Tag Archives: Center for Biological Diversity

What Will Happen To The Manatee Now That It’s No Longer Considered Endangered?

By Emily Folk We want to see the manatee population rebound to a point where they can be taken off the  endangered species list. But has it really reached that point? As some are celebrating their downlisting status from endangered to threatened as a victory, others think it’s the wrong choice. The Campaign to Slash Protections Was Initiated by an Anti-Wildlife Group. We’ve known that manatees have been slowly recovering for a number of years. But they remained protected as… Continue reading

Don’t “Modernize” the Endangered Species Act, Just Fund It!

This is a guest post from Rick Lamplugh. Rick is an author and wildlife advocate from Gardiner, Montana.

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The Endangered Species Coalition is bringing me and a number of other advocates to Washington, D.C. for a couple days to lobby for the Endangered Species Act. I respect the work of this national coalition of hundreds of conservation-minded organizations, and I’m glad to go. To prepare, I’m researching and writing. Here’s some of what I’ve found.

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Unintelligent Tinkering

This post is by Dr. Julie Gorte, a member of the Endangered Species Coalition Board of Directors.

The first rule of intelligent tinkering is to save all the bits. Delisting endangered species without solid analytical reasons to do so, and for that matter dismantling the protections of the Endangered Species Act, qualifies as unintelligent tinkering.

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CPW Commission Unanimously Approves Killing Studies, Despite Public Outcry

Over 180 people gathered yesterday at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) Commission meeting in Fort Collins, CO, to discuss the two proposed carnivore killing studies in the Piceance Basin and the Upper Arkansas River.  Despite vocal public opposition and their questionable scientific rationalizations, the CPW Commission unanimously voted to approve the killing studies. 42 public testimonies were given at this meeting; 17 in favor and 25 opposing. Public outcry has been pouring in for months.  Between the Endangered Species… Continue reading

Petition Filed With U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Seeking Updated Recovery Plan for Red Wolf

Via The Center for Biological Diversity With Only 45 Remaining in North Carolina, New Plan Would Save Wild Population   WASHINGTON— Seven animal protection and conservation organizations filed a petition today with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeking an updated recovery plan for the rapidly dwindling population of wild red wolves. The recovery plan for the red wolf has not been updated since 1990. Since that time red wolves have expanded their range in the wild, faced additional threats… Continue reading

To Kill a Mouse: Congress Quietly Increases Attacks on Endangered Species Act by 600%

By Taylor Parker, contributing writer to Endangered Species Coalition. Congressman Steve Pearce introduced a 200-page bill over a mouse. Representative Pearce said he is trying to bring jobs to his district by stripping the New Mexican Meadow jumping mouse of protections. He is trying to sneak his bill in as a rider to H.R. 5538, a bill meant for funding the Department of the Interior. Rep. Jim Bridenstine of Oklahoma has a bill to ban listing of the Lesser Prairie… Continue reading

Conservationists Express Outrage That Entire Pack of Wolves, 12 Percent of State Population, to Be Killed for Preying on Livestock on Public Lands

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has indicated it plans to kill the entire Profanity Peak wolf pack over conflicts with livestock on national forest lands in northern Ferry County.

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Southern Resident Killer Whales Need More Protection – Expanded Critical Habitat is Needed Now!

The time is now to expand the Southern Residents’ critical habitat! If they are to survive and recover to healthy, self sustaining populations, they have to have the places they live and feed protected, reduced toxins in their waters, ample salmon as a food source, and reduced sound levels for communication.

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Less lead ammunition & less lead poisoning in California condors

Potentially great news as reports show that Federal biologists are reporting a dramatic drop in the treatment of California condors suffering from lead poisoning. The Summit County Citizens Voice reported that just “13 condors were treated for lead exposure between Sept. 1, 2013 and Aug. 31, 2014, down from 28 birds the previous year.”  Initiatives to reduce the use of lead ammunition are credited for the decrease in poisonings. Lead poisoning is one of the greatest roadblocks to continued condor… Continue reading