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Endangered Species Act
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US Sued for Dragging Its Feet
on Rare Ghost Orchid Decision
Sep 13, 2023 4:44 PM CDT
US Sued for Dragging Its Feet on Rare Ghost Orchid Decision
'The world famous and critically imperiled ghost orchid is out of time'
- The rare ghost orchid found mainly in Florida and Cuba should be immediately protected by the US as an endangered species, three environmental groups claimed Wednesday in a lawsuit arguing that federal officials are unduly delaying a decision. The lawsuit filed in Florida federal court contends the US Fish and...
US Adds Emperor Penguins
to Threatened Species List
Oct 25, 2022 9:46 PM CDT
US Adds Emperor Penguins to Threatened Species List
Designation is a 'call to action,' says director of the US Fish and Wildlife Service
- Emperor penguins, the species seen in
March of the Penguins
, are marching toward extinction due to habitat loss caused by climate change, scientists warn. The birds, the biggest species of penguin, were listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act on Tuesday, the
New York Times
Turnaround for Fish Whose
Case Made It to Supreme Court
Oct 4, 2022 2:14 PM CDT
Turnaround for Fish Whose Case Made It to Supreme Court
The snail darter is no longer considered imperiled
- The snail darter, a tiny Southeastern fish at the center of an epic battle over Endangered Species Act protection in the 1970s, is no longer considered imperiled, officials announced Tuesday. The fish held up construction of the Tellico Dam in Tennessee for more than two years as biologists and others...
Grizzly Bear Found Decapitated,
Declawed in Yellowstone River
Jul 4, 2021 4:50 PM CDT
Grizzly Bear Found Decapitated, Declawed in Yellowstone River
The bears are protected and it's illegal to possess any part of them
- Grizzly bear 394 had a long life. He was 25 when he washed up on the banks of the Yellowstone River in Montana, and thin from age at almost 600 pounds. He was tagged in Wyoming and relocated to Yellowstone National Park where he lived an uneventful life, the
Dozens of Underfed Big Cats
Rescued From Tiger King Park
May 21, 2021 5:11 AM CDT
Dozens of Underfed Big Cats Rescued From Tiger King Park
Feds say 68 animals were seized from Jeff and Lauren Lowe's park
- Some 68 underfed and neglected big cats from a park owned by Joe Exotic's former business partner will go to "responsible animal preserves where they can be safely maintained rather than exploited," the Justice Department says. The animals—seven lions, 46 tigers, 15 lion-tiger hybrids, and one...
Very Good News
for America's Symbol
Mar 25, 2021 11:15 AM CDT
Very Good News for America's Symbol
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland touts the 'importance of the Endangered Species Act'
- The number of American bald eagles has quadrupled since 2009, with more than 300,000 birds soaring over the lower 48 states, government scientists said in a report Wednesday, according to the AP . The US Fish and Wildlife Service said bald eagles, the national symbol that once teetered on the...
Feds Face Lawsuit Over
Failure to Protect Giraffes
Oct 15, 2020 12:18 AM CDT
Feds Face Lawsuit Over Failure to Protect Giraffes
With populations plummeting, hunters are still allowed to import trophies
- Conservation groups say they are planning to sue the federal government to win greater protection of "everyone's favorite longnecked mammal." Groups including the Humane Society of the United States filed a notice of intent to sue the US Fish and Wildlife Department Wednesday ABC reports. They say...
Trophy Hunter Gets US Permit
to Import Body of Rare Rhino
Sep 7, 2019 5:30 AM CDT
Trophy Hunter Gets US Permit to Import Body of Rare Rhino
Michigan hunter gets dispensation in what Humane Society calls 'pay-to-slay scheme'
- The Trump administration says it will issue a permit to a Michigan trophy hunter to import the skin, skull, and horns from a rare black rhinoceros he shot in Africa. Documents show Chris D. Peyerk of Shelby Township, Mich., applied last year for the permit required by the Fish and...
The Endangered Species Act
Just Lost Some of Its Bite
Aug 12, 2019 1:26 PM CDT
The Endangered Species Act Just Lost Some of Its Bite
The Trump administration makes some major changes
- In environmentalists' view, it's been one of America's strongest environmental laws since it was passed in 1973. Now, the Endangered Species Act—which currently has 1,600 species under its purview—has lost some of its bite. The Trump administration on Monday rolled out some of the most...
