Rural New Mexico County Votes to Stop Funding Federal Wildlife-Killing —

Center for Biological Diversity News Release SILVER CITY, N.M.— Grant County commissioners voted 2-1 against renewing a contract with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services program last Thursday because the federal agency, which kills carnivores on behalf of the livestock industry, ignored requirements within its last contract. “USDA’s unwillingness to stay within guardrails that […]

Rural New Mexico County Votes to Stop Funding Federal Wildlife-Killing —

A Lamar cattle ranch started protecting rare birds to become sustainable — Natural History Wanderings

Audubon reports From getting the folks at Audubon to certify the ranch as bird-friendly, to selling carbon sequestration credits for the tall grass, the May Ranch near Lamar is modernizing stewardship. Read article at  A Lamar cattle ranch started protecting rare birds to become sustainable

A Lamar cattle ranch started protecting rare birds to become sustainable — Natural History Wanderings

Washington Using HelicoptersTo Kill Wolves — Natural History Wanderings

Press Release Center for Biological Diversity Washington Department of Wildlife Secretly Sends Aerial Gunners for Wolf Pack Agency Sends Helicopter to Gun Down Huckleberry Pack Despite Assurances to Rely on Nonlethal Means to Curb Loss of Livestock OLYMPIA, Wash.— Conservation groups learned today that the Washington Department of Wildlife has abandoned nonlethal measures to deter further […]

Washington Using HelicoptersTo Kill Wolves — Natural History Wanderings

Wolves Are Being Slaughtered in the West  — Natural History Wanderings

The New York Times has an opinion piece on the slaughter of wolves A slaughter of wolves is underway in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming that has no precedent in the past 100 years. Hunters in Idaho can shoot or trap as many as they like year-round on private land. They can lure wolves within gun range […]

Wolves Are Being Slaughtered in the West  — Natural History Wanderings

Insecticides Greatest Threat To Grassland Birds — Natural History Wanderings

The NewYork Times reported on a new study by Canadian toxicologists who found that insecticide use is more strongly correlated with grassland bird population declines than other causes. Grassland birds that live in or migrate through agricultural areas have the greatest population loss of all birds. This includes birds such as sparrows, meadowlarks boblinks, horned larks […]

Insecticides Greatest Threat To Grassland Birds — Natural History Wanderings

Sri Lanka elephants: ‘Record number’ of deaths in 2019 — Natural History Wanderings

The BBC reports A record number of elephants – 361 – have died in Sri Lanka during 2019, environmental groups say. It is highest figure of elephant deaths to be reported since Sri Lanka became independent in 1948, conservationists said. Most were killed by people. There are an estimated 7,500 wild elephants in Sri Lanka. Killing […]

Sri Lanka elephants: ‘Record number’ of deaths in 2019 — Natural History Wanderings

Protected Too Late: U.S. Officials Report More Than 20 Extinctions  — Natural History Wanderings

The New York Times  reports In all, 22 animals and one plant should be declared extinct and removed from the endangered species list, federal wildlife officials announced on Wednesday. Read more at Protected Too Late: U.S. Officials Report More Than 20 Extinctions

Protected Too Late: U.S. Officials Report More Than 20 Extinctions  — Natural History Wanderings

Opponents Seeking to undo Horse’s Wildness — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

by Craig Downer as published on The Record-Courier On Sept. 26, 2019, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $35 million for a massive reduction of America’s relatively minor wild horse and burro herds scattered throughout the West. photo by Terry Fitch of Wild Horse Freedom Federation Through an arrogant misinformation blitz, including the film Horse Rich […]

Opponents Seeking to undo Horse’s Wildness — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Good News: Anti–Wild Horse Rancher Denied New Grazing Permit — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Source: In Defense of Animals Private “Welfare Cattle” being herded onto BLM Antelope Complex in Nevada, while Wild Horse roundup was being conducted ~ photo by Terry Fitch of Wild Horse Freedom Federation Recently we have been writing  about individual militant anti-wild horse ranchers who take up arms to intimidate government agents regarding public land […]

Good News: Anti–Wild Horse Rancher Denied New Grazing Permit — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Here’s a guest column from Bruce Babbit that is running in The Vail Daily: It is no exaggeration to say that a mega-drought not seen in 500 years has descended on the seven Colorado River Basin states: Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona and California. That’s what the science shows, and that’s what the […]

via Opinion: Here’s how we can save the #ColoradoRiver — Bruce Babbit #COriver #aridification — Coyote Gulch