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There can be no question now that wolves will repopulate California, as well as western Oregon, where they have been absent for decades. And the Commission's vote to protect wolves represents a tremendous victory for wolf recovery.
"Green Is Good," T.D. Max's story mostly about The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in the May 12 New Yorker, starts out covering TNC's current strategy to partner with big polluters to get them to mitigate in the interest of their own bottom lines.
Pangolins, golden monkeys, moon bears, tigers, rhinos, lots of turtles, and some species of sharks are all technically off limits. I say technically because nobody knows exactly what this new ban means.
The Act has been 99 percent successful at preventing the extinction of species under its protection. Scientists estimate that were it not for the Endangered Species Act, at least 227 species would have gone extinct.
Forty years ago, our political leaders acted as visionary statesmen when they passed a series of landmark laws to protect the treasured natural resources on which we all depend. But today, many of our political leaders have lost sight of their stewardship responsibility to the American public.
Remember the news earlier this week that President Obama, on his trip in Japan, ate at that famous Tokyo sushi restaurant? Well, turns out that the restaurant serves one of the priciest and endangered fish on Earth: bluefin tuna.
The recently released film Noah likewise is a call to all viewers to tread gently on the earth and to treat our environment with care, raising a moral parallel between the flood and the continuing onslaught of climate change on our earth.
When did conservation become a polarizing political issue, when it has been, for the past century, a defining characteristic of American values and the American spirit?
What's wrong with Idaho? The state demanded from the federal government the opportunity to manage wolves within their borders and they are now completely blowing it. Instead of continued recovery, what we're seeing is no less than a war on wolves.
Our team is passionate about conserving both our collection and wild populations, but an important part of our work is sharing our passion with others and hopefully inspiring them to make a difference.
Where the prairie-chicken is concerned, we are talking about expansive, iconic, historic Southwestern vistas, and the best interests of the region's land, people and wildlife.
The effort to work with women, local communities, indigenous peoples, and youth has never been more pronounced.
Wolves are being persecuted in Idaho with the same kind of repulsive attitude that nearly drove them to extinction 100 years ago. Only now it's happening under the official state flag.
Those of us who are lucky enough to live in countries with high-quality tap water take it for granted. Go to your tap, draw a glass of water, and drink it. Then remember that nearly a billion people still do not have reliable access to safe, affordable tap water and cannot do what you've just done.
By protecting some of the jaguars' most important habitat, we're opening the possibility that these cats may find their way north from Mexico either on their own or with help from people, forming a population of jaguars in the United States for the first time in decades.