A group of leading wolf scientists is urging that the gray wolves in several states be removed from protections of the Endangered Species Act.The 26 scientists argue that the species has recovered in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.Read full article >>
(David Boutin/Shutterstock) Written by Marjorie Mulhall, Legislative Counsel for Earthjustice who works to defend and strengthen the Endangered Species Act. The current U.S. Congress is a minefield for all of our core environmental protection laws, including the Endangered Species Act. Show More Summary
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is soon expected to announce its final decision on listing the African lion under the Endangered Species Act. Photo by Vanessa Mignon After Cecil’s killing came to light in July, there’s been a well-justified backlash against the trophy hunting of some of the rarest and most majestic animals in the world. Show More Summary
The Endangered Species Act has become one of our bedrock environmental laws; one we can thank for keeping the American bald eagle (pictured above), the whooping crane, and the black-footed ferret from becoming extinct. Photo by iStockphoto Today,...Show More Summary
Native American tribes on Wednesday called for the U.S. government to halt plans to strip grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone of Endangered Species Act protection because it would open the way for trophy hunting in Idaho and two other states bordering the national park. Government bear managers...
By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - Native American tribes on Wednesday called for the U.S. government to halt plans to strip grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone of Endangered Species Act protection because it would open the way for trophy hunting in Idaho and two other states bordering the national park. Show More Summary
The Endangered Species Act is under attack in Congress. A small cadre of Republican Senators and Representatives have introduced more than 80 legislative proposals in this session alone to undermine protections for certain species—such as the greater sage grouse, northern... Show More Summary
SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - Federal wildlife managers have determined that grizzly bear numbers in and around Yellowstone National Park have rebounded sufficiently to propose stripping the animals of U.S. Endangered Species Act protections in the months ahead, a spokesman told Reuters.
“…should you go to jail? You might.” A lawsuit from environmentalists challenges the U.S. Department of Justice’s “McKittrick Policy,” under which individuals are criminally prosecuted for Endangered Species Act violations only if they...Show More Summary
The Endangered Species Act has had some major successes, but it could be more effective at keeping populations healthy enough that species don't end up listed as "endangered." The post How Keeping A Species Off The Endangered List Could Ensure Its Protection appeared first on ThinkProgress.
HONOLULU — The Society for the Preservation of Kobe Bryant held its first meeting Sunday. The unofficial declaration of the SPKB was as follows: Regarding the critically endangered species known by the common name of No. 24 Black Mamba, we shall not allow for premature extinction under any circumstances. Show More Summary
A new poll shows that Americans are in favor of some updates to the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Farm Bureau cites a Morning Consult poll that shows most people in the U.S. believe the law is outdated and needs to be revised. The survey shows: · 63 percent of Americans support modernizing the ESA; · 62 of Americans believe the... Read More
Since January, over 80 legislative proposals have been proposed in Congress to dramatically reduce protections for imperiled wildlife protected under the Endangered Species Act. While most are standalone bills, many are extraneous amendments...Show More Summary
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announces yesterday that greater sage-grouse will not require protection under the Endangered Species Act. Also participating in the announcement are (from left) Secretary of the Interior Dan Ashe,...Show More Summary
Full implementation of conservation plans is crucial for legal defense of the listing decision and success of the bird WASHINGTON, D.C. – The post Endangered Species Act Protection is Not Warranted for Sage Grouse appeared first on Hunting and Conservation News.
The greater sage grouse, a bird that's been at the center of a major conservation fight over the last year, will not be protected under the Endangered Species Act. The post Why It Matters That A Little Bird Out West Isn’t Getting Listed As An Endangered Species appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The Obama administration is announcing Tuesday that it will not provide federal protection under the Endangered Species Act for the greater sage grouse, an iconic American bird whose population has fallen sharply for decades in the West because of the impact of ranching, gas drilling, mineral mining and wildfires on its habitat.Read full article >>
In a move that will ensure protection from cruel lab experiments and some captive situations, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has given chimpanzees endangered species status under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The rule went into effect earlier this week. Show More Summary
Over the past few months, Republican members of Congress have been attempting to systematically dismantle the Endangered Species Act (ESA) through dozens of legislative proposals. They say the ESA has been abused and is no longer anShow More Summary
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)