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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will propose lifting protections on the gray wolf, seen here in 2008. The species' status under the Endangered Species Act has been contested for years. Gary Kramer/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/AP hide caption

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lifted a ban on importing sport-hunted trophies of elephants from Zimbabwe and Zambia. But President Trump wants to review the decision. Jekesai Njikizana/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Three giraffes and a white rhino laze in the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania in 2012. The global giraffe population has dropped sharply in recent decades, prompting wildlife groups to urge the giraffe's addition to the endangered species list. Barbara Hollweg/IFAW hide caption

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Biologist Shaun Clements counts down the seconds before emptying a vial of synthetic DNA into a stream near Alsea, Oregon. Jes Burns/Oregon Public Broadcasting/EarthFix hide caption

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Moraine Park is a grassy valley inside Rocky Mountain National Park. Wes Lindamood/NPR hide caption

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Beyond Sightseeing: You'll Love The Sound Of America's Best Parks

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Fish and Wildlife Director Dan Ashe (left) and Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell select confiscated illegal ivory to crush in an effort to halt elephant poaching and ivory trafficking in New York City's Times Square in June 2015. Bebeto Matthews/AP hide caption

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