Biden administration restores threatened species protections dropped by Trump

Biden administration restores threatened species protections dropped by Trump

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – The Biden administration on Thursday restored rules to protect imperiled species and shield their habitat from destruction after the measures were rolled back under former President Donald Trump. Among the changes, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will reinstate a decades-old regulation that mandates blanket protections for animals and plants newly […]

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Mexican gray wolves boost their numbers, but a lack of genetic diversity remains a threat

Mexican gray wolves boost their numbers, but a lack of genetic diversity remains a threat

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – The wild population of Mexican gray wolves in the southwestern U.S. is still growing, but environmental groups are warning that inbreeding and the resulting genetic crisis within the endangered species will continue to be a threat to long-term survival. The warning came Tuesday as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and […]

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Lauren Boebert Issues Wolf Warning to Colorado Hunters

Lauren Boebert Issues Wolf Warning to Colorado Hunters

Lauren Boebert has issued a stark warning following the reintroduction of gray wolves into Colorado’s Rocky Mountains earlier this week, with her office claiming they could “threaten livestock, herd dogs, and even hunters and hikers in the region” and saying the decision was made to “please radical environmental groups.” The reintroduction of wolves to Colorado […]

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Embattled wolves gain a new frontier in Democratic Colorado. The move is stoking political tensions

Embattled wolves gain a new frontier in Democratic Colorado. The move is stoking political tensions

DENVER, Colo. (AP) – Wildlife officials plan to release gray wolves in Colorado in coming weeks, at the behest of urban voters and to the dismay of rural residents who don’t want the predators but have waning influence in the Democratic-led state. The most ambitious wolf reintroduction effort in the U.S. in almost three decades […]

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Scientists Warn American ‘Promotion of Hunting’ Is Ruining the Environment

Scientists Warn American ‘Promotion of Hunting’ Is Ruining the Environment

Scientists have warned that a strong focus on hunting—instead of rewilding key species—is “reinforcing” biodiversity loss. Parts of the U.S. are currently facing a biodiversity crisis for a variety of reasons including habitat degradation, invasive species, and climate change. A new study published in the journal BioScience reported that state agencies are taking “the provisioning […]

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