Lawsuit Aims to Protect African Leopards From U.S. Trophy Hunters

Lawsuit Aims to Protect African Leopards From U.S. Trophy Hunters

WASHINGTON— Animal protection and conservation groups sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today for failing to propose stricter protections for African leopards under the U.S. Endangered Species Act to address the harms of trophy hunting. The United States is the world’s biggest importer of African leopard hunting trophies and consumed more than half the […]

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Biden Administration Drops Ball on Federal Protections for More Than 60 Species Facing Extinction

Biden Administration Drops Ball on Federal Protections for More Than 60 Species Facing Extinction

WASHINGTON— The Biden administration failed to make required protection decisions for 66 imperiled species in fiscal year 2021, violating promises in a workplan developed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The 2016 plan was intended to address a backlog of hundreds of species awaiting protection, including the Hermes copper butterfly, Florida bonneted bat, Rio […]

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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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