‘Heads in the sand’: conservationists condemn US failure to protect wolverines

‘Heads in the sand’: conservationists condemn US failure to protect wolverines

The US Fish and Wildlife Service has denied protection to wolverines under the Endangered Species Act, frustrating conservation groups who argue the species faces an existential threat from the climate crisis. According to the ruling announced on Thursday, the FWS considers wolverine populations in the lower 48 states to be stable and threats against wolverines […]

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National Park Service to allow brutal hunting methods on Alaska’s national preserves

National Park Service to allow brutal hunting methods on Alaska’s national preserves

Just as America embraces the reopening of National Park Service (NPS) lands, including both national parks and preserves, the Administration is dealing a devastating blow to native wildlife populations across some of our country’s most pristine and ecologically significant wildlands. ANPS policy that was finalized last week will allow for the killing of iconic animals […]

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Court Strikes Down Trump Administration’s Sage-grouse Directive, Canceling Hundreds of Oil and Gas Leases

Court Strikes Down Trump Administration’s Sage-grouse Directive, Canceling Hundreds of Oil and Gas Leases

GREAT FALLS, Mont. – On Friday, the U.S. District Court in Montana struck down the basis for the Trump administration’s massive oil and gas leasing plans on more than a million acres of public lands in key habitat for sage-grouse, an iconic bird species of the Western United States. The Trump administration attempted to gut […]

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Leaked Trump Administration Memo: Keep Public in Dark About How Endangered Species Decisions Are Made

Leaked Trump Administration Memo: Keep Public in Dark About How Endangered Species Decisions Are Made

In a Trump administration memorandum leaked to the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is directing its staff to withhold, or delay releasing, certain public records about how the Endangered Species Act is carried out. That includes records where the advice of career wildlife scientists may be overridden by political appointees […]

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Lawsuit Launched to Overturn Trump Administration’s Denial of Protection to California Spotted Owls

Lawsuit Launched to Overturn Trump Administration’s Denial of Protection to California Spotted Owls

SAN FRANCISCO— Conservation groups filed a formal notice today of their intent to sue the Trump administration over its failure to protect California spotted owls under the Endangered Species Act. In November 2019 the Trump U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service determined that the spotted owl population is declining and likely to be wiped out from […]

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