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Cruel Summer: The War on Wildlife Continues in Appropriations Bills

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 07.12.2016 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

Summer is finally here, but for those of us who fight to protect our nation's wildlife and natural heritage, this summer has been anything but restful...

Of bears and biases: scientific judgment and the fate of Yellowstone's grizzlies

The Conversation US | Posted 06.21.2016 | Green
The Conversation US

The grizzly, or brown, bear in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is posed to lose protections under the Endangered Species Act. Jim Peaco, Yellowstone...

Endangered Science

Camilla Fox | Posted 05.31.2016 | Science
Camilla Fox

As Americans enjoy this long weekend of remembrance, many will find their way to a national or state park hoping to see wildlife in their natural habi...

Shifting Baselines and Endangered Species Recovery

Cristina Eisenberg | Posted 05.26.2016 | Green
Cristina Eisenberg

In 1970, 20 million Americans celebrated the first Earth Day. Over 45 years later, global change is shifting scientific baselines for endangered species recovery, engendering years of litigation and conflict among stakeholders.

On Endangered Species Day

Adam M. Roberts | Posted 05.20.2016 | Green
Adam M. Roberts

Today is Endangered Species Day. Every year for a decade, people across America have spent this day recognizing the plight of endangered species and the need to do all we can to help these imperiled animals (and plants) recover.

Grizzly Bear Delisting: Lessons from Scarface and Science

Cristina Eisenberg | Posted 05.13.2016 | Green
Cristina Eisenberg

In March 2016, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) proposed delisting the grizzly bear in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem in portions of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. As mandated by the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the Service opened a 60-day public comment period.

Meet The Endangered Species Act's Newest (And Cutest) Success Story

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 04.06.2016 | Green

Green sea turtles are the latest success story of the Endangered Species Act, federal authorities said Tuesday. After "years of coordinated conservati...

Walking With Lions and Canned Hunting in South Africa

Elizabeth Gordon | Posted 03.31.2016 | Travel
Elizabeth Gordon

One of our clients just asked why we won't book them on a 'walking with lions' experience. We pride ourselves on offering amazing experiences and this would surely be one of them! But we simply cannot encourage this practice.

'Teddy Bear' Population Makes An Awesome Recovery

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 03.12.2016 | Good News

The Louisiana black bear -- the species that inspired the creation of the "Teddy bear," and which parents around the world can thank for well-rested c...

Gunnison Country supports their sage-grouse

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 03.10.2016 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

As they have for millennia, this spring, Gunnison sage-grouse will gather and engage in a mating ritual that has captivated generations of cowboys, ra...

Alaskan Polar Bears Can Now Chill In Protected Area Bigger Than California

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 03.04.2016 | Good News

A small court victory can have a big impact on the Alaskan polar bear. An appeals court upheld a designation for an 187,000-square-mile polar bear hab...

Endangered in the Wild, In Danger in Captivity

Stephen Wells | Posted 02.24.2016 | Green
Stephen Wells

On February 11, in response to a lawsuit brought by the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), Judge Jon Scoles issued an order that the zoo must transfer its endangered species to facilities that can meet the animals' needs.

More Wolves, Less Politics

Caitlin Cattelino | Posted 01.18.2016 | Denver
Caitlin Cattelino

Not only do gray wolves provide widespread ecological benefits in areas where they have be reintroduced, but they also bring substantial benefits to regional economies, and this would likely be the case in Colorado, too.

The Endangered Species Act Isn't Broken, But Is its Implementation Faltering?

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 01.05.2016 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

If these claims of economic doom and gloom purportedly caused by the ESA had any foundation in fact, this would be a serious problem warranting close attention. Fortunately, the adverse economic impacts attributed to the ESA have no basis in "fact" and we now have compelling new peer-reviewed data to prove it.

Endangered Species Act, Protector Of The Imperiled, Turns 42

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 12.30.2015 | Politics

The Endangered Species Act turned 42 on Monday, marking over four decades of plant and animal conservation in the United States. The act was signed in...

African Lion Listed Under the Endangered Species Act

Adam M. Roberts | Posted 12.28.2015 | Green
Adam M. Roberts

The species is estimated to have suffered serious population declines since 1980, when an estimated 75,800 lions roamed the African savannah. Now, experts believe there may be 20,000 or fewer. This is a species in true danger.

US Provides Endangered Species Act Protections for African Lions -- Seeks to Avoid Sequel to Cecil Killing

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 12.21.2015 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

In a move sure to be jarring to the worldwide trophy hunting industry, and that could gut South Africa's canned hunting industry, the United States signaled that it will classify the African lion as threatened or endangered across its entire range in Africa.

Disrupting Biodiversity Markets at the Request of President Obama?

Douglas J. Bruggeman | Posted 12.17.2015 | Green
Douglas J. Bruggeman

On November 3rd President Barack Obama issued a memorandum calling for environmental markets to develop large-scale solutions that lead to a net benef...

Goodwill Towards Wildlife Is Lacking In Congress

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 12.08.2015 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

It's time for Congress to stop slipping destructive anti-wildlife amendments into the appropriations bill, to do their jobs and fund the government. Let's ring in the New Year with a clean Omnibus Spending Bill, and a thriving wildlife heritage for future generations.

Recovery of the Great Bear?

Cristina Eisenberg | Posted 11.12.2015 | Green
Cristina Eisenberg

As was the case for other large carnivores in the lower 48 United States, by the 1960s grizzly bears were nearly extinct. This species had dropped to ...

Of Lynx, Traps, And Lawsuits: The Rocky Road To Enlightened Wildlife Conservation

Cristina Eisenberg | Posted 11.02.2015 | Green
Cristina Eisenberg

Today trapping has died out in much of urban North America, but persists in many rural areas. This means that while most people see trapping as anachronistic and controversial, a minority sees it differently.

Bringing Endangered Ferrets Back to their Historic Habitat

Caitlin Cattelino | Posted 10.21.2015 | Denver
Caitlin Cattelino

Even as we celebrate the return of the black-footed ferret to the Arsenal, the law that made it possible to save the ferret from extinction and has been the source of many similar conservation success stories, the Endangered Species Act, is under growing attacks.

Can We All Please Agree To Stop Harassing Wildlife?

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 10.08.2015 | Science

Once upon a time, a sea otter was sleeping while floating in the ocean, peacefully unaware of a nearby boat of gawking, giggling humans. While the ott...

Congress Has Introduced 80 Bills To Undermine Endangered Species Protections In 2015

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 09.29.2015 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

Many may be surprised to learn about Congress' closeted assault on imperiled wildlife. The public deserves to know because when it comes to this issue, Congressional action is directly contradicting public opinion.

Feds Decide Not To Add Greater Sage Grouse To Endangered Species List

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Tuesday that it will not be adding the greater sage grouse to the federal endangered specie...