Wolves Are Airdropped Onto
Island to Counter Moose Boom
Mar 7, 2019 6:52 PM CST
Wolves Are Airdropped Onto Island to Counter Moose Boom
As ice bridges melt, migration happens by helicopter
- Four Canadian wolves now find themselves in a strange habitat, an island in Lake Superior, after being airdropped there by the US National Park Service. Their mission is to whittle down the moose population in Michigan's Isle Royale National Park, the
reports, and help grow the wolf population....
Stand in the Way of
$1.4B Dam Project
Dec 26, 2018 4:00 PM CST
Salamanders May Stand in the Way of $1.4B Dam Project
Lawsuit demands that three species be protected under the Endangered Species Act
- A trio of salamander species in Northern California could complicate a controversial $1.4 billion public works project to heighten the Shasta Dam, the state's largest reservoir, per the AP . The
Los Angeles Times
reports that two environmental groups filed a federal lawsuit last month asking a judge to...
Judge's Ruling Halts
Grizzly Bear Hunts
Sep 25, 2018 1:03 AM CDT
Judge's Ruling Halts Grizzly Bear Hunts
He restores protection for Yellowstone-area bears
- Score one for the bears: A judge has restored protection for a group of around 700 grizzly bears living around Yellowstone National Park, meaning Wyoming and Idaho will have to call off the first bear hunts planned in the lower 48 states in nearly 30 years. Judge Dana Christensen, siding...
A Big Change Is Proposed
to Wildlife Protections
Jul 23, 2018 11:55 AM CDT
A Big Change Is Proposed to Wildlife Protections
Officials would weigh economic factors in decisions under Endangered Species Act
- Those who back the Endangered Species Act won't be happy to read a quote in the
New York Times
that sums up a story about its fate: "It's probably the best chance that we have had in 25 years to actually make any substantial changes," says...
Trump Applies the Brakes Day
After Elephant Trophy News
Nov 18, 2017 5:00 AM CST
Trump Applies the Brakes Day After Elephant Trophy News
'Will update soon with Secretary Zinke,' he tweets
- President Trump said Friday he's delaying a new policy allowing the body parts of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review "all conservation facts." The US Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday it would allow such importation from Zimbabwe and Zambia, arguing...
Trump to Reverse Obama's Ban
on Import of Elephant Trophies
Nov 16, 2017 3:03 AM CST
Trump to Reverse Obama's Ban on Import of Elephant Trophies
Move will allow hunters to import from Zimbabwe, Zambia
- If you happened to shoot an elephant in Zimbabwe on or after Jan. 21, 2016, you'll be able to import its remains into the US, reports the
. This after confirmation from a Fish and Wildlife Service official that the Trump administration intends to once again allow the...
US Officials to Lift
Jun 22, 2017 5:54 PM CDT
US Officials to Lift Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Protections
Bear population has increased to more than 700 since 1975
- Protections that have been in place for more than 40 years for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area will be lifted this summer after US government officials ruled Thursday that the population is no longer threatened, the AP reports. Grizzlies in all US states except Alaska have been...
GOP Targets Endangered
Species Act for Big Changes
Jan 17, 2017 7:29 PM CST
GOP Targets Endangered Species Act for Big Changes
Salmon, wolves, chickens, lynx, and more are in the crosshairs
- Republicans are readying plans to roll back the influence of the Endangered Species Act after decades of complaints that it hinders drilling, logging, and other activities, the AP reports. Over the past eight years, GOP lawmakers sponsored dozens of measures aimed at curtailing the landmark law or putting species such...
Bees Are Now Endangered
Oct 2, 2016 5:58 AM CDT
Bees Are Now Endangered
Feds list 7 Hawaiian species as protected
- Federal authorities on Friday added seven yellow-faced bee species, Hawaii's only native bees, for protection under the Endangered Species Act, a first for bees in the United States. The US Fish and Wildlife Service announced the listing after years of study by the conservation group Xerces Society, state officials,...
No More Cecils:
African Lions Now
Dec 21, 2015 12:36 PM CST
No More Cecils: African Lions Now on Endangered Species List
And US hunters will need special permit to bring back 'trophies'
- Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer caused an uproar when he killed Cecil the lion —and he may have expedited the latest Obama administration mandate. The US Fish and Wildlife Service is set to announce Monday that as of Jan. 22, lions in Africa will be protected under the Endangered Species...
Tabled Over Rare Frogs
Aug 11, 2014 2:40 PM CDT
Anti-Wildfire Project Tabled Over Rare Frogs
Forest Service project may hurt endangered species
- US officials are balancing forest-fire risk against the need to preserve an endangered species near Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevadas, the
Tahoe Daily Tribune
reports. Per a stipulation signed by a judge last week, the US Forest Service will delay its tree-thinning project there until it consults with the...
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