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Wildlife Officials Concerned for Sparrow, Tortoises


The federal U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is starting a captive breeding program to save the Florida grasshopper sparrow, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Meantime, as the Florida Current reports, the state Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has revised the rules for relocating gopher tortoises to protected sites. 


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