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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.

Democrats dispute claim that shielding birds hurts military

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are taking aim at a Republican plan to block the Obama administration from protecting the greater sage grouse under the Endangered Species Act.

Save the Polar Bears? They're Fine, Actually

Patrick J. Michaels Two years ago, following guidance from the U.S. Geological Survey, the federal Fish and Wildlife Service officially listed the polar bear as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. The idea is thatShow More Summary

Notorious Tiger Exhibitor Under Fire for Potentially Exposing Public to Ringworm

The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species (T.I.G.E.R.S.)—a Myrtle Beach animal exhibitor that PETA has tracked for years—has been caught in violation of the federal Animal Welfare Act... The post Notorious Tiger Exhibitor Under Fire for Potentially Exposing Public to Ringworm appeared first on PETA.

Pacific fisher denied protection under the Endangered Species Act

Federal wildlife authorities on Thursday denied Endangered Species Act protection to the small, isolated populations of Pacific fishers in Washington, Oregon and California, including the southern Sierra Nevada range. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2014 proposed listing the largest member...

Meet The Endangered Species Act's Newest (And Cutest) Success Story

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Green sea turtles are the latest success story of the Endangered Species Act, federal authorities said Tuesday. After "years of coordinated conservation efforts," turtles from breeding populations in Florida and the Pacific coast of Mexico will be reclassified from endangered to threatened, the U.S. Show More Summary

Feds Tackle the Tiger Trade

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today finalized a rule eliminating a loophole in the Endangered Species Act regulations that has produced a crisis involving captive tigers across the nation over the past two decades. The elimination of the so-called... Show More Summary

Judge orders feds to address climate change’s threat to wolverines

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

A federal judge on Monday rejected a decision by U.S. wildlife managers to deny wolverines Endangered Species Act protection, ruling the government erred in discounting the threat posed by climate change to the weasel-like predator of the Northern Rockies. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2013...

The Big Green job-killing machine

Environmentalists wield powerful Endangered Species Act to kill jobs, impoverish families by: Ron Arnold                      The abuse of environmentalist power to hurt people never stops. “Another one gone,” began the Lost Coast Outpost’s report in late January. A.A. “Red” Emmerson, … Continue reading ?

Island foxes may need genetic rescue

The island fox has made a remarkable comeback from the brink of extinction, with three of six populations on their way to becoming the fastest mammal recovered under the Endangered Species Act. But new research uncovers a hidden danger to the future viability of some island fox populations.

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