 78, No. 53
FR Docket # 2013-06214
Full announcement: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-03-19/html/2013-06214.htm

Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Draft Revised Supplement to the Grizzly Bear Recovery Plan
March 22, 2013
Vol. 78, No. 56
FR Docket # 2013-06612
Full announcement: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-03-22/html/2013-06612.htm

Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Issuance of Permits
March 22, 2013
Vol. 78, No. 56
FR Docket # 2013-06596

                                               Endangered Species
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                                                                Receipt of
            Permit No.                    Applicant         application Federal       Permit  issuance date
                                                              Register notice
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69463A............................  Denver Zoological      77 FR 41198; July     February 22, 2012.
                                     Foundation.            12, 2012.
69465A............................  Denver Zoological      77 FR 41198; July     February 22, 2012.
                                     Foundation.            12, 2012.
88568A............................  The Living Desert....  77 FR 66476;          February 12, 2013.
                                                            November 5, 2012.
91717A............................  Thomas Archipley.....  77 FR 74506;          March 4, 2013.
                                                            December 14, 2012.
90697A............................  Stephen Dunbar, Loma   78 FR 4162; January   March 15, 2013.
                                     Linda University.      18, 2013.
724540............................  Archie Carr Center     78 FR 5481; January   March 12, 2013.
                                     for Sea Turtle         25, 2013.
                                     Research.
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                                                 Marine Mammals
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                                                                Receipt of
            Permit No.                    Applicant         application Federal       Permit  issuance date
                                                             Register  notice
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134593 and 134595.................  Point Defiance Zoo     71 FR 53464;          March 13, 2013.
                                     and Aquarium.          September 11, 2006.
73634A............................  Seward Association     77 FR 70457;          March 8, 2013.
                                     for the Advancement    November 26, 2012.
                                     of Marine Science,
                                     Alaska SeaLife
                                     Center.
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Full announcement: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-03-22/html/2013-06596.htm

Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit Applications
March 22, 2013
Vol. 78, No. 56
FR Docket # 2013-06624

Permit Application Number: TE-98708A
Applicant: South Dakota Department of Environment & Natural Resources, PMB 2020, Joe Foss Building, 523 E. Capitol, Pierre, SD 57501.
The applicant requests a permit to take (capture, handle, release) Topeka shiner (Notropis topeka) in conjunction with surveys and population monitoring activities in South Dakota for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Full announcement: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-03-22/html/2013-06624.htm

Endangered Species; Receipt of Applications for Permit
March 22, 2013
Vol. 78, No. 56
FR Docket # 2013-06595

Applicant: Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, Columbia, SC; PRT-96245A.
The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples collected from wild leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) in Suriname for the purpose of scientific research. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.

Applicant: Miami-Dade Zoological Park and Gardens, Miami, FL; PRT-97266A.
The applicant requests a permit to export a captive-born female harpy eagle (Harpia harpyja) to Parque Municipal Summit de Panama, Gamboa, Panama, for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species.

Applicant: Mesker Park Zoo, Evansville, IN; PRT-678968.
The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following families, genera, 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
Cebidae
Cercopithecidae
Cervidae
Hylobatidae
Lemuridae
Macropodidae
Gruidae
Genus
Panthera
Species
Snow leopard (Uncia uncia)
Clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa)
Bactrian camel (Camelus bactrianus)
Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus)
Baird's tapir (Tapirus bairdii)
Przewalski's horse (Equus przewalskii)
Pygmy slow loris (Nycticebus pygmaeus)
Tartaruga (Podocnemis expansa)

Applicant: Gary Johnson, Perris, CA; PRT-808265.
The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.

Applicant: Zoological Society of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA; PRT-679328.
The applicant requests amendment and renewal of their captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following families, genera, 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
Canidae
Cebidae
Cercopithecidae
Cervidae
Elephantidae
Equidae
Felidae (does not include jaguar, margay, or ocelot)
Hominidae
Hylobatidae
Lemuridae
Rhinocerotidae
Accipitridae
Bucerotidae
Cathartidae
Columbidae
Cotingidae
Gruidae
Muscicapidae
Pedionomidae
Psittacidae (does not include thick-billed parrots)
Rallidae
Strigidae
Sturnidae (does not include Aplonis pelzelni)
Threskiornithidae
Trogonidae
Alligatoridae
Boidae (does not include Mona boa or Puerto Rico boa)
Crocodylidae (does not include the American crocodile)
Testudinidae
Varanidae
Bufonidae
Species
Rodrigues fruit bat (Pteropus rodricensis)
Central American river turtle (Dermatemys mawii)
Giant otter (Pteronura brasiliensis)

Applicant: Richard Ray, Farragut, TN; PRT-99438A.
The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the radiated tortoise (Astrochelys radiata) to enhance the species' propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.

Applicant: Oregon Zoo, Portland, OR; PRT-677662.
The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following families, to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.

Families
Cebidae
Cercopithecidae
Elephantidae
Equidae
Felidae (does not include jaguar, margay, or ocelot)
Hylobatidae
Lemuridae
Hominidae
Rhinocerotidae

Applicant: Charles Salisbury, Lakeland, FL; PRT-56309A.
The applicant requests amendment of their captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) to include Siamang (Symphalangus syndactylus) to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.

Applicant: Chicago Zoological Society, Brookfield, IL; PRT-682781.
The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following families, to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.

Families
Bovidae
Camelidae
Canidae
Cebidae
Cercopithecidae
Equidae
Felidae (does not include jaguar, ocelot, or margay)
Hominidae
Hylobatidae
Lemuridae
Lorisidae
Pteropodidae
Rhinocerotidae
Tapiridae
Psittacidae (does not include thick-billed parrots)
Sturnidae (does not include Aplonis pelzelni)
Crocodylidae (does not include the American crocodile)
Testudinidae

Applicant: East Coast Zoological Society dba Brevard Zoo, Melbourne, FL; PRT-036218.
The applicant requests amendment and renewal of their captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following families, genera, and species, to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.

Families
Cebidae
Canidae
Cercopithecidae
Hominidae
Hylobatidae
Lemuridae
Tapiridae
Species
Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus)
Grevy's Zebra (Equus grevyi)
Golden parakeet (Guarouba guarouba)
Bali starling (Leucopsar rothschildi)
Radiated tortoise (Astrochelys radiata)
Goliath frog (Conraua goliath)

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: Franklin Brown, Rainbow City, AL; PRT-99428A.
    Applicant: Michael Couch, Lebanon, TN; PRT-97814A.
    Applicant: Coll John, El Paso, TX; PRT-99723A.
    Applicant: Montague James, El Paso, TX; PRT-99724A.

Full announcement: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-03-22/html/2013-06595.htm