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625 wolves left in Montana, over 6000 permits to hunt them issued

Conservation groups are in an uproar over Montana’s decision to issue over 6000 permits to hunt the last 625 remaining wolves in the state. In addition to 6000 permits, the state loosened regulations governing the hunting of the animals.
In the Media by Justin King - 71 comments

100,000 Endangered Species condoms to be given away for Earth Day

Tucson - Conservation group the Center for Biological Diversity, is getting creative for Earth Day on April 22. They're highlighting human overpopulation and global animal extinction by giving away free endangered species condoms, 100,000 of them.
In the Media by Elizabeth Batt - 3 comments

New report calls for end to all new offshore drilling

Tucson - BP's catastrophe last year in the Gulf of Mexico that spilled more than 205 million gallons of oil into the ocean's waters, the result of fundamental dangers not being addressed, has led to a new report calling for an end to all new offshore drilling.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 1 comment

‘Endangered species’ status sought for dwarf seahorse

New Orleans - The dwarf seahorse, a one-inch long seahorse facing increased pressures for survival due to last year’s BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, was petitioned for Endangered Species Act protection this week by a conservation group.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann

Lethal bat disease spreads, now found in Ohio and New Brunswick

Richmond - Bat colonies in Ohio are now diagnosed with white-nose syndrome, a fast-moving lethal disease first diagnosed in the US in 2006 that is sweeping across the eastern part of the country, leaving more than 1 million dead bats in its wake.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 4 comments

US govt. misses legal deadline to protect loggerhead sea turtles

Washington - The US government has failed to issue a final ruling that would grant additional protections for the loggerhead sea turtle, a ruling required by a court-ordered settlement between conservation groups and the government over prior delays.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 1 comment

‘Critical habitat’ of 11,000 acres proposed for rare leopard frog

Washington - The rare and threatened Chiricahua leopard frog of the southwestern US received an added gift this week in its fight against extinction, a proposed designation of more than 11,000 acres of critical habitat situated in Arizona and New Mexico.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann

Conservation groups petition gov’t to reintroduce Florida panther

Fayetteville - Conservation groups have joined forces in petitioning the US Secretary of the Interior to reintroduce the endangered Florida panther into suitable areas of south Georgia and northern Florida, including the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann

Group sues Interior Department for gray wolf recovery plan

Washington - The Center for Biological Diversity has launched a lawsuit to institute a national recovery plan for gray wolves throughout much of the lower 48 states of the US.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 11 comments
 

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The rare Chiricahua leopard frog's livelihood has taken on new meaning, with a recently-proposed "critical habitat" designation for 11,000 acres of its historic range.
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