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Endangered Birds: 50th Anniversary for the Class of 1967

Before the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA), there was the Endangered Species Preservation Act of 1966.  The first list...

River herring, hurt by dams and climate, might be endangered

The federal government is reviewing the status of a pair of river herring species to see if the little fish should be listed under the Endangered Species Act because of … Click to Continue »

Firm sues Hawaii, claims violation of Endangered Species Act

A nonprofit firm has filed a lawsuit against Hawaii that claims the lights at several state-operated airports are harming imperiled seabirds. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports (http://bit.ly/2xvqkqQ ) Earthjustice filed the … Click to Continue »

Endangered Species Act Protects Zoo Animals From Disruptive Treatment

Pacing around concrete pits at the Cherokee Bear Zoo, four bears begged for food from visitors. Patrons obliged, throwing apples and dry bread supplied by the zoo. Two visitors, however, walked away disgusted. Peggy Hill and Amy Walker, members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, sued for inhumane......

Markle Interests v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Ilya Shapiro, Trevor Burrus, Frank Garrison In a broad reading of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) designated 1,500 acres of Markle Interest’s private land as “essential critical habitat” for the dusky gopher frog, possibly costing the company up to $34 million. Show More Summary

Florida man charged in rare deer theft pleads not guilty

A Florida man caught with protected deer in a car pleaded not guilty to federal charges of violating the Endangered Species Act. The Miami Herald reports 18-year-old Erik Damas Acosta … Click to Continue »

Feds Allow Ringling to Export Tigers: Shady Deal Contravenes Endangered Species Act, Says PETA

Please see the following statement regarding the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision today to issue an Endangered Species Act permit to Feld Entertainment, Inc.—Ringling Bros. and Barnum &... The post Feds Allow Ringling to Export Tigers: Shady Deal Contravenes Endangered Species Act, Says PETA appeared first on PETA.

Wolves and Grizzlies Win a Round in Court

This story was originally published by HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  A federal appeals court chose on Tuesday to keep in place Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region — a decision that could also have implications for Yellowstone grizzly bears and other wildlife. The U.S. Court of […]

The Trump administration vs. the sage grouse — one more way to undermine the Endangered Species Act

The sage grouse can’t catch a break. The bird with a riveting mating ritual and a 40-million-year lineage, which provided sustenance for Plains Indians and settlers all across the American West, has long been imperiled. According to scientists’ rough estimates, 16 million sage grouse once lived...

Prosecutors: Alabama shop sold coat of endangered jaguar fur

Jaguar fur surrounds a federal case in which prosecutors say an Alabama clothing consignment shop violated the Endangered Species Act. Prosecutors say in a criminal complaint that the shop, which … Click to Continue »

Tri-State Zoological Park Sued Over Inadequate Care

Today, PETA filed a federal Endangered Species Act citizens lawsuit against Tri-State Zoological Park alleging that the Cumberland roadside zoo harms and harasses two lemurs, five tigers, and a... The post Tri-State Zoological Park Sued Over Inadequate Care appeared first on PETA.

GOP targets Endangered Species Act as protections lifted

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans are moving forward with legislation to roll back the Endangered Species Act, amid complaints that the 44-year-old law hinders drilling, logging and other activities. The bills come as a federal...Show More Summary

GOP-Led Attack Aims To Chip Away At Endangered Species Act

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

If the efforts succeed, the 1973 law could go the way of the dodo.

These Endangered Pygmy Rabbits Survived a Wildfire by Heading Underground

In 2001, there were just 16 pygmy rabbits living in the wild in Washington state. Thanks to breeding programs at zoos and universities, and protection under the Endangered Species Act, North America's smallest rabbit species started to make a comeback. Show More Summary

Feds Move to Delist Grizzlies – Antis Move to Sue

2 months agoHobbies / Hunting : Hunting Life

After more than four decades, the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem population of grizzly bears has been deemed recovered by federal wildlife biologists after far surpassing every threshold required by the Endangered Species Act. The success...Show More Summary

Deep water corals glow in the dark to survive

Corals in shallow waters glow because of fluorescent proteins that act as sunblock, protecting the endangered species from the sun's intense rays.

Feds reviewing status of New England's endangered salmon

The federal government is starting a five-year review of the Gulf of Maine's population of Atlantic salmon, which are listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. Atlantic salmon were … Click to Continue »

Western governors back Endangered Species Act, with changes

The Republican-dominated Western Governors Association has endorsed the aims of the Endangered Species Act but asked Congress to make changes, including giving states a bigger role and clarifying recovery goals … Click to Continue »

Grizzly Bears Are Now the Victims of the Trump Administration’s Climate Denialism

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced Thursday that the Yellowstone grizzly bear will no longer be listed as protected under the Endangered Species Act. The grizzly’s population has rebounded and it now “stands as one of America’sShow More Summary

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