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Gray Wolves In The Great Lakes Region Get Christmas Miracle As Court Rules That They Should Be Protected

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 “Rufa” Red Knot is now protected under the Endangered Species Act

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has listed the “Rufa” population of Red Knot (Calidris canutus rufa) as a threatened...

Ocean Roundup: Rufa Red Knot Receives Federal Protection, New Ancient Mollusk Discovered in the Arctic, and More

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 ESA and the Commerce Clause

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 […]

We Deserve Leaders Who Support Conserving Colorado's Natural Heritage

As you've likely heard, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (the Service) listed the imperiled Gunnison sage-grouse as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) last week, a move needed to prevent the bird's extinction. It's...Show More Summary

We Deserve Leaders Who Support Conserving Colorado's Natural Heritage

As you've likely heard, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (the Service) listed the imperiled Gunnison sage-grouse as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) last week, a move needed to prevent the bird's extinction. It's...Show More Summary

Conservation groups press Obama adminstration to protect Yellowstone bison

last monthNews : The Raw Story

(Reuters) – Two conservation groups asked the Obama administration on Thursday to provide Endangered Species Act protections for about 4,900 bison at Yellowstone National Park, where managers intend to cull the herd by 900 this winter. Buffalo Field Campaign and Western Watersheds Project...

Conservation groups ask Obama administration to protect Yellowstone bison

last monthNews : The Newsroom

By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) - Two conservation groups asked the Obama administration on Thursday to provide Endangered Species Act protections for about 4,900 bison at Yellowstone National Park, where managers intend to cull the herd by 900 this winter. Show More Summary

Conservation groups ask Obama administration to protect Yellowstone bison

By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) - Two conservation groups asked the Obama administration on Thursday to provide Endangered Species Act protections for about 4,900 bison at Yellowstone National Park, where managers intend to cull the herd by 900 this winter. Show More Summary

Environment roundup

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

In Utah prairie dog case, federal judge finds Endangered Species Act regulation of intra-state property impacts exceeds scope of enumerated federal powers [Jonathan Adler, Evan Bernick, Jonathan Wood/PLF] Cert petition on whether economic...Show More Summary

Ocean Roundup: Fatter Elephant Seals Are Better Swimmers, Queen Conch Not to Receive Protection under ESA, and More

Queen conchs will not be protected under the Endangered Species Act. (Photo: Daniel Neal / Flickr Creative Commons) - The National Marine Fisheries Service ruled not to list queen conch under the Endangered Species Act, which will allow groups to still import queen conch into the country (it’s been illegal to harvest in Florida waters for years). Show More Summary

The Endangered Species Act Isn't Meant to Ignore the Human Species

Ilya Shapiro and Trevor Burrus While California endures its worst drought in a century, a small, finger-sized fish with no known redeemable qualities, the delta smelt, has become the centerpiece of extensive litigation. The U.S. Fish...Show More Summary

USFWS: Sport Hunting is No Threat to African Lions

Last week, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) proposed listing the African lion as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act. In contrast with some groups that claim hunting has harmed lion populations, USFWS stated that the primary factors i...

Welcome "Threatened" Listing Would Help Protect African Lions From Trophy Hunting

Responding to a petition submitted by IFAW and a coalition of animal welfare groups, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced its proposed rule to list African lions as threatened under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. This...Show More Summary

African lions are set to become the last big cat listed under the Endangered Species Act

2 months agoHealth : The Checkup

Fearing that the world’s most iconic big cat could soon go extinct as humans invade its range, the Obama administration on Monday proposed listing the African lion as a threatened species. The proposal by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service would make the African lion the last big cat to receive federal protection under the Endangered Species Act. Show More Summary

Bull Trout - A species at-risk

2 months agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

Bull trout are a federally threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. Trapper Creek is a tributary to Odell Lake in Oregon. It is an important spawning and rearing habitat for Bull Trout. A recent restoration project has helped increase the spawning and rearing habitat after it was negatively affected by the building of a railroad. Show More Summary

Citing a threat from rat poison used on illegal marijuana farms, federal biologists are proposing En

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Citing a threat from rat poison used on illegal marijuana farms, federal biologists are proposing Endangered Species Act protection for West Coast populations of the fisher, a larger cousin of the weasel. Pot farms — both legal and illegal — are also endangering fish species by diverting streams for irrigation. Read more...

It's Only Fair to Pay People to Protect Endangered Species, Argues New Reason Foundation Study

3 months agoNews : Reason

An incisive new study, Fulfilling he Promise of the Endangered Species Act: The Case for an Endangered Species Reserve Program, by Reason Foundation research fellow Brian Seasholes deftly outlines a win-win-win strategy for protecting...Show More Summary

D.C. District Judge Blocks Wyo. Wolf Hunting

Grab yer guns and head out of Wyoming fellas, cuz there ain't no wolf huntin' here, at least for now. A couple of years ago, we brought you the big news: Gray wolves were being taken off the Endangered Species Act (ESA) list after 10 years of waiting, all thanks......

Why Monarch Butterflies Need Endangered Species Act Protection

As monarch butterflies make their long journey from the U.S. to Mexico this fall, let's pause to consider the 90 percent drop in their numbers over the past twenty years. So steep has been their decline that a petition has been filed with the U.S. Show More Summary

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