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    • Nesting brown pelicans

    • Nesting brown pelicans
    • Birds; Oil spills;
    • There are 1,300 brown pelican nests on Breton Island. Brown pelicans have recently been downlisted from endangered to threatened. Photo taken on May 3, 2010 as the oil spill approaches the Gulf Coast. Boom can be seen in the background.
    • Brown pelicans

    • Brown pelicans
    • Birds; Oil spills; Shorebirds; Wildlife refuges;
    • There are 1,300 brown pelican nests on Breton Island. Brown pelicans have recently been downlisted from endangered to threatened. Photo taken on May 3, 2010 as the oil spill approaches the Gulf Coast. Boom can be seen in the background.
    • Black rhinoceros

    • Black rhinoceros
    • International conservation; Mammals; Extinctions;
    • The African black rhinoceros is an extinct subspecies. Historically, it once occurred across most of the west African savanna. Until recently, only a few individuals survived in northern Cameroon, but on July 8, 2006 the World Conservation Union...
    • Male Short-tailed Albatross and Chick

    • Male Short-tailed Albatross and Chick
    • Birds; Migratory birds; Endangered species; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • This male Short-tailed Albatross checks on his chick that hatched recently on Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. As of 2010, the short-tailed albatross population is estimated to be 1,200 birds. Of these, the total number of breeding age birds...
    • Taylor's Checkerspot Butterfly

    • Taylor's Checkerspot Butterfly
    • Wildflowers; Prairies; Vegetation; Valleys; Insects;
    • The Taylor's checkerspot was once found throughout grasslands in the Willamette Valley, Puget Sound, and south Vancouver Island. The historic range and abundance of the Taylor's checkerspot is not precisely known because exhaustive searches did not...
    • Wind Turbine

    • Wind Turbine
    • Energy;
    • 3MW turbines recently installed at Tehachapi Pass. The wind farm has been operating since the 1980's. These new turbines are 410 feet tall from the ground to the tip of the blade.
    • Aerial of restoration site

    • Aerial of restoration site
    • Aerial photography; Habitat restoration; Wildlife refuges
    • Converting recently purchased orange groves into productive wildlife habitat for the birds of Pelican Island. Looking south toward Pelican Island from the barrier island.

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