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The Endangered Species Act of 1973, our most cherished conservation law, passed Congress with overwhelming bipartisan support (92-0 in the Senate, and 394-4 in the House). This law saved our national symbol, the bald eagle, from extinction. To date, more than 1,300 imperiled species of plants, ...

As a member of the Texas House of Representatives in the 1990s, Combs championed legislation prohibits state wildlife officials from gathering endangered species data from private lands without permission, according to the Austin Chronicle. It also sought to restrict the state from sharing ... Endangered Species Act
The Rare and Endangered Species Preservation Program continues to benefit California's native at-risk fish, wildlife and plants, thanks to the generosity of California taxpayers. Donations to this fund have enabled CDFW to obtain matching funds from the federal government and collaborate with ... tax
Dear EarthTalk: Now Trump is going to allow the importing of elephant 'trophies' after all! Where do things stand overall now in the fight to protect endangered species, especially as wildlife now also face threats from climate change?-Mark Harrison, Sumter, ...
In 2016, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) shifted the conservation status of giraffes from species of "least concern" to "vulnerable". It seems that in all of six years, the gentle giants had gone from a state of low or no concern to being just four steps away from a complete wipeout.

These land-loving leeches could help us save endangered species! You see, every time a leech siphons off a bellyful of blood from, say, a dwarf mongoose, what it's really doing is taking a DNA sample from a wild animal. And scientists can make use of these samples to determine what species inhabit ...
This undated photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a humpback chub in the Colorado River basin in Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. The USFWS said Thursday, March 22, 2018 that it no longer considers the Fish on the brink of extinction and will consider reclassifying ...
The Environment Agency and Police are working together to investigate those fishing illegally. The Agency told us: "Regular auditing of these fisheries is essential to ensure protection of these iconic and in the case of eel - a critically endangered species; but also to ensure that the activity is regulated and ...
President Donald Trump is under fire over a board created to advise him on how to protect certain African animals that are in decline, in part because of hunting. Critics say too many of the panel's members are trophy hunters. At issue are rules for importing the heads and hides of African lions, elephants ...
"We are encouraged that the Trump administration has agreed to revisit these rules, which threaten property owners' rights to use any land that the federal government could dream that an endangered species might ever inhabit," Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall said in his news release. "These ...
Led by Alabama, the states filed the lawsuit in 2016, alleging that the changes allowed the federal government to designate "entire states" as habitat for species under the Endangered Species Act. The states yesterday notified the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama that they had ...
NEW ORLEANS -- The Trump administration will rewrite rules governing how to choose areas considered critical to endangered species to settle a lawsuit brought by 20 states and four trade groups, according to state attorneys general. The endangered species director for an environmental nonprofit says ...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - States that challenged endangered species regulations say the Trump administration has agreed to rewrite rules about how to designate ... Noah Greenwald of the Center for Biological Diversity says the administration has "shown nothing but hostility toward endangered species."
(CNN) Lacoste temporarily replaced its polo shirts' crocodile logo with the images of 10 endangered species to help counter the threat of extinction. The shirts, which are part of a limited run supporting the "Save Our Species" campaign that launched during Paris Fashion Week on March 1, have sold out.
'Fantasy documents': recovery plans failing Australia's endangered species. Expired, unfinished or undeveloped: conservationists call for more transparency and accountability in species management systems. Lisa Cox. Mon 19 Feb 2018 12.00 EST Last modified on Tue 13 Mar 2018 11.49 EDT. Share on ...
One of the most influential and controversial laws affecting the management of fish and wildlife in the United States has been the Endangered Species Act. Although this is the way it feels now, it wasn't that way when the law passed in 1973. The Senate passed the bill unanimously while the House voted for ...

