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If Congress really wants to fix the Endangered Species Act, it should try these 5 ideas

Republicans hope that having both houses of Congress and the White House will allow them to rewrite the most powerful environmental law that exists anywhere in the world. The House … Click to Continue »

GOP Wants to Gut Endangered Species Act

The congressman who said he "would love to invalidate" the Endangered Species Act is closing in on his goal. Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) recently shepherded five bills out of the Natural Resources Committee he chairs that would dismantle the law piece by piece. Show More Summary

Powerful lawmaker wants to 'invalidate' the Endangered Species Act. He's getting close.

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For decades, Rep. Rob Bishop has wanted to undo the law. Under Trump, victory is within his grasp.

2 Florida men sentenced for capturing endangered Key deer

Two Florida men have been sentenced by a federal judge after pleading guilty to violating the U.S. Endangered Species Act for tying up three tiny Key deer in the back … Click to Continue »

PETA's Court Case to Retire Lolita Will Be Heard in Miami in December

On December 6, PETA lawyers will make the case for why Lolita's captivity at Miami Seaquarium violates the Endangered Species Act.

Congress mounts unprecedented attacks on endangered species

The misnamed Saving America’s Endangered Species Act would eliminate protections for foreign species held as captives in the United States and would have immediate and devastating consequences for chimpanzees, elephants, and African lions. Show More Summary

Qatar Airways fights against illegal wildlife trafficking

CAPE TOWN - Qatar Airways has joined USAID Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transportation of Endangered Species (ROUTES) Partnership to act against wildlife trafficking across transport networks. In a statement, the airline company...Show More Summary

Extremist package of hunting, gun policies should be permanently nixed

The SHARE Act would create a loophole in the Endangered Species Act and Marine Mammal Protection Act to allow 41 polar bear hunters to bring their kills into the United States to mount as “trophies.” Photo by Alamy House Speaker Paul...Show More Summary

New England thrush species will not be listed endangered

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services says a migratory songbird that summers in the northeastern United States does not warrant listing under the Endangered Species Act. The service was considering … Click to Continue »

Environmental group sues state Fish and Wildlife over record number of whale entanglements

At least 19 humpback whales, two blue whales and one leatherback sea turtle — each protected by the Endangered Species Act — were found tangled up in crab gear off the West Coast last year. In 2015, there were 62 reported entanglements. Eleven of those entanglements were found with gear from the California Dungeness crab […]

2 Florida men plead guilty to tying up endangered Key deer

Two Florida men have pleaded guilty to violating the U.S. Endangered Species Act for tying up three tiny Key deer in the back of a car in July. According to … Click to Continue »

Endangered Birds: 50th Anniversary for the Class of 1967

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Before the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA), there was the Endangered Species Preservation Act of 1966.  The first list...

River herring, hurt by dams and climate, might be endangered

The federal government is reviewing the status of a pair of river herring species to see if the little fish should be listed under the Endangered Species Act because of … Click to Continue »

Firm sues Hawaii, claims violation of Endangered Species Act

A nonprofit firm has filed a lawsuit against Hawaii that claims the lights at several state-operated airports are harming imperiled seabirds. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports ( ) Earthjustice filed the … Click to Continue »

Endangered Species Act Protects Zoo Animals From Disruptive Treatment

Pacing around concrete pits at the Cherokee Bear Zoo, four bears begged for food from visitors. Patrons obliged, throwing apples and dry bread supplied by the zoo. Two visitors, however, walked away disgusted. Peggy Hill and Amy Walker, members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, sued for inhumane......

Markle Interests v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Ilya Shapiro, Trevor Burrus, Frank Garrison In a broad reading of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) designated 1,500 acres of Markle Interest’s private land as “essential critical habitat” for the dusky gopher frog, possibly costing the company up to $34 million. Show More Summary

Florida man charged in rare deer theft pleads not guilty

A Florida man caught with protected deer in a car pleaded not guilty to federal charges of violating the Endangered Species Act. The Miami Herald reports 18-year-old Erik Damas Acosta … Click to Continue »

Feds Allow Ringling to Export Tigers: Shady Deal Contravenes Endangered Species Act, Says PETA

Please see the following statement regarding the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision today to issue an Endangered Species Act permit to Feld Entertainment, Inc.—Ringling Bros. and Barnum &... The post Feds Allow Ringling to Export Tigers: Shady Deal Contravenes Endangered Species Act, Says PETA appeared first on PETA.

Wolves and Grizzlies Win a Round in Court

This story was originally published by HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  A federal appeals court chose on Tuesday to keep in place Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region — a decision that could also have implications for Yellowstone grizzly bears and other wildlife. The U.S. Court of […]

The Trump administration vs. the sage grouse — one more way to undermine the Endangered Species Act

The sage grouse can’t catch a break. The bird with a riveting mating ritual and a 40-million-year lineage, which provided sustenance for Plains Indians and settlers all across the American West, has long been imperiled. According to scientists’ rough estimates, 16 million sage grouse once lived...

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