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Dianne Feinstein: Manage water, endangered species scientifically

To the editor: The Times editorial board is absolutely correct: the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta must be managed by science, not Congress - and that's exactly what the California Emergency Drought Relief Act does. ("Feinstein-Boxer water bill offers real drought relief," editorial, Aug. 14)

Threat to Tiny Golden-Cheeked Warbler Is Disputed in Texas

A showdown over a songbird’s status is part of a continuing national dialogue about the Endangered Species Act.

UPDATE: Cruelty to Endangered Orca Lolita Nets Lawsuit Against Miami Seaquarium

PETA, ALDF, and others claim that the park is violating the Endangered Species Act. The post UPDATE: Cruelty to Endangered Orca Lolita Nets Lawsuit Against Miami Seaquarium appeared first on PETA.

The US just declared all captive chimps to be endangered

Chimpanzees are now officially considered an endangered species, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and will be designated as such under the Endangered Species Act. The move comes after a petition for the action was submitted by activist is

Who's Afraid of Big, Bad Policy? War on Wolves Wages On

Some anti-wolf politicians in Congress are once again pushing to force the removal of wolves from the Endangered Species Act. Act now to protect wolves!       Related Stories Anti-Horse Slaughter Bill Hits the Senate The 113th Congress in Review for Animals Wildlife Disservices  

U.S. wildlife managers declare eastern cougar extinct

(Reuters) - Eastern cougars that once roamed North America from parts of Canada to South Carolina are extinct and no longer warrant federal Endangered Species Act protections, U.S. wildlife managers said on Tuesday.

Chimps just got major new protection — from medical researchers

3 months agoHealth : The Checkup

Wild chimpanzees have been protected under the Endangered Species Act for nearly a quarter century, but not captive chimps. Without that oversight, they have been held in pens, bought and sold for research, and poked, prodded and injected with potions to find cures that might benefit humans.Read full article >>

Captive Chimpanzees Now Protected by Endangered Species Act

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has issued a final rule that officially extends the full protection of the Endangered Species Act to captive chimpanzees. The post Captive Chimpanzees Now Protected by Endangered Species Act appeared first on PETA.

PETA Statement: Captive Chimpanzees Now Protected by Endangered Species Act

PETA Foundation Deputy General Counsel Delcianna Winders released a statement in response to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s final rule that officially extends the full protection of the... The post PETA Statement: Captive Chimpanzees Now Protected by Endangered Species Act appeared first on PETA.

At Long Last, All Chimpanzees, Including Captive Animals, to Get Strongest Protections Under the Endangered Species Act 

Though wild chimpanzees were listed as “endangered” in 1990 amid concerns of dwindling populations, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service made a controversial decision to “split-list” the species by depriving captive chimpanzees of the endangered status. Show More Summary

Genetic analysis of the American eel helps explain its decline

The American eel has been a concern for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service since 2007, when it was first considered for, but failed to receive, Endangered Species Act protection. The numbers of these slender, slimy, ancient fish in freshwater...Show More Summary

Pangolin trade: Experts urge reforms to CITES

New research by conservationists suggests that in order to manage trade-threatened species more effectively the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora needs to act more upon the economic reality of wildlife trade.

What does defense spending have to do with endangered species? Everything, for Republicans

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) was not impressed. The House passed the National Defense Authorization Act this week, and while much of the attention was on the anti-immigration aspects of the legislation, Republican lawmakers also hit the...Show More Summary

Conservationists decry U.S. plan to retool endangered species rules

(Reuters) - Conservationists decried a proposal on Monday by U.S. wildlife and marine animal managers to tweak rules tied to the federal Endangered Species Act, saying the plans would place "crippling" impediments to citizens petitioning to save imperiled creatures.

Endangered Species Act Caught in Congressional Crosshairs

The most powerful environmental law on Earth, the Endangered Species Act (ESA), is under the gravest assault it has ever faced. Last week I spent time in Washington, DC briefing US congressional leaders on ESA threats and brainstorming about how to safeguard this venerable law. The ESA has faced previous formidable challenges. Show More Summary

Endangered Facts: Sen. Inhofe's Attack on the Endangered Species Act

The nation's climate-denier-in chief, Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe, has apparently found a new target for his anti-science agenda: the Endangered Species Act. At a hearing last week, Inhofe recycled all the Tea Party tropes about the Act,...Show More Summary

Activists threaten to sue for captive whale Lolita’s freedom

MIAMI (Reuters) - Activists said on Monday they would sue a Florida aquarium for violating the Endangered Species Act if it does not improve living conditions for Lolita, a killer whale in captivity for more than four decades.

When the Endangered Species Act Doesn’t Actually Protect Endangered Species

PETA sues the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the killings of endangered rhinos and other animals. The post When the Endangered Species Act Doesn’t Actually Protect Endangered Species appeared first on PETA.

Sage-grouse in California, Nevada excluded from federal protection

(Reuters) - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has decided to exclude a type of sage-grouse found only in California and Nevada from protection under the Endangered Species Act because of conservation plans to protect the bird, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell said on Tuesday.

National Briefing | Northwest: More Protections Possible for Spotted Owl

Federal biologists will consider increasing Endangered Species Act protections for the northern spotted owl, reflecting the bird’s continued slide toward extinction despite steep logging cutbacks in the Northwest.

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