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(nēn, nĕn) or


(nĕn), river, c.90 mi (140 km) long, rising in the Northampton Uplands, central England, and flowing NE past Northampton, Oundle, Peterborough, and Wisbech to the Wash. It is navigable to Peterborough and drains part of the Fens.
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The Hawaiian Goose, its distribution and reduction in numbers.
The four-day-old grey Hawaiian Goose gosling, or nene as it is known in its native Hawaiian Islands, in just one of the young wildfowl to be successfully reared at the trust's base at Slimbridge, Gloucestershire.
Ground-nesting birds such as the endangered nene or Hawaiian goose (Branta sandvicensis) and Hawaiian dark-rumped petrel (Pterodroma phaeopygia sandwichensis) are particularly vulnerable.
But it's not all gloom: The Hawaiian Goose, for instance, bounced back from a low of 30 birds in 1952 to its current population of over 500.
Nationally, the Safe Harbor concept is responsible for the reintroduction of the Hawaiian goose (the state's official bird) to the island of Molokai, after an absence of more than two centuries, and the return of the northern aplomado falcon, North America's rarest falcon, as a breeding bird in Texas after an absence of several decades.
The Hawaiian Goose represents W W T 's greatest conservation success story by breeding the birds in captivity and releasing them in the wild.
An avian poxvirus from cutaneous lesions in a Hawaiian goose (Branta sandvicensis) was characterized in this study.
By adding Kahuku Ranch, the Park Service incorporates into the park one of the most active parts of the Mauna Loa volcano, as well as a variety of endangered plant and animal species, such as the Hawaiian goose.
Forest Service; nene or Hawaiian goose (Branta (=Nesochen) sandvicensis) reintroduction in cooperation with the State of Hawaii; and numerous monitoring studies of forest birds, feral ungulates, invasive weeds, yellow-jacket wasps (Vespula pensylvanica), vegetation recovery, and native tree growth and survival in outplanting areas.
With a pig-free area in which to work, the Partnership is focusing on restoring rare plants and native birds, including the Hawaiian hawk, Hawaiian goose and Hawaiian hoary bat.
Pathogenicity of 2 avian poxviruses isolated from endangered Hawaiian wild birds, the Hawaiian Goose and the Palila, was compared with fowl poxvirus in chickens.

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