Under the rules of the Endangered Species Act, once a species is discovered to be at risk of extinction, government agencies are required by law to take steps to save it. For years, critics have challenged that mandate, arguing that it undercuts the ability to weigh a species' value or to consider the economic ...
The congressional attempt to remove federal protections for gray wolves in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan is aimed at nullifying a 2014 ruling by a federal judge that placed the wolf back on the endangered species list after the U.S. Department of the Interior removed it three years before. A ...
Last week, the aquarium officially opened their Design a Dino contest where participants get to color a dinosaur using the colors of a currently endangered species of their choice. Officials at the aquarium say they want contestants to research animals that need their help and then tell them why they chose ...
TOPEKA, Ill. (WAND) – A hatchery is stepping up to help save an endangered species. The Jack Wolf Memorial Fish Hatchery plans to put mussels in the Sangamon River this year, with the goal of helping Lake Decatur redevelop its population. Hatchery leaders say the lake used to have a higher level of ...
John Navarro from the Ohio Division of Wildlife said the cooperative effort of the Ohio Hellbender Partnership will hopefully create another success story in endangered species recovery. “These organizations are providing human-reared hellbenders for our repatriation efforts with the goal of establishing ...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — It's not quite Noah's Ark, but Springs Preserve in Las Vegas is gradually becoming an urban lifeboat for some of the Mojave Desert's most threatened species. Before the end of the year, the Las Vegas Valley Water District-owned attraction will be home to three types of protected ...
But she earned something more than just bragging rights. Sshe learned that worldwide 3,000 species of animals are considered endangered and that's when her artwork transformed from a pasttime to something with purpose. "I thought I could use my time and talents to showcase endangered species and ...
ENDANGERED SPECIES. ESA proposals become political target practice. Michael Doyle, E&E News reporter. Published: Monday, February 19, 2018. The surprisingly colorful Barrens topminnow now carries the burden of the Endangered Species Act on its tiny, wiggling back.
As part of Endangered Species Day, young artists across the U.S. are getting involved to raise awareness of the decline of these important species. Students can use their artistic talents to become an ambassador for these species by submitting an original piece of artwork, to be part of a local or national ...
Endangered species find safe harbor at Springs Preserve. It's not quite Noah's Ark, but Springs Preserve is gradually becoming an urban lifeboat for some of the Mojave Desert's most threatened species. A female tortoise inside the Desert Tortoise Habitat at Springs Preserve in Las Vegas, Tuesday.
The numbat has now been uplisted from vulnerable to endangered. Photograph: Frans Lanting/Getty Images/Mint Images RM. Less than 40% of Australia's nationally-listed threatened species have recovery plans in place to secure their long-term survival. And close to 10% of listed threatened species are ...
A Chinese man who posted images of butchered animals, mostly rare and endangered species, on social media and joked about how they were being prepared for a Lunar New Year dinner has been given five days' detention. The gory pictures that accompanied the message showed a chopped-up ...
Some 40,000 free "Endangered Species Condoms" will be given away across the country by the Center for Biological Diversity on Valentine's Day to encourage people to consider population growth's threat to wildlife before getting wild. The colorful condom packages include species threatened by ...
Heritage conservation of the Polly Woodside is a worthy, but where are the endangered species? Photograph: National Trust of Australia. The Polly Woodside, a three-masted historic cargo ship built in 1885, is a prominent feature of Melbourne's south wharf. It's a site for tour groups, birthday parties, and an ...
Not only did EPA fail to protect farmers, it put at risk literally hundreds of endangered species. Despite its own conclusion that the approval might harm an extraordinary number of the protected birds, mammals and insects in dozens of states, EPA refused to seek the guidance of the federal expert wildlife agencies, as the ...
Best Buy recently announced that it would cease filling shelf-space with compact discs. Like our politics in 2018, we either cling to outdated technologies or we look for the new ways to replay the soundtracks of our youth. Many a tear-filled, hefty-headed, non-hoppy beer has been spilled over conversations ...
"Freshwater mussels are one of the most endangered groups of animals in the United States," said Taylor Jones, endangered species advocate for WildEarth Guardians. "We are thrilled that the hornshell now has the legal protections it needs to escape extinction." But Rep. Steve Pearce, a Hobbs, New Mexico, Republican, ...
