This is the second year in a row that freeze-up of Western Hudson Bay ice has come earlier than average. Movement of tagged bears and reports by folks on the ground in WH show some polar bears are starting to hunt seals on the sea ice that’s developing along the shore. It’s unlikely that a […]

via W Hudson Bay freeze-up earlier than average for 2nd year in a row, polar bear hunt resumes — polarbearscience

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“We’ve already seen Zinke put politics over science in Endangered Species Act decisions, from the Pacific walrus in Alaska to boreal toads in Colorado,” WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity sued the Trump administration today to expose a secretive program that denies Endangered Species Act protection to imperiled species like the Pacific walrus. Today’s lawsuit, […]

via Lawsuit Targets Zinke’s Secretive Program Undermining Wildlife Protection — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

By Damian Carrington as published on The Guardian The huge loss is a tragedy in itself but also threatens the survival of civilization, say the world’s leading scientists Humanity has wiped out 60% of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles since 1970, leading the world’s foremost experts to warn that the annihilation of wildlife is now an […]

via Humanity has wiped out 60% of animals since 1970, major report finds — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

“A world without elephants is like a world without oxygen.” —Turkana member of Kenya Wildlife Service, in the film Walking Thunder. I don’t want to live in a world without elephants, lions, tigers, rhinos, or polar bears. Or mosquitos, for that matter. It’s not just about the large mammals known in conservation circles as “charismatic […]

via Imagine a World Without Elephants—or Lions, or Tigers, or Polar Bears — Weather Menders

Jim Hines of the Sierra Club has written us about three proposed regulatory changes that affect the Endangered Species Act. “These [three actions] and other soon-to-be-coming regulations rollbacks are nothing more than part of a full scale effort by the Trump Administration to eliminate the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA), an act which has worked just […]

via Thurs 9/13: The Endangered Species Act is endangered, in three acts. — INDIVISIBLE VENTURA

This picture of a Sierra Nevada red fox was the first confirmed detection in Yosemite in nearly a century PHOTO BY NATIONAL PARK SERVICE “(T)hese bills go right at the key decision junctures in the act that protect species.” ~ Kieran Suckling, executive director of the Center for Biological Diversity The Trump administration, of course, values […]

via Patricia Randolph’s Madravenspeak: Trump and Republicans work to gut the Endangered Species Act — Wisconsin Wildlife Ethic-Vote Our Wildlife

Trump Administration Seeks to Roll Back Endangered Species Act JUL 20, 2018 The Trump administration on Thursday announced plans to roll back the Endangered Species Act, ordering federal agencies to consider economic impacts before listing animals as protected under the law. The newly proposed guidelines by the Interior Department would allow corporations involved in mining, […]

via Endangered Species Act is a wildly successful piece of legislation that has prevented 99% of the species it protects from going extinct–Now Trump Will Get Rid of It — Eslkevin’s Blog