Biden Administration Proposes to Allow Oil Companies to Disturb Polar Bears, Walruses in Alaska’s Arctic

Biden Administration Proposes to Allow Oil Companies to Disturb Polar Bears, Walruses in Alaska’s Arctic

ANCHORAGE, Alaska— The Biden administration issued a proposed rule today allowing oil companies operating in the Beaufort Sea and Western Arctic to harass polar bears and Pacific walruses when drilling or searching for oil for the next five years. “It’s maddening to see the Biden administration allowing oil companies to continue their noisy, harmful onslaught […]

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Recommends Grizzly Bears Keep Protected Status

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Recommends Grizzly Bears Keep Protected Status

A new report from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is recommending continuing the protected status of grizzly bears in the lower-48 states. The bear is currently listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. While bear populations have recovered, following the completion of a five-year status review, the agency recommends keeping the bears […]

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Refuses Executive Order to Review Delisting of Gray Wolves

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Refuses Executive Order to Review Delisting of Gray Wolves

A troubling new press release by the conservation nonprofit Center for Biological Diversity reveals that U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services is ignoring an executive order to review the Trump Administration’s decision to delist Gray Wolves from the Endangered Species Act. In one of President Biden’s first executive orders, Federal Government agencies were asked to conduct […]

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Should the State of Idaho finance a wolf bounty killing program?

Should private funding and a nonprofit organization be involved in state wildlife management?

If you kill a wolf in Idaho, your effort might be worth $1,000. A nonprofit in North Idaho covers costs for hunters and trappers who successfully harvest wolves. The group, called the Foundation for Wildlife Management pays up to $1,000 per wolf harvest. The group has been around since 2012, and although some conservationists dislike it, […]

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