Carnivores avoid rush hour by taking to roads at night

Carnivores avoid rush hour by taking to roads at night

Bears, wolves, and other carnivores in Michigan adjust their behavior to avoid active roadways, researchers reported recently in the journal Global Ecology and Conservation. The study is part of the growing field of road ecology, which explores how wildlife responds to human thoroughfares—and what this means for coexisting with carnivores in an increasingly crowded world. […]

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American imports of giraffe trophies and body parts are driving the animals to extinction

American imports of giraffe trophies and body parts are driving the animals to extinction

Giraffes, with their iconic long necks and unmistakable, beautifully patterned coats, are facing extinction. There are currently fewer than 69,000 mature individuals remaining in the wild today. And the threats of habitat loss and illegal hunting for bushmeat are only exacerbated by demand for giraffe trophies and other products traded internationally. The U.S. is partly […]

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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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American Bumblebee Could Be Added to the Endangered Species List

American Bumblebee Could Be Added to the Endangered Species List

The American bumblebee is quickly moving towards the endangered species list as their population has declined by 89% in the last 20 years. The vital pollinators have also already vanished from eight states. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will continue analyzing populations and create their “12-month finding” before making a decision. Pesticides, development, and climate […]

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