Revealed: US moves to keep endangered species discussions secret
Trump administration poses new threat to birds in allowing ‘incidental’ killings
Trump condemned over plans to allow drilling near national parks
Endangered olive ridley sea turtles found dead off Mexico – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-45341575
The world’s largest colony of king penguins has mysteriously shrunk by almost 90% since the 1980s, researchers say. Recent satellite and aerial imagery of France’s remote island of Île aux Cochons reveals the kings population there has all but disappeared, Agence France-Presse reports. Only 200,000 birds remain in the colony, experts estimated in a new…
“To weaken protections for our unique animals in favor of industry is short-term thinking at its very worst.
The Trump administration and its conservative allies in Congress have consistently touted their efforts to “free” the American economy by rolling back regulations. The vice-president, Mike Pence, has said that the administration will deregulate so aggressively that we should all “buckle up”. Pence must have forgotten that seatbelts were instituted as a safety regulation that has saved countless people from injury and death.”
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These six species are about to be sacrificed for the oil and gas industry
While all wild felids are extraordinary creatures, there is one that stands above them all (literally). It is beautiful and terrifying, powerful and threatened: the tiger (Panthera tigris). This post is an introduction to this most majestic of cats. Subspecies There are five surviving subspecies of Panthera tigris (Hunter, 2015; Macdonald, Loveridge, & Nowell, 2010). […]
Over the past two weeks, Republican lawmakers, lobbyists and the Trump administration have proposed, introduced and in some cases voted on legislation and amendments to the Endangered Species Act. This act, which has been in place since the Nixon administration, protects threatened species from logging, drilling and other human activities that would destroy habitats and…
The Trump administration wants to change how endangered species are protected by the U.S. government.
Please read this important article in full here.