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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

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.

The ESA: Taking Noah's Ark Into a Brave New World

The Endangered Species Act (ESA), created in 1973 to prevent extinction, is one of the most powerful environmental laws on Earth. The U.S. federal government designed it to function like Noah's Ark: you bring aboard species that risk...Show More Summary

Why the Endangered Species Act Matters

I think the Endangered Species Act is really quite underrated in the history of transformative American legislation. Everyone knows about it on a basic level, but it’s role in saving entire ecosystems from industrial production is really quite remarkable. Take the marbled murrelet. People know about the northern spotted owl and the role it played […]

Zoo Elephants' Migration From Seattle to Oklahoma Challenged in Two New Lawsuits

Animal welfare advocates have filed two lawsuits challenging the transfer of a pair of Asian elephants from a zoo in Seattle to Oklahoma City, claiming the move violates the state constitution and federal Endangered Species Act. The transfer comes after years of controversy surrounding the fate of Seattle's elephants.......

Feds Approve Rhino Permit

2 months agoHobbies / Hunting : Hunting Life

DALLAS – A Texas hunter has received from the U.S. government a permit to bring home the taxidermy from a planned hunt for a black rhino in Namibia. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – which administers the Endangered Species Act and...Show More Summary

El Lobo's Uncertain Future

Lobo Week, March 23-30, 2015, marks the 17th anniversary of the Mexican gray wolf's return to the wild. However, this wolf subspecies' tortuous recovery journey actually began over 40 years ago, when the 1973 Endangered Species Act inspired Americans to build an ark. Show More Summary

Conservation Efforts in Revised ESA Listing of Green Sea Turtle

NOAA Fisheries and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed today to reclassify the green sea turtle under the Endangered Species Act, and list turtles originating

Threatened fish makes a comeback in restored Elwha

3 months agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

It's not just salmon and steelhead that are making a comeback in the Elwha. A small fish listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act has suddenly appeared at the mouth of the Elwha River after a decadeslong absence. Scientists...Show More Summary

Wolves in Paradise? Yellowstone's Wolves in Transition

When Congress listed the gray wolf as endangered under the Endangered Species Act in 1974, it set the stage for a famous ecological experiment. The federal government began to create a recovery plan, which called for wolf reintroduction in Yellowstone National Park and Idaho. In 1995, the reintroduced wolves hit the ground running. Show More Summary

Inside Out

Excerpt from Inside Out: In the days of Teddy Roosevelt, conservation was a word that spoke of national pride. Conservation took another step forward in 1973, when President Nixon signed the Endangered Species Act, which was passed by Republicans and Democrats. Show More Summary

Enlist Duo: Chemical Herbicide Violates Endangered Species Act, EPA Lawsuit Claims

Dow Chemical’s Enlist Duo chemical herbicide violates the Endangered Species Act, according to an EPA lawsuit. Approval of Dow’s Enlist Duo Herbicide Violates Endangered Species Act. Enlist Duo 2,4-D was reportedly designed to combat “superweeds” that are plaguing farmers and could ultimately become detrimental to the food supply. Show More Summary

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