NOAA Fisheries has announced its final listing decision for four subspecies of ringed seals and two distinct population segments (DPSs) of bearded seals under the Endangered Species Act. Specifically, in line with the proposal, NOAA will list as threat… Continue reading →
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Andrew Wetzler commented in the Los Angeles Times about a decision to restore federal protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears, saying that “it reflects the growing recognit… Continue reading →
Andrew Wetzler, Director, Land & Wildlife Program, Chicago
As I’ve discussed before, after climate change, the biggest immediate threat to polar bear conservation is overhunting, which is fundamentally driven by the demand for pol… Continue reading →
Zak Smith, Attorney, Marine Mammal Protection Project, Santa Monica
A little over a year ago, the international community rejected a US proposal to ban the international trade of polar bear parts at a meeting of the Convention on International Trade i… Continue reading →
Like many in the conservation sphere, I was thrilled to hear President Obama re-affirm his administration’s commitment to scientific integrity in decision-making. Earlier this week, the Department of Interior released new rules on the issue.
Pres… Continue reading →
Today NRDC and other conservation groups filed a petition with the U.S. Departments of Commerce and Interior to impose trade sanctions against Iceland for its escalation of commercial whaling and trade in whale products in clear defiance of internation… Continue reading →
On Monday, the New York Times published an excellent editorial on the misguided wolf legislation currently working its way through Congress.
The most extreme bill proposes a blanket exemption of wolves from Endangered Species Act protections.&nb… Continue reading →
A remarkable bit of honesty was committed earlier this week by representatives of the Westlands Water District. The Chief Deputy General Manager of Westlands, Jason Peltier, testified before an Assembly Committee that Westlands’ vision for … Continue reading →