Court Strikes Down Trump Administration’s Sage-grouse Directive, Canceling Hundreds of Oil and Gas Leases

Court Strikes Down Trump Administration’s Sage-grouse Directive, Canceling Hundreds of Oil and Gas Leases

GREAT FALLS, Mont. – On Friday, the U.S. District Court in Montana struck down the basis for the Trump administration’s massive oil and gas leasing plans on more than a million acres of public lands in key habitat for sage-grouse, an iconic bird species of the Western United States. The Trump administration attempted to gut […]

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Vietnam wildlife trade ban appears to flounder amid coronavirus success

Vietnam wildlife trade ban appears to flounder amid coronavirus success

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam – Conservation organizations in Vietnam sent a letter to the Prime Minister last week asking for an update on planned measures to curtail the trade and consumption of wildlife. In March, responding to the novel coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc directed the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development […]

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Trophy hunters making thousands offering blood-thirsty tours to kill elephants, lions and rhinos

Trophy hunters making thousands offering blood-thirsty tours to kill elephants, lions and rhinos

The British businessmen helping to organise bloodthirsty trophy hunts in South Africa have been unmasked in a new book. Trophy Hunters Exposed, Inside the Big Game Industry describes how the men arrange for clients to shoot animals including elephants, lions, and rhinos. The book was authored by Eduardo Goncalves, founder of the Campaign To Ban […]

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Trump Administration Finalizes Extreme Predator Hunting Rules in Alaska National Preserves

Trump Administration Finalizes Extreme Predator Hunting Rules in Alaska National Preserves

The Trump administration announced today that it will finalize new regulations that roll back protections against extreme methods of killing predators and other wildlife in Alaska national preserves. National preserves are managed by the National Park Service (NPS) like national parks, except hunting and fishing are permitted. NPS’s new regulations for sport hunting and trapping […]

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A new sanctuary for the Sumatran rhino is delayed amid COVID-19 measures

A new sanctuary for the Sumatran rhino is delayed amid COVID-19 measures

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia — A much-anticipated plan to establish a new rhino-breeding sanctuary in northern Sumatra is one of many that has been put on hold in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The proposed facility is atop priority for Indonesia’s conservation plan to rescue the world’s last remaining Sumatran rhinos (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) through a […]

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