Chimpanzees are now officially considered an endangered species, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and will be designated as such under the Endangered Species Act. The move comes after a petition for the action was submitted by activist is
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(Reuters) - Eastern cougars that once roamed North America from parts of Canada to South Carolina are extinct and no longer warrant federal Endangered Species Act protections, U.S. wildlife managers said on Tuesday.
Wild chimpanzees have been protected under the Endangered Species Act for nearly a quarter century, but not captive chimps. Without that oversight, they have been held in pens, bought and sold for research, and poked, prodded and injected with potions to find cures that might benefit humans.Read full article >>
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has issued a final rule that officially extends the full protection of the Endangered Species Act to captive chimpanzees. The post Captive Chimpanzees Now Protected by Endangered Species Act appeared first on PETA.
PETA Foundation Deputy General Counsel Delcianna Winders released a statement in response to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s final rule that officially extends the full protection of the... The post PETA Statement: Captive Chimpanzees Now Protected by Endangered Species Act appeared first on PETA.
Though wild chimpanzees were listed as “endangered” in 1990 amid concerns of dwindling populations, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service made a controversial decision to “split-list” the species by depriving captive chimpanzees of the endangered status. Show More Summary
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
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.
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
(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.
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
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
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.
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.
(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.......