Court Restores Wolverine Protections While Agency Reconsiders Endangered Species Decision

Court Restores Wolverine Protections While Agency Reconsiders Endangered Species Decision

MISSOULA, Mont.— In a victory for wolverines, a Montana District Court decided late Thursday to restore the species as a candidate for protection under the Endangered Species Act. The court agreed with conservation groups that wolverines need additional protections while the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reconsiders its 2020 decision not to protect the species […]

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US hunters import almost one million hunting trophies including skulls, mounts, and teeth

US hunters import almost one million hunting trophies including skulls, mounts, and teeth

“The tremendous influx of hunting trophies into the United States indicates massive animal exploitation at a time when the world is facing extinction.” Over the course of five years, American hunters imported more than 700,000 hunting trophies, including skulls, mounts, and teeth, among other things. According to data collected by the Center for Biological Diversity […]

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Three pangolin species closer to extinction: IUCN

Three pangolin species closer to extinction: IUCN

The pangolin’s future looks gloomy, according to the latest update by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which assesses the conservation status of species. Of the eight known species of the pangolin, one of the world’s most trafficked mammals, two African species, the while-bellied (Phataginus tricuspis) and the giant ground pangolin (Smutsia gigantea), […]

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POLL: Should the Trump Administration be allowed to weaken protections for sage grouse?

POLL: Should the Trump Administration be allowed to weaken protections for sage grouse?

The Trump administration has unveiled plans to weaken environmental protections for sprawling areas of the western US considered important habitat for the sage grouse, a chicken-like bird known for its flamboyant courtship displays. The proposals, put forward by the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM), essentially dismantle much of a landmark 2015 compromise struck between […]

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New report connects human health to biodiversity protection

New report connects human health to biodiversity protection

During February, the 14th World Congress on Public Health in Kolkata, India, revealed a new “ground-breaking” report entitled, Connecting Global Priorities: Biodiversity and Human Health, which demonstrates human health benefits yielded from protecting Earth’s biodiversity. It’s designed to be the new “flagship publication,” acting as a primary source of information that supports the upcoming 2015 […]

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