by Ginger Fedak as posted on IDAUSA.org We must speak up now to help protect the wild horses and burros of America! During the current government shutdown, the U.S. Department of the Interior quietly proposed changes to broaden its ability to block Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. Wild horse and burro advocates have long […]

via Stop U.S. Interior Department Proposed Rule That Threatens Wild Horses — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

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By WAN – November 25, 2018 A recent analysis of Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) research establishes that dozens of cheetahs are being advertised for sale every year on social media platforms. The analysis, which covers the period between January 2012 and June 2018, aims to determine the extent to which the illegal cheetah trade exists […]

via Dozens Of Cheetahs Are Being Sold On Social Media Platforms Contributing To The Illegal Wildlife Trade; What Is Being Done To Stop It? – World Animal News — “OUR WORLD”

by George Wuerthner as published on The Wildlife News “There is probably no activity that does more damage to our public lands, and in particular, degrades our wilderness areas, than livestock production…” Livestock grazing occurs on some 260 million acres of federal lands, including lands administered by the Forest Service (FS), Bureau of Land Management […]

via Livestock’s Impact on Wilderness — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

The Very Rare Mountain Woodland Caribou

Mountain Woodland Caribou  (Rangifer tarandus) are the most critically endangered mammal in the U.S., with only a few dozen residing for part of the year in the mountainous Selkirks of Northern Idaho and Northeastern Washington State.

In pioneer times, this,  and a related sub-species,  ranged widely from Maine to Washington State in the northern part of the U.S. Only about 2000 remain word wide.

A small population exists in Canada, near the US Idaho and Washington borders.

Risks to the current populations include climate change, poaching, disturbance from the noise of industrial activities such as oil drilling, mining, artificial light, parasites, disease, and continuous human encroachment including habitat disturbances like road building, development, etc.

This is a very sensitive species, that does not suffer changes and disturbances well.

TM