Endangered Species Protections Sought for Rare Wolf in Southeast – Alaska  Alexander Archipelago Wolves Threatened by Trapping, Forest Clearcutting

Endangered Species Protections Sought for Rare Wolf in Southeast Alaska – Alexander Archipelago Wolves Threatened by Trapping, Forest Clearcutting

SITKA, Alaska— The Center for Biological Diversity, Alaska Rainforest Defenders and Defenders of Wildlife petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today to give Endangered Species Act protections to the Alexander Archipelago wolf in Southeast Alaska. This rare gray wolf subspecies, which inhabits the coastal rainforests of Southeast Alaska and British Columbia, faces numerous threats. Legal trapping recently […]

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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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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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Taxpayers Paid Over K So Trump Jr. Could Kill a Rare Sheep

Taxpayers Paid Over $75K So Trump Junior Could Kill a Rare Sheep

Donald Trump Junior’s hunting expedition to Mongolia last summer, where he had the distinction of killing a rare breed of sheep, cost taxpayers at least $76,859.36, according to documents unearthed by a watchdog group. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, or CREW,originally received Secret Service documents in March that showed that Secret Service protection […]

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New Mexico Wolf Pack Destroyed After Alpha Female Killed, Yearling Flees

New Mexico Wolf Pack Destroyed After Alpha Female Killed, Yearling Flees

SILVER CITY, N.M.— A pack of endangered Mexican gray wolves has been eliminated in the Gila National Forest through a combination of private trapping and federal shooting on behalf of the livestock industry. Conservationists learned today that the Prieto pack’s nine-year-old alpha female died in federal custody on April 25 and that a yearling has […]

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