Ban Ki-moon, Kong Saharat, Li Bingbing and Gisele Bündchen among those aiming to spur action to protect endangered species (UNEP Press release) Nairobi: 25 May 2016 – The United Nations, backed by A-list celebrities from across the globe, today launched an unprecedented campaign against the illegal trade in wildlife, which is pushing species to […]

via Backed by Stars, Unprecedented UN Campaign Seeks to Mobilize Millions to End Illegal Trade in Wildlife — Wild Open Eye – Natural Vision, News from Wild Open Eye

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Below we’ve posted excerpts from wild horse & burro advocate Marybeth Devlin to the BLM regarding their plan to sterilize wild mares. Marybeth hits the nail on the head with a big hammer, and we encourage everyone to read her comments. Email: blm_or_spaystudy@blm.gov, blm_or_bu_spaystudy@blm.gov Copies: DOI, BLM National, BLM Oregon, USGS June 12, 2019 […]

via Marybeth Devlin hammers the BLM’s plans to rip out the ovaries of wild mares — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

The LA Times reports A new United Nations report warning of a global extinction crisis identifies three parts of the world in particular danger: South America, Africa and parts of Asia. But there are signs of struggle everywhere, notably in California. Though the state boasts some of the most diverse plant and animal life in the United […]

via As U.N. warns of widespread extinction, California is already losing species  — Natural History Wanderings

Center for Biological Diversity News Release New Study: Endangered Species Act Has Saved 99 Percent of Protected Species From Extinction PORTLAND, Ore.— A study published today in the journal PeerJ shows the Endangered Species Act has saved roughly 99 percent of protected wildlife since its creation in 1973, demonstrating the law has been overwhelmingly successful. […]

via Endangered Species Act Has Saved 99 Percent of Protected Species From Extinction — Natural History Wanderings

Central Appalachia reintroduced the species to restore wildlife habitat—and help devastated economies. Here’s what happened next. The camera wasn’t where it was supposed to be. Clad in chest waders and camouflage, Kyle Hill stepped into the pond, reached into the shallow water, and lifted it from the post where it had been mounted. “They got […]

via Mason Adams: How to Restore a Million Acres of Strip-Mined Land? Bring in the Elk — Vox Populi

by TOM KUGLIN tom.kuglin@helenair.com as published in The Missoulian The bill would have allowed private payment for expenses to trappers that legally harvest (Kill) a wolf in Montana. The Montana Senate voted down a bill Monday that would have allowed private reimbursement to wolf trappers. Senators voted 27-22 against House Bill 279 brought by Rep. […]

via Montana Senate votes down payments for wolf trappers — Straight from the Horse’s Heart