All U.S. States Fail to Protect Animals from Cruel Trapping, Says New Report

All U.S. States Fail to Protect Animals from Cruel Trapping, Says New Report

Global animal welfare and conservation nonprofit, Born Free USA, has released a damning new report entitled Crushing Cruelty: Animal Trapping in the United States. The report updates work carried out in 2017 and is the result of extensive research into the regulatory landscape of trapping on a state-by-state basis. This research informed the production of […]

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POLL: Should the Trump Administration be allowed to auction leases in the Arctic refuge to the oil and gas industry?

POLL: Should the Trump Administration be allowed to auction leases in the Arctic refuge to the oil and gas industry?

In a last-ditch attempt to make good on promises to the oil and gas industry, the Trump administration is rushing to formalize plans to drill for oil in the Arctic national wildlife refuge before Joe Biden takes office. On Tuesday, the Bureau of Land Management initiated the process with a formal “call for nominations”, inviting […]

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Seismic Oil and Gas Exploration Will Scar the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Seismic Oil and Gas Exploration Will Scar the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

WASHINGTON – “The Arctic Refuge still carries scars from seismic testing conducted in a limited area more than 30 years ago,” said Natalie Dawson, executive director at Audubon Alaska. “This poses a serious threat to polar bears and other important species during their most vulnerable time of year in the Refuge.” Today, the Bureau of […]

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POLL: Should the Trump Administration be allowed to auction leases in the Arctic refuge to the oil and gas industry?

‘There’s nowhere like it’: Alaska’s wildlife refuge fears death by drilling

Biologist George Schaller has traversed the Amazon rainforest, studied lions in the Serengeti and searched for rare antelope in Tibet, but for him nothing quite compares to a vast and little-known wilderness found in the north-eastern reaches of Alaska. Schaller first encountered the region in the 1950s, taking a canoe down the Colville River, a […]

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