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service last week listed the freshwater mussel species from New Mexico, Texas, and Mexico as an endangered species, drawing praise from environmentalists and scorn from at least one Republican congressman. (Joel Lusk/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP, File) ...
(PITTSBURGH) — An environmental group wants couples to think of wild animals before acting like them this Valentine's Day. The Center for Biological Diversity is handing out endangered species condoms at the Carnegie Science Center's adults-only Valentine's event Friday in Pittsburgh. The wrappers ...
ENDANGERED SPECIES. FWS quietly reconsiders Key deer protections. Published: Wednesday, February 7, 2018. The Fish and Wildlife Service is quietly weighing whether to remove Florida's Key deer from the endangered species list.
The Hawai'i Department of Land and Resources announces that the State Endangered Species Recovery Committee (ESRC) is now accepting applications for the Hawaiian cultural practitioner position on the Commission. Applications will be reviewed and the names of qualified individuals will be sent to ...
BANGKOK (AFP) - The rescue in Laos of three endangered red pandas trafficked from China has raised fears the rare animals are increasingly being coveted by exotic pet owners. Landlocked Laos, which borders China and Vietnam, is a key transit hub in the global trade in illegal wildlife, but experts say ...
Several months before the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) banned all international trading of pangolins in September 2016, Hong Kong recorded some of the biggest cases of pangolin smuggling ever. In June 2016, authorities seized 4 tonnes ...
The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, led by Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), will hold a hearing Wednesday advancing its goals of repealing the Endangered Species Act and gutting the Clean Water Act. The hearing will highlight testimony from industrial-scale agribusinesses and preview environmental ...
From left are Belhaven Middle School students Mazi Salartash, Marlee Campbell and Daniel Tracy; fifth-grade teacher Bonnie Marino; students Christina Htay, Shelby Streno and Kamisiyochukwa Nwotite; environmental educator Junetta Dix; and students Arianna Ferrin and Benjamin Christodoulou.
Often conservation efforts focus on the cutest of the endangered species, but certain science groups are trying to find a way to choose which species to save without turning it into a beauty contest. The Zoological Society of London uses a method called EDGE. “There are lots of ways that conservation ...
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) will in 2018 release changes to its fisheries and chain of custody requirements; launch new initiatives to strengthen its assurance model; and initiate a process for the review of its fisheries standard. "The MSC journey is not always an easy one. Fisheries science is ...
Canadian governments are sitting by and watching as endangered species disappear, in what one environmental lawyer calls a “slow moving catastrophe.” The latest blow comes as a deadline for provinces to outline plans to protect threatened caribou habitat blew by without a single province meeting the ...
Two men were arrested after police found about 400 wild animals, mostly endangered species, in a village house and a metal sheet hut in the New Territories on Tuesday. Among them were a giant salamander, foxes, leopard cats, civet cats, otters, eagles, owls, more than 70 snakes including a python, ...
Eastern cougars once roamed every U.S. state east of the Mississippi, but it has been eight decades since the last confirmed sighting of the animal. Now, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has officially declared the subspecies extinct and removed it from the U.S. endangered species list. The decision ...
ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Following a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, an endangered species found in Alaska will continue to enjoy its federally protected status. The species in question, the bearded seals or Erignathus barbatus, have seen their habitat reduced over time, which scientists say ...
An international fishing organisation is offering anglers the prospect of setting world records for 18 of the most critically endangered species, placing further pressure on waning global populations The Independent can reveal. Scientists say the Florida-based International Game Fish Association (IGFA), ...
Since the Endangered Species Act became law in 1973, the U.S. government has played a critical role in protecting endangered and threatened species. But while the law is overwhelmingly popular with the American public, critics in Congress are proposing to significantly reduce federal authority to ...


 

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