oceanportal: Southern sea otters were listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act in the 1970’s. Their population is returning to the California coast and with it, scientists are able to gain a better understanding of their important role in the kelp and seagrass ecosystems they inhabit. Show More Summary
The U.S. Endangered Species Act has saved more than 200 species from extinction—but business and political interests want to scuttle it.
By Federico Cheever, Professor of Environmental and Natural Resources Law, University of Denver and Annecoos Wiersema, Professor of International Law, University of Denver. A little protection over here, please? AP Photo/Harry Hamburg On April 19 of this year, five major wildlife protection groups petitioned the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to list the giraffe [...]Show More Summary
Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller wants to rewrite the Endangered Species Act to ban any new listings without specific approval from Congress and governors of the states where the fish … Click to Continue »
Five major wildlife protection groups just petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect giraffes under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. It's because their numbers are dwindling. Sean Dowling (@seandowlingtv) has more.
The petition filed by The HSUS and HSI, along with other groups, seeks “endangered” status for all giraffes under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. Photo by Masha Kalinina/HSI What kind of person shoots a giraffe to obtain a trophy? How...Show More Summary
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is considering changing the status of the endangered Black-capped Vireo: it has proposed...
The Arizona Game and Fish Department applauds today’s decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to withdraw its proposal to list two minnows species. This post AZGFD Applauds Decision to Withdraw Two Fish Species From Endangered Species Act appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.
Environmental and animal-welfare groups have filed a lawsuit claiming the U.S. government is violating the Endangered Species Act by allowing the use of two predator-killing poisons. The lawsuit filed Tuesday … Click to Continue »
Randal O'Toole Though written with the best of intentions, the Endangered Species Act has a fatal flaw that makes it both expensive and ineffective. To date, efforts to improve the law have tinkered around the edges without addressing this flaw. Most people, including many critics of the law, agree that biodiversity protection benefits everyone. Show More Summary
The United States Endangered Species Act is often considered to be the most powerful piece of environmental legislation not just in the US, but in the world. As a result, when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) formally lists...Show More Summary
It’s no secret that bees have been having a really rough time: Just yesterday, the rusty-patched bumble became the first bee in the continental United States officially listed under the Endangered Species Act. But that’s the tip of the iceberg for our buzzy little friends, who unlike their asshole cousins—wasps—only… Read more...
Federal authorities have approved Idaho's wildlife conservation plan that allows the state to seek federal money to bolster mainly nongame species and avoid potential listings under the Endangered Species Act. … Click to Continue »
Some Republicans in Congress say the Endangered Species Act needs a drastic update because it hasn't worked.
We live in one of those open concept places. I came down this morning to find my young daughter behind our kitchen island, getting some of her lunch together. And this is how our conversation went: Me: “Didn’t I leave my boots rightShow More Summary
The Trump administration and Republicans have introduced at least 11 pieces of legislation that could weaken the Endangered Species Act or prevent some threatened wildlife from being protected.
(Reuters) - Wolves in Wyoming should be stripped of Endangered Species Act protections and management given to the state rather than the U.S. government, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday, a decision that opens the door for hunting of the animals.
Lesser Prairie-Chicken On May 1, 1976, I saw my very first prairie chickens—a small remnant group of Greater Prairie-Chickens displaying on a lek in Osceola County, Michigan—the last lek remaining in the entire state. Greater Prairie-Chicken photographed in Minnesota in 2005, over two decades after the species disappeared from Michigan. Show More Summary
The Republican-controlled Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held hearings a couple of weeks ago on “reforming” the Endangered Species Act. (Coverage here and here, second link behind a paywall.) An important theme of the hearing was arguments by Republican Senators that the ESA has failed because only a small fraction of species listed for […]
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The thorny skate's population may have declined, but not by enough to justify listing it under the Endangered Species Act, the federal government has ruled.