POLL: Should the use of strychnine for killing wolves be banned?

POLL: Should the use of strychnine for killing wolves be banned?

Health Canada is launching a review this spring on whether strychnine should be used to kill wolves. The Government of Alberta uses the poison to keep dwindling caribou herds alive. Alberta Trappers Association president Bill Abercrombie says strychnine is a horrendous way to kill an animal. “Strychnine initiates convulsions and the animal basically goes into […]

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Petition: DDT-like “rat poison” killing wildlife

Petition: Take Action to Ban DDT-like “Rat Poisons” Killing Wildlife

There is an urgent need to protect California’s wildlife. More and more wild animals are being found contaminated by first and second generation anticoagulant rodenticides. Like the Covid-19 statistics, we are seeing increased numbers of contaminated wildlife because more tests are being performed. However, also like the pandemic, we don’t truly know the extent of exposure […]

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Wild Mexican Wolves At Risk

Petition: Trump administration ends gray wolf’s endangered species protections

The Trump administration has removed endangered species protections from the gray wolf, a species once persecuted to near-extinction in the US, in a move that has been condemned as premature by conservationists. The wolves have been provided federal protection for more than 45 years but this is no longer needed according to David Bernhardt, the […]

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Amazon river dolphin risks extinction if Brazil moratorium not renewed

Amazon river dolphin risks extinction if Brazil moratorium not renewed

TEFÉ, Amazonas state, Brazil — A pair of pink Amazon river dolphins emerges for just a moment, arcing above the chocolate brown waters inside the Mamirauá Institute for Sustainable Development, a research facility at the tropical heart of the Brazilian Amazon. Powerful jets of water spray out of their blowholes as these freshwater mammals take […]

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Trump Administration Denies Endangered Species Protection for Pacific Fisher Across Most of Species’ Range

Trump Administration Denies Endangered Species Protection for Pacific Fisher Across Most of Species’ Range

PORTLAND,Ore.— The Trump administration today denied Endangered Species Act protections to Pacific fishers from Northern California to the Canadian border, but granted them endangered status in the southern Sierra Nevada. The decision reversed a 2019 proposal to list fishers as threatened throughout their West Coast range. “The Trump administration’s denial of protection for fishers is […]

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