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August
09,
2018
Today, Defenders of Wildlife’s Center for Conservation Innovation has published a paper in the journal Conservation Letters on the Endangered Species Act (ESA), entitled “Missing, delayed, and old: The status of ESA recovery
August
07,
2018
Leaders of the Orca Salmon Alliance delivered more than 43,000 citizen comments to Governor Jay Inslee and the co-chairs of the Emergency Southern Resident Task Force, created by the Governor through executive order earlier this year. Delivery of
August
03,
2018
The Trump administration has reversed an Obama administration ban on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides and genetically engineered crops on national wildlife refuges where farming is permitted, threatening pollinators like bees and butterflies
August
02,
2018
In conjunction with Governor Inslee’ Orca Recovery Task Force meeting in Wenatchee, the Orca Salmon Alliance (OSA) will deliver over 43,000 signatures of support for bold, effective, and measurable actions for orca recovery.
Endangered Mexican gray wolf population remained flat in new countopens in new window
The endangered Mexican gray wolf population leveled off in 2017 after showing stronger growth the year before.
22
Feb
2018
www.azcentral.com
Zinke advances road through Alaska wildlife refugeopens in new window
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke approved a land-transfer deal Monday to allow Alaska to build a road through a federal wildlife refuge in the southwestern part of the state.
23
Jan
2018
thehill.com
Conservation groups sue to protect right whalesopens in new window
The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, alleges violations of the Endangered Species Act and the Marine Mammal Protection Act. “The law is clear,” said Jane Davenport, senior attorney for Defenders of Wildlife, one of the plaintiffs. “The federal government must act, and act immediately, to save the right whale from extinction.”
19
Jan
2018
www.capecodtimes.com
Trump plan for oil drilling off coast ripped by Florida leaders-in both partiesopens in new window
“Offshore drilling is a dirty business,” Defenders of Wildlife President and CEO Jamie Rappaport Clark said in a statement. “Even when there is no major catastrophe, marine wildlife is devastated by routine spills, air pollution, seismic blasting and other fallout from industrial oil and gas development in our oceans.”
19
Jan
2018
www.miamiherald.com
Powerful lawmaker wants to ‘invalidate’ the Endangered Species Act. He’s getting close.opens in new window
The congressman who said he “would love to invalidate” the Endangered Species Act is closing in on his goal. Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) recently shepherded five bills out of the Natural Resources Committee he chairs that would dismantle the law piece by piece. Many Republicans on the panel say the proposals are necessary changes that would modernize the 1973 law. Democrats and conservationists say the bills would whittle away the law’s ability to save wildlife from extinction.
09
Nov
2017
www.washingtonpost.com