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Should Pacific Bluefin Tuna Be Listed As An Endangered Species?

Environmental groups have asked the U.S. to give the prized fish protection under the Endangered Species Act. Some scientists and activists say the chances are slim but the action is long overdue.

Pacific bluefin tuna should be protected under Endangered Species Act

An alliance of environmental groups has petitioned the National Marine Service to consider bluefin tuna and its habitat to be endangered, due to overfishing.

Update: Feds’ Lawsuit Against Dade City’s Wild Things Heads to Court

Just days after PETA notified Dade City’s Wild Things (DCWT) of its intent to sue under the Endangered Species Act, another lawsuit against DCWT is scheduled for the first... The post Update: Feds’ Lawsuit Against Dade City’s Wild Things Heads to Court appeared first on PETA.

The Endangered Species Act: Making Birds Great Again

When most people think about the Endangered Species Act, they think about wolves, polar bears or salmon. Less known is the quiet and remarkable work the Act has done to save so many of America's birds from winging off into extinction. This...Show More Summary

‘Nightmarish Tiger Sweatshop’ Gets Notice of PETA’s Intent to Sue

PETA intends to present evidence that Dade City's Wild Things is abusive and a habitual violator of the Endangered Species Act. The post ‘Nightmarish Tiger Sweatshop’ Gets Notice of PETA’s Intent to Sue appeared first on PETA.

U.S. Endangered Species Act: The System Works

In a world that’s often full of tragedy, every now and then some good news comes along to restore one’s...

Of bears and biases: scientific judgment and the fate of Yellowstone's grizzlies

The grizzly, or brown, bear in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is posed to lose protections under the Endangered Species Act. Jim Peaco, Yellowstone National Park via flickr By Jeremy T. Bruskotter, The Ohio State University; John A Vucetich, Michigan Technology University, and Robyn S. Show More Summary

Environmental roundup

Supreme Court should clarify whether agency has discretion to ignore any and all costs in designating Endangered Species Act habitat [Ilya Shapiro and Randal John Meyer on Cato certiorari amicus in Building Industry Association of the Bay Area v. Show More Summary

Government Exceeds Its Powers in Enforcing the Endangered Species Act

Ilya Shapiro, Randal John Meyer “It is not rational, never mind ‘appropriate,’ to impose billions of dollars in economic costs in return for a few dollars in health or environmental benefits,” the Supreme Court held last year in Michigan v. Show More Summary

With Endangered Species Act Under Attack, Obama Manages to Score 99 Wildlife Wins

One in five animal and plant species in the United States -- nearly 1,300 total species -- is at risk of extinction. The post With Endangered Species Act Under Attack, Obama Manages to Score 99 Wildlife Wins appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Hawaii’s endangered hawksbill sea turtles have been protected...

Hawaii’s endangered hawksbill sea turtles have been protected under the Endangered Species Act since 1978. So why are their population numbers still so low?  Catch up on the latest research from Dr. Kyle Van Houtan, Monterey Bay Aquarium’s director of science, and learn how plastic pollution keeps baby hawksbill turtles from thriving.

We Must Protect the Endangered Species Act

The greater sage-grouse, an iconic bird of the American West, won a fight last year with the help of ranchers and others to stay off the endangered species list. Meanwhile, the golden-cheeked warbler, a flashy little Texas songbird that...Show More Summary

Scalloped hammerhead sharks are the first shark to be listed...

Scalloped hammerhead sharks are the first shark to be listed under the Endangered Species Act—let’s keep working! Though shark fins may fetch a high price, our planet is wealthier with these top predators alive and well in the ocean. Encourage your friends and families to choose sustainable seafood with our Seafood Watch app.

Student Fined $10,000 for Killing a Duck, But Killing an Unborn Baby is Perfectly Legal

A 24 year old Danish student tourist, Rasmus Zetner was fined $10,000 by Judge Brian Callaghan in the Christchurch Court on 5May for killing a Whio duck, an endangered specis in South Westland on 9 March 2016.Under the Wildlife Act 1953, the whio duck is an absolutely protected specis. Its  killing is a serious crime, […]

Grizzly Bear Delisting: Lessons from Scarface and Science

In March 2016, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) proposed delisting the grizzly bear in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem in portions of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. As mandated by the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the Service opened a 60-day public comment period. Show More Summary

U.S. plan to lift Yellowstone grizzly protections faces mounting opposition

SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - A U.S. government plan to lift Endangered Species Act protection of the grizzly bear in and around Yellowstone National Park drew a torrent of criticism from environmentalists and Indian tribes as the public comment period for the proposal came to a close on Wednesday.

Our Unwavering Commitment to Eagle Conservation

The bald eagle's recovery from near extinction in the lower 48 states is one of the great achievements of the Endangered Species Act, made possible by decades of hard work by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, our state colleagues, and partners across the nation. Show More Summary

Federal court rejects U.S. plan for restoring embattled Northwest salmon

SEATTLE (Reuters) - The U.S. government's latest plan for offsetting the harm to migrating salmon from a series of dams in the Columbia River watershed violates the Endangered Species Act, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday.

VICTORY! Urge the Mobile Zoo to Retire Joe to an Accredited Sanctuary

Thanks to pressure from PETA's Endangered Species Act lawsuit and the nearly 85,000 supporters who signed an action alert calling for Joe the chimpanzee's retirement, Joe has been moved... The post VICTORY! Urge the Mobile Zoo to Retire Joe to an Accredited Sanctuary appeared first on PETA.

Should Grizzlies in the Yellowstone Area Be Trophy Hunted?

Iconic grizzly bears in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks may soon be put in the cross-hairs of trophy hunters if they are removed from the Endangered Species Act.

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