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US allows killing sea lions eating at-risk Northwest salmon

US allows killing sea lions eating at-risk Northwest salmon

Technology
U.S. authorities have given wildlife managers in Washington, Oregon and Idaho permission to start killing hundreds of sea lions in the Columbia River basin in hopes of helping struggling salmon and steelheadBy GENE JOHNSON Associated PressAugust 14, 2020, 9:05 PM4 min readSEATTLE -- U.S. authorities on Friday gave wildlife managers in Washington, Oregon and Idaho permission to start killing hundreds of sea lions in the Columbia River basin in hopes of helping struggling salmon and steelhead trout. The bulky marine mammals long ago figured out that they could feast on the migrating fish where they bottleneck at dams or where they head up tributaries to spawn. “These are places where the fish are really vulnerable,” said Shaun Clements, senior policy analyst for the Oregon Department of Fi...
West African lions don’t prefer national parks to hunting preserves

West African lions don’t prefer national parks to hunting preserves

Science
March 30 (UPI) -- Data from a massive wildlife camera survey suggests West African lions divide their time evenly between the region's largest national parks and the hunting preserves that surround them. There are an estimated 400 lions living in West Africa, and 90 percent of them are found in a protected complex called W-Arly-Pendjari, or the WAP Complex. The expanse comprises five national parks and 14 hunting concessions in Burkina Faso, Niger and Benin -- some 10,200 square miles of habitat. Inside the parks, the lions are protected and face fewer human pressures, but in the hunting preserves, the lions can be killed. When scientists set out to document their distribution and movement patterns within the WAP Complex, they expected to find that lions avoided hunting concessions when ...
Detroit Lions place rookie TE T.J. Hockenson on injured reserve

Detroit Lions place rookie TE T.J. Hockenson on injured reserve

Sports
Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The Detroit Lions placed rookie tight end T.J. Hockenson on season-ending injured reserve with a right ankle injury, the team announced Monday. Hockenson sustained the ankle injury during the fourth quarter of the Lions' loss to the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving Day. He was taken to the locker room following the injury and didn't return to the contest. Lions head coach Matt Patricia said he doesn't know yet whether Hockenson will require surgery. "Certainly, I think a guy that was consistent from Day 1," Patricia told reporters Monday. "Someone that worked really hard. I think he improved as the spring, training camp and season came along. "He worked really hard at his task and understanding some of the differences between the college game and pro game, and some differen...
Mitchell Trubisky, Bears stage Thanksgiving comeback vs. Lions

Mitchell Trubisky, Bears stage Thanksgiving comeback vs. Lions

Sports
Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Mitchell Trubisky helped the Chicago Bears rally from a 10-point deficit to beat the Detroit Lions Thursday in Detroit. Trubisky completed 29 of 38 passes for 338 yards, three scores and an interception in the 24-20 win at Ford Field. Lions backup quarterback David Blough completed 22 of 38 passes for 280 yards, two scores and interception in the loss. Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay erupted for 158 yards and a score on four catches. Anthony Miller led the Bears with 140 yards on nine receptions. "I'm super happy with the way our guys fought," Bears coach Matt Nagy told reporters. "It was a little bit of a slow start there ... A lot of players made a lot of plays, but today was Mitch's day." Trubisky connected with Allen Robinson for a 10-yard touchdown on the first...
England Under-21s 2-0 Kosovo Under-21s: Phil Foden brace proves crucial for Young Lions

England Under-21s 2-0 Kosovo Under-21s: Phil Foden brace proves crucial for Young Lions

Sports
Phil Foden’s double secured England Under-21s a 2-0 win against Kosovo in their Euro 2021 qualifier at the KCOM Stadium. Manchester City midfielder Foden followed up a rebound to give England a half-time lead and lashed home his second in stoppage time. Getty Images - Getty Phil Foden hit a brace The Young Lions followed up Friday’s 3-2 victory in Turkey by ensuring six points from their opening two Group Three matches. Aidy Boothroyd’s side should have won by a bigger margin and it was for long periods a frustrating night for a crowd of 15,258 as the hosts failed to cash in on their dominance. Kosovo, top of Group Three at kick-off after wins against Andorra and Turkey, began full of confidence and forced England goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale into the f...