Jaguar poaching has increased more than 200-FOLD in the last five years, driven by demand from Chinese consumers for claws, teeth and bone powder used in medicinal paste

Jaguar poaching has increased more than 200-FOLD in the last five years, driven by demand from Chinese consumers for claws, teeth and bone powder used in medicinal paste

The most prized item taken from jaguars were the teeth, of which more than 2,000 were captured by law enforcement, mostly en route to China where they’re used in jewelry. They also found attempts to smuggle jaguar bones pulverized into a fine powder via powdered milk containers, presumably to be used in a medicinal paste […]

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Lawsuit Launched to Compel Trump Administration to Protect Bi-state Sage Grouse

Lawsuit Launched to Compel Trump Administration to Protect Sage Grouse

SAN FRANCISCO― Conservation groups filed a formal notice today of their intent to sue the Trump administration for failing to protect an imperiled bird, the bi-state sage grouse, under the Endangered Species Act despite ongoing population declines. The bi-state sage grouse is a geographically isolated, genetically distinct population of greater sage grouse, which are famous […]

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An Early-season Tropical Storm Wiped out Mississippi’s Beach-nesting Birds

An Early-season Tropical Storm Wiped out Mississippi’s Beach-nesting Birds

Last week, amid a global pandemic, widespread police brutality in response to Black Lives Matter protests, and the Trump administration’s continued attacks on protections for birds, the Mississippi coast received another blow—Tropical Storm Cristobal made landfall on the Gulf Coast as one of the earliest named storms in recorded history. And while the storm touched […]

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Oregon Wildlife Commission Keeps Cruel Trapping Practices in Place

Oregon Wildlife Commission Keeps Cruel Trapping Practices in Place

PORTLAND,Ore.— After a contentious 12-hour meeting, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission rejected conservation proposals to adopt a uniform 24-hour trap check time for all wildlife and to ban beaver trapping on federally managed public lands. The commission also voted 6-1 last Friday to continue the state’s existing furbearer trapping and hunting regulations for the […]

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