(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.
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 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
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 […]
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.......
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Fri, 02/06/2015 Linking listing and delisting decisions under the Endangered Species Act: A case study of gray wolves in the Northern Rocky Mountains Charles Sims University of Tennessee Download Paper PDF Seminar, PH 3010 2pm
Lolita has been dubbed ‘the world’s loneliest orca’ as she’s been held in captivity in a tiny tank since 1970 in Miami but a new federal decision to protect her Read More The post Feds to Protect Captive Orca Under Endangered Species Act appeared first on Ecorazzi.
Pictured above, President Richard Nixon signs the Endangered Species Act into law on December 28, 1973 The Keystone Pipeline continues to get the attention but there are other issues with a larger impact on our state. The Endangered Species Act, and how the Act is being used, should be a priority both in Bismarck and...
Monarch butterflies may warrant U.S. Endangered Species Act protection because of farm-related habitat loss blamed for sharp declines in cross-country migrations of the orange-and-black insects, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said on Monday. Monarch populations are estimated to have fallen by...
The majestic gray wolves that live in the western Great Lakes region are once again under the protection of the Endangered Species Act. The new federal court decision ends all wolf hunting and trapping in both Minnesota and Wisconsin. Show More Summary
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has listed the “Rufa” population of Red Knot (Calidris canutus rufa) as a threatened...
Red knot (Calidris canutus rufa) at Mispillion Harbor, Delaware. Red knots received protection under the Endangered Species Act yesterday as threatened. (Photo: Greg Breese / USFWS / Flickr Creative Commons) - Yesterday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed the rufa subspecies of the red knot as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Show More Summary
The federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) is widely known for being the primary law in the United States that focuses on protecting biodiversity, and also for being a “pit bull” of environmental laws that has few exceptions and broad sweep. (For instance, the ESA was a major component of the litigation strategy by environmental groups […]