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. […]

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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. […]

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Here’s another excellent story from The Revelator. This piece, written by Virginia Gewin, is about a new book called The Snow Leopard Project: And Other Adventures in Warzone Conservation by Alex Dehgan. As The Revelator’s article explains, Dehgan worked as the Wildlife Conservation Society‘s (WCS) Afghanistan country director in 2006. Afghanistan had just endured 30 […